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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Tampa

Fighting For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, & Throughout the United States

Although it is impossible to place a monetary value on the life of a loved one, our system of justice allows for restitution if your loved one died as a result of the negligent or reckless conduct of another. It is public policy in Florida to shift the losses resulting from the wrongful death of a loved one from the survivors to the wrongdoer. In the state of Florida, survivors may include the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, or other relatives who were dependent in whole or in part on the decedent for financial support.

Despite this legal provision for the survivors of a decedent, filing a claim for wrongful death can be extremely complicated, since the perpetrator of the wrongful death will almost certainly hire their own legal defense to claim that they were not at fault. For these complex cases following your loved one’s tragedy, let our compassionate wrongful death lawyers in Tampa stand beside you during this difficult time.

Contact us now at (888) 214-1442 to discuss your situation in a free consultation with The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A.

Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

According to Florida’s laws, anyone who is responsible for wrongfully causing the death of another person, whether because of carelessness or sheer negligence, can be held accountable for their egregious behavior. This is true whether the perpetrator is an individual or an organization. There are several elements of damage that the surviving members of the decedent’s family can recover from those who did lethal harm to their loved one.

Claims for wrongful death cases often include compensation for:

  • Expenses incurred for funeral and memorial services
  • Medical costs for the decedent’s suffering and pain, or medical treatment before their untimely passing
  • The loss of salary and wages that would have gone to support the family if the decedent had not passed
  • Deprivation of care that the decedent provided for children or dependent adults
  • Loss of savings, retirement funds, and benefits that the decedent would have received
  • The loss of companionship for the family of the decedent

Common Causes of Wrongful Death 

Any kind of situation where people are negligent in their responsibility for an individual’s care can tragically result in wrongful death. However, there are certain kinds of incidents that are particularly known to result from negligence, and thus frequently lead to claims of wrongful death.

Some of these circumstances include those related to:

  • Medical malpractice involving surgical operations, misdiagnosis of test results or symptoms, or failure to utilize proper medical techniques
  • Negligence in rehabilitative centers, particularly failure to notice individuals’ health status
  • Violent dog attacks
  • Slip-and-fall accident due to property owner or manager’s negligence
  • Vehicular crashes
  • Drowning in an unsupervised pool

Compassionate Legal Support During Your Time of Loss

Following the loss of your beloved family member, you will be facing overwhelming grief and confusion, in addition to having to deal with the weight of settling debts for funeral and memorial costs, and the remnant of any hospital and medical bills. Let our wrongful death attorneys in Tampa help carry this burden so that you do not have to pursue a claim on your own.

Call us today at (888) 214-1442 so that our compassionate team at The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. can offer the support you need following the loss of your loved one.

Commonly Asked Questions

What types of compensation can be sought in a wrongful death case?

In a wrongful death case, survivors may seek compensation for various damages, including funeral and memorial expenses, medical costs incurred before the death, loss of the deceased's salary and wages, deprivation of care provided by the deceased, loss of savings and benefits, and the loss of companionship.

Why should I hire a wrongful death attorney?

Filing a claim for wrongful death can be extremely complicated, especially when the responsible party hires their own legal defense. A wrongful death attorney can provide you with the necessary legal expertise, support, and guidance during this difficult time. They will fight for your rights and help you navigate the complexities of the legal process.

How can a wrongful death attorney help me in my bereavement?

Losing a loved one is an emotionally challenging experience, and dealing with legal matters on top of that can be overwhelming. A wrongful death attorney can help alleviate some of the burdens by handling the legal aspects of your case, such as gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing your interests in court. They can also provide emotional support and guidance throughout the process.

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Settlements & Verdicts

  • $330,000,000 Car Crash/Defective Product

    A drunk driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of the van killing a 13-year-old due to a seat belt product defect.

  • $216,800,000 Medical Malpractice

    Failure to diagnose cerebellar stroke patient presenting to an emergency department and unlicensed practice of medicine causing incomplete quadriplegic.

  • $64,500,000 Workplace Accident/Premises Liability - Contractor

    Worker installing prefabricated modular building suffered crushed pelvis and internal injuries due to contractor failure to prepare construction site.

  • $30,700,000 Insurance Bad Faith

    The insurer failed to timely settle an uninsured motorist claim that resulted in jury verdict of $30,700,000.

  • $15,252,742 Auto Accident

    Vehicle operated by defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed while under the influence, struck a curb, and traveled into the lanes of Plaintiff. Plaintiff suffered severe bodily injuries.

  • $15,000,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $13,100,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $8,000,000 Civil Engineering Malpractice

    Civil engineer failed to identify wetlands on plans causing construction to cease.