If you’ve recently suffered the loss of a beloved member of your family — a son, daughter, father, sister, or uncle – you no doubt have your attention fully turned to the grieving process. The very thought of contemplating legal action for Tampa wrongful death may seem distasteful at best. However, evidence such as witness statements and forensic evidence can disappear or degrade relatively quickly after an accident. Wait too long, and the statute of limitations may kick in, making it impossible to file for damages.
Tampa Wrongful Death Liability Basics
Wrongful death suits rhyme in many ways with personal injury suits; although, given the severity of the charges, they can be more complicated and can involve more money. Here are some common situations that can lead to wrongful death accidents:
- A drunken driver (or a driver distracted on the cell phone) crashes into your loved one’s vehicle, either killing him or her on the spot or causing what turn out to be fatal injuries.
- An employer fails to do due diligence on safety equipment, and your loved one gets maimed by a rogue piece of machinery, which leads to fatal head injuries.
- A physician fails to look at your loved one’s medical chart and prescribes a medication that has a (foreseeable) failed interaction with another med that he or she had been on.
Who might be liable in a Tampa wrongful death case?
- The party directly responsible for the death (in the above examples: the driver, the negligent boss, the careless physician)
- Insurance company representing a liable party
- A designer or a manufacturer of products that caused or contributed to the death
- Any other parties or persons who directly or indirectly caused or contributed to the circumstances of the death
Reliable Help to Achieve Peace of Mind
Obviously, no amount of money will relieve you of the pain and suffering. However, you can set the wheels of justice in motion today by connecting with the attorneys here at Farah & Farah through farahandfarah.com or 855-797-9899. This legal team can handle your matter with sensitivity, compassion, and necessary diligence, so you can take your mind off of your legal concerns and get back to supporting your family and doing what you can to pick up the pieces of your life. Connect with the Farah & Farah team today for a free and confidential discussion about your needs and concerns.