Teen Dies in Tampa Highway Crash
Around 7:00 pm on May 13, 2023, a 19-year-old woman from Palm Harbor was tragically hit by a car on I-275 in Tampa, FL. The young woman’s car was suffering from mechanical troubles, so she pulled over to the side of the bustling freeway just north of the Busch Blvd. exit. The Florida Highway Patrol states that the woman got out of her vehicle and was struck by a passing car. The passing car was driven by a 64-year-old man from St. Petersburg. He was uninjured, but the 19-year-old woman died at the scene of the collision.
Sadly, people die in accidents like these every day throughout Florida, leaving family members and other loved ones with a tragic loss. What are your options if you suffered this type of devastating loss from a fatal accident?
In this situation, let a compassionate Tampa wrongful death attorney from Matthews Injury Law evaluate your legal rights.
Wrongful Death Claims in Tampa
Wrongful death happens when someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct caused or contributed to the accidental death of your loved one. To win a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida, you must prove that your loved one’s death was caused by another party because the party failed to meet their professional or legal duty of care to the victim.
You’ll also need to provide proof of the losses your family endured due to the liable party’s lack of care. To get started on a wrongful death lawsuit for your loved one, the first step is to reach out to a qualified Tampa personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.
Seeking Damages for Wrongful Death
While financial compensation can never truly repair the situation, it can give your family financial support and a sense of justice following a tragic death. The damages you might seek depend on your situation and your relationship to the deceased accident victim.
Common losses include the loss of financial support, loss of services, and mental pain and suffering due to the death. Additional losses might include:
- Loss of companionship for spouses
- Loss of parental guidance, instruction, and care for children
An experienced attorney will know how to determine your losses and seek compensation from the proper sources if you lost your close family member unexpectedly. You should never attempt to handle this process alone.
Contact a Compassionate Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer
Matthews Injury Law has experience representing grieving families in wrongful death claims in the Tampa area. Our legal team is standing by to assist your family after this tragic loss. We fight passionately for our clients from start to finish - when the unthinkable happens, let us take over the fight for you. Take this time to mourn and heal while we go to work, getting you the financial compensation and restitution your family and the victim are entitled to.
Reach out to our Tampa wrongful death lawyers today to get started. You can call our office directly or use our contact form.