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Florida Lawsuit Alleges Medical Malpractice Led To Death Of 23-Year-Old Pro Baseball Player

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Wrongful death cases are not always the result of a car accident. Sometimes they arise from acts of medical negligence–i.e., malpractice–that led to the victim’s death. Malpractice itself can include acts of omission, such as failing to properly diagnose an individual who has a potentially life-threatening condition that ultimately kills them. A recent lawsuit… Read More »

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Tesla Forced To Issue 2 Recalls In 1 Week Due To Software Defects In Its Vehicles

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Any type of defective product can lead to serious injury. When the defective product is a car or other motor vehicle, however, the consequences of a defect can be catastrophic. Everyone on the road is affected by the presence of a dangerous or defective vehicle, which means auto manufacturers have a heightened duty to… Read More »

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U.S. Department Of Transportation Figures Show 12 Percent Rise In Auto Accident Fatalities In 2021

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While plane crashes tend to draw a great deal of media and public attention, air travel has long been among the safest modes of transportation. Fatal airplane accidents are actually quite rare, statistically speaking. Indeed, you are far more likely to die in an accident involving a car or truck than in any either… Read More »

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The Difference Between “Operational” And “Planning-Level” Functions When Filing A Personal Injury Claim Against The Government

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Personal injury lawsuits against government entities are often more complex than similar claims against private property owners. The government typically enjoys broad “sovereign immunity” from lawsuits. Florida law does make an exception for torts and similar negligent acts by state employees. But this exception only applies to “operational” functions as opposed to discretionary or… Read More »

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Are Florida Bars Responsible For Serving Minors Who Cause Drunk Driving Accidents?

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Before the 1960s, a Florida bar or similar business that sold alcohol was generally not legally responsible if one of its patrons became so intoxicated that they injured someone else. In 1963, however, the Florida Supreme Court held that if a bar illegally sold alcohol to minors–currently defined as anyone under the age of… Read More »

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What Is The “Dangerous Instrumentality” Rule For Florida Car Accidents?

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If you are injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, there may be more than one person legally liable for your injuries. Certainly the negligent driver is liable. But if they were driving someone else’s vehicle with the owner’s permission, then the owner may also be on the hook for your… Read More »

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Florida Highway Patrol Reaches $500,000 Settlement With Family Of Woman Killed By Police Officer

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All drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. This includes police officers and others who operate vehicles as part of their public safety duties. Indeed, one cannot protect public safety while simultaneously putting the lives of people in danger via reckless and unsafe driving. Officer Drove Off Road,… Read More »

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Tesla Sued Over Suspension Defect Tied To The Deaths Of 2 People In Florida Crash

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Any defective consumer product carries the risk of seriously injuring–or even killing–an innocent consumer. Unfortunately, when that product is an automobile, those risks expand significantly. A defect in the design or manufacture of a car may kill not only that vehicle’s occupants but also other bystanders as well. A recently filed Florida personal injury… Read More »

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How Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Different From A Personal Injury Claim?

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You will sometimes see the terms “wrongful death” and “personal injury” used interchangeably. That is not quite accurate. While a wrongful death lawsuit is, in many respects, a type of personal injury claim, they are in fact distinct legal concepts. With that in mind, here is a brief explanation of how the two types… Read More »

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Are Police Officers Legally Responsible For A Detainee’s Suicide?

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Wrongful death claims arise when a person dies due to the negligence of another party. Private persons and corporations may be sued for wrongful death. But when the death was the result of action–or inaction–by government officials, particularly law enforcement, the rules are somewhat more complicated. Federal and state law confer what is known… Read More »

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