If your family member was killed in an auto accident through the negligence of others, the death is that much harder to take. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors’ mental anguish and the financial impact of the loss of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is a potentially large claim. After a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company will send its own investigator to try to find evidence on which it can deny or limit compensation. For this type of auto accident claim, it is recommended that you contact a lawyer.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The Florida Wrongful Death Act allows the survivors of the deceased to seek compensation for lost support or services after the death of their loved one. Survivors include the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and, when partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services, any blood relatives and adoptive brothers and sisters. It includes a child born out of wedlock of a mother, but not the child born out of wedlock of the father unless the father has recognized a responsibility for the child’s support. Minor children are defined as children under 25 years of age.
Compensation for a Wrongful Death
Wrongful death lawyers, like the ones at Hancock Law Firm, are advocates for your family. We counter conclusions from the insurance company with a thorough investigation of our own. We have the resources to hire accident reconstruction specialists, human factors experts and other professionals who can help us analyze the crash scene and examine the vehicles to establish liability.
The goal of our Tampa personal injury law firm is a fair settlement that covers the economic and emotional impact of a loved one’s sudden death: funeral and medical expenses, loss of projected income and other contributions to the family, and the profound loss of your companion and support.
Choosing a Wrongful Death Attorney
Our Personal Injury Lawyers bring more than 20 years of experience in Tampa wrongful death litigation, including insights as a former insurance defense attorney. We know that the insurance company has a lot invested in this case – and that your family does, too. We are confident we can level the playing field in your pursuit of just compensation.
You have our Sympathies and our Desire to Help You. Contact Hancock Injury Attorneys for answers to your legal questions, including all insurance coverage available to your family, all without obligation to use our legal services at 813-602-7849 . Our phones are answered 24/7/365. We will answer your legal questions, make recommendations, and provide you with a free evaluation of the fatal accident. You can also reach us by e-mail.