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Wrongful Death

St. Petersburg Wrongful Death Lawyer

Do Not Face This Difficult Time Alone

Nothing can adequately compensate someone for the death of a spouse, child, or parent. At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we always give our devoted attention to clients with wrongful death claims as if they were a member of our own family. We can make sure the estate is set up properly, pursue life insurance benefits, and can take legal action against the individuals or companies whose mistake or act of negligence caused the wrongful death of your loved one.

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Available Wrongful Death Benefits

Under Florida wrongful death laws, a personal representative is appointed to bring the claim on behalf of the deceased. The surviving spouse is entitled to damages for the loss of companionship and protection, as well as for mental pain and suffering. Minor children can recover damages for the loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance, as well as for their own mental pain and suffering. If a child has been lost, his or her parents are entitled to be compensated for their mental pain and suffering. All of these various types of damages are awarded in addition to compensation for the loss of support and services both now and in the future.

In addition to these individual claims, the deceased person's "estate" is entitled to be compensated for the loss of earnings now and for those earnings and wealth the individual would have accumulated in the future. The estate can also recover additional medical and funeral expenses not paid to the loved one's surviving family members.

We Are Ready to Hear from You

After a devastating loss, filing any type of claim or lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we understand you may not be ready to move forward with taking legal action. Allow our compassionate and dedicated St. Petersburg wrongful death lawyer to help you pursue your claim so that you can spend this time grieving for your loss and being with loved ones.

Your loss deserves to be legally addressed. Contact us today to take the first step.