Whatever your opinions on abortion itself, it is hard to argue against the sentiment that the decision to have an abortion is typically a painful one. Many women suffer from mental anguish and trauma after terminating a pregnancy.
A bill now making its way through the Florida legislature – HB 19 – seeks not only to acknowledge this suffering, but offer women who have had an abortion to take legal action against the doctor who performed the procedure and receive compensation for what they have had to endure. Essentially, they can file a wrongful death lawsuit because the doctor terminated their pregnancy.
How would this work according to the law?…
Physical trainers and coaches are supposed to push you to your limits, but they also have a responsibility to know where those limits are. Going too far over the limit can severely injure you, and in some cases may even have fatal consequences.
Such is the situation in the sad case of Colt Cardwell, and now his coaches are facing legal consequences as the family presses for justice and accountability with a wrongful death lawsuit.
On February 10, 2015, Colt Cardwell was at conditioning practice with the Warner University football team. Cardwell had transferred to the school earlier in the year to play as an offensive lineman.
During conditioning, he registered heightened blood pressure and experienced trouble breathing, but was allowed by coaches to continue training.…
If you have recently decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit, your next question might be, “Now what?”
Below, we’re going to dive into what happens once you begin the process with five of the most common questions people have.
What Damages Can I File For?
Florida has specific rules for what damages can be recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit. These include:
Support and services, future support and services
Mental pain and suffering (if parents are filing on behalf of a deceased child)
Loss of companionship/mental pain and suffering (if plaintiff is filing on behalf of deceased spouse)
Funeral and medical expenses
The deceased’s estate (if personal representative is filing)
For the specific laws, click here.
After the loss of a loved one due to accident or illness, pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit will probably be the last thing on your mind. It’s hard for a lot of people to seek restitution or payment for a loved one passing. After all, you don’t necessarily want to assign a dollar amount to the deceased, and you don’t want to be seen as “benefiting” from their death, either. You also have to work your way through the grieving process and deal with all of the logistics that accompany death, including funeral arrangements and issues with the estate.
But if that death occurred because someone else was negligent, waiting to file is a mistake.…
Wrongful death lawsuits are claims that assert a defendant caused someone’s death, either through negligence or intentionally. The law essentially allows the deceased person’s next of kin to file a suit against the party they believe is responsible for their loved one’s death.
A wrongful death lawsuit is separate from any criminal trial or investigation related to the death, and neither has any bearing on the other. Instead, these claims seek monetary compensation for the loss. Obviously, no amount of money can make up for the loss of someone you care about, but the compensation can be for funeral or medical expenses, or to assist the people who depended on the decedent for financial support.…
Playing sports in high school can be a great way for students to get exercise, learn valuable skills, and build friendships. However, when coaches push their student athletes too hard or place them in risky situations, the results can be deadly.
In one recent tragic case, a 16-year-old high school football player died after being told to complete a set of sprints as punishment for arriving late to practice. According to the New York Daily News, high school junior Miles Kirkland-Thomas completed two sprints before collapsing and going into cardiac arrest. He was transported to a Staten Island hospital, where he later died. Although his death is still under investigation, the weather may have been a factor, as temperatures were around 80 degrees Fahrenheit at the time that Kirkland-Thomas collapsed.…
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you may have already heard the suggestion from family of friends that you should consult with a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer regarding the filing of a lawsuit. If you haven’t, the suggestion is no doubt forthcoming. However, you may have also heard from other family or friends that if you file such a suit it will make you look like someone who is only looking to make money off of your loved one’s death. Despite the perception of those friends and relatives, however, a wrongful death suit may be advisable.
Regardless of what friends or family may advise, it is not likely that they have the experience or expertise that your Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer does to provide you with the legal counsel that you need at this tragic time.…
You look out over the water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and you instantly think: relaxation, calm, and blue seas to match the blue skies. You see boats of all sizes from sailboats to cruise ships floating seamlessly along the tranquil waters.
What you don’t consider is that you could slip or fall on a boat or yacht, resulting in a serious or even fatal personal injury. It’s not always smooth sailing – every time you step on a boat the possibility of a personal injury exists, much like automobiles, trucks or motorcycle accidents. The difference is Florida has so many boats; Florida leads the U.S. with 982,470 registered boats and close to 1 million nonregistered boats.…
When you have suffered a personal injury in Florida due to the negligence of an individual, company or insurance company, you need a good Florida personal injury attorney. However, how do you choose a personal injury lawyer who has your best interest at heart, that is truly going to fight for your rights?
All personal injury law firms are not created equal, nor are all lawyers. If you are looking for a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney, here are some do’s and don’ts when choosing the best personal injury lawyer to advocate your case.
• Contact the Florida Local Bar Association who will be able to recommend a good personal injury attorney familiar with Florida state and federal laws.…
Looking for a personal injury lawyer or auto accident lawyer in Ft Lauderdale, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines, Pompano, Coral Springs, Weston or anywhere throughout South Florida or Broward County?
Negligence often causes unintentional accidents and wrongful deaths as well as personal injury in the form of physical, mental or emotional loss. Every year tens of thousands of people are injured due to other’s negligence, reckless conduct, medical malpractice or negligence that results in an accident. If you or a loved is a victim of someone else’s negligence and are suffering from an injury, then you should talk to a personal injury attorney / accident attorney immediately.
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