Nighttime Boating Negligence

August 31, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents

Florida has the second largest coastline in the United States (at 1,350 miles) and extensive freshwater river and lake systems throughout the state.  In conjunction with yearlong warm weather, this makes Florida the premier destination for recreational boating in the nation, but it also creates an environment ripe for boating accidents.  In a 2015 report conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Florida was found to have the largest number of registered recreational boating...

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Loss of Consortium Damages in Florida

August 29, 2017 | Category: Wrongful Death

If your loved one has been killed due to the negligent acts of another, Florida law — depending on your relationship with the deceased — may entitle you to wrongful death damages for the losses you experience as a result of your loved one’s passing.  Pursuant to the Florida Statutes section 768.21, wrongful death damages include loss of companionship, loss of protection, loss of guidance, loss of financial support, mental pain and suffering, and more.

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Proving Employer Liability in a Florida Injury Lawsuit

August 24, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

In Florida, if you’ve suffered an injury due to another’s negligence — and the negligent person has an employer for whom they were performing various job responsibilities at the time of the accident — you may be able to sue the employer and recover damages under a theory of a vicarious liability.  Those unfamiliar with the law of vicarious liability may not realize that they are actually entitled to sue the employer.  One might wrongly assume that the negligent acts of an individual...

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