What is the Statute of Limitations on Filing a Wrongful Death Claim?

Posted on: March 29, 2020
What is the Statute of Limitations on Filing a Wrongful Death Suit / Civil Trial Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Sanford Maitland Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.Most of the time after an accident, or after face the death of a family member, we hesitate from taking action against those who may have been at fault in causing whatever led us to harm. We hesitate because we believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt, because human beings are less vengeful than the movies may suggest we are. But over time, the injuries that stem from those accidents, or the impact of lost income from a death, leads us to ask a legitimate question. Why am I, or why are we, struggling to recover financially for something that we did not cause?

It’s in those times that many people reach out for an attorney, for someone who can help them piece their lives back together, not necessarily because of any ill will, but because financial hardship that results from someone else’s negligence needs to accountability, and compensation.

So what, then, is the statute of limitations on filing a claim of wrongful death, or filing any claim of negligence in the State of Florida? How long do I have to file?

The law says four years. And whether that seems like a long time or a short time, there are rarely any exceptions beyond that point to file suit.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, a personal injury, or a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, OrangeVolusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.