Losing a loved one, be it a friend, a spouse, or a family member, because of an accident is unbelievably challenging. It can be difficult to recover from this challenge. Depending on the relationship, the loss of a loved one could mean loss of companionship, loss of friendship, and in some instances loss of financial support. Couple this with the fact that in addition to losing a loved one, there is also the financial hardship connected to the funeral expenses, so it is clear to see why many turn to a wrongful death attorney Tampa, Florida to help them through this difficult situation.
During a wrongful death lawsuit, attorneys work with their clients in order to show the judge or show the jury that because of negligence on the part of another individual a person’s life was lost. In addition to negligence, recklessness may also be proven.
There are very specific laws in Florida that address wrongful death. These laws not only impact when and how a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought, but they also impact the obligations that insurance companies have in covering the financial loss that a person’s death may cause.
It is imperative to discuss the situation with an attorney as they understand these laws and are going to be able to help one review the facts of their case with the goal of pursuing litigation that allows them to get the compensation they need for their loss. Depending on the circumstances, the state of Florida imposes time limits as to when a lawsuit can be filed. So the sooner a person talks to a wrongful death attorney, the better chance they have of their lawsuit being carried out in a timely and proper way.
There are a lot of circumstances where an individual is able to get wrongful death benefits. For example, they could include the loss of a spouse, the loss of children, the loss of parents, or the loss of blood relatives that provided financial support. These same opportunities are available for adopted individuals who lose their siblings or their parents.
A wrongful death attorney will work with the family to identify who is going to be the personal representative in the case there is not a surviving spouse. They will also work to help determine the amount that the family is going to request from the insurance company, including things like loss of wages, emotional pain, and loss of companionship.