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Wrongful Death

Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys

Justice in the Name of Lost Loved Ones

When you lose a loved one to a third party’s negligence, you should allow yourself the time to grieve and come to terms with what happened. You should also consider how you can seek justice in their name through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

Gunn Law Group, P.A. in Tampa can assist you with your wrongful death claim from the beginning to its conclusion. With us acting on your behalf, investigating available evidence, and interacting with responding insurance companies, you can focus on yourself and your family. Where we show you compassion and moral support, we show tenacity and aggression to insurance companies that would try to minimize the impact of your loved one’s untimely passing.

Call (813) 993-1448 to put reliable legal professionals on your side during this difficult time.

Wrongful Death Claim Damages

The emotional and financial impacts caused by the unexpected death of a loved are often significant and debilitating. A wrongful death claim is meant to help restore the finances of the deceased person’s surviving family members and loved ones by seeking both economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages we may be able to secure for you include:

  • Medical expenses related to injuries or illnesses suffered by the deceased person due to the mistakes of the liable party.
  • Funeral and burial expenses paid by the surviving family members to honor the memory of the deceased.
  • Total value of the support and services that the deceased had regularly given to their family, such as average weekly wages.
  • Cost of financial benefits earned or held by the deceased person, such as retirement or investment plans gained through employment.

Noneconomic damages we can cite in your wrongful death claim could include:

  • Emotional harm caused by the loss of companionship, support, guidance, and/or consortium provided by the deceased to family members.
  • Severe grief suffered if you are a parent who lost a young child.

It is important to know that some damages can be paid to the claimants who filed the wrongful death claim and others will be paid to the estate of the deceased. With our Florida wrongful death lawyers managing your claim, you can rest assured that we will calculate the damages to reflect the maximum amount allowable.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death occurs when someone loses their life due to another person’s or party’s negligence. This term is intentionally broad, so that it may cover all sorts of accidental and avoidable deaths. Negligence in this definition can be defined as an action that someone else in the same situation would have reasonably not done because it was understood to be unsafe, risky, or incorrect.

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Florida?

Only certain people can file a wrongful death claim in Florida. Specifically, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can bring a wrongful death claim. The named representative might not benefit from the claim, though, as only specific people can get damages through a successful claim.

People who can get damages from a wrongful death claim or lawsuit are:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Dependents

How Long Do You Have to File a Claim?

Florida allows two years to file a wrongful death claim. The start of this two-year statute of limitations will begin on the day your loved one passed away, not necessarily the day they were injured or fell ill. When the statute of limitations expires, the court is practically guaranteed to dismiss any claim filed afterward before it gets far.

Preserving Your Loved One’s Memory

You deserve a sense of closure after losing a loved one to someone else’s mistakes. Your loved one deserves justice, too. Let our Tampa wrongful death attorneys help you make both things possible by pursuing a wrongful death claim, which could result in financial damages awarded to you and your loved one’s estate.

Dial (813) 993-1448 at your first opportunity to learn more.

Take Care of Yourself – We Will Take Up the Fight

Gunn Law Group, P.A. is known throughout Florida as a tenacious law firm that never backs down for our clients, giving us a ferocious reputation among insurance companies. However, our clients know a different side of us, one that is genuinely caring and compassionate. If you have lost a loved one due to the mistakes of a third party, such as in due to a catastrophic injury or an awful act of medical malpractice, then our Florida wrongful death attorneys want to hear from you. We can get to work on the fine details of your claim while you and your family take time to grieve and remember the loved one you lost too soon.
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