Call Now Open 24/7

Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer

OVER $1 BILLION IN RECOVERIES FOR OUR CLIENTS

Unexpected deaths that result from accidents, poor medical care, or criminal acts can throw your and your family’s lives into chaos. In addition to dealing with the immediate aftermath of the death, you may need to make provisions for the future at the same time.

Sometimes, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to help provide for your financial future. Whenever a death can be attributed to the actions of another party, that defendant may be liable to pay compensation to the surviving members of a decedent’s family. This can include payments for lost earning potential, spousal mental anguish, and loss of parental guidance for any minor children.

A Tampa wrongful death lawyer could help you and your family during this difficult time. Whether the death was the result of an accident or an intentional act, a compassionate personal injury attorney could help to set things right.

How a Wrongful Death May Occur

Wrongful death cases arise out of one of two scenarios. The most common is when an accident caused by a negligent act leads to someone’s death. To prevail in these types of cases, a plaintiff must provide evidence that the defendant was negligent in a way that directly caused their loved one’s death. The intent of the defendant is irrelevant—if someone acts in an unreasonable manner in Tampa, they can be held responsible for any damage that may result. Common scenarios leading to negligence-based wrongful death cases include car accidents and medical malpractice.

The second possible source of a wrongful death claim is intentional acts. While much rarer than cases based on accidents, a homicide can certainly lead to a wrongful death suit in addition to criminal charges. It is important to remember, though, that regardless of the outcome of the criminal case, a decedent’s family must pursue a separate civil case—ideally with a Tampa wrongful death attorney’s guidance—if they wish to collect compensation.

Special Considerations in Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death lawsuits are a special breed of personal injury case. A first major concern is in naming the plaintiff. Normally in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff is the person injured during the accident in question. However, in cases where the injured party is no longer living, another plaintiff must pursue the case on their surviving family’s behalf.

Florida Statutes §768.20 states that the personal representative of the decedent’s estate must pursue the case on behalf of surviving family. A personal representative is typically named in a will. However, if the decedent dies without a will, the court may appoint a representative to pursue any legal needs of the estate.

Another aspect of the law to keep in mind is the available sources of compensation in a wrongful death suit. These are specifically named in Florida Statutes §768.21 as including:

  • Payments for any lost income for the family due to the death, both in the present and in the future
  • Compensation for a surviving spouse due to the loss of a loved one
  • Payments meant to compensate children for the loss of parental guidance if the decedent is a parent

A Tampa wrongful death lawyer commonly works with individuals to evaluate the effect of the death on the decedent’s family and demand appropriate compensation for all associated injuries and losses.

Working with a Tampa Wrongful Death Attorney

Any death is a tragedy, but when that death is the result of another party’s mistake or intentional act, the family of the decedent has the right to seek compensation. This compensation can provide financial stability for the family and bring some peace of mind in the wake of a difficult chapter of their lives.

A Tampa wrongful death lawyer may be able to help with this process. They could handle your case with diligence and compassion, and help set things right. There is a limited time to file a case, so once you are ready, contact a Chicago wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.

workers compensation attorneys in dc

​Put the power of Larry Disparti and the lawyers at the Disparti Law Group to work for you and join the thousands who say… Larry Wins!

Featured on

PRACTICE AREAS

Car Accident

Truck Accident

Motorcycle Accident

Bicycle accident

Catastrophic Accident

Dog bite injury

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Abuse

Slip and fall

Product Liability

Traumatic Brain Injury

Uber Accident

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Fill out the form below or  call us 24/7 at 312-600-6000

    RECENT POSTS

    Client Review
    "Appreciate all your support, professionalism. Anytime you call your staff is great knowledge take the time listen and always keeps you informed. Thank you to Beth Hitel from all she did and settling the mediation in my favor.. highly reccommend the Disparti group."
    Timothy Ashcraft
    Client Review
    "The services provided were very professional. Adam Shapiro , my attorney, was knowledgeable, honest and extremely helpful. He worked with the other parties to make sure my settlement was the largest payout available. Nicole D .answered my questions for months with quick, knowledgeable answers."
    Joseph Gambina
    Client Review

    Why Hire Us?

    Here's What Our Clients Say

     

    "I love the service they provided. They took time to explain the procedure for my case, then they asked if there was anything else they could do. I appreciate the service and wouldn't trade it for the 🌍. Love my Lawyers. If you want to win try Disparti Law Group."

    - Gwen

     

    "I feel you guys did a great job in handling my case."

    - V. Gentry

     

    "Was a great fit for me and would definitely recommend to family and friends."

    - Christine

     

    "It has been a wonderful experience working with Disparti Law Group. They are highly recommended."

    - John

     

    "Very professional staff, great experience."

    - Lisa

     

    "I have NEVER, and I mean, EVER, had such a great experience dealing with lawyers.... I don't ever want to be in an accident again, but if I am, I'm calling Disparti Law. Fantastic service."

    - Dani

    Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago

    SuperLawyers2010
    SuperLawyers2011
    SuperLawyers2012
    SuperLawyers2014

    CONTACT LARRY

    FREE CASE EVALUATION

    YOU WON'T PAY A PENNY UNTIL LARRY WINS

      TAMPA

      1041 U.S. Highway 19
      Holiday, FL 34691
      727-600-6000

      CHICAGO

      121 W Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
      Chicago, IL 60601
      312-600-6000

      Read more: