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Wrongful Death

Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? When a loved one unexpectedly passes, friends and family are left to deal with many confusing details and expenses. When a wrongful death was caused by the negligence of a third party (whether an individual, a company, or other legal entity), Florida law…

Distracted Driving Accident Lawsuits For Wrongful Death 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…

Taking Timely Action After Wrongful Death Unexpectedly losing a loved one is always a shocking and devastating event. Most certainly, it will be difficult to wrap your head around what has happened. When your loved one dies as a result of another’s negligence or intentional acts, it can cause even…

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…

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?…