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Rise in Daytona Trauma Incidents During Bike Week 2017

Bike Week 2018 in Daytona is swiftly approaching, and while motorcyclists across Florida and our local area are gearing up for another week of fun, law enforcement officials are working hard to ensure that increased safety measures are in place for this year’s event. The reason behind this is that, according to The Daytona Beach […]

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim if I Accepted a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

For most types of workplace injuries, including fatal accidents, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for the injured party and a surviving spouse. However, where the right to sue exists, accepting a workers’ compensation settlement will not bar a lawsuit to pursue full compensation. Here’s how it works. Workers’ compensation is a two-way street: the […]

What Is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Survival Action Claim?

When a person dies due to a negligent, reckless, or deliberate act, Florida law provides two ways the deceased’s next of kin can hold the wrongdoer accountable in civil court. The first is through a survival action, which covers the deceased person’s losses, and the second is a wrongful death lawsuit, which seeks compensation for […]

Florida Ranks First for Motorcycle Fatalities

Last year, WCTV.tv stirred up a bit of controversy when it reported Florida was the worst state in the nation for motorcycle fatalities. That story contained a press release from the American Automobile Association, more commonly known as AAA, which relied on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make its assertion. According […]

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Product Manufacturer?

When consumers buy a product on the open market, they have the right to expect that product is safe for its intended use. But every year, thousands of consumers are injured and many are killed by defective consumer products. If you have lost a loved one because of a fatal injury caused by a product […]

Spike in Florida Traffic Deaths Prompts FHP Safety Campaign

Fatal car crashes in Orange County increased by 23 percent in 2016, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. In Volusia County, fatalities jumped from 92 in 2015 to 120 last year, an increase of 30 percent. In the seven counties of Central Florida, only Lake County saw a decrease, as fatal crashes declined 8 percent. […]

Can a Hospital Be Held Liable for a Patient’s Wrongful Death?

When a hospital patient dies due to a medical error, the hospital may be held liable, either for its own negligence or for the negligence of its employees. Attorneys representing next of kin in a wrongful death lawsuit usually join the hospital as a defendant even when the hospital’s liability is not immediately clear. In […]

Florida Is Home to Seven Most Dangerous Regions for Pedestrians

Smart Growth America, an advocacy group encouraging the creation of compact, walkable and attractive neighborhoods, recently released a report entitled Dangerous by Design, which named the most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians. The top seven most dangerous regions out of the top ten nationwide are located in Florida, making the Sunshine State the deadliest in […]

Can a Doctor Be Sued for Wrongful Death of a Patient?

When one person’s negligent acts or omissions lead to the death of another, that person can be sued for wrongful death, and medical professionals are certainly not exempt. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine caused a stir last year when they released a study claiming that medical errors killed more than 250,000 Americans every year. They […]

Teen Shooters Made 2016 a Deadlier Year for Central Florida

In the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed, it should surprise no one that homicides in Orange County, Florida were up in 2016. However, even controlling for that aberrant event, homicides were up in Orange and the surrounding counties of Central Florida, with the big story being teen shooters […]


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