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Wrongful Death

Tampa Wrongful Death Attorneys

Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Bradenton, Spring Hill and New Port Richey


If your family has been shattered due to the wrongful death of a loved one, our compassionate Tampa wrongful death attorneys can help you find the answers you need and the compensation you deserve

Are you in need of legal advice from wrongful death attorneys? At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, our experienced wrongful death lawyers are here to help you sort through the pain of losing a loved one and finding the path to justice and financial recovery. While losing a loved one is never easy, it is especially painful when the loss is due to the negligence of someone else. Accidents caused by negligence, recklessness or the careless behavior of another party are avoidable. 

In a wrongful death lawsuit, Florida Statute 440.16 sets forth the benefits that are due in the event of a compensable death. The compensability of the accident that allegedly produced the employee’s death is litigated in much the same manner as any other accident. Naturally, if the death did not arise out of or in the course and scope of the deceased’s employment, the claim for death benefits must be denied. Wrongful death accidents most often occur as a result of:

For a wrongful death lawsuit to be payable, death must result within one year after the work or industrial accident, or follow continuous disability and result within five years after the industrial accident. In such wrongful death lawsuits, the employer must pay actual funeral expenses up to $7,500.00. Also, certain survivors are entitled to varying rates of compensation, up to 66 2/3% of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage or the compensation limits in effect at the time of the injury, with a total payout LIMIT of $150,000.00. Call one of our wrongful death lawyers if you have any further questions regarding payout limits and compensation in wrongful death cases. With more than 100 years of combined experience, you can trust that your wrongful death case will be handled with superior care by our Tampa Bay wrongful death attorneys. 

If you believe a loved one’s death was due to someone else's negligence, in a motor vehicle accident, due to hazardous work conditions or an industrial accident, our wrongful death lawyers are here to help. At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, our Tampa wrongful death attorneys have the experience and determination need to win your case. Call us today for a free consultation at 877-728-9653