There is nothing worse than losing a loved one, and this is particularly true when a loved one is taken too soon. If your loved one has recently lost his or her life due to another party’s negligence, our experienced Tampa wrongful death lawyer is here to help. While it may be difficult, the time to act is now. Please continue reading and contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your initial consultation with our firm and to learn more about how we can help guide you through every step of the process ahead.
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The thought of losing a loved one is unbearable, especially as a result of negligence. Unfortunately, this is something that happens in our society far more often than any of us would like to think. If you recently lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, our Tampa personal injury lawyer is here to assist your family in your time of need and bring the liable party to justice so you can focus on what matters most. Attorney Howard Merricks of Merricks Law Group has handled these claims in the past, and he has the compassion and experience needed to effectively handle your case as well.
Who is Entitled to Compensation After a Wrongful Death in Florida?
In the state of Florida, not all those close to the accident victim are eligible for compensation. You may only file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one if you are his or her spouse, child, parent, or blood relative. Adoptive siblings who are dependent on the deceased party may also file a wrongful death claim.
What Damages are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
As long as we can prove that your loved one lost his or her life as a result of another party’s negligence, we should recover compensation for a variety of economic and non-economic damages. They are as follows:
- Monetary compensation for medical treatment your loved one received in an attempt to treat his or her injury
- The cost of funeral expenses
- Compensation for the loss of protection, companionship, and guidance provided by a spouse, parent, or family member
- Loss of “prospective net accumulations” of the estate
- Lost wages brought about by your loved one’s untimely death
- Pain and suffering
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Florida
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. That being said, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Florida is shorter than that of standard personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Florida is, generally, two years, which means that you must not wait any longer than two years from the date of death to file your claim.
Contact Our Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer
We know that the compensation recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit can never replace the void left behind by a lost loved one, however, the compensation can help you recover financially and, at times, emotionally, knowing that the negligent party has been brought to justice for his or her actions. If you recently lost a loved one as the result of another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced Tampa wrongful death lawyer at Merricks Law Group today.