Tampa Wrongful Death Attorney
How Do You Determine Wrongful Death?
Grieving a death is always difficult. The death of a beloved that is the result of a third party’s negligence causes more grief and many unanswered questions. How did this happen? Why did it happen? How could it happen? How do we move on to this new reality – the loss of a loved one’s companionship and support?
Florida Wrongful Death Act
“When the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act or negligence of any person–including those occurring on navigable waters–and the event would have entitled the person killed to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued, the negligent person, persons or corporation may be liable for damages.” (Chapter 768 Section 19 – 2011 Florida Statutes – Retrieved from http://www.flsenate.gov/laws/statutes/2011/768.19)
The civil action for Wrongful Death has to be brought on by the decedent’s personal representative, also know as the executor of the estate. The executor can bring the claim on behalf of all the decedent’s survivors who are legally entitled to recover damages. Survivors can include a spouse, parent, children, and other lineal descendants. The estate itself has claims for medical and funeral expenses and lost net accumulations of the person who died. Allowable damages recovered are specified in the Florida Wrongful Death Act. However, there are certain exceptions to the act involving cases of medical malpractice, so it’s important to consult with a wrongful death attorney.
At TK Firm, our wrongful death attorneys represent clients across many communities, throughout west central Florida. We help answer the family’s questions and obtain the compensation they need after suffering such a terrible loss.
We know what the shock of wrongful death can do to families and friends. The moment you engage our services, we can help you cope with the immediate needs, such as funeral arrangements, opening the estate, and notification to others. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys will immediately begin to investigate how the wrongful death occurred and who are the persons or entities responsible. This is a painful time, so we are sure to employ knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate experts throughout our investigation.
It can be incredibly difficult to make decisions when a loved one dies. But it’s important to act quickly and start the investigation, preserve evidence, and file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations prevents action. We have deep compassion for what you are going through and will do everything in our power to help you through it.
A person or family needing Wrongful Death Lawyer should look to the qualifications of the law firm they wish to hire. We’ve been representing families involved in cases of Wrongful Death cases for decades. We represent families which the negligence of a person or corporation has caused the death of another in both state and federal court in various counties throughout the State of Florida.
We want our clients to have complete confidence that the TK Firm will represent their family and have a true appreciation for the loss they have suffered. We never take for granted the importance of handling a case involving Wrongful Death, nor will we forget how important it is to give the family and all aspects of the case the personal attention deserved. At Trentalange & Kelley, P.A., you can speak directly to the lawyer that’s handling your case and we will be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.