“Florida’s Wrongful Death Act is incredibly complicated…Death cases should only be handled by attorneys with vast experience in Wrongful Death claims…”
Erik G. Abrahamson, Representing Wrongful Death Victims for Over 25 Years
When someone you love dies unexpectedly, it is often hard to come to terms with the sudden loss. Not only do you experience grief and shock, but you will likely be faced with costly medical and funeral expenses.
Wrongful death refers to any death that is caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person. In Florida, survivors of the deceased may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Why Abrahamson & Uiterwyk?
- Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have represented clients throughout the state of Florida for more than 25 years.
- We are experienced Florida trial attorneys who understand how to prepare aggressively for a wrongful death case.
Do I Need a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer?
Wrongful death cases are extremely complicated and involve a great deal of investigation. A wrongful death attorney will know exactly what information to gather in order to put together a compelling wrongful death claim.
How Do I Select a Wrongful Death Attorney?
If you wish to seek legal action for wrongful death, it is important to select a personal injury attorney who is experienced at handling wrongful death lawsuits.
What are My Legal Rights?
When a loved one is killed due to someone’s negligence or other misconduct, it is important to act quickly to file a legal claim. In Florida, you may have a limited amount of time from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you wait too long to take legal action, you may forfeit your right to seek compensation.
Compensation in a wrongful death case can include:
- Medical expenses
- Burial expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Florida Wrongful Death Laws
In Florida, surviving family members are authorized to file a wrongful death suit. However, the Florida Wrongful Death Act limits the definition of survivors to the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and any legally recognized relatives who were dependent on the decedent for services or support. Because these definitions come with some limitations, it is important to speak with a wrongful death lawyer to understand your legal rights.
We fight aggressively to get the best possible outcome.
Our legal representation is backed by the Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Guarantee: our clients will pay no costs or fees unless we win their case. To schedule a free initial case evaluation, contact us at 1-800-753-5203.