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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Attorney In St. Petersburg

Yanchuck & Berman in St. Petersburg, Florida, is here to help if you are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact our professional team today to schedule a free consultation.

Get the Compensation and Justice You Deserve

The death of a loved one as a result of a negligent or intentional act is an unspeakable tragedy. If your family has suffered in this way, you may be able to receive compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of damages can bring your loved one back, it can help you to overcome financial burdens and support family members into the future.

In St. Petersburg, FL, Yanchuck & Berman is in your corner. We have recovered more than $500 million for our clients and have the qualifications, knowledge, and experience to help you secure a fair settlement. We are a no-win, no-fee law firm, meaning that there are no upfront fees. If we don’t win your case, you pay us nothing at all.

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We will help you with every step of the lawsuit, including:

  • Obtain evidence pertaining to fault for the accident
  • Organize and present evidence
  • Communicate with the at-fault party
  • Prove liability and damages
  • Negotiate a satisfactory settlement

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Florida law defines wrongful death as when a person or entity causes another person’s death by a “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person.” As such, there are different types of wrongful death. These include a negligence-based incident, medical malpractice, an intentional act, or a defective product.

In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. In filing the lawsuit, the personal representative must list all potential beneficiaries, such as surviving family members. As per the state’s statute of limitations, in most cases a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the deceased person’s death.

What Damages Are Possible In a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

For wrongful death lawsuits in Florida, there are two categories of potential damages. Firstly, damages may be awarded to the deceased person’s family which may compensate for:

  • Medical and funeral expenses (paid by surviving family)
  • Loss of companionship and protection
  • Loss of the support and services
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of parental companionship and guidance

Secondly, damages may be awarded to the deceased person’s estate, which may compensate for:

  • Lost wages and other earnings from the date of injury to death
  • Value of earnings the deceased person was expected to retain as savings
  • Medical and funeral expenses (paid directly by the estate)

A wrongful death lawsuit can be complex, time-consuming, and lengthy. Yanchuck & Berman is here to help you every step of the way.

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