My husband was in a coma for a long time and finally died of his injuries. Can I still file a wrongful death claim even though there has been a gap in time since the car crash?
The Law Offices of David Benenfeld is saddened to her of your loss and sends our deepest sympathies. Without discussing the particular lapse in time with you, it is a possibility that you would have a claim for your losses. There are many people who don’t file wrongful death cases right away due to the initial shock and grief they are experiencing that causes them to focus on their sadness. For this reason, as well as others, the law in Florida is sensitive to this.
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years. This means you have two years from the time the date of the injury was discovered. If your husband was in a coma for less than two years, you should still have a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for your husband’s fatal injuries; however, time can be of the essence.
To discuss your specific case and time frame in regards to the statute of limitations, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free consultation. You can get answers to your specific questions and learn more about pursuing a wrongful death claim by calling 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.