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Tampa Wrongful Death Attorney FAQ’s

Your Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer at Holland & Lamoureux will help you understand the strategies and possible outcomes in order for you to make informed decisions. It is essential that measures be taken to preserve evidence by promptly investigating the death in question and filing a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations. In Tampa Florida, you generally have two years from the time of the decedent’s death to file or follow through on a law suit. If your questions are not answered below, please contact the experienced wrongful death Pinellas Personal Injury Lawyer of Holland & Lamoureux at (866) 225-4907 for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a “wrongful death?”
  2. What is the first step in pursuing a wrongful death claim?
  3. Who can file a wrongful death claim?
  4. What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit?
  5. What happens if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?
  6. What do you charge for a review of the case?
 
1. What is a “wrongful death?”
Wrongful death is defined as the death of an individual as the direct result of misconduct of another person or corporation.  Misconduct can range from momentary negligence or carelessness, to the intentional misconduct of another individual or company.  These can include deaths caused by automobile accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, or the deliberate act of murder.

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2. What is the first step in pursuing a wrongful death claim?

The most important step is to contact an attorney experienced in handling wrongful death cases.  These cases can be highly complex and require in-depth knowledge of the various laws and statutes.

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3. Who can file a wrongful death case?

The laws of each state define those who are entitled to compensation for a wrongful death, and who would be permitted to bring a wrongful death suit. The survivor(s) may be a spouse, child/children, parents or grandparents, or the estate of the deceased. Call the wrongful death attorneys of Holland & Lamoureux to see if you qualify to file.

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4. What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Losses can vary from state to state and depend upon the relationship of the survivor(s) to the deceased.  Determining the amount of damages requires an analysis of projected future occurrences. A wrongful death lawyer can help you understand the complex laws that apply to your individual claim.   Assessed damages may include:
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future support that would have been provided by the deceased’s earnings
  • Loss of Benefits such as insurance, pensions or inheritance
  • Loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection or care suffered by the survivor
  • Punitive damages intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others

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5. What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?
If a person injured in an accident subsequently dies because of those injuries, that person’s heirs may recover money through a lawsuit. If a person with a personal injury claim dies from unrelated causes, the claim may be brought by the executor or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate.

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6. What do you charge for a review of the case?

You will not be charged for the initial consultation. We charge on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no cost to you unless we obtain monitary compensation.

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If you have a question that was not covered in the above Frequently Asked Questions call our Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyers at Holland and Lamoureux at 1-866-225-4907 or contact us today for additional information.

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