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Wrongful death cases are one of the most devastating situations a person can face. While you should focus on taking time to heal, in these instances it's important that you speak to a Boca Raton injury attorney as soon as possible. The loss of your loved one may have been the result of another person's negligence, and if that is the case, you may have a claim for compensation against the liable party.

While no amount of compensation can right this situation, a positive outcome may provide you with a peace of mind, a sense of justice, and the financial assistance needed to help with the loss of your loved one. Families may receive damages for hospital expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and much more. You only have so long to pursue your case, so make sure you don't lose your right to seek compensation.

Act now by contacting us online or over the phone.

Why choose Willis Law, P.A.?

When you are faced with a wrongful death case, there are many reasons to choose Willis Law, P.A.:

  • A reputable attorney you can trust
  • More than 20 years of experience
  • Step-by-step guidance through your case
  • Millions of dollars recovered in compensation
  • AV Preeminent® rated attorney

Who can file a wrongful death case in Florida?

Knowing who can sue for injuries and damages becomes a complicated matter when the person who has been harmed has unfortunately passed away. In an effort to simplify the process, Florida law only allows the personal representative of the decedent’s estate to file a wrongful death claim. This personal representative can either be named specifically in a will, trust, or estate plan, or the individual will be selected by the court if no such estate plan exists.

The personal representative filing the wrongful death lawsuit does not necessarily have any claim to any potential winnings. Instead, the personal representative files the suit for the surviving family members of the decedent, whom must all be named as an interest even if they do not explicitly convey their interest. If there are any winnings, either through a settlement or a jury verdict, only the surviving family members will be able to collect it through even distribution. The exclusion of the personal representative is usually not an issue due to the fact that, in most cases, this person is also a surviving family member.

Family members who are eligible to collect wrongful death lawsuit winnings include:

  • Children
  • Current spouse
  • Parents
  • Blood relative or adoptive sibling who is dependent on decedent

Florida Statutes of Limitations on Wrongful Death Cases

Most personal injury lawsuits in Florida must be filed within two years of the incident or accident. Wrongful death lawsuits have a four year statute of limitations. This extension is to help allow investigators to get a full understanding of the circumstances that led to an individual’s death. There are also situations in which someone’s injury or illness may degenerate over time, only becoming an issue months or years after it first occurred or developed; the extended statute of limitations may help avoid missing a filing date.

Counsel Through Every Step of Your Case

Going through these cases can be incredibly difficult, which is why the focus of our firm is to avoid court if possible to make easier on you and your family. However, if going to court is the best option to gain the results you deserve, we are ready to do so. Our lead attorney is an extremely skilled litigator and negotiator who has recovered high settlements and verdicts throughout his two decades of experience.

We have the experience to guide clients through all types of wrongful death claims. Whether we are taking on a negligent individual or a defective product manufacturer, you can count on us to provide insightful and caring counsel. The sooner you retain our representation, the sooner we can begin to fight for justice on your loved one's behalf. We encourage you to reach out to our Boca Raton firm now.

Contact Willis Law, P.A. to speak with us about your case through a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Why Hire Willis Law?

  • Individual Attention For Your Case
  • Recognized For Outstanding Legal Representation
  • More Than 25 Years Of Experience
  • We Treat All Our Clients Like Family
  • Super Lawyers - John A. Willis
  • Sun Sentinel - Best of Boca
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Life Member
  • Law Dragon
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating

Our Client's Testimonials

  • Dedicated and Professional Legal Representation

    “I had a personal injury and needed legal advice and assistance. After seeing all the advertisements and the unflattering commentary about Personal Injury Attorneys I was very cautious. I needed coverage for my medical bills and had no desire to get rich. John put me at ease from the beginning. He said in no uncertain terms that if I was there to get rich he would not represent me. Instead John and his excellent assistant Helene were professional and treated me as if I was their only case. Their guidance through complicated insurance claims and negotiations with the medical billing offices allowed me to concentrate on recovering from my injury. No, I did not get rich. but my claim was effectively and reasonably resolved and I could not have made it with out John and Helene. Anyone seeking dedicated and professional legal representation, Willis Law will be an excellent choice!”


  • Well-prepared, On-time and Responsive

    “I have found John to be the most professional attorney exhibiting legal s kills and integrity beyond my expectations. He handled my son's Pl case with great results also. My case was water damage, mold and permanent injury. He researched and argued for my case on a monthly basis, it seemed, for over 3 years. Anything that was thrown at us by the most unprofessional defense attorneys, he was able to take before the judge and resolve the problem. It was a difficult case but he maintained ethical decision making and etiquette throughout. He was always well prepared, on time and responsive. John is well- respected in the community. He was very supportive with me in a positive but practical manner. John was always looking for the best ways to resolve the case. His negotiating skills are phenomenal. He has strength that won't back down to anyone. I believe that all his fine qualities, his professionalism, integrity, s strength, legal knowledge and ability to project that knowledge clearly - written and verbal - are the reasons he is so successful. I am proud to have had John Willis represent me. I am pleased with the settlement he negotiated. I would recommend John to represent any case, if he takes it he will do his best. And that is great!!!”

    Former Client

  • They relieved my stress and worry immediately.

    “Mr. Willis managed my case with effectiveness, efficiency, and with kindness. After the initial contact, Mr. Willis and his secretary, Helene, made it so that I never had to make another phone call or supply any further information. They relieved my stress and worry immediately, and that continued throughout to the conclusion of my case. Both Mr. Willis and Helene were accessible, caring, and responded to my questions quickly. I never had any doubt that they knew me and my case thoroughly. They were professional and kind, and I left any encounter with them feeling uplifted. In summary, I highly recommend Willis Law, P.A. for legal counsel. It is a relief to find a lawyer who is trustworthy, skilled, hardworking, and caring.”


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  • John Willis is wonderful.

    “John Willis is wonderful. I couldn't never thank him enough for helping me with my case. Working with John Willis and his paralegal Helene was an amazing experience. I got in a car wreck and needed medical attention afterwards. As soon as the doctors office made their claim to the insurance company my phone started blowing up. I was not at fault for the wreck but I felt like I did something wrong by the way the insurance company's kept calling me with 20 questions and repeatedly asking me the same questions over and over again. Deciding to ask for John Willis for help was the best decision I could have made. I know my case was not an easy one but that did not stop them for fighting to get me the best outcome they could. I would so recommend Willis Law, PA without any hesitation. I loved knowing I had someone like him looking out for me and if the day were to ever come again that I found myself in need of some help, he would be the first person I would call. (Originally posted on Yelp)”