Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston treats every client like family
There are few things more devastating then losing someone you love, but when a family member dies in a preventable accident because of negligence, it’s absolutely heart-wrenching. At Armando Personal Injury Law, our clients are family and we understand what you’re going through. That’s why we’re willing to aggressively advocate for your best interests and put in the extra effort to get you the financial compensation your family needs and deserves.
Above all else, we want to make a difference for you during these difficult times. We know that when you lose a loved one in a tragic accident, what you want more than anything else is justice. That’s why whether you need a shoulder to cry on or an attorney who will communicate with you through every step of the legal process, Attorney Armando Edmiston will be there for you when it matters most.
If your loved one died in an accident due to negligence, an experienced wrongful death attorney may be able to file a lawsuit on your family’s behalf to help you recover appropriate compensation for your damages.
What is a wrongful death claim in Florida?
Wrongful death is when the death of a human being resulted from a wrongful act, negligence, or breach of contract of another person. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased person seeking financial compensation (damages) for the death. This is distinct from any criminal charges (such as homicide) that may be brought by the State of Florida in connection with the same death.
How long do you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
A statute of limitations is a time limit on when you can take legal action. In Florida, the wrongful death statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of death.
How much is the average wrongful death settlement?
While there isn’t any sum of money that can bring back your loved one or take away your pain, recovering the compensation you deserve to ensure your financial needs are met now and moving forward is still important.
In general, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Funeral costs and burial expenses
- The deceased’s medical expenses
- The deceased’s pain and suffering
- Loss of the deceased’s expected income, financial resources, and benefits
- Loss of support and services
- Loss of companionship, guidance, or protection
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Florida?
The majority of wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the deceased person’s close relatives, such as a spouse or domestic partner. Children and stepchildren may also file a wrongful death lawsuit, as well as the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. In some cases, the deceased’s parents or siblings may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Let an experienced wrongful death attorney fight for you
Once you lose someone you love, it can feel like your whole world’s been turned upside down. That’s why it’s so important to get a caring and compassionate attorney to handle every aspect of your wrongful death claim so that you can focus on what matters most – grieving and spending time with the people you love.
Put your faith in our law firm. Armando Edmiston is a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer who will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault party accountable and get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Serving clients in Tampa and all of Florida, we offer legal representation to our clients on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you pay nothing unless we win. Contact us today for your free and confidential case evaluation.