Hendrik "Henk" Uiterwyk Trial Attorney Senior Partner
Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyers
“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 victims for over 30 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 30 years.
We are experienced Florida trial attorneys who understand how to prepare aggressively for a wrongful death case.
What Our Clients Say
I would definitely use Abrahamson & Uiterwyk again for all my legal needs. They were very knowledgeable, personable and expedited my claim. . .
Jeannette G., Tampa
Your law firm certainly went the "extra mile" for me and my family. I can't say thank you enough for all you have done, including finding my long-lost niece and...
Barb C., Tampa
It was another great experience again to have Abrahamson & Uiterwyk law firm to represent our auto accident case after the first successful auto accident case 3 years ago. . .
Our former clients have provided hundreds of positive online reviews. Nevertheless, each case is different and prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. We always strive for excellent client communication and client satisfaction. We would be honored to have the opportunity to review your case.
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 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 lawyer who is experienced at handling wrongful death lawsuits.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE OUR INJURY LAW TEAM
OUR NO FEE GUARANTEE
We make it simple for you. You incur absolutely No Fees or Costs unless you win. Period. No exceptions.
ACCIDENT INJURY FOCUS
Our skilled Tampa injury lawyers are focused only on injury cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and all serious injuries
EXPERIENCED INJURY LAW TEAM
Our personal injury law firm consists of 10 attorneys and 40 legal staff experienced in protecting the rights of injured victims.
AGGRESSIVE & PROMPT
We represent injured victims, not insurance companies. We push insurance companies to settle legitimate claims quickly & fairly through “prompt & aggressive representation” of our clients.
We have achieved a “Best Law Firm” rating with U.S. News and World Report; an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau; and a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating (highest possible rating).
Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims and their families, including various multi-million-dollar case results.
We are proud to have hundreds of client five-star reviews on Google.
20,000+ INJURY VICTIMS REPRESENTED
Our firm has represented over 20,000+ clients injured as a result of someone else’s negligence
We give each client the personal attention they deserve. We will work closely with you so that we can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
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 can include:
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 Tampa wrongful death lawyer to understand your legal rights.