Grief shakes us from top to bottom, leaving no part of life untouched. But to lose someone in a case of wrongful death is the source of an unspeakable pain and very particular sorrow. Experts would say that the cocktail of feelings – sadness, anger, and helplessness, for example – felt by the family and the loved ones can be explained by the fact that losing someone in a wrongful death case is seen as a blatant injustice.
Definition of a Wrongful Death in Florida
We have to carefully consider the definition of wrongful death before filing suit. The legal definition makes clear which actions might constitute wrongful death and which do not. In Florida, a published statute defines “wrongful death”: the Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. According to this act, someone can file a lawsuit against the responsible person when death is caused by any wrongful act, negligence, default or breach of contract or warranty. Wrongful death can result from intentional acts (like hitting someone on the head with the intention of hitting, but not killing), negligent acts (like hitting someone on the head by accident) and breach of contract and warranty (like product defects that cause a traumatic brain injury).
Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Injury and wrongful death cases can take many different forms. Injury or family death restitution can be pursued against many parties, including private individuals, medical professionals and businesses. Our lawyers have assisted with the following types of wrongful death suits, and many more.
- Medical malpractice
- Auto/Truck accidents caused by neglect
- Dangerous products and medical devices
You may be able to seek restitution for most types of injuries, though the amount awarded can also depend on the circumstances surrounding your injury.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys have the experience to help you recover awards from injuries sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. We also understand how difficult the death of a loved one can be – especially if the death could have been avoided or prevented. Our firm will walk you through your next steps to protect your legal rights and get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Dealing With The Unexpected
Losing someone is certainly one of the toughest moments in life, but what makes it so difficult is knowing that another person’s negligence or recklessness led to it.
Emotional pain is not technically measurable. It’s not something you can put a gauge on. Neither is it possible to decide if one’s grief is greater that another’s. Describing something as an accident won’t diminish the pain. People who lose a child, a brother, a wife, a parent, when under the surveillance of someone else or because of someone else’s fault, have to cope with frustration, sorrow, anger, sometimes guilt and a long list of what-ifs.
Get The Help You Need With a Wrongful Death Attorney (Tampa)
We know this is a situation that cannot be fixed, but getting recognition and a financial compensation will most probably help you go through. When the loss of a family member is due to the negligence of someone else, you have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation.
Speak to a wrongful death attorney in Tampa if you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s actions. The loss of a spouse or child is the most difficult experience a person can endure. This is even more difficult when the loss is sudden and unexpected because it has been caused by the negligence of another. This alone is one of the most heartbreaking experiences, but it also comes with many costs that can be hard to predict.
Unexpected deaths make you responsible without warning for funeral costs, related medical bills and any property losses, such as family vehicles. These costs may be more than your family can manage, especially if the person who passed away was the breadwinner. Fees and lost wages are just a small part of the way that the family suffers and not something you can focus on and deal with by yourself right now. You should seek legal assistance and focus on grieving and spending time with your loved ones.
Ligori Law Can Alleviate Your Financial Strain
When the deceased person is an adult, his or her spouse, children, or parents may have the right to seek compensation, depending on the type of case. You may have a case when the wrongful death of your family member was caused by some type of negligence. This negligence may take the form of a single person’s actions, an unsafe product or insufficient workplace safety policies.
Any amount recovered will be divided between the surviving spouse and children. The widow/widower is guaranteed at least one-third of any recovery. If the person who was killed was a minor, the right to recover belongs to the parents. Your Tampa wrongful death lawyer may not require legal fees from you. If the case is tried on contingency, the lawyer will take their share out of the settlement, instead.
Value of a Claim
Determining the appropriate value of a claim for wrongful death and for the estate’s claim is complicated because it involves many factors.
- The extent of the injury which led to the person’s wrongful death
- The economic losses that are recoverable
- The individual’s medical history
- Liability issues related to the situation
- The venue or location of the trial
- The identity of the defendant. A company or large organization may garner less sympathy than an individual defendant
Call our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Tampa for a Free Consultation
We feel you. Ligori Law team counts many parents and everyone is sensitive when it comes to negligence and carelessness that result in tragic situations.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one who died as a result of an accident and is seeking a wrongful death attorney in Tampa, contact Ligori Law at 877-444-2929 for a free consultation.
We are not only passionate and experienced lawyers. Of course, we will get you the maximum financial compensation, but we also make a point of honor to accompany parents by providing support, compassion, and understanding to every family going through such a crisis.