A wrongful death claim is a legal claim that arises from the preventable death of an individual that happens due to another party’s conduct. Wrongful death can happen in many ways, but whatever the specific cause, it can leave families with devastating emotional and financial losses.

If your family experienced a loss and believes someone else was to blame, do not wait to reach out to the skilled Tampa Bay Wrongful Death Lawyers at the Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm. Our dedicated legal team stands up for the rights of families in the Tampa area, and we can assess whether you have a case.

Contact our office directly for a free case evaluation today.

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Risks of Wrongful Death in Tampa Bay

The many risks of fatal injuries in Tampa Bay include:

Causes of Accidental Death in Florida

Thousands of people die in Florida each year due to preventable accidents.

These are some of the leading injury-related causes of death in the Sunshine State:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls
  • Drowning
  • Suffocation
  • Poisoning
  • Firearms
  • Fire or flames
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Cyclist injuries
  • Struck by an object

When someone suffers a fatal injury, and someone else was to blame, surviving family members can file a claim against the liable parties for wrongful death.

Wrongful Death Laws


A wrongful death claim arises from the death of an individual due to the negligent or intentional conduct of another. There may be a criminal investigation and civil action following a fatal accident. There often are circumstances for the victim’s (the decedent’s) survivors to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit.

A wrongful death suit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the decedent) is not filing suit. Rather, the family members or the decedent’s estate must file the case. As such, a wrongful death claim seeks to recover damages for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate suffered due to the victim’s death.

Wrongful death accidents are traumatic experiences that leave the victim’s loved ones vulnerable and in shock. The victim’s surviving family members are often confused about what to do, who to call, or where to find help after loss from a sudden accident. It can leave victims in a troublesome situation while in pain and mourning the loss of their loved one.

With outstanding medical and funeral expenses, families face unexpected financial responsibilities the accident caused. Your family’s focus should be on grieving, not how to fund expenses from a wrongful death accident.

At Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm, we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, we help our clients achieve financial security and recover from their losses.

Investigating Wrongful Death Accidents

Evaluating all the facts involved in the cause of the accident requires skill and experience. Our experienced Tampa Bay wrongful death accident attorneys carefully investigate every case to prove negligence and fault effectively.

This process includes:

  • Requesting and viewing police reports
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Reviewing and discussing your medical records
  • Examining the accident site and damage

We carefully review and apply our investigated data from your accident to best represent your wrongful death accidents and pursue the maximum recovery for your loss. When we review records following an accident, they often show serious violations of the safety regulations. At Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm, we handle wrongful death cases carefully and confidently.

Wrongful Death Damages

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost household
  • Loss of support and income
  • Loss of prospect
  • Loss of inheritance

We can assess your losses and determine the value of your Tampa Bay wrongful death claim.

What You Should Do and Not Do After a Wrongful Death Accident Occurs

Following tragic deaths, you may react emotionally. There is no way to prepare yourself for a sudden loss. The best action you can take is to speak with a Tampa Bay wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

Not only can we help you file a claim promptly, but we will also be there with you every step of the way to avoid these common mistakes made after a wrongful death claim:

  • DO NOT release any statements/opinions
  • DO NOT communicate with the other parties
  • DO NOT accept a low offer

We Fight for You and Your Family

While our legal team can never guarantee the outcome of a lawsuit, we can assure you that our team of aggressive attorneys will work tirelessly on your Wrongful Death Accident claim. As our client, we will provide you with advice and assist you in any decision-making that you face.

Further, we are dedicated to updating you throughout every phase of your case. Though we cannot accept every case, we never charge for consultations regarding your claim. In all the cases we accept, Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm will always provide you with the skilled advocates and top-notch representation you need.

You and your family can focus on your recovery as we work tirelessly to recover what you deserve for the accident. Our skilled team of lawyers always fights for your rights and full compensation.


If you or someone you know is experiencing a wrongful death accident, please contact our offices.

Speak With a Tampa Bay Wrongful Death Lawyer Right Away

When your family experiences an unimaginable loss, you can count on the Tampa Bay wrongful death attorneys of the Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm to stand up for your rights. Please call (727) 849-5353 or reach out online for a free case evaluation. We are ready to help.

Tampa Bay Wrongful Death Attorney Martin Macyszyn, Esq.


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Tampa Bay Wrongful Death FAQs

  • How Do You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

    The wrongful death process depends on how the fatal accident happened. For example, after a traffic crash, our lawyers might file an auto insurance claim against the liable driver’s policy. If the fatal accident involved a fall on commercial property, the claim might be against property or business insurance coverage. We can identify the claims to file in each specific case.

    If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. This is a complex process that our experienced litigators know how to handle.

  • Why Choose Our Trusted Tampa Bay Wrongful Death Lawyers?

    Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm’s legal team has Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers and National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Lawyers members. This Double Board Certification is a distinction of experience in specialized skills, knowledge, and proficiency within the field of personal injury. A Board Certified Specialist can make a huge difference when you need to retain a Tampa Bay wrongful death lawyer.

    Florida Board Certification is a volunteer program recognition of specialist or expert based upon the attorney’s experience requiring:

    • The practice of law for at least five years;
    • Substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law—50 percent or more—during the three years immediately preceding application;
    • Handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel and as the trier of fact on some or all of the issues;
    • 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application;
    • Peer review; and,
    • A written examination.

    This certification means you can trust the high quality of our legal representation for your wrongful death claim.