Tampa Wrongful Death Attorney
Was your loved one killed in an accident?
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is perhaps one of the most difficult things a person can go through. When people are killed due to the negligent, careless, or wrongful acts of another, the family of that individual has the legal right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Florida Statue § 768.19 states that:
When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person… [that person] shall be liable for damages as specified in this act notwithstanding the death of the person injured, although death was caused under circumstances constituting a felony.
If you lost a loved one in an accident, we invite you to fill out our online form for a free evaluation of your case.
Our Tampa wrongful death lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks represent injured victims throughout the Tampa Bay area. With more than 135 years of collective experience on our side and millions of dollars secured in verdicts and settlements, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you choose to work with us. Contact us today to explain your situation and learn what we can do to help you secure the legal outcome you deserve.
How Do Wrongful Death Claims Work?
Florida's wrongful death act is found in Florida Statues § 768.16 through § 768.26, also known as the “Florida Wrongful Death Act”. In Florida, survivors of the deceased can bring a wrongful death action against the wrongdoer. This includes:
- The deceased’s spouse
- Minor children (children under the age of 25) of the deceased, or any children of the deceased if there is no surviving spouse
- Parents of the deceased
- Siblings of the deceased, blood or adopted, if they were partially or totally dependent on the deceased
Whoever brings the wrongful death action can pursue compensation in the form of support, services, and net accumulations – this includes lost income, funeral expenses, lost household tasks, and lost pension benefits.
Call us at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney today.
How Long Do I Have To File?
In most cases, the statute of limitations is two years starting at the date of death, but this can change depending on the case. It’s best to reach out to an experienced wrongful death attorney to ensure that you understand the full details of your case and place yourself in the best possible position moving forward.
Contact Givens Givens Sparks
Losing a loved one is a tragic and stressful experience, and it’s important to have the right legal assistance on your side to ensure that you secure justice and the compensation you need. At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult this time is, and we are committed to working with you to ensure you receive the outcome you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (813) 324-5140 or fill out our online form to start out with a free evaluation.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.