Wrongful Death Attorneys
Although your loved one’s death may have been accidental, it happened because someone was careless or acted with reckless disregard for safety. Since 1988, personal injury attorney Mike Hancock has sought justice for family members devastated by a death that never should have happened.
Our legal team has a proven capacity to hold motorists, medical providers, property owners and other parties accountable for a life cut short and the impact on the survivors left to put their shattered lives back together.
Florida has a specific set of laws collectively known as the Florida Wrongful Death Act, which provides for reasonable and just compensation to the decedent’s estate and the decedent’s survivors. Beyond the emotional impact, we understand that survivors often face unexpected medical bills and funeral expenses, unplanned time off work, and the sudden loss of the deceased’s income and non-financial contributions to the family.
Hancock Injury Attorneys represent clients in wrongful death claims arising from many types of accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian or bicyclist accidents
- Boating accidents
We have the resources to advance the considerable costs of hiring investigators and experts to establish liability, which we recover only if we win compensation for our clients.
Wrongful Death Compensation
We are dedicated to achieving justice for our clients by holding the negligent parties and their insurance companies accountable for all the harms and losses caused by the wrongful death. Under Florida law, spouses, parents or dependent children can bring suit for:
- Medical expenses and funeral expenses
- Projected earnings based on life expectancy of the deceased
- Loss of benefits and net accumulations of the estate
- Household contributions (chores, parenting duties)
- Mental pain and suffering of survivors
- The surviving spouse’s loss of companionship, consortium and comfort
- The surviving child’s loss of companionship, instruction and guidance
- Punitive damages in certain circumstances of intentional or reckless acts
Our personal injury attorneys work closely with Tampa family members to understand the role that the deceased played in their daily lives and how the death has adversely changed the present and the future, and incorporate that into litigation through day-in-the-life videos, testimonials and other methods to bring the point home to insurance negotiators or a jury.