Tampa Wrongful Death Law Firm
Tragically, over 120,000 people die each year in the U.S. as a result of preventable fatal accidents.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of another individual is absolutely devastating. “Wrongful Death” is the term used in civil cases for a death caused by another’s negligence. Wrongful death fatal accidents are often caused by auto accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, drowning, tractor-trailer accidents, workplace injuries, and defective products.
The Frank Santini Law Firm handles wrongful death lawsuits across the nation and the states of Florida and New Jersey.
The events that led to the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death case can significantly add to the pain and grief that a family may experience during this difficult time. That is why it is critical that you seek the legal advice of a skilled wrongful death lawyer. Like many personal injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed as soon as possible. Our attorneys understand that you may be reluctant to seek legal assistance during this painful time, but contacting a skilled wrongful death lawyer is one of the most important steps you can take to get justice. A Florida wrongful death law firm can work to expose the negligence of a company or individual who may be legally responsible for the wrongful death of your family member or loved one.
If you need a wrongful death lawyer, The Frank Santini Law Firm can help you. We seek to help clients who have lost loved ones across the nation and across Florida and New Jersey. We understand that an unexpected death may impose great burdens on a family, including lost wages, costly medical expenses, unforeseen bills, and funeral service expenses.
Although no amount of money or financial compensation can make up for the devastating loss of a loved one, having a wrongful death attorney will give you the ammunition to fight to hold all liable parties responsible. It is our goal to provide all Florida wrongful death clients and New Jersey wrongful death clients with the legal guidance necessary to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Helping you get justice in a wrongful death case is our number one priority. We know that losing a loved one due to negligence can cause a great deal of trauma for any family. That is why we strive to hold the responsible company, institution, or individual accountable in the quickest way possible. A wrongful death lawyer is ready to help you pick up the pieces and will help you gain closure by holding all liable parties responsible.
The Frank Santini Law Firm treats every client with compassion. A wrongful death lawyer should be there to listen during this emotionally devastating time of grief. With the help of The Frank Santini Law Firm, you can be sure to find an experienced fatal accident lawyer who will understand the difficulties and complexities in your wrongful death claim.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Florida?
A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by the “personal representative” of the deceased’s estate. This representative is typically outlined in the victim’s will. If there is not a will, the court may assign a representative. The wrongful death case is filed on behalf of the beneficiaries of the victim’s estate.
Many times a wrongful death beneficiary analysis can be complex. In that circumstance it is best to have an experienced wrongful death attorney analyze the facts. If you have lost a loved one, our wrongful death law firm would like to help. Please call us today for a free consultation.
Wrongful Death Damages:
Wrongful death “damages” means the monetary compensation the deceased’s family is entitled to from the company, insurance company, or person that caused the wrongful death. The analysis to determine the proper amount of “damages” is extremely complex. In a wrongful death claim, the spouse, children and/or parents of the deceased can bring an action to recover damages they’ve sustained as a result of the wrongful death. These damages include, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages that would have been contributed to the family, loss of companionship that the spouse and the deceased’s children would have received and punitive damages.
Also the victim of the wrongful death’s estate has the right to bring a claim for the negligence or reckless act that caused the fatal accident. Here the estate may recover damages for pain and suffering and lost wages over the deceased’s life span. In most circumstances, it is best to have an experienced wrongful death lawyer review all available legal actions.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations:
The wrongful death statute of limitations can be as short as one year. The wrongful death statute of limitations is strict. If you miss the deadline, you cannot recover for the death of your husband, wife, or loved one, even if you have a good case. Sometimes a wrongful death statute of limitations analysis can be complex. In that situation it is best to have an experienced wrongful death lawyer analyze the facts and circumstances. If you have lost a loved one, our wrongful death lawyers would like to assist. Call us anytime for a free consultation.
Wrongful Death Settlement:
Many previous clients have asked about the possibility of a wrongful death settlement rather than litigation and a trial. The direction of a wrongful death lawsuit typically depends on many fact specific factors. Ultimately, these decisions are made as a “team.” The Frank Santini Law Firm and any co-counsel assisting on the case will spend a great deal of time going over every option available and our clients will make a very informed decision after hearing our advice. At the end of the day, these decisions are always up to the client and it is our job to make sure they have every bit of information available, in order to make an informed decision. We take great pride in working as a “team” with our clients. Our fatal accident attorneys with will work with you every step of the way.
The Frank Santini Law Firm can be your wrongful death attorney and can handle cases throughout the entire state of Florida and New Jersey on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay unless you are financially compensated. Our main office is located in Tampa, Florida, with satellite offices located throughout Florida and New Jersey.
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death as a result of another’s negligence, contact a wrongful death lawyer at The Frank Santini Law Firm for a free consultation.