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Category: Wrongful Death

Understanding “Services or Support” Eligibility for Wrongful Death Claims

May 4, 2017 | Category: Wrongful Death

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...

Tips for Safe RV/Motorhome Travel

April 29, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

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).  

HOA and Condominium Associations Can Be Liable for Accidents in Their Communities

March 28, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

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...

On St. Patrick’s Day Count on a Designated Driver, Not Luck

March 16, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, DUI Accidents, Wrongful Death

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.


Can a Restaurant Be Sued for Food Poisoning?

February 17, 2016 | Category: Wrongful Death

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.


Employers Need to Re-think Safety

February 15, 2016 | Category: Wrongful Death

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.


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