Navigating Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit Posted on March 11, 2020 by Harrell & Harrell If you have lost a loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be the only way to recover financially from this tragedy. The financial compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help with funeral expenses and supplement the lost income needed to support your family. However, it can be difficult to know where to start—especially in the aftermath of a crisis. We understand, and that’s why the attorneys at Harrell & Harrell are here to help. The Timeline of Your Wrongful Death Case There is a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. Working with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death cases can help ensure you file correctly and within the approved time period. Receiving Compensation In Florida, the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter. The suit can be filed by a spouse, child, or parent of the deceased. It can also be filed by any relative, including adopted relatives who were dependent on the deceased person’s services or support. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Harrell & Harrell want to make sure you have the support and guidance you need to receive justice after the loss of your loved one and will work hard to protect your financial interests for the future. Signs You May Have a Wrongful Death Case Wrongful death can occur in almost any type of accident or as the result of negligence. To help determine whether or not you may be eligible to receive compensation for your loss, look for the signs: Another driver caused an accident that resulted in the death of your family member or loved one; The other driver acted negligently, wrongfully, or was otherwise at fault in causing the accident; The deceased family member is survived by a spouse, child, or other dependents or beneficiaries; and There are monetary damages as a result of your loved one’s death. For Support and Guidance, Reach Out Today If you have lost a loved one to a tragic accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case. Contact us today at Harrell & Harrell to schedule your free consultation. We will answer your questions and talk through your case. We will help you navigate your wrongful death lawsuit so you have the highest chance of receiving fair financial compensation for your loss.