What is the Time Limit to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

If someone you love has been killed in an accident in Florida and that accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, there is a specified amount of time in which you can file a wrongful death claim. According to the Florida statute of limitations, you will generally have 2 years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim.

If you have questions about Florida’s statute of limitations regarding wrongful death, you can get the professional advice of a lawyer who has experience handling such cases.

In addition to this 2-year statute of limitations, there may be specific notice requirements that apply to claims against government entities. These requirements may need to be fulfilled before a lawsuit can be filed.

If your wrongful death claim is due to medical malpractice, there is a time period in which the wrongful death must be investigated. Furthermore, in a claim due to medical malpractice, a notice of intent to file a claim must be sent to potential defendants before a lawsuit can be filed.

A failure to meet these state requirements may prevent you from recovering damages in a wrongful death claim. To meet these requirements, you can get the help of a wrongful death lawyer.


If you want to learn more about the Florida wrongful death claims process, start by requesting a free copy of our legal guide, Survivor’s Guide to Florida Wrongful Death Claims. Or, if you prefer to speak to us right away, contact us today for a no cost evaluation of your case at 888-207-0905. Don’t wait to call. Florida has limits and deadlines on when you can bring a claim. Don’t let your claim be turned down or refused…call today!

Jim Dodson
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