Category: Wrongful Death
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...
Many auto racing fans attend NASCAR and other auto racing events. The sport is inherently dangerous causing many, including drivers, crew members, and officials to be injured or killed.
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.
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.