Category: Wrongful Death
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.
Approximately 4.4 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. These bites result in an estimated 885,000 injuries requiring medical attention. About half of the injuries are sustained by children.
A trip to the beach will reveal that Florida has many PWCs (personal watercraft), and the numbers are growing. With this growth, we can expect accidents to occur which cause injuries and even, on occasion, fatalities.
In Florida, if your loved one died due to the wrongful acts or negligence of another, then you may — depending on your relationship with the deceased — be entitled to recover damages for the various losses you sustained as a consequence of your loved one’s death. Florida wrongful death claims are governed by the Wrongful Death Act, which provides that a personal representative of the estate of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving family members who are...
Rubbernecking does more than cause minor traffic delays; it can actually cause other vehicle accidents. The Dallas News reported in February on the death of a 75-year-old author in Waco, Texas.
Many drivers drive safely with concern for others. However, there are those who are referred to using various names such as lead foot, hot dogger, road hog, tailgater, and lane hopper.
Pursuant to Florida law, when a person dies due to the wrongful acts or omissions of a third-party, certain surviving family members are entitled to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. These are commonly known as wrongful death claims. Damages recoverable in a wrongful death claim are specifically linked to the losses sustained by the surviving family member as a result of their loved one’s death, and include (but are not limited to) damages for lost financial...