What Damages are Available for a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

wrongful death in Florida

If your loved one is killed in any type of accident, you may have a claim for wrongful death in Florida. Wrongful death is essentially any death that is caused by the intentional, reckless or negligent act of another person. Most wrongful death actions are the result of a car accident, dangerous drug or defective … Read more

FLORIDA JURY AWARDS $5 MILLION FOR WRONGFUL DEATH

WRONGFUL DEATH CASKET

In an earlier post this year we looked at the broad outlines of wrongful death claims in Florida. It’s not a pleasant topic. However, we all have to face the fact that traffic accident injuries are sometimes fatal. Those victims obviously can’t make claims for damages. The plaintiffs in wrongful death cases are, rather, the … Read more

FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL UPDATE

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In our Silver & Silver, PA blog posts we repeat the importance of getting an experienced personal injury attorney involved ASAP after an accident. Think we’re just blowing our own horn? The cold, hard fact is, Florida personal injury law practice is not like the other 49 states. The laws and the judicial system here … Read more

E-SCOOTER UPDATE: FATALITIES

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The July 12 death of wildly popular YouTube star Emily Hartridge in London has turbocharged the controversies over e-scooters.  Ms. Hartridge, 35, was hit by a truck and killed while negotiating busy roundabout on an e-scooter.  British media reports indicate that hers was the first of the e-scooter fatalities in the United Kingdom. Ms. Hartridge’s … Read more

INJURED AT THE AIRPORT?

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Value Jet Flight 592. In 1996 the jet airliner crashed in the Everglades ten minutes after takeoff from Miami. 110 passengers and crew aboard were killed. This was without a doubt Florida’s most horrific aviation disaster. Not the only one, unfortunately. In December 2005, a Chalk’s Ocean Airways seaplane crashed off Miami Beach.  The plane’s … Read more

WALKING THE WALK

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Car vs. Pedestrian.  No contest.  When the two collide – well, it’s difficult even to think of that as a “collision”. We think, rather, that the car struck the pedestrian. That the driver of the car did a terrible thing. The pedestrian, of course, is nearly always the one injured or killed. Surely the driver … Read more

WHEN CAN YOU SUE FOR DAMAGES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING?

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Car accidents can damage more than our bank accounts. After a serious injury, people may lose the ability to spend time doing what they love. Playing with their children, for example. Or being a good companion to a spouse or life partner. Thus, the physical pain due to the accident is made so much worse … Read more

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

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There’s been a serious traffic accident. People were gravely injured. Or killed, as were 37,133 people in the US in 2017. The injured have arrived at hospitals. Wreckage has finally been cleared, roads re-opened. Afterward, the questions loom before victims and their families: How could this have happened? Who’s fault was it? That’s when the … Read more

WRONGFUL DEATH

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Life is a fragile thing. Sometimes personal injury leads to the worst outcome of all. We’re all mortal. We all must pass away some time. Usually, the circumstances are natural and normal. Sometimes, however, a fatality is due to the wrongful or negligent act of another person. In such cases, the law may allow a … Read more

Florida Jet Ski Accidents Are More Common Than You Think

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Florida: A Water Wonderland Florida is a wonderland for watersports. Jutting out from the United States, Florida separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico and reaches out to the Caribbean Sea. So much coastline means there are so many opportunities to have fun out on the water. From the white sand beaches of … Read more