Category: Wrongful Death
If your loved one died due to the fault of another person or entity, then — as a surviving family member — you may be entitled to recover damages to compensate for their wrongful death. To put it simply, wrongful death damages relate to the losses that surviving family members sustain as a consequence of their loved one’s death (i.e., loss of companionship, among a range of other losses).
The technology of making phone calls, dictating texts or emails and updating social media while driving is available, but all of these actions are proven to increase the risk of crashes.
Wrongful death is defined as the taking of the life of an individual because of the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. What constitutes a wrongful death lawsuit?
Whenever driving on Florida’s roads, inevitably you will be either sharing the road with RV/motorhomes or driving an RV/motorhome. These vehicles may be traveling with attached trailers hauling other vehicles or belongings. They are very popular with about 35 million or 8.5 percent of U.S. households owning them, according to RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association).
The Florida DHSMV is reminding motorists throughout the month of April to not drive distracted in its program “Focus on Driving Florida.” The numbers are significant. In 2015, DHSMV reports that there were more than 45,700 distracted driving crashes in Florida resulting in more than 39,000 injuries and more than 200 fatalities.
When travelling around Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, it is easy to see that we have a large number of gated communities and communities with homeowner and condominium owner associations. In living in these communities, residents expect they are safe places to live and to entertain. However, vehicles using the roadways within these communities can become involved in collisions, and even collisions with injuries and fatalities. While the drivers may be at fault, can the associations also be...
When one thinks about St. Patrick’s Day, shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck may come to mind. However, there is no amount of luck that can save a driver from a drunk-driving crash. Statistics show every year there is a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities resulting from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17.
It seems that every day the news media is covering another story about potential food poisonings. Many of these poisonings happen after eating at restaurants. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that every year in the United States one in six Americans gets sick from contaminated foods or beverages and 3,000 of these die.
With the rapidly growing number of older U.S. workers, employers need to re-think their safety programs to reduce and eliminate workplace injuries. They are required to provide a safe work environment for all workers regardless of age and are governed by workers’ compensation laws. They also may be accountable in personal injury law suits.
“As we enter the new year of 2016, we may anticipate that this is a new start. This start may involve more time with family, working more efficiently, more exercise, and a better diet. These are all worthy resolutions. However, when considering what makes the list, let’s consider the following 10 driver safety resolutions, some of which are recommended by Consumer Reports. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., recommend adopting and following these New Year’s Resolutions,...