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Wrongful Death

St.Petersburg  Wrongful Death Damages Florida Statutes section 678.18[1] states that when a person’s death “is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” of another person or some other entity, the estate of the deceased person may bring a civil lawsuit in Florida’s courts, seeking a legal remedy…

On the job wrongful death claims try to remedy the damages family members and loved ones suffer after the unexpected loss of their deceased loved one.  Although there will never be enough money that is measureable to the impact this person had on their loved ones, filing such a claim…

Rikers Island is known to be one of the most rigid and tough jail complexes in the nation. Over the years, it’s also garnered a reputation of negligence and cruelty to its prisoners. Many people believe that these criminals should be thrown away without any rights because of their actions….

Prisons are homes for those who have made mistakes. Spending time behind bars is a rough way to learn a lesson, but it’s a second chance nonetheless. Prison life is far from the everyday routines that Florida citizens like you and I have. Instead of worrying about bills, groceries, and…

When a grieving family member walks in to my Clearwater Office I am immediately struck with sadness as well. There are so many emotions surrounding the accidental death of a loved one. The family is left with many pressing issues and questions. Oftentimes the feeling of anger is present, typically…

TAMPA — Two passengers on a moped were killed and its driver was seriously injured late Sunday after a motorist with a suspended license slammed into the back of the bike and then fled, according to state troopers and records. The three moped riders were not wearing helmets. Late Sunday,…

A wrongful death claim arises when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. Wrongful death actions are designed to provide compensation for relatives who depended on the deceased for financial and/or emotional support. Surprisingly, the right to file a wrongful death claim is a relatively new…

On Sunday, there was a horrific car wreck on US-19 near Hammock Pines Boulevard. A local journalist that happened to be driving past the scene called it the worst motor vehicle crash he had ever seen.  The driver of a Honda Accord, lost control of his vehicle at a high…