Have you lost a loved one due to illegal activity or negligence?
If you have a family member or friend who died on someone else’s property due to criminal activity, there may be a valid wrongful death case that you can bring forward with the help of a wrongful death due to criminal activity lawyer in Tampa, FL. You should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney for a free consultation.
It is important to know that a premises liability claim does not arise in every case where an injury occurs on a property. There must be some evidence that the owner was negligent.
Property owners are responsible for making sure their properties are safe and well-maintained so guests and tenants are not physically endangered. Unfortunately, too many cut corners or simply ignore their legal duty, and serious injury or death can occur. Property owners who ignore rules, violate building codes, and disregard public safety should be held accountable. When a death occurs as a result of a business or property owner’s wrongful act or omission, a premises liability lawsuit may be warranted.
Some common examples of premises liability wrongful death claims include:
Inadequate lighting which allows criminal conduct to occur
Inadequate or negligent security
Negligent hiring of an employee who causes injury or death
Assaults or attacks
In most cases, whether the at-fault party is a homeowner, a business, or the government, an insurance company will usually be involved. These claims are likely to be defended vigorously, so it is very important you hire an experienced Tampa wrongful death due to criminal activity lawyer to protect your rights and obtain full compensation for your loss.
Jeff Murphy Law has been handling wrongful death claims for over 28 years. Call Jeff for a free consultation to discuss your wrongful death claim.
How Our Team Can Help
Grieving the loss of a loved one can be particularly hard to do when you know that they died as a victim of wrongful death. This means that because of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, your loved one did not survive. As you speak with your attorney about filing a claim, it is important that you understand who can bring a claim forward and under what circumstances a claim should be made. When your loved one has passed away because of someone else’s criminal actions, you may have more questions and wonder what this means for your claim.
Wrongful Death and Criminal Activity
You may be wondering to yourself if this is just something you can take up in criminal court. However, filing a wrongful death claim is not the same as filing criminal charges against someone. There are different circumstances that can warrant filing a wrongful death claim from criminal activities.
Drunk Driving. Drunk driving is something everyone is told is illegal when they begin driving. However, not everyone obeys this law. If your loved one was the victim of a drunk driving accident and did not make it, you can speak with your attorney about filing a wrongful death claim.
A Robbery or Mugging. If someone was attempting to steal from your loved one and in the process harmed them to the point of death, you could file a wrongful death claim depending on how your attorney establishes intent.
Illegal Drugs. Many states even let you file a wrongful death claim if your loved one died because of drugs. If you know who they got the drugs from, your attorney could gather the necessary evidence for this claim.
We understand that this is a particularly difficult time for you and that you likely have many stressors because of your loved one’s wrongful death. Recovering damages from their death can help ease many of your financial burdens. If you were forced to pay for their expensive hospital and medical bills, you could get compensation for this. On the other hand, you may be able to receive damages for things like their lost earning capacity and your pain and suffering.
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If you are interested in seeing how our Tampa, Florida wrongful death due to criminal activity lawyer can help you, call Jeff Murphy Law now.
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