What to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

What to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

If your loved one was a victim of wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and learn about how our skilled Florida personal injury attorneys can help. Our dedicated legal team is here to support you through this time and will do all we can to help you and your family feel whole again.

What are the wrongful death laws in Florida?

In situations where an individual has to experience the loss of a loved one because of another’s negligence, the state of Florida has enacted statutes to compensate family members of a wrongful death victim. It is important to note that in Florida, there is a shortened statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, meaning that claims must be brought within two years of the death. Because of the time sensitivity of this matter, you will need to contact our personal injury attorneys 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?

Not every state in the U.S. has the same laws on who is allowed to pursue legal action for a wrongful death claim. In some states, only individuals who are surviving dependents or are on behalf of the decedent’s estate can pursue this claim. In Florida, however, the following people may initiate a wrongful death claim after someone passes away:

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

What are the different types of wrongful death lawsuits in Florida?

At Manuel & Thompson, our personal injury attorneys manage cases involving wrongful death in a variety of different circumstances. Some of the most common wrongful death situations our firm has seen include death as a result of 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.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm as soon as possible if your loved one was wrongfully killed. Our legal team is dedicated to working with you during this devastating time to help you achieve justice. Contact us today, we are just one call away.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles 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 for your free consultation.

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