When a loved one’s life is wrongfully taken, it is devastating for the family, both emotionally and financially. When someone else is at fault for the death, the family often suffers too much from mental anguish to even begin dealing with the complicated legal and financial concerns that follow. The wrongful death attorneys at Manuel & Thompson can help families recover from the loss of a loved one and help them receive compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, as well as the loss of financial support once provided by the decedent. We handle wrongful death cases in Panama City, Florida, and the surrounding areas. If you need compassionate and effective legal representation after a loved one lost their life at the hand of someone else’s negligence, contact Manuel & Thompson today.
Wrongful Death Laws in Florida
The state of Florida has statutes that deal specifically with cases regarding compensation for wrongful death. These statutes identify who can bring a claim for wrongful death, which survivors can be compensated when there is a wrongful death, and which damages are recoverable when there has been a wrongful death. In Florida, wrongful death claims must be brought within two years of the death. Because of these time constraints, it is important to contact our wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
States across the country vary in who they allow to take legal action for a wrongful death. Some states will only allow someone to bring a claim on behalf of the surviving dependents or on behalf of the decedent’s estate. In Florida, the following people may initiate a wrongful death claim after someone passes away:
- Siblings of the deceased if they were partially or wholly financially dependent on the deceased
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
The skilled Panama City wrongful death attorneys at Manuel & Thomson handle cases of deaths that were caused by automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall cases, railroad accidents, bicycle accidents, deaths caused by asbestos and other unsafe or defective products, and more. If you have questions or need assistance in a situation where you feel a loved one’s death has been caused by the negligent act of another, please contact us today.
Contact Manuel & Thompson Today
If you believe that your loved one lost his or her life as a result of another party’s negligence, you may have a valid wrongful death claim. The compassionate legal team at Manuel & Thompson understands how emotionally challenging this time is and can help guide you through every step of the claims process. At Manuel & Thompson, there is no charge for your initial consultation, and we will be glad to give you our opinion on your case. Contact our personal injury law office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys.