Category: Wrongful Death



You Can Sue The State of Florida If a Loved One Suffers a Wrongful Death in Prison
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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 in the Franklin Correctional Institution beginning in October 2009. In September 2010, he began to suffer pains related to a genetic disorder that affected his circulatory system.…

Venus Williams’ Crash Case Gets Underway in Florida
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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 driven by Linda Barson crashed into Williams’ car when it entered the intersection.…

What You Need to Prove a Florida Wrongful Death Claim
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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 justice and damages for your loved one’s death by filing a wrongful death suit.…

Police Blame Venus Williams for Fatal Car Crash: What Comes Next?
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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 was driving a 2010 Toyota Sequoia, supposedly ran a red light when the victim’s wife, Linda Barson, driving a 2016 Hyundai Accent, crashed into the side of Williams’ car.…

Everything You Need To Know About Florida Wrongful Death Claims
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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, it may be possible for you to go to court and ask for compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.…

Why You Should Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim
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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. While pursuing compensation for a wrongful death case may seem difficult or disrespectful to the life of your loved one, in reality it may help ease the pain from the expenses and difficulties associated with losing someone so unexpectedly.…

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples
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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 on the other.

 

These types of claims assert that a life was taken due to the willful or negligent actions of the defendant. …

Wrongful Death Versus Survival Action
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Wrongful Death Versus Survival Action

The death of a loved one is traumatic and devastating experience— regardless of the cause. However, the ordeal can be especially upsetting if the death could have been avoided had it not been for the negligent actions of another.

 

In Florida, surviving family members and loved ones may be able to recover compensation for the damages, pain, and suffering associated with an injured party’s death. Typically, there are two different types of claims you can file after the death of a loved one—wrongful death and survival action.…

Teen Killed After Being Ejected from Fair
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Teen Killed After Being Ejected from Fair

Picture this: your teenager is hanging out with his friends at the local fair, joking around and just being a kid. Despite not doing anything wrong, police and fair officials pay extra attention to him and his friends, seemingly waiting for them to misbehave. After a melee that your son was not involved in, he’s detained by the sheriff’s department, kicked out of the fair, and told to get moving.

 

An 8th-grade honor student, your son isn’t one to push back against authority, so that’s exactly what he does.…

What You Need to Know about Wrongful Death in Car Accidents
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What You Need to Know about Wrongful Death in Car Accidents

Last November, “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker and former race car driver Roger Rodas lost their lives after crashing a high-performance Porsche in Santa Clarita, California. Although the report from the crash investigation says that the accident was caused by speeding (93 mph), Kristine Rodas is still looking for answers to explain her husband’s death.

 

Ms. Rodas recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America, claiming that her husband’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT—which is capable of going from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 205 miles per hour—was not equipped with a proper crash cage and safety features in the gas tank that could have saved its occupants’ lives. …

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County