With over 60 years of experience, we understand the complexities of wrongful death cases and are dedicated to providing the highest levels of legal counsel with compassion. Our team will skillfully guide you through the entire process, from filing a claim to negotiating a settlement, or taking your case to trial.
Your Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Trentalange & Kelley, we understand the difficult and heartbreaking situation families are in when they experience the death of a loved one. Our lawyers are compassionate and good listeners with the experience to help families navigate the legal process. You can trust that we will work hard for you as we seek justice together. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case.
Contact the Experienced Lawyers at TK Law
We know what the shock of wrongful death can do to families and friends. The moment you engage our services, we can help you cope with the immediate needs, such as funeral arrangements, opening the estate, and notification to others. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys will immediately begin to investigate how the wrongful death occurred and who are the persons or entities responsible.
We want our clients to have complete confidence that the TK Firm will represent their family and have a true appreciation for the loss they have suffered. We never take for granted the importance of handling a case involving Wrongful Death, nor will we forget how important it is to give the family and all aspects of the case the personal attention and compassion they deserve.
What is the Florida Wrongful Death Act?
The Florida Wrongful Death Act is a statute that governs civil lawsuits arising from deaths caused by wrongful acts, negligence, or default of another party. Under this law, a personal representative of the deceased person's estate can bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties. The personal representative must be appointed by a court and is usually a family member of the deceased person. The Florida Wrongful Death Act allows for the recovery of damages, including medical and funeral expenses, lost support and services, and compensation for the pain and suffering endured by the deceased person before death.
How long do I have to bring a claim of Wrongful Death?
It is important to note that there is a time limit, or statute of limitations, for bringing a wrongful death claim in Florida, which is generally two years from the date of the person's death. It is important to act quickly and start the investigation, preserve evidence, and file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations prevents action. We have deep compassion for what you are going through and will do everything in our power to help you through it.
Who can Seek Damages in a Wrongful Death Case?
The Florida Wrongful Death Act establishes the parties who may be entitled to damages in a wrongful death claim. These parties include the surviving spouse, children, parents, and any other blood relatives or adoptive siblings who were dependent on the deceased person for support or services. If there are no surviving family members who qualify for damages, then the damages will be awarded to the deceased person's estate.