Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer
How Can Rebein Law Help After Wrongful Death of a Family Member
Losing a family member in an accident is absolutely catastrophic. This is quickly compounded by a harsh reality if that person was the primary care giver for a child or if your family depended on their income for your daily needs. Speaking to an experienced wrongful death lawyer is critical because Rebein Law’s legal team understands the logistics you’re struggling with. We’ve supported far too many Florida families through this same kind of experience.
Let us worry about all the paperwork, police reports, evidence gathering and other legal hoops the insurance company and Florida law require. This will enable us to get you and your family the settlement you need to move forward.
Rebein Law will guide you through this process step by step so that you can focus on your family. Our team is passionate and focused on ensuring you and your family get the support you need and the settlement you deserve.
What Are the Average Settlements for Wrongful Death in Florida?
You’ll see firms claim that the average amount of settlements for a wrongful death case in Florida is anywhere from 500,000 to 1 million dollars. However, it’s impossible to predict what your settlement will be without research. If someone gives you a quick settlement number, beware because it’s not an easy answer to come up with. Wrongful death accident settlements are generally based on these factors.
- What are the policy limits on the insurance? Our team understands insurance because we deal with insurance policies and companies every single day. We are experts at finding all the possible parties at fault in your accident as well as every insurance policy tied to those parties.
- Who was at fault in the accident? When it comes to fault, too often there are no black and white answers. There is a certain level of responsibility that could be assigned to all parties involved in a fatal accident. Florida has a pure comparative fault rule, which means that plaintiffs can claim damages based on the exact percentage of fault that the court assigns them.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tampa FL?
Florida Statute Section 768.20 specifies that each wrongful death claim must be filed by the ‘Personal Representative’ of the deceased party’s estate. This person is usually named in the estate plan or in the will. If there is no designated representative, one will be appointed by a court. After a representative is identified, a wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the estate and any surviving family members.
The following family members are entitled to recover compensation for damages in a wrongful death claim:
- The spouse
- The children
- The parents
- Any blood relative or adopted sibling who was dependent upon them for financial support.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a fatal accident, talking with us to get legal advice from our experienced wrongful death lawyers is free and comes with no obligation. If we don’t win, we won’t get paid. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have.
How is Wrongful Death Proved?
In order to prove wrongful death, you must demonstrate that the defendant was under a duty of care to your loved one, he or she breached that duty, and your loved one died as a result.
A successful wrongful death case must prove that a wrongful act caused your loved one’s death. Under Florida law, this wrongful act can also include negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty. To qualify for awards, a case must show the deceased person would have been entitled to them if he or she had survived the wrongful act.
It’s incredibly challenging to provide emotional and financial support to your family during these difficult times. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Tampa can help you recover the financial compensation you need from the at-fault parties to ensure your family is able to cover the financial expenses you face moving forward.
What Type of Wrongful Death Claims Does Rebein Law Handle?
The attorneys at Rebein Law have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases, including those that arise from:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Uber/Lyft Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck/Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Train/Light Rail Accidents
- Electric Scooter Accidents (Bird & Lime)
- Taxi Accidents
- Uber/Lyft – Rideshare Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rental Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Product Liability Incidents
- Premises Liability (Dog Attack, Slip and Fall, Assault, etc.)
- Construction Accidents
Working with a knowledgeable Florida wrongful death attorney can make a world of difference when it comes to your ability to get the justice you deserve after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.
What is Wrongful Death in the State of Florida?
According to Florida law, a wrongful death happens when a person or entity causes another person’s death by a “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty.” (Fla. Stat. § 768.19)
To put it another way, a wrongful death happens when a person dies because of the legal fault of another person or entity. Common causes of wrongful death are:
- A car or truck accident or a negligence-based incident
- Medical malpractice
- A dangerous drug or defective product
- An intentional act such as a crime
The attorneys at Rebein Law provide aggressive and responsive representation for our clients to ensure they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
In Florida, you have up to 2 years from the date of the decedent’s death to file a wrongful death claim. In most cases, a claim filed after two years will be dismissed.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one because of another individual or entity’s actions, contact our law firm today to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our attorneys at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available to help you recover.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Rebein Law for Wrongful Death Representation?
We don’t get paid unless we win your case. That means there are no upfront fees, and we’re happy to give you a clear picture of your legal case during a free case review – with zero pressure to become a client.
However, it’s good for you to know that, once you become a client, our team will start work immediately to gather all the facts and evidence needed for a successful case. Our goal is to get you the highest settlement possible with the least amount of stress to you and your family.
What Can Surviving Wrongful Death Family Members Expect for Damages?
There are currently no limits on the total amount of damages you can seek in a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. However, your settlement depends on proving all the damages you’re seeking, and that’s why working with Rebein Law’s expert attorneys is so crucial.
We help our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation available for an array of damages, including:
- The lost support or services provided by the decedent
- Lost companionship and protection experienced by the surviving spouse
- Loss of parental guidance/companionship experienced by surviving children
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of inheritance due to the death
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Lost earnings and benefits
- Punitive damages
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