Category: Wrongful Death

Most Common Reasons for Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

The death of a loved one shakes a family to its core, bringing with it an enormous personal loss. If the death could have been prevented, this injustice tends to be difficult for surviving family members to comprehend.

If the deceased was a primary provider for the family or substantial medical or funeral expenses were incurred as a result of an accident or illness, their death may also leave [..]

You Can Sue The State of Florida If a Loved One Suffers a Wrongful Death in Prison

A recent ruling in a case involving a deceased Florida inmate begs the question: when can you sue the state of Florida if your loved one dies in prison? We will look at the story in depth, then talk about what the laws say about wrongful death cases.

 

Prisoner’s Complaints Turn into a Tragic Case

 

Randall Jordan-Aparo, 27, was serving a 20-month sentence for credit card fraud [..]

Venus Williams’ Crash Case Gets Underway in Florida

 

Several months ago, we informed you about a wrongful death lawsuit filed against tennis superstar Venus Williams. New developments in the case have caused more questions about who is at fault. If you have filed a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you can learn some important lessons from this case.

 

In early June, initial reports indicated that Williams had run a red light, and a car [..]

What You Need to Prove a Florida Wrongful Death Claim

 

The death of a loved one is a heartbreaking tragedy that is often overwhelming, emotional, and difficult.

 

If your loved one dies as a result of illness or natural causes, there’s not much you can do besides grieve and figure out how you can continue to live your life. However, if your loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence, then you might be able to seek [..]

Police Blame Venus Williams for Fatal Car Crash: What Comes Next?

 

Every year, thousands of people die in car accidents. In 2015, there were 35,092 fatalities due to car crashes and 2,939 of them – just over eight percent – occurred right here in Florida.

 

At the beginning of June, tennis star and Palm Beach Gardens resident Venus Williams was involved in a car crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.

 

Williams, who [..]

Everything You Need To Know About Florida Wrongful Death Claims

Any accident can rack up thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages, but fatal accidents add on even more burdens. The cost of a funeral. The loss of a parent or spouse’s wages. The time that is needed for grieving.

 

All of these things are costs related to the death, and they can add up quickly.  If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence, [..]

Why You Should Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one in an accident is incredibly painful – one that is only made worse by medical bills and unexpected expenses accrued as a result of the accident.

 

Whether your loved one died as a result of a crash, a workplace injury, mechanical malfunction, or at the hands of another person, you as the surviving family have a right to pursue legal action in many cases. [..]

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples

When a loved one dies because of another’s carelessness or misconduct, our legal system offers the surviving family members the option to file a wrongful death claim.

 

What is a wrongful death claim? A wrongful death claim is a civil action, separate from any criminal trial that may or may not be present. While a criminal investigation may arise from the same situation, neither proceeding has any bearing [..]