The experienced legal team at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys can help you after the tragic death of a loved one resulting from an accident. Our St. Petersburg wrongful death attorneys know that losing a loved one is an extremely difficult circumstance. We know that you’re grieving and that it’s hard to know where to begin. We’re here to help.
You may have costly medical bills and final expenses for your loved one. You may have suddenly lost the income that your family depends on. All of these worries may be piling up while you have the agony and grief of losing a loved one. When you don’t know where to turn, a wrongful death lawyer in St. Petersburg can help you take your next steps.
Our skilled legal team can help you at every step. If you’re wondering what you should do right now to pursue your claim for compensation, we can help you gather the evidence that you need to be successful and file the legal complaint on your behalf. We’re ready to help you get the financial compensation that you need and deserve after the tragic death of a loved one.
Any time you lose a loved one because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of someone else, you may have a valid claim. A wrongful death claim can arise in any of the following ways:
There are multiple reasons that Florida law allows for wrongful death claims after a tragic accident. First, one purpose of a wrongful death complaint is to give the victim’s family the same financial position that they may have had if the accident had never occurred. Putting you in the same place financially means compensating you for your loved one’s medical bills and final expenses. It means compensation for the income that your loved one likely would have earned to support the family.
What you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit is partially based on the real, actual financial losses associated with your loved one’s death. If your loved one would have earned an income that you rely on, you deserve compensation to help your family. Your economic losses are any kind of financial loss that you have because of the wrongful death. We can help you determine the full extent of your economic losses.
In addition to economic losses, you deserve compensation for your emotional suffering and mental anguish. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is excruciatingly painful both mentally and emotionally. It can be a crippling experience for the entire family. Your pain is genuine. You can claim compensation for your anguish. Even though compensation can never bring your loved one back, it can give you some justice as you seek to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for their actions.
In addition to providing you needed and deserved compensation for the loss of your loved one, wrongful death lawsuits also serve the vital task of holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one dies because someone else acts inappropriately, a wrongful death lawsuit is a way to have a court declare that the responsible party’s actions led to your loved one’s death.
Laws that allow wrongful death claims encourage people to act carefully. By bringing a wrongful death claim, you may prompt the person responsible for your loved one’s death to act more carefully in the future. You might also inspire others to act carefully to avoid accidents and harm to others. As St. Petersburg wrongful death lawyers, we believe that we have an essential job looking out for the public good as we work to make society safer for everyone.
Florida’s wrongful death law lists who can bring a wrongful death claim. If you’re the spouse, child or parent of the deceased victim, you may be eligible to file. If you’re another blood relative who depends on the victim, you may be eligible to file a claim.
We can help you determine if you’re eligible to file. We can help you navigate the process of how to prepare the claim to appropriately name the victim and the relatives seeking compensation in the lawsuit.
Have you lost a loved one in an accident? You may deserve compensation, and we’re here to help. We want to take care of the legal paperwork while you focus on what matters most – your family.
Please contact us for a consultation about your case. We can answer all of your questions and help you understand your rights under Florida law. If you qualify to bring a claim, we can help you understand the value of your claim and take steps to receive compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.