If I let the mere, fleeting thought of losing one of my children cross my mind, I immediately feel the difference. My brain is protecting itself by pushing the thought out of my mind and, simultaneously, pumping some chemical into me to remind me that the wrongful death accident of a child is not something I want to think about. But despite all efforts, conscious or unconscious, to protect me from thoughts of events that did not happen, the reality of being a wrongful death attorney who handles child fatalities in Tampa Bay is that I have to be strong for my clients. Because it’s not just a temporary thought to them, these parents have experienced the sheer horror of a fatal car crash involving their child or losing their son or daughter in a boating accident, or any number of other countless tragedies.
Parents who lose a child to someone else’s negligence deserve a special place in our society. They deserve our respect, our empathy, and, for those of us with the power to do something, they deserve our ability to give them justice. Justice is the only thing that the courts can offer for children’s wrongful death cases in Florida that may give a sliver of solace. Parents have the right to petition the court to hold the person or company who caused the minor’s death responsible. In easy-to-understand terms the mom and/or dad can sue the driver, can sue the hospital, can sue the hotel, can sue the store, can sue the child care center, can sue the doctor, can sue the boat owner or whoever was responsible for a Tampa wrongful death lawsuit. In a world where we are flooded with news of ridiculous lawsuits every day, we sometimes forget the real purpose of our civil courts in Hillsborough County and throughout Florida. Our courts were never designed for circus lawsuits for the ultra-wealthy like Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Our Hillsborough County Circuit Court is there to give our grieving a light at the end of the tunnel that there is someone out there who cares enough to hold these people who hurt your child accountable for their actions. Money, whether it’s thousands of dollars or millions of dollars from a wrongful death case for a child will never, ever be enough. But it’s the best our courts in Florida can offer us for a wrongful death lawsuit. We are all parents here at our Tampa wrongful death law office. We have not lost a child but we have children of our own and we will be your rock to lean on in these difficult times.
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