The death of a loved one is never easy, especially when a loved one’s life is taken unexpectedly by another individual’s negligence. Understandably, the last thing on many grieving family’s mind is talking to a lawyer.
However, seeking legal counsel as soon as possible can truly help a family in more ways than one.
While emotional trauma is at the forefront of everyone’s mind following a death, there can also be financial trauma that will need to be taken care of. This is where an experienced wrongful death attorney can be of help.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death arises when an individual acts negligently and that negligence causes the death of another. For example, if a business owner neglects to clearly mark a wet floor and an elderly man falls and hits his head, resulting in his death, the business owner could be held liable for wrongful death. This means that the business owner could be responsible for the grieving family’s financial burden.
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
A wrongful death attorney will understand the ins and outs of the law, and they can offer guidance on how to move forward with the compensation process. An attorney will take care of the legal proceedings and conversations for you, leaving your family free to grieve and take care of other matters.
Your wrongful death attorney will take on the job of seeking compensation for the following:
- Medical bills and funeral costs
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
While a wrongful death attorney is not a therapist, leaving the legal work up to a professional is a great way to get on the road to recovery, and it leaves families free from worrying about finances or recovering damages during such a difficult time.
If your family has experienced the loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence, the Tampa wrongful death attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo are prepared to help. Our compassionate attorneys are prepared to take care of all legal proceedings and provide your family with closure. Contact us today for a free consultation.