Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim is any personal injury claim that results in death. A wrongful death can be from a car accident, motorcycle accident, train accident, a slip and fall or medical malpractice. The attorneys of Brush & Coyle are experienced in handling wrongful death claims and know that such a case can be extremely traumatic for a family. Our lawyers have handled wrongful death claims in Lakeland and throughout Central Florida.

Facts about Wrongful Death

The financial compensation awarded in wrongful death cases is dependent on many factors. In most cases, Plaintiffs can potentially recover damages for medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one and other financial losses associated with the wrongful death of a loved one such as loss of their income.

The statute of limitations for wrongful death under Florida law is 2 years which is shorter than the regular 4 year statute of limitations for personal injury claims not involving a death. For this reason, when a case involves wrongful death it is important to move quickly in protecting your rights.

In order to bring a claim for wrongful death, a Probate Estate must be set up for the deceased person and a personal representative must be appointed to represent the Estate. The law firm of Brush & Coyle, located in downtown Lakeland Florida, is experienced in these matters and can assist your family in bringing a wrongful death claim.

If your family has been affected by a wrongful death please contact Brush & Coyle for legal representation by calling 863-603-0563 or by completing the short form on the right side of this page