Family Files Tampa Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Response to Loss of Loved One

When a person dies as the result of another person, business, or entity’s negligence, the family of the victim may have a right to seek compensation for their loss from the responsible parties through filing a civil lawsuit.

This is precisely the action that has been taken by the relatives of a 31-year-old man who died as the result of a Florida premises liability accident at the Tampa International Airport last year. The incident occurred on March 15, 2013, as the victim made his way to the elevator on the seventh floor, which he planned to take to the first floor. What happened next is under debate, but what is known is that the elevator doors somehow opened and the victim fell to his death.

Now, the family of the victim has filed a Tampa wrongful death lawsuit against the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority—who runs the airport—and the company who is responsible for maintaining the elevator. They claim both the HCAA and the elevator maintenance company did not do enough to protect the public from the faulty elevator. An article from The Orlando Sentinel explains both organizations have denied responsibility in the case.

The Tampa personal injury lawyers with John Bales Attorneys understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to an unforeseen accident. That’s why our team of legal professionals are hopeful a decision in this case will bring a sense of closure to the incident for the family of the victim.