Wrongful death occurs when one party causes or should have prevented the untimely death of a victim. Harmful action or negligence can, sadly, affect anyone unexpectedly. From car accidents to unsecured railings, wrongful death occurs when no one planned for the tragedy of your loss, and yet someone is still responsible. As a society, we require drivers to drive defensively, building managers to prevent injury through maintenance, and medical professionals to do no harm. When harm occurs, a wrongful death suit is meant to enforce that responsibility and place the financial burden of the loss squarely on the shoulders of the one who could prevent it.
Here in Pinellas Park, a wrongful death attorney is only a phone call away. If you have recently lost a loved one to a preventable accident, our team is here to help you through the process of qualifying, filing, and fighting for your wrongful death case.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases in Florida
Florida sees far too many wrongful death cases every year and they span a wide range of types of accidents, crashes, and preventable tragedies. Your loved one’s death may fall into one of the following types of wrongful death case. If you’re not sure, let us know and we’ll talk about the circumstances.
- Car Accidents
- When a vehicle hits a person’s vehicle or motorcycle resulting in their death.
- Premise Negligence
- When someone perishes from an on-premises hazard like a slip-and-fall or a loose railing.
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- When a person is killed by a vehicle while walking or riding their bike.
- Drowning in a Boating Accident
- When someone drowns while boating when the boat captain or tour guide was responsible
- Workplace Accidents and Illnesses
- When a person is killed by an injury or illness caused at work or by work conditions.
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- When a vehicle is hit by a semi-truck and the driver and/or passengers perish.
- Defective Products
- When a defective product’s malfunction or failure causes a death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
- The spouse of the decedent
- The decedent’s children and adopted children
- The decedent’s parents
- Always the mother
- Father only if acknowledged and supportive
- Dependent relatives
- Executor or named Personal Representative
Getting Started on Your Wrongful Death Case
If someone close to you has recently died in a wrongful death accident, you have recourse. Your family doesn’t have to absorb the financial burden of funerary arrangements or the impact of losing their income and energy in your home. You don’t have to let this tragedy pass by as it stays with you forever. The first step of filing a wrongful death case is consulting with an attorney who is experienced in Florida wrongful death law.
Your attorney will help you identify your case’s eligibility and the liability of the parties involved. From there, we can help you build a case and prepare defenses against the inevitable counterattacks that always issue from a wrongful death charge. We will do everything we can to fight for your loved one and for your rights as their surviving kin.
Hiring a Pinellas Park Wrongful Death Attorney
Are you in need of a wrongful death attorney in Pinellas Park, Florida? Hiring the right wrongful death lawyer for your loved one’s case is only a phone call or an email away. Serving Tampa, St Petersburg, and Clearwater from our Pinellas Park Office, we are ready to help you. Whether you have a dossier of the case ready to go or you’re not sure where to start, your wrongful death attorney will be there to help you along every step of the way. You don’t have to go through this experience alone or bear the financial burden of the aftermath of this tragedy if those responsible can be held to account. Contact us today to start the first steps on resolving this painful part of your life.