Clearwater Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one in an accident can be an extremely shocking and traumatic experience. Whether you are a mother or father who’s lost their child, a spouse who’s lost their partner, or a child who’s lost their parent, there are no words to console nor anything that can be done to assuage grief. At The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group, we understand what you’re going through. Our Clearwater wrongful death lawyers are here to provide support and guidance as you consider bringing forth a civil action against the party responsible for your family member’s death.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
When an accident occurs that leaves a person with fatal injuries, a wrongful death claim may exist. There is no limit to the types of accidents that may justify a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers have experience in the following types of wrongful death cases:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Commercial vehicle crashes;
- Pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle crashes;
- Defective product cases;
- Medical malpractice cases;
- Nursing home abuse and neglect cases;
- Defective pharmaceutical cases; and
- Premises liability cases.
Do I Have a Wrongful Death Case?
While losing a loved one can be tragic regardless of how it happens, a cause of action for a wrongful death suit only exists in the event that the victim’s death was caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another party. Our lawyers can help you to understand this requirement, as well as how to prove that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and that your loved one’s death would not have occurred but for the defendant’s action.
Recovering Damages in a Wrongful Death Action
There is nothing that can be given to you that will truly compensate you for your loss or make right the wrong that you have suffered. The damages that are available in a wrongful death action are designed to provide you with the financial compensation that you need to make up for economic costs associated with your loved one’s death, as well as attempt to compensate you for your noneconomic losses. Damages that are available in a wrongful death claim in our state include:
- Medical expenses accumulated prior to death;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Mental and emotional pain and suffering;
- The value of lost earnings and benefits;
- Loss of companionship and guidance; and
- The value of the deceased’s support and services that have been lost.
Statute of Limitations in a Wrongful Death Action
If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful actions of another, we urge you to meet with an attorney to discuss your case as soon as possible. While doing so may be understandably difficult, you only have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to bring forth a wrongful death action before you will be barred from recovery.
Call Our Clearwater Wrongful Death Lawyer Today for More Information
Our Clearwater wrongful death lawyers want to help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve after a loved one’s death. For more information about how we can serve you and what your rights are, please contact us by phone or online. We offer free consultations.