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Wrongful Death Attorney

The death of a loved one is always a tragedy.

Financial compensation is never enough to heal the wounds left by the loss and Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys grieves with anyone dealing with such a circumstance. When someone dies due to the negligence or malice of another, the scars left in the wake of the tragedy are even deeper than they otherwise would be. We believe that while the family’s financial gain will never replace the person who was lost; there are other reasons why perusing compensation is the right thing to do. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person or company, Andrew Stinnette Attorneys will be your voice for justice. Even during this difficult time, it is important that you speak out for what is right. In many cases, the at-fault party will continue to behave negligently if no action is taken, putting yet more lives in jeopardy. Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys would like to stand with you, give voice to your grievance, and help ensure that a semblance of justice is served in the memory of your loved one.

Whether the loss occurred because of a car accident, a defective product, medical malpractice, food poisoning, dangerous drugs, or any other reasons, we’re on your side and can help you understand your options and rights. There is nothing more difficult than losing someone dear to you, and you may feel overwhelmed by all the choices that are presented to you in the wake of the tragedy.

We know that this time is difficult enough, and we understand that the last thing you want to do is add to the burden. At Andrew Stinnette Attorneys, we understand. We value people over paperwork and strive to make the legal process as painless as possible for you and your family. We work on building relationships with our personal injury clients, looking out for their best interests and well being.

If you have lost a loved one through another’s negligence, don’t wait to speak to a lawyer. When carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another person or company has caused the death of a family member, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, and emotional and physical pain for “wrongful death.”

Assessed damages may include:
· Loss of support
· An estimate of the deceased person’s future earning capacity
· Benefits lost from the death, (insurance, pensions or inheritance)
· Loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, and protection suffered by the survivor
· Punitive damages intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others

We are here to help you. At Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys, we know that asking for help can be a difficult thing to do. Often, people feel uncomfortable contacting a lawyer or filing a lawsuit, and we understand that taking that first step may be a difficult choice. That is why we go to great lengths to try and ensure that each subsequent step you take with us is as easy as possible. Remember, you have the right to honor your loved one’s memory by ensuring that justice is served, and we can help you recoup your damages as painlessly as possible.

Please call us today for a free consultation. At Andrew Stinnette Attorneys, we are committed to representing you and your best interests. Let us help you.

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Wrongful Death FAQ

Q. What is a “wrongful death?”

A. Wrongful death is an unnecessary death caused by the negligence of another person or company. Examples include deaths caused by: drunk, reckless or careless drivers, intentional acts like a deliberate murder, the manufacturing of unsafe, defective or dangerous products, or even a physician failing to diagnose a treatable disease.

Q. How much does an attorney evaluation cost in a wrongful death case?
A. Nothing! Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Law will evaluate your case free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, you owe no fees until we recover money for you.

Q. What is the first step in pursuing a wrongful death claim?
A. The first step is to contact a local Tampa Bay area Injury Attorney. Wrongful death claims generally involve a variety of complex legal issues and require a timely investigation.

Q. Who can file a wrongful death case?
A. The Florida wrongful death act states that: "The action shall be brought by the decedent's personal representative, who shall recover for the benefit of the decedent's survivors and estate all damages, as specified in this act, caused by the injury resulting in death." In other words, the personal representative or executor who is the person named
in the victim's will, or appointed by the court in the absence of a will, must file the claim.

Q. What sort of damages should I expect to recover in a wrongful death lawsuit?

A. Survivors can usually sue for both medical bills incurred and funeral expenses. In addition, courts might determine the amount of additional damage and losses suffered.

Q. What if the deceased never held a job?

A. Whether contributions were monetary or not, they will be addressed. For example is the deceased person stayed home with the children and provided care, service, and a
nurturing environment, theses losses would be quantifiable as “pecuniary losses” and are still worth pursuing.

Q. Can I bring a wrongful death action on the death of a child or an elderly person?
A. Yes. Though damage awards for both decedents are usually modest, for a variety of reasons. If however there can be shown to be gross negligence, it does not matter the age of the deceased.

Q. What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?
A. If a person with a personal injury claim dies before the claim is settled, the claim survives in most cases and may be brought by the executor or personal representative of the deceased person's estate.

Please  contact  Andrew Stinnette Attorneys, the experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys for a  free initial consultation. As our client, you will receive professional and aggressive representation. Allow us to focus on justice and protection of your rights while you focus on recovering from you loss.