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Family Of 14-Year Old Killed In Icon Park Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Florida is famous for its amusement parks. Unfortunately, not everyone has a good time. Some people end up suffering serious injuries–or are even killed–due to negligently designed or maintained park rides. You may have seen the recent news headlines surrounding the death of 14-year-old Tyre Sampson. In March of this year, Sampson died after… Read More »

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How A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Seek Justice When Criminal Prosecution Is No Longer An Option

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A wrongful death lawsuit provides a legal mechanism for the family of a deceased person to seek financial compensation from the person (or persons) whose wrongful acts caused their loved one’s death. In this context, a wrongful act may be simply negligent–such as failing to obey the traffic laws and causing an accident–or even… Read More »

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Can You Seek Damages In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit If You Married Your Late Spouse After Their Injury Occurred?

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Unlike other types of personal injury cases, a wrongful death claim focuses on the losses suffered by the immediate family of the victim rather than the victim themselves. For instance, Florida’s Wrongful Death Act permits the surviving spouse and minor children of the decedent to recover monetary damages for the loss of the decedent’s… Read More »

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Is A Cruise Ship Legally Responsible When A Passenger Dies Of COVID-19?

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COVID-19 has caused millions of deaths worldwide. More than two years into the pandemic, we have started to see the first round of lawsuits alleging negligence played a role in some of these deaths. In particular, there have been a number of wrongful death cases filed against cruise ship operators over passengers who allegedly… 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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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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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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When Is The Government Liable For An Auto Accident?

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A key element of any successful personal injury case is establishing the defendant’s “duty of care” towards the plaintiff. A duty of care is some legal obligation imposed on the individual. In the context of an auto accident, for example, every driver on the road has a duty of care to follow the traffic… Read More »

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Father Sues Florida Private School After Son Dies In Drowning Accident On Graduation Day

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Parents trust their children’s schools to keep them safe from foreseeable harms. So when that trust proves to be misplaced and the child suffers serious injuries–or is even killed–as the result of the negligence of school officials, parents will understandably demand justice. And that often means taking legal action against the school. A recent… Read More »

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Comparative Negligence And Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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A car accident may be the result of negligence on the part of one or more drivers. Let’s say two cars collide at an intersection. One car ran a red light, but the other was speeding. In that scenario, both drivers were at-fault in contributing to the accident. To account for these situations, Florida… Read More »

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