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Wrongful Death

When a loved one unexpectedly dies, 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 protects the survivors’ rights to be compensated…

When an individual dies in an accident that he or she did not cause, his or her death is ruled to be a wrongful death. This means that another party caused the victim’s death through negligence or reckless behavior. When a wrongful death occurs, the victim’s family members may file…

Anytime a loved one dies suddenly, it is tragic and difficult to cope with. Unfortunately, it happens every day, for all kinds of reasons. But when does an unfortunate death become a wrongful death? A wrongful death lawsuit is often brought against a person or party who the family of…

As social media and the internet become larger parts of our lives, issues of internet defamation, revenge pornography, and cyber bullying will inevitably become more common. If you or your child has been the victim of disparaging online content—lies told to harm reputation, nude photos posted to embarrass, or threats…

Putting a price on the life of a human is not an easy task, but it is an unfortunate fact when it comes to wrongful death suits. In an adult wrongful death suit, a multitude of factors is used to assess the value. The most contributing factor is that of…

The family of Paul O’Neal, an African-American man fatally shot in the back by Chicago police last week, filed a federal lawsuit against the officers alleging wrongful death and excessive force. O’Neal was unarmed. The lawsuit, filed August 01, 2016, alleges that the police officers fired at O’Neal “without lawful…

Construction sites are dangerous places with unstable ground, structures that are incomplete and unsteady and tools, materials and debris falling or scattering on the ground. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration[1] (OSHA), 18.5% of all workplace deaths in the United States occur in the construction industry which is…

In St. Petersburg, FL, four young adults, who were driving home from Fort Pierce after attending a religious convention, were killed by a pickup that was hydroplaning across State Road 70 and into their lane. The driver of the pickup, Jennifer Zuniga, 30, also died in the crash in De…