Wrongful Death

Damages Families Can Receive after a Wrongful Death in Florida

Damages Families Can Receive after a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida

The most tragic outcome that can result from an accident is death. When negligence is the reason for a deadly accident a life gets taken far too soon and unnecessarily. In response, the loved ones of a deceased person are left dealing with a painful reality and sometimes a very costly one too.  If a wrongful death situation happens in Florida the Florida Wrongful Death Act comes into play. The FWDA allows loved ones to sue for financial compensation on [...]

Orlando Florida DWI Statistics in 2021

Orlando DWI Statistics in 2021

When an individual that is pulled over and arrested for a DWI, that means the person was driving while intoxicated. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and highly dangerous. A driver can even be pulled over and arrested with legal over-the-counter or prescription drugs in their system. This is true if what they took affects their ability to operate their car safely and they are putting the safety of others in jeopardy. For example, if [...]

Rollover Accidents in SUVs Versus Other Vehicles

Rollover Accidents in SUVs Versus Other Vehicles

In 2020, the most popular SUV that was purchased was the Toyota RAV4. The second most-purchased SUV was the Honda CR-V and then the Chevrolet Equinox. SUVs can provide the additional room and comfort a driver needs to get around. The most dangerous and potentially deadly accident that happens on the road is a rollover. Rollover crashes don’t make up the majority of traffic collisions only occurring in just 3% of all crashes, but they are cause 30% of [...]

Obtaining Compensation for Mental Trauma From a Florida Car Accident

Obtaining Compensation for Mental Trauma From a Florida Car Accident

Florida automobile and commercial truck accidents can produce immense bodily harm both physically and mentally. Victims have the right to obtain compensation for their damages when they are injured or if they lost a loved one in an accident. Working with a practiced and accomplished Florida personal injury attorney will ensure that either your Florida personal injury claim or your Florida wrongful death claim is fully compensated with all of the damages that you suffered. Your Orlando personal injury attorney [...]

Should I Have Surgery to Increase My Florida Injury Claim Amount

Should I Have Surgery to Increase My Florida Injury Claim Amount?

After a Florida injury accident, a victim is well within their right to meet with a Florida personal injury attorney and file a Florida personal injury claim. The value of a claim is directly related to the number of damages sustained and their severity. Naturally, more substantial accidents where the aftermath is catastrophic will yield higher settlement amounts. In some cases, the details of an accident are so horrific that on top of the money received in a settlement, [...]

11.22 Belle Isle, FL – Car Accident at Hoffner Ave and Conway Rd

Your Rights After a Fatal Florida Car Accident

Any accident where a negligent party acts recklessly has the potential to lead to death for another party or other parties involved. While the leading cause of death throughout the United States is from heart disease, car accidents claim many lives each year. Car accidents are also a leading cause of serious injury across many demographic groups in the country. Car accidents are a regularly occurring problem and every year there are more than six million car accidents that [...]

11.13 Melbourne, FL – Cheryl Dahlmann Killed in Moped Crash on E University Blvd

Where Do Fatal Traffic Accidents Happen Most Often?

Any traffic accident has the potential to be traumatizing, but when an accident is fatal, it is particularly distressing. In the state of Florida, fatal car accidents happen regularly. When a family loses a loved one due to a fatal Florida car accident, they have the right to file a Florida wrongful death claim on their loved one’s behalf. The compensation the family obtains can help them with all the final expenses they incurred as a result of the [...]

Can You Receive Punitive Damages in Your Florida Injury Claim

Can You Receive Punitive Damages in Your Florida Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in Florida by another party’s negligence and recklessness, then you are likely going to want to file a Florida personal injury claim. Florida personal injury claims serve to recover costs associated with an accident such as medical costs, property damages, pain and suffering, and missed wages. Punitive damages are an extra amount of money that is paid out on top of the damages you receive from your personal injury claim. It is important to [...]

Understanding Accidental And Wrongful Death Cases In Florida

Understanding Accidental and Wrongful Death Cases in Florida

Accidental deaths and wrongful death cases can be complex because when someone loses their life due to another party’s actions, there are a couple of outcomes. The person who is responsible for the death can face a civil case, a criminal case, or both. Each state has its own legislation for how to govern accidental death situations. For families left behind who have decided to take legal action against the driver that took their loved one’s life, it is often [...]

What To Know About The Florida Wrongful Death Act

What to Know About the Florida Wrongful Death Act

Have you lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault and wondering if you have the ability to file a wrongful death suit in Florida? The relationship you have to the deceased matters when it comes to filing a wrongful death suit. The guidelines as to who is allowed to seek damages are set by the Florida Wrongful Death Act. Who Can Obtain Compensation Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act? Spouses – Surviving spouses can pursue a [...]