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Investigation into Possible Wrongful Death of Construction Worker after fall at Eckerd College

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According to police, 60 year old construction worker Terry Lynn Flack of Brooksville, fell to his death recently while working on a catwalk inside an Eckerd College Bininger Performing Arts building auditorium in St. Petersburg, Fl. Flack was employed by an electrical contractor, Universal Control, and working on the air conditioning system, at the time of his death. Rescue workers estimated that Flack fell between 30-40 ft. Paramedics found Flack on the floor and immediately put him on advanced life support. He was taken to Bayfront Health where he was pronounced dead. Police investigators reported that it was unclear what caused the fall or whether a medical condition may contributed to the accident. A spokesperson for the college said no classes were in session at the time of the accident.   http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/st-petersburg-60-year-old-construction-worker-falls-to-his-death-at-eckerd/2161298.

The negligence and carelessness of the responsible person or employer may entitle the surviving family to compensation under the Florida Wrongful Death Act for the loss of their loved one if it is proven that their was negligence that caused the accident to occur. The personal representative of the deceased is entitled to recover damages on behalf of the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries for loss of support and future earnings, companionship, mental and emotional suffering, the decedent’s medical bills prior to death, funeral expenses and punitive damages by filing a wrongful death civil action.

The Tampa Bay Wrongful Death attorneys at Brooks Law Group understand the impact that a wrongful death incident can have on the family after losing a loved one and can help you pursue justice for our loved one.  Our trained and skilled Tampa Bay wrongful death personal injury attorneys will access the case to determine whether the required elements are present to file a wrongful death lawsuit including, the death of a person caused by the negligence of another person or entity, proof that surviving family members incurred financial and emotional distress and that a personal representative has been appointed by the court authorized to seek compensation on behalf of the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries.

We have successfully represented the families of wrongful death victims involved in personal injury accidents, product liability cases, medical malpractice and other matters concerning wrongful death actions in collecting damages for their losses.  We are here to help you. Hiring our Tampa Bay wrongful death personal injury attorneys gives you the peace of mind that your loved one’s rights are being protected and that the family receives just and fair compensation for their loss.

If you wish to obtain more information about a wrongful death matter involving a loss of your loved one, please contact us today for a free consultation you can call us at 888-We-Mean-It (888-936-3264) or you can email us at info@brookslawgroup.com.

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