Who Pays for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Who pays for a wrongful death lawsuit is the person or party who causes the accident to occur. To determine who pays, look at whose actions cause the accident. The person who brings about the accident based on the same personal injury laws applicable in all cases is the person who pays for the accident. A party like a business or company can be responsible for paying for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Remember, there may be more than one party who is responsible for paying a wrongful death lawsuit. Also, there may be an insurance policy that can step in and provide compensation to ensure that the family receives the financial payment they deserve. Naming the appropriate parties in your claim is very important. A Miami wrongful death attorney can ensure your rights are protected as you determine who to name in your wrongful death case.
What Is Florida’s Wrongful Death Law?
Florida’s wrongful death law is Florida law 768.19. The law says that there is a legal cause of action when a death is due to negligence. The right to sue is based on the same circumstances in which victims would have been able to sue if they had not passed away from their injuries.
In addition to this law, Florida law 95.11(4)(d) creates a two-year statute of limitations to bring a legal claim for wrongful death. This is shorter than the typical four-year limit that applies in most personal injury cases. However, some exceptions can extend the time limit in certain circumstances.
Why Choose Bernstein & Maryanoff?
Since 1983, we’ve been fighting for accident victims. Our founding partners, Jack Bernstein and Neil Maryanoff, are proud graduates of the University of Miami. With over 75 years of legal experience combined, our leaders have the expertise and passion for getting results. Together, they’ve won millions of verdicts for deserving accident victims and served as the leading voice for Florida families who need help after an accident.
The Bernstein & Maryanoff team is a carefully crafted group of attorneys and legal professionals who know how to get results. And there’s always a friendly and understanding voice ready to answer your questions and help you understand each step. We’re proud of the way that we help accident victims. We invite you to meet with our legal team to explore how we can help you, too.
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If you suddenly lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence and are unsure where to turn, you’re not alone. The Miami wrongful death attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff want to help you seek justice. See why we’re Florida’s trusted leader for wrongful death claims. Contact our team to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our compassionate attorneys today.