Crestview Wrongful Death Attorney
Helping Families Across Northwest Florida
When a person dies due to the wrongful conduct of another person or entity, the victim's family may be entitled to financial compensation. Known as "wrongful death" litigation, these cases are brought on behalf of surviving family members and are governed by Florida's laws.
At Michles & Booth, P.A., we are committed to helping the loved ones of those who have been wrongfully killed. Our attorneys work diligently to build strong cases and aggressively advocate for the full compensation that is owed to our clients. We are prepared to fight for justice and help you recover the compensation you need to move forward.
What is "Wrongful Death"
In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed when a person dies due to the wrongful or negligent conduct of another person or entity. Wrongful death lawsuits are typically brought on behalf of surviving family members, including spouses, children, and other dependents.
Wrongful deaths are caused by:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective or dangerous products
- Dangerous or unsafe premises
Florida law allows surviving family members to bring wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones. In a successful case, the family is awarded compensation for the loss of their loved one. This money can be used to pay for funeral expenses, final medical bills, lost future income, and more.
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
In Florida, surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one. However, there are certain requirements that must be met before a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.
To file a wrongful death claim in Florida, you must be:
- The legally-married spouse of the deceased person
- The parent of the deceased person's child
- The child of the deceased person
- The sibling of the deceased person
If you are not eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Florida, you may be able to file a claim for wrongful injury. Wrongful injury claims are similar to wrongful death claims, but they are brought on behalf of the injured person.
How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be an overwhelming process. You may be dealing with grief, shock, and overwhelming financial stress. You may also be unfamiliar with the legal process and how to properly file a claim. These issues can be compounded by the fact that many insurance companies and large corporations will fight tooth and nail to avoid paying out a dime. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help.
At Michles & Booth, P.A., we can help you understand your legal options and how to move forward. Our legal team is prepared to fight for you and your family. We know how to navigate the legal system and can advocate on your behalf. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you need to move forward.
We can help you recover compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Loss of companionship
In some cases, we may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar future conduct. Punitive damages are only awarded in the most egregious cases of wrongful death.
Discuss Your Case with a Wrongful Death Attorney
At Michles & Booth, P.A., we know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. We also know that surviving family members shouldn't have to worry about their finances after losing a loved one. Our team is prepared to help you through this difficult time. We can help you file a claim and help you recover the compensation you need to move forward. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
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