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The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. Your trusted legal advisors since 1976

Tampa Fatal Car Accident Lawyer

Losing someone you love in a car crash is traumatic, and no one can ever prepare to feel that amount of grief. While you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you will also face a large amount of uncertainty and financial hardships.You may have lost the income your loved one contributed to the household, which only makes your loss seem so much greater. If you have lost a loved one, a Tampa fatal car accident lawyer can help you claim financial compensation that will offset the financial burden of your loss.

Our Tampa Fatal Car Accident Attorney Explains the Common Causes of Crashes

Reckless behaviors such as distracted driving and drunk driving are usually the cause of fatal car accidents in Tampa, but there are many acts of negligence that can lead to a fatality. Speeding, improper lane changes, and aggressive driving are just a few of the other acts of carelessness that can lead to a crash.

Sometimes, a fatal car accident is not the fault of anyone at the accident scene. Defective car parts such as brakes and tires are also common causes of fatalities in car accidents. If a road is defective, lacking proper signage, or improperly planned, that can also lead to a crash. After any fatal car accident, it is important to determine the cause, so you know which party to hold liable for the loss of your loved one.

Our Tampa Fatal Car Accident Attorney Explains Wrongful Death

After many car accidents, injured individuals file a personal injury claim against the negligent or careless party. After a fatal car accident in Tampa, loved ones of the accident victim must file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death occurs any time the negligent or careless actions of another person cause the death of someone else.

Wrongful death claims are civil cases, not criminal. Through a civil claim, the only way to punish liable parties is by forcing them to pay financial compensation for the losses of the loved ones of the deceased. To be successful with a wrongful death claim, you must prove that another person acted carelessly, and that their actions resulted in the death of your loved one. You do not have to show the liable party acted intentionally, as proving negligence is enough to be successful with a claim.

Wrongful death lawsuits do differ slightly from other personal injury claims. For example, while accident victims generally have four years to file their claim after a crash, you only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A Tampa fatal car accident attorney can explain all the laws governing wrongful death claims and ensure you comply with them so you can be successful with your claim.

Call Our Tampa Fatal Car Accident Attorney Today

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, do not file a claim on your own. At The Matassini Law Firm, P.A., our knowledgeable Tampa fatal car accident attorney can help you navigate the process and ensure you recover the full damages you deserve. Call us today at 813-217-5715 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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