Tampa Wrongful Death Attorney
While no amount of money in the world can possibly make up for a loved one’s passing, receiving financial compensation can help relieve the financial stress you’re facing and offer some security. Likewise, knowing that the negligent party responsible for your loved one’s death has been found liable for their negligence can offer you peace of mind.
If you lost a loved one due to another person or entity’s negligent or intentional actions, the Tampa wrongful death attorneys of Matthews Injury Law can pursue legal action on your behalf.
What Exactly is a Wrongful Death?
When a person is killed by another individual or company because of negligence, the death is considered a wrongful death. Negligence includes reckless or careless behavior. Wrongful death claims usually arise due to the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
- Defective or faulty products
- Intentional actions, such as a crime like homicide
In Florida, the personal representative, also called an executor or administrator, of the deceased’s estate must file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased’s surviving family. The representative must also find and list all beneficiaries when filing the wrongful death claim.
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The main purpose of a wrongful death claim is to ease the financial issues of the surviving family members after their loved one’s death. It can likewise help secure the family’s financial future. As the spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or a qualified relative of a deceased person, you may pursue compensation for the following wrongful death damages:
- Medical, burial, and funeral expenses
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Past and future lost wages, benefits, and earning capacity
- Lost companionship, care, guidance, protection, and security
Seek Legal Guidance From Our Seasoned Tampa Wrongful Death Attorneys
The legal, financial, and emotional aftermath of a loved one’s death isn’t something that you should face alone. But the Tampa wrongful death attorneys of Mathews Injury Law can answer all your questions, handle all the legal matters, and deal with relevant insurance providers. Never accept a quick settlement offer from the at-fault party’s insurer before you’ve had a chance to discuss your case with us.
You should know that initial settlement offers from insurers are just a fraction of the true value of your claim. Likewise, if you accept a settlement offer, you will be waiving your legal right to pursue additional compensation, even if you can prove that the settlement you received isn’t commensurate with your damages.
Don’t let the experienced and highly trained insurance claims representative bully you into accepting their offer before you know exactly how much compensation will cover the losses you incurred due to your loved one’s death. Handled properly, your wrongful death claim will hold the negligent party liable for their negligence and help resolve the financial challenges wrongfully imposed on you and your family.
To find out what our Tampa wrongful death attorneys can do for you, please call our office at 813-530-1000 or send us an online message to set up a free review of your case.