Life is incredibly fragile, and lives can be thrown into disarray in the blink of an eye. When a loved one is lost due to the carelessness of another there are several issues that arise regarding who can bring a claim for damages against the at-fault party, what damages are recoverable and time limits on when the claim can be brought.
Wrongful death claims can arise out of any type personal injury claim, the only difference being the individual involved suffers a loss of life as opposed to a fatal injury. The days and weeks following the death of a loved one can be some of the most emotionally draining times anyone can endure. The emotional pain coupled with the financial obligations that are presented during this time become even more frustrating when the loss of life was caused by the action or inaction of another.
How Barrett Nonni and Homola Can Help Families of Wrongful Death Victims
The attorneys at Barrett Nonni and Homola have handled wrongful death claims in both Florida and Georgia. The laws in Florida and Georgia differ regarding who can bring a wrongful death claim and damages those individuals are entitled to claim. It is also important to know the time limit in which to file a wrongful death claim is shorter than with a standard negligence claim with a 2-year time limit for wrongful death claims as opposed to a 4-year limit in a standard negligence claim.
What to Do If You Lose a Loved One Due to Negligence?
The loss of a loved one can leave emotional and financial scars that last a lifetime. When faced with tragedy, first, take time to grieve and be with your family and friends. Only after you have had time to process the loss should you seek out legal advice to determine whether there is a potential legal claim. A wrongful death claim brings about numerous legal issues that separate it from a normal negligence case, you need an experienced wrongful death attorney to help you navigate these obstacles.
If you or your family has suffered the loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, call the attorneys at Barrett Nonni & Homola at 850-601-1111 or fill out of Free Consultation form here.