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Wrongful Death

Defining Wrongful Death A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in St. Petersburg on behalf of the mother of an Eckerd College student who died after falling about 40 feet from a ladder onto a concrete floor outside the theater on the college campus. The young woman was attempting to get onto…

Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuits Recently, a South Florida man was awarded $157 million in a wrongful death case. The complaint was lodged against two of the nation’s largest tobacco companies—R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris. Beginning in 2007, Edward Caprio pursued a personal injury award against the company. In his complaint,…

Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney? A wrongful death lawyer handles lawsuits for families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another party. In Florida, Statute 768.19 a wrongful death is “when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence,…

Wrongful Death Suit FAQs After a man died inside his burning car, Tesla was faced with a wrongful death lawsuit. The case involves a 48-year-old anesthesiologist who lost control of his Model S Tesla, colliding with a tree. As a result of the crash, the lithium-ion battery caught fire. The…

According to an article published by the Insurance Information Institute, distracted driving is a major cause of fatal car accidents, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S. In 2016 alone, 3,450 people died in distraction-affected crashes. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a…

Florida Wrongful Death Many states, including Florida, have statutes that allow beneficiaries to file a suit and recover for the wrongful death of the decedent. This law is imperative to getting compensation for those who have had a family member die due to the negligence of another. What is a wrongful death claim?…

Once the shock wears off after another mass shooting, the families—and society collectively—find themselves wondering who is to blame. This is exactly what we did, again, after the shooting in Las Vegas. Of course, in this case, one shooter was culpable for the deaths and wounds of so many; but that…