There may be nothing more devastating for family members than the unexpected loss of a loved one. Not only have they lost a trusted friend and caregiver, they have also lost all of the financial and emotional support their loved one provided. In cases where a person's death is caused by the negligence of another person, family members have the right to seek compensation for the losses they have suffered.
At the law firm of Gibbs & Parnell, P.A., our Tampa wrongful death attorneys represent family members who were dependent on the victim. Under Florida law, a deceased person's spouse, natural children, adoptive children, parents, blood relatives and adoptive siblings may have grounds for a wrongful death claim if they relied on him or her for support.
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Helping You Through a Difficult Time
We understand what a difficult time this is for you and your family, and we realize that the legal issues surrounding your loved one's death are likely the last things on your mind. Nevertheless, it is important that you begin the process as soon as possible. In Florida, there is a two-year statute of limitations from the date of your loved one's death to file a claim. After two years have passed, you will no longer have the right to pursue damages.
Depending on your family's circumstances, you may be able to seek the following damages in a wrongful death claim:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of future earnings and inheritance
- Loss of support
- Loss of household services your loved one provided
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Discuss Your Case With One of Our Brandon Fatal Accident Attorneys
Contact our office today to discuss your accidental death claim with a lawyer. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at 813-344-2602, toll free at 800-397-1323 or via e-mail.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We don't collect a fee unless we win the case, and we never take more than the client.