Month: July 2017

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Category: Wrongful Death

10 Accidents That Commonly Lead to Wrongful Death Suits in Florida

Wrongful death suits are filed when a loved one dies due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. They are not a way to get paid for the death of someone you care about, nor are they intended to assign a dollar value to your loved one.
The point of filing a wrongful death suit is hold the responsible party or parties accountable, shed light on bad habits or practices to hopefully reduce the chances of something similar happening to another, and to cover the cost of losing someone – including medical fees, funeral costs, lost income, and so on.
Of course, you can’t simply file a wrongful death suit just because a loved one passes away.…

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Florida Cops Reverse Course in Venus Williams Crash: She’s Not at Fault

By now, you’ve probably heard that Venus Williams – tennis champion and Palm Beach Gardens resident – was involved in a fatal car accident back in June.
The police initially said Williams was at fault for the accident – although she was only traveling five miles per hour – for failing to yield the right of way to another driver when entering an intersection. Linda Barson was that other driver, and her husband Jerome was in the passenger seat.
Williams claimed she entered an intersection on a green light and had to stop halfway through due to traffic being backed up. It was at this point that Barson – traveling 25 miles per hour – also entered the intersection on a green light and T-boned Williams’ vehicle.…

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Category: Bicycle Accidents

The Bike Gear You Need to Stay Safe on Florida Roads

The climate of Florida practically begs people to dust off their bikes and head out for a ride. Unfortunately, it’s kind of a Siren call since our state has been ranked as one of the worst places to ride a bike in terms of safety.
In fact, in 2015, Florida was – again – named the number one most deadly state in the country to ride a bike. Because of this, it is important to know the gear you can use to decrease your chances of injury or getting into an accident in the first place. Some of these things will probably be obvious, but others you may not think about before going for a ride.…

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Category: Medical Malpractice

The 4 Most Common Reasons People File Medical Malpractice Claims

When we seek medical attention, we trust that we are in good hands and will receive a high standard of care. Usually this is the case, but occasionally a healthcare professional breaches this obligation. If this happens, it can have devastating consequences.
It is important to remember that not every instance of being unhappy with a doctor constitutes medical malpractice. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when an error made by a healthcare professional results in the injury or death of a patient. If you feel that the error of a medical professional has caused injury to you, or injury or death to a loved one, a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer can help you assess your options.…

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Who’s Liable When a Spider “Causes” a Car Crash in Florida?

Here’s a story you don’t hear every day.
A Florida woman was driving in Cooper City when a spider, which had been spinning a web inside the vehicle, climbed down and landed on her body. Frightened by the spider on her, the woman crashed her car into a concrete light pole on Nob Hill Road and Southwest 57th Street.
Luckily, the woman wasn’t seriously injured and was released from the hospital later that day.
While this story isn’t typical, it does bring up a good question about who is responsible when an animal causes a car accident.
If the animal is wild, such as a deer, moose, squirrel, and so on, no one is liable.…

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