Wrongful Death Claim Tampa, FL
If your child has passed away and it’s possible that another’s negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior is to blame for your loss, please contact our firm to explore your options related to filing a Tampa, FL wrongful death claim. Chances are, that unless an extraordinary amount of time has passed since your child’s death or your situation meets another very narrow legal exception, that you should be able to file a wrongful death claim on your child’s behalf. With that said, no two wrongful death scenarios are exactly the same. As a result, it’s important to speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer Tampa, FL residents trust before making any assumptions about your legal situation.
Can Parents of a Minor File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Generally speaking, the parents of minor children whose deaths were legally “wrongful” can sue in Florida court for damages tied to these losses. Similarly, parents of a minor whose death was legally wrongful can submit insurance claims related to the loss of their child. The exceptions to these general rules only tend to come into play when some narrow exception bars parents from recovery. For example, if parents wait too long to file a claim, their recovery may be barred by timeline regulations known as statutes of limitations.
Otherwise, parents can work with an experienced personal injury attorney to establish that those responsible for their child’s death owed that child a legal duty of care, breached that duty, and that the injuries the child suffered as a result of that breach resulted in the child’s premature death. Wrongful death cases can be filed in the wake of auto accidents, physical violence, physical neglect, defective or dangerous product situations, medical negligence, brain injury, birth injury, and other experiences governed by personal injury law. Essentially, if another person, business, or legal entity behaved negligently, recklessly, or intentionally and a child died as a result of that behavior, barring a legal exception, the parent of that child can sue those responsible for wrongful death damages.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you are a parent who either suspects or knows that your child’s death was caused by another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional behavior, please know that you don’t have to navigate the legal aspects of your situation alone. The compassionate, experienced, and truly dedicated legal team at Jeff Murphy Law is here to help ensure that your rights are protected, your legal options are clear, and that justice can be done in your child’s name. We are proud and humbled to serve the legal needs of parents who have lost a child in ways that should have been prevented by others. Know that we will treat your situation seriously and with the utmost respect. Please contact us about filing a Tampa, FL wrongful death claim today; we look forward to working with you.