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What is the statute of limitations for filing a fatal accident claim?
When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it can be difficult to know what to do next. If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, one of the most important things to know is the statute of limitations for your case. The statute of limitations is the time period in which you are allowed to file a claim, and it varies depending on the state and the circumstances of the case.
Here are some general guidelines regarding the statute of limitations for filing a fatal accident claim:
- In Florida, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of death. This means that you must file your claim within two years of the date of the accident or the date of your loved one’s death.
- In some cases, the statute of limitations may be extended if the cause of death was not immediately known or if there was fraud or intentional concealment of the facts.
- If the accident that caused your loved one’s death involved a government agency or employee, you may be required to file a notice of claim within a shorter time period, such as six months.
- It’s important to note that the statute of limitations may be different for claims involving medical malpractice or other types of personal injury claims.
It’s essential to act quickly if you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, as missing the statute of limitations deadline can result in your case being dismissed. That’s why it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you understand your rights and obligations under the law.
At The Ruth Law Team, we have a team of experienced personal injury attorneys who are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident and are considering filing a wrongful death claim, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (888) 783-8378 to speak with an attorney.
Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.