Our firm understands the heartbreak that losing a loved one wrongfully can cause. If you are facing this devastating situation, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Read on and reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our Panama City wrongful death attorneys about how you can seek justice for your loved one.

What are the wrongful death laws in Florida?

In cases where an individual has to undergo the loss of a loved one as a result of another’s negligence, the state of Florida has passed statutes to reimburse family members of a wrongful death victim. It is important to mention that in Florida, there is a shortened statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, indicating that claims must be filed within two years of the death. As you can see, these claims are time-sensitive, which is all the more reason why you will need to contact our personal injury attorneys right away if you have lost a loved one because of another party’s negligence.

Who can seek a wrongful death claim in Florida?

Not every state in the U.S. has the same laws on who is authorized to seek legal action for a wrongful death claim. In some circumstances, only individuals who are surviving dependents or are on behalf of the decedent’s estate can file this claim. In Florida, however, the following people may start a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings of the deceased if they were partially or wholly financially dependent on the deceased

If you fit into any of the above categories and have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Give our firm a call today to discuss the details with a dedicated member of our legal team.

What are the different kinds of wrongful death cases in Florida?

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., our legal team manages cases involving wrongful death in a combination of different instances. Some of the most common wrongful death situations our firm has seen include death because of automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall cases, railroad accidents, bicycle accidents, deaths as a result of asbestos and other unsafe or defective products, and more.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm as soon as you can if your loved one was wrongfully killed. Our legal team is committed to working with you during this devastating time to help you seek justice. Give us a call today, we are on your side.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Our firm proudly handles injury claims, insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today.