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Understanding The Florida Crash Report “Privilege”

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It is always advisable to contact law enforcement following a traffic accident. Even if no criminal activity, such as drunk driving, is suspected, a police officer can still take down statements from people at the scene and prepare an official accident report. Under Florida law, any statements made in connection with a crash report… Read More »

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Can The Family Of A Suicide Victim File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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Florida’s wrongful death law allows the estate of a deceased person to file a civil lawsuit against any person whose “wrongful acts” caused that death. In most cases, wrongful death lawsuits involve negligent or reckless acts done directly to the individual, such as a car accident or medical malpractice. But what about wrongful acts… Read More »

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How “Per Accident” Insurance Limits Can Affect Recovery In A Personal Injury Case

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When you are injured in an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you might assume their insurance policy will cover all of your damages. That is not always the case. For one thing, most insurance policies contain a “per accident” limit. In other words, no matter how many victims there are in a… Read More »

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How Can Hearsay Be Used In A Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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In wrongful death lawsuits, it is not uncommon for either side to rely upon expert testimony in support of their case. Expert testimony can help a jury understand complex technical issues. Such opinions must, of course, be grounded in facts or data relevant to the case. At the same time, a jury may not… Read More »

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Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against a Negligent Stock Broker?

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You may have read stories about the sudden rise in share prices of the video game retailer GameStop. According to a January 29 report from CNET, GameStop shares saw a 14,300 percent increase over the preceding few months, fueled largely by a popular stock trading app called Robinhood. According to CNET, Robinhood is a… Read More »

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Miami Judge Allows COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Publix to Proceed

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A wrongful death lawsuit allows the families of a deceased individual to hold any negligent parties responsible for that death. Although we commonly associate wrongful death with sudden events like traffic accidents, they may be used in any situation where someone has violated a legal duty owed to another person, and in doing so… Read More »

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How “Summary Judgment” Can Affect Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Before a personal injury case gets before a jury, either party can move for what is called “summary judgment.” Basically, summary judgment means that the judge determines whether sufficient evidence exists to even warrant sending a case–or a specific issue within a case–to a jury. Put another way, a summary judgment motion allows a… Read More »

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Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit If the Killer Was Already Charged with a Crime?

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In the United States, our legal system draws a clear distinction between civil and criminal cases. In a criminal case, the state prosecutes a person accused of breaking the law. With a civil case, by contrast, the victim sues someone who has allegedly wronged them. Of course, certain events may give rise to both… Read More »

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The Right Things to Know About Wrongful Death

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According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a judge has determined that a Florida father is not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit for two Tequesta teens’ disappearance at sea. This case pitted two respective sets of parents against each other after their 14-year-old sons vanished during a fishing trip back in July of… Read More »

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Understanding Wrongful Death in Florida

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It is always difficult to lose a loved one. This is even more true when the loss occurs unexpectedly because of the actions of someone else. It can be extremely difficult during this trying time to figure out where to turn and to find motivation to try to move forward whatsoever. While contemplating legal… Read More »

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