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Serving Accident & Injury Victims for Over 20 Years

"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes​

Starke Wrongful Death Attorneys

Providing Personalized Representation 24/7

The loss of a loved one is an incredibly devastating event. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we understand that no legal action or financial recovery can ever truly “compensate” you for your loss. However, if you believe your loved one’s death could have been prevented, you could be entitled to take legal action against the at-fault person or party and seek the justice you and your family need to heal.

As experienced and compassionate Starke wrongful death attorneys, we are here to guide you through the process and fight to hold the liable party accountable. Our firm believes in the importance of client-attorney communication, which is why we remain available to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you trust us with your case, you can rest assured you will receive the personalized counsel and aggressive advocacy you deserve.

We invite you to contact ustoday for a free consultation. Call our office at (855) 933-3881to learn more.

When Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

The state of Florida defines “wrongful death” as any death that occurs as a result of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person or party. Generally speaking, if the person who died (the “decedent”) would have had grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit had they survived, the decedent’s estate has the right to file a wrongful death claim.

The personal representative of the decedent’s estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s surviving dependents, heirs, and beneficiaries, which often includes spouses, children, parents, and other family members.

Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

Florida law allows surviving family members and dependents to recover damages in wrongful death actions. These damages may include:

  • Medical bills associated with the decedent’s treatment for his or her final injury/illness
  • The pain and suffering endured by the surviving spouse, minor children, or parents of a deceased child
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages and income and loss of probable future wages
  • The loss of other support services, based on the value of the survivors replacing these services
  • The loss of potential net accumulations to the decedent’s estate which could have been expected had the decedent survived

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Action?

The time to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Florida is short—you only have two years to file your claim for damages. If the two-year statute of limitations has expired, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate will be barred from bringing legal action and the case will be dismissed by the court.

If you need help filing a wrongful death case in Starke, or if you have questions about who can file a claim, reach out to the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. right away. The sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building your case, the better.

Why Hire Us

  • No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

  • Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!

  • Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

  • Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

  • Experienced Legal Team

    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

  • Convenient Locations

    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

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Take the First Step in Your Recovery

Call The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at 855-WE-FIGHT or fill out and submit our online contact form to request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing how we can help you get back on your feet.

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