Wrongful Death

Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Death is death cause by the conduct of another person or legal entity. The misconduct can occur through reckless disregard for the rights of another for negligent conduct.  Under Florida law, survivors of the deceased are entitled to recover compensation for wrongful death. An experienced Tampa wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the necessary steps to establish your claim.

Florida statutes are very specific with regard to the rights of survivors of a deceased person.  The beneficiaries usually include the spouse and young children. Children over the age of eighteen are able to receive compensation under certain circumstances.The estate of the deceased is normally allowed a recovery for certain elements of damage.

Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, adult children are entitled to recover if they relied upon the deceased for some type of support.  This support may be financial and/or in kind services.

The purpose of the Florida Wrongful Death Act is to recover damages for each and every survivor.  The estate of the deceased is also entitled to recover the future value of the net accumulations the deceased would have amassed had the wrongful death not occurred.  In addition, funeral and medical bills of the deceased are usually compensable under
the act.

As you can imagine, there are a number of causes for wrongful death in Florida including:

  • Car accidents
  • Work place accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Defective drugs or products
  • Motorcycle accidents

In order to determine if you have a claim for wrongful death, contact Tampa wrongful death lawyer, Richard M. Rocha, for a free evaluation of your wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death

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