It is a sad fact that many families in Florida will suffer the loss of a loved one to an accident that could have been prevented. Often, the shock and grief of such an event can preoccupy the family for an extended period. They may have questions or a desire to seek justice, as we have seen previously. However, healing takes time and legal proceedings may initially be the last thing on that family's mind.
Eventually, however, someone may choose to file a wrongful death claim. Unfortunately, the period during which you can do this is not unlimited. The time limit, known as a statute of limitation, as FindLaw explains, varies from state to state. In some states the statute of limitations for a wrongful death action is only one year. However, many states allow two or three years, while in some states the period is even longer.