When a loved one is taken from us, it is often devastating for the family — both emotionally and financially. When someone else is at fault for the death, the family is often suffering too much from mental anguish to even begin to deal with the complicated legal and financial concerns that follow. In Panama City and surrounding areas, the wrongful death lawyers 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.
The state of Florida has statutes that deal specifically with cases seeking 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, there’s a shortened statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, meaning that 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 because of the negligence of another party.
Attorneys at Manuel & Thomson handle cases of deaths resulting from 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 death has been caused by the negligent act of another, contact us at (850) 785-5555, or 1-800-832-7225.
At Manuel & Thompson, there is no charge for your initial consultation, and we will be glad to give you our opinion of your case.