Pinellas County Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one is a traumatic event for anyone. But the pain, suffering and grief can be multiplied when your loved one has passed due to the negligent or improper conduct of another. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another's actions, and you believe they were negligent, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering.
In the event of fatal accidents, the at-fault party can be held financially accountable for their actions. The attorneys at Whittel & Melton will review your case, for free, and discuss what legal representation we can provide. We handle cases throughout Florida, and Pinellas County, including St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Treasure Island, Dunedin, Largo, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar. If you are seeking legal counsel in a wrongful death matter, call now 727-823-0000.Clearwater Wrongful Death Attorneys
When a person loses their life as a result of negligence, a wrongful death action can be filed, in Pinellas County Circuit Court, by the victim's family. Most Pinellas County Wrongful Death lawsuits intend to prove a few things: 1.) The death or injury which led to death, was the proximately caused by a wrongful act or acts of another person or company, 2.) The torfeasor’s negligence has a nexus with the cause of death, 3.) That a surviving parent, child, spouse, family member or dependent, which is recognized by Florida law exists, and 4.) That financial compensation is available for the victim’s wrongful death. Compensation is intended for a family with funeral and medical costs, lost income, including future income, and can balance the harms and losses caused by the Individual or Corporation at-fault. The damages included in a Wrongful Death case can include the suffering of the now passed, before he or she died; certainly, the pain and suffering of the family; the loss of support; the loss of companionship, consortium and the like.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death action in Florida is tricky and needs to be watched closely by family members, the estate attorney, the personal representative or anyone looking to see that Insurance proceeds go to the appropriate parties. In Florida, the time period in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed is two years.Contact a Pinellas County, Florida Lawyer Who Handles Wrongful Death Cases
We urge you to contact the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC immediately if you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another party. Call Now to schedule your free consultation: 727-823-0000 or Toll-Free Statewide 866-608-5529