Every state has different laws dealing with recovery in a wrongful death lawsuit. In Florida, the survivors of the deceased are allowed to file suit to claim everything from loss of support to funeral expenses. Those survivors are defined as immediate family, which includes spouse, children, brothers and sisters, parents, and any other blood relative who is financially dependent on the deceased.
Even if you do not fit clearly into these categories, you may still be entitled to compensation. The personal injury lawyers at our Panama City firm can help determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation from a wrongful death settlement. The wrongful death statutes can be tricky when it comes to non-blood relatives, adopted siblings, and children born out of wedlock. Our attorneys will advise you on whether or not you can successfully pursue a wrongful death claim under Florida law.
To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.