Wrongful Death
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Sebring Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compassionate Representation for You & Your Family

At Dismuke Law, we know that there is nothing that can undo the untimely loss of a loved one. If you are seeking answers after a loved one was killed in an accident, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences. We also want to help you navigate this incredibly difficult time and provide the answers and guidance you need.

If your family member or loved one passed away after sustaining serious injuries in a car or motorcycle accident, after being hit by a drunk driver, or in any way caused by someone else, contact Dismuke Law to learn more about your legal rights and options. Our Sebring wrongful death lawyers will meet with you at no cost to discuss your case and provide you with honest, clear legal counsel moving forward. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you are rightfully owed for your losses so that you can focus on spending time with your family and healing without the added burden of unexpected financial strain. Let us help you fight for justice.

Contact us online by submitting a free and confidential case evaluation form, or call our office at to request a complimentary consultation.

Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Laws

When a person suffers fatal injuries or dies as a result of someone else’s negligent or unlawful actions, certain surviving family members can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic losses they have suffered as a result of the death. A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought on behalf of eligible family members by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. If there was no will or no named personal representative, the court will appoint one.

The wrongful death lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the decedent's:

  • Spouse
  • Child/children
  • Parent(s)
  • Blood relative/adoptive sibling who was a dependent

These individuals can recover compensation for specific losses, including:

  • Medical and/or funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of guidance and protection
  • Mental/emotional anguish associated with the loss of a child
  • The value of services/support provided by the decedent

Furthermore, the estate can recover compensation for certain damages, including:

  • Lost income/wages
  • Lost benefits and other additional earnings
  • Lost future earnings
  • Lost earnings of the estate
  • Medical and/or funeral costs that were paid by the estate itself

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

Like other types of personal injury claims, there is a time limit in which you can file a wrongful death claim in the state of Florida. This is known as the statute of limitations and it expires two years from the date of death, with very limited exceptions. In most cases, if you fail to file a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of your loved one’s death, you will be barred from collecting damages.

Contact Dismuke Law Today for Personalized Legal Representation

Every case is different; it is important that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you seek justice and the fair compensation you and your family are owed. At Dismuke Law, we truly care about our clients. That is why we offer caring, compassionate, and client-focused services, as well as tirelessly advocacy during settlement negotiations and/or at trial. Our Sebring wrongful death attorneys understand the challenges you are facing, and we are prepared to help you meet and overcome them.

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  • Decades of Experience

    Dave has dedicated 15 years and a significant portion of his practice to auto accidents and has well-trained staff in place to help you.

  • We Treat Clients with Excellent Personal Service, Respect & Dignity

    Our core belief is that every detail must be studied, that every adversary must be out prepared and outworked and that every client must be treated like they are family.

  • Personal Injury is All We Do

    Dave is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and focuses his practice on automobile accidents.

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Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

We Remove the Fear  of Going Through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.