Personal Representative of Florida Estate Brings Wrongful Death Action
Are you the personal representative of an estate in Florida? Do you believe that a wrongful death action should be filed? Can you file a wrongful death action as the personal representative of an estate? How do you file a wrongful death action in Florida? When do you need a Florida estate lawyer and a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer?
Carpenters Home Estates Inc. v. Sanders
A July 12, 2019 Second DCA opinion, Carpenters Home Estates Inc. v. Sanders, is a great example of a case where the personal representative of a Florida estate brings a wrongful death claim. Here, the personal representative brought action against a nursing home owner and operator for both negligence and wrongful death. What does this case show us?
- The Personal Representative of a Florida Estate Plays Many Roles
When you are appointed as the personal representative of an estate, you should be prepared to make many important decisions. In Florida, the personal representative of an estate needs to be represented by a lawyer. Hiring an experienced probate lawyer to represent you as personal representative can definitely make the process much smoother and less stressful. In addition to choosing an experienced lawyer, you want to make sure that you work compatibly with the West Palm Beach probate lawyer that you choose. You and your probate lawyer will work together to decide what makes sense for the beneficiaries of the Florida estate.
In some cases, your probate lawyer may suggest that you also hire a personal injury lawyer to file a wrongful death or negligence lawsuit. If the wrongful death action is successfully won, the proceeds will end up in the estate to be distributed to the beneficiaries.
2. Wrongful Death Lawsuits Relate to Probate Lawsuits in Many Ways
Wrongful death cases in Florida can prove to be valuable and relevant sources of information for a probate attorney, or for someone involved in inheritance litigation. Sometimes, like in Carpenters Home Estates Inc. v. Sanders, probate cases involve wrongful death actions. However,even if your probate matter does not involve a wrongful death action, you may want to read some wrongful death cases because Florida probate litigators and Florida person injury lawyers encounter similar legal issues.
If you are involved in a probate matter or in need of a probate attorney to open an estate for you and have you appointed as the personal representative, you may want to interview a Florida attorney. Pankauski Hauser handles cases throughout Florida. To interview John Pankauski, managing law partner at Pankauski Hauser, call (561)514-0900 ext.101.