What Are Your Options After A Wrongful Death?

Defined by Florida's Wrongful Death Act, wrongful death allows the loved ones of individuals who have been killed by any "wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty" to file a lawsuit against the responsible party and recover monetary damages. This party can be nearly any type of entity whether a corporation, government agency or individual.

As the personal injury lawyer at Zachary A. Vandyke, P.A., in Panama City, I recognize how devastating the death of a loved one can be for the entire family. My priority is to help you understand all of the legal options that are available and pursue monetary compensation for your losses. I always make sure to handle your case with the sensitivity and compassion that it deserves.

We offer free case reviews. Call 850-851-0864 or send us an email to schedule yours. Se Habla Español!

Some common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Premises liability accidents

What Damages Are You Entitled To Receive?

In the state of Florida, close relatives of the victim who was killed in a wrongful death case are legally entitled to recover a variety of damages, depending on their relationship to the deceased. These damages include lost support and services, lost companionship and protection, lost instruction and guidance, mental pain and suffering, and even medical or funeral expenses.

Waiting Has Consequences, So Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Today

Understandably, losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional time, and seeking legal action is rarely a top priority. Due to the statute of limitations in Florida, family members are required to file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date of death in order to initiate a claim.

Call our office today at 850-851-0864 . You may also send us an email, and we will contact you to schedule your free initial consultation. Se Habla Español!