Any time we lose someone we love, it’s always “wrongful.” But “wrongful death” has a specific legal meaning. A wrongful death is a death that was caused by another driver’s careless, negligent or reckless driving, regardless of whether the car accident was in Clearwater or any other city in Florida.
Careless or reckless driving that result in the death of someone can be caused by any number of dangerous acts, including: speeding, drunk driving, failing to stop or yield the right of way and even distracted driving. When any of these wrongful acts occur the survivors have the right to bring a claim to recover for the loss of their loved one.
We have found that holding the wrong doer accountable is often an important first step in helping loved ones work through the grieving process. And, while no amount of money can make up for the death of someone you love, holding the driver accountable is a way of acknowledging the loss you have suffered.
A good friend, who for many years served as a victim’s advocate for the District Attorney’s Office in Louisville, has written a sensitive guide that explains the many stages of grief and provides a thoughtful understanding of the emotions family members experience after a loss. Fill out the form below if you would like a free copy of her book, Am I Supposed to Feel Like This?
I have also created a short three minute video many have found helpful. It’s good non-lawyerly information.
You or your family members may still have some unanswered questions. I’d be glad to personally answer those. Just send an email, and I’ll get back to you quickly. All emails are completely private, and we never share your information.
We represent personal injury and accident victims in Florida in these cities:
Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Largo, Oldsmar, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Shores,Treasure Island, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Crystal Beach, Ozona, Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Kenneth City, South Pasadena, St. Petersburg Beach, Tierra Verde, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson, Bayonet Point, Holiday, Land O’Lakes, Lutz, Odessa, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Dade City, Sebring, Wesley Chapel, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, and all other cities in Florida and Florida Counties.
Our primary office location is in Clearwater, however we meet clients at our satellite offices or a convenient location at or near your home.