Category: Wrongful Death
Retailers and property owners have many responsibilities when it comes to their customers and employees.
According to a law dictionary, a wrongful death lawsuit is defined as a civil action against the party or parties who caused the death of a loved one either accidentally or pre-meditated. Not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job annually; that translates into about 99 per week or more than 14 deaths every day.
If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death scenario, you may be wondering about the nature and extent of damages to which you are entitled. Generally speaking, most wrongful death lawsuits do not involve an award of punitive damages — otherwise known as exemplary damages — as the conduct at-issue is not egregious enough to justify such an award.
NBC Nightly News reported on November 17, 2017 that three lawsuits were filed against the manufacturer of the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail, claiming the guardrails can splinter and spear through a vehicle.
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.
Public fireworks displays are part of our July 4th celebrations, along with backyard barbecues, hamburgers and hotdogs. They may be beautiful to view, but if they are handled by inexperienced operators or there are technical malfunctions, they can go terribly wrong, sometimes with even deadly consequences.
Two young children, ages 3 and 1, died Monday night, May 15, in a condo pool in Cape Coral, Florida. This tragedy happened in a pool that was not fenced in and protected as required by Florida law.
Florida is home to some of the most dangerous roads in the nation. Studies based on national traffic data show seven Florida highways and interstates ranked in the top 10 lists of dangerous roads.
DUI accidents are not “accidents.” They are preventable. When a victim is severely injured or killed because of the choice a person makes to drive while under the influence, the impact is more than significant. The victim suffers. The victim’s family and friends suffer.