WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY in Tampa
Standing by Your Side After the Loss of a Loved One
A fatal accident can have devastating emotional and financial consequences for a victim’s family. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident caused by another person’s carelessness, we encourage you to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. As a survivor, you may have a right to seek compensation for your loss. Darrigo & Diaz, Attorneys at Law are prepared to review your case for free and inform you of your legal options.
We can help you pursue compensation for the following losses:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection
- Loss of financial support and services
- Survivors’ mental and emotional pain
Contact us to learn more about Florida wrongful death claims.
Pursuing Compensation After a Wrongful Death
According to section 678.18 of the Florida statutes, the estate of a person who has been killed as a result of the negligence, wrongful act, default, or breach of contract of another is entitled to bring a civil lawsuit seeking compensation for the wrongful death. Under the law, the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate (named in the deceased person’s will or estate plan) may file a wrongful death claim. In the absence of a will or estate plan, a representative will be appointed by the court.
Family members who are eligible to recover damages in a Florida wrongful death case include the deceased person’s spouse, children, parents, or any other relative who is partially or completely dependent on the decedent for support.
In Florida, there is a statute of limitations stating that a wrongful death claim can only be brought within four years from the date of a person’s death. If legal action is not taken during this time, the surviving family members will be forever barred from filing a lawsuit. It is critical to retain an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your right to legal recourse is protected.
Putting Your Needs First
Nothing can undo the wrong that has been done to your family, but a successful wrongful death lawsuit may provide you with the financial resources you need to offset unexpected expenses associated with the loss of your loved one. In challenging times like these, it is important to work with an attorney who is both compassionate and adept with handling these types of delicate cases. Our Tampa wrongful death lawyers stand ready to assist you in any way possible. Our goal is to bring you the maximum settlement possible that you are entitled to under the law so that you can move forward from this painful experience.