Important Terms to Know When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim Slip and falls, car crashes, and pedestrian accidents are just a few of the ways in which people in Miami become hurt every day. Sometimes, these accidents are so severe, that the accident victim does not survive them. When another… Continue reading Important Terms to Know when Filing a Wrongful Death ClaimContinue Reading
How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take in Florida?
Losing a loved one is difficult. Family members may try to move on from the death but this too, is challenging. This is one reason why surviving loved ones are often hesitant to file a lawsuit when the death was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person.… Continue reading How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take in Florida?Continue Reading
Is an Autopsy Necessary When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim?
It is not uncommon for those who lose loved ones in fatal accidents to immediately be faced with difficult questions about their relative’s remains. Many, for instance, express concerns about whether an autopsy is necessary to file a wrongful death claim. Technically, autopsies are not legally required to file a… Continue reading Is an Autopsy Necessary When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim?Continue Reading
Can You Sue Your Spouse’s Employer for Wrongful Death?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida saw 332 occupational fatalities in 2018. There are many causes of these deaths, but safety lapses and violations surely rank among the most common. Florida’s workers’ compensation system provides a death benefit to certain family members. Unfortunately, this same system will prevent… Continue reading Can You Sue Your Spouse’s Employer for Wrongful Death?Continue Reading
Tiger Woods’ Restaurant Wrongful Death Case
In December 2018, an employee at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter died in a drunk driving accident. His 1999 Corvette, traveling over 100 miles per hour, swerved across three highway lanes and flipped over. The young man driving the car, Nicholas Immesberger, had a very high BAC, 0.256, which is… Continue reading Tiger Woods’ Restaurant Wrongful Death CaseContinue Reading
Grocery Store Sued over Employee’s COVID Death
In what might be the start of a trend, the family of a man who died from COVID has sued his employer for wrongful death. WSB-TV in Atlanta reports that the family of Gerry Gutierrez has filed suit in Miami-Dade after Mr. Gutierrez, aged 70, died from complications related to… Continue reading Grocery Store Sued over Employee’s COVID DeathContinue Reading
Punitive Damages & Wrongful Death Cases in Florida
A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the loss of a loved one. There are many damages available for losses, such as lost income or benefits, along with the cost of treating your loved one’s injuries or illness. Punitive damages are not compensatory in nature. Instead, they are designed to… Continue reading Punitive Damages & Wrongful Death Cases in FloridaContinue Reading
Homicide & Wrongful Death Cases
Many wrongful death cases involve accidents in which a person’s negligence leads directly to the death of the victim. Think of a motorist who doesn’t look in his mirrors when changing lanes and strikes a motorcyclist. The motorist did not purposely strike the victim, but their carelessness caused the death,… Continue reading Homicide & Wrongful Death CasesContinue Reading
Compensation for Lost Services in Wrongful Death Cases
The purpose of a wrongful death case is to compensate surviving relatives for the loss of their loved one. The law operates on the simple premise that family members should not bear the financial costs of the death when someone else is to blame. Many of our clients qualify for… Continue reading Compensation for Lost Services in Wrongful Death CasesContinue Reading
Must You Arbitrate a Wrongful Death Case?
Many employment contracts now include arbitration provisions. Arbitration is an alternative to litigation, where the parties present evidence to one or more arbitrators, who act as judges. Arbitration is private and sometimes faster than going through court, which is why many employers like to include these agreements in employment contracts.… Continue reading Must You Arbitrate a Wrongful Death Case?Continue Reading