Pensacola Wrongful Death Attorneys
Providing Caring Counsel to Florida Families Touched by Wrongful Death
Bereavement is one of the toughest, most earth-shattering things a person can experience, even more so when someone’s negligence was the cause of your loved one’s death. At Michles & Booth, we know we cannot bring your loved one back, but we can hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.
How We Can Help
Our attorney team is backed by over 80 years of collective experience, and we are highly qualified in wrongful death law. We understand how legal action may seem too arduous or burdensome to take on as you grieve. With our team, you will have the space and time you need to properly mourn your loved one without having to give up your legal rights.
We will advocate against negligence for you and in the memory of your loved one with great care and skill. Not only will you be kept in the know at all times, our attorneys will remain accessible and always ready to discuss the trajectory of your case when you need to.
To schedule your complimentary consultation, submit an online contact form today. Our Pensacola wrongful death lawyers are here to help you.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Per Florida Statutes § 768.19, when death results from a “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person,” then the decedent is considered to have suffered a “wrongful death.” There are several ways in which a person’s wrongdoing or negligence could lead to such tragedy.
At Michles & Booth, we accept cases in which wrongful death was caused by:
- Medical negligence
- Reckless or careless driving
- Irresponsible boating practices
- Defective or dangerous products
- Unsafe premises and working conditions
This is a non-exhaustive list. If you and your family have been touched by the wrongful death of a loved one in Pensacola, we kindly invite you to give us a call at (850) 779-1188. In your free consultation, we can help you learn about your legal rights.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pensacola
It is important to note that the law only allows certain persons to bring forth a wrongful death action. Fla. Stat. § 768.20 mandates that whomever the decedent designated as the personal representative, or “executor,” of their estate must be the one to file suit. In the event that a personal representative was not designated, the court will appoint one on the decedent’s behalf. Either way, the personal representative has two years to take such action. (State law does not currently have a deadline by which a suit must be filed if murder or manslaughter was involved, however.)
Potential Eligible Claimants
In addition to recovering compensation for the decedent’s estate, the decedent’s surviving loved ones may also be entitled to compensation for their damages. Per law, parents, children (natural and adopted), spouses, and relatives dependent on the decedent may each have a stake in the case.
The personal representative must name all persons who wish to have a part in the case and a share of the potential recovery, which may include compensation for funeral/burial expenses, pain and suffering, medical and hospital bills, loss of companionship and protection/guidance, loss of financial support, and more.
It’s Worth It to Hire an Experienced Lawyer
For a wrongful death lawsuit, it can be greatly beneficial to have a lawyer assist the personal representative throughout the legal process. Michles & Booth will work to ensure that the suit is strong and comprehensive, as well as submitted before any applicable deadlines.
Our wrongful death lawyers have helped countless Pensacola residents maximize their recoveries and find closure after negligence left them bereft. Past case results cannot guarantee success for all future cases. That being said, our track record speaks for the breadth and depth of our experience and skills.
Learn more about how our Pensacola wrongful death attorneys can help you through this trying time. Call (850) 779-1188 today to get started.
We also handle wrongful death cases in the surrounding areas of Alabama, including Lillian, Foley, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Bay Minette, Atmore, Flomaton, Brewton, and Dothan.
Care for Our Community
Our firm is extremely active in the community, and we are committed to giving back.
With a team of over 80 staff, you will receive the attention and care that you deserve!
Our firm has the experience and the qualifications to fight and win for you.
No Case Is Too Big or Too Small
Our team is dedicated to our clients, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial.