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Can Parkland Students Sue a School Monitor?

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school on February 14, 2018 was a national tragedy. Seventeen students would lose their life on that day when a former classmate came onto the grounds with a semi-automatic rifle and began shooting. Another 17 students were injured. Many people have been blamed for… Continue reading Can Parkland Students Sue a School Monitor?

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Doctors and Nursing Homes Seek Immunity for COVID-19 Deaths

Florida is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed hundreds of our fellow residents. However, one issue thrust into the spotlight is legal liability for how doctors, nursing homes, and other medical facilities have handled the crisis. The sad reality is that some deaths probably were preventable had… Continue reading Doctors and Nursing Homes Seek Immunity for COVID-19 Deaths

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Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Application of UM Insurance to Wrongful Death Claim

Uninsured motorist coverage, called “UM” for short, is an excellent type of insurance to have. It will kick in when a person is injured by a motorist who does not have liability coverage. Even better, the insurance follows the insured, not the insured’s vehicle. This means a motorist can tap… Continue reading Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Application of UM Insurance to Wrongful Death Claim

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Yes, Same Sex Spouses Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Florida’s wrongful death statute has provided critical support to family members left behind after a loved one’s death. In particular, spouses often need compensation to replace the lost income their spouse would have earned had he or she lived. When a wrongful death lawsuit is justified, we have obtained lost… Continue reading Yes, Same Sex Spouses Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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How Can a Lawyer Help after a Fatal Car Accident?

The recent fiery crash on Interstate 95 that left 2 people dead has certainly put the community on edge. Car accidents that end in explosions are supposed to be the stuff of Hollywood movies, not everyday life. Unfortunately, Florida sees a good number of traffic fatalities on our roads each… Continue reading How Can a Lawyer Help after a Fatal Car Accident?

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Things You Should Know About the Florida Wrongful Death Act

Wrongful death lawsuits allow certain family members to receive compensation when a loved one dies due to another person’s wrongful conduct. Had your loved one survived the accident, they could have brought the lawsuit. But because they died, Florida law allows the family to bring the lawsuit instead. Wrongful death… Continue reading Things You Should Know About the Florida Wrongful Death Act

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Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Police Officer in Florida?

Yes. If you believe a police officer has intentionally or negligently killed a loved one, then you can sue him or her for the loss of life. Of course, these cases are very complicated and pose unique challenges to family members. In fact, a recent wrongful death case out of… Continue reading Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Police Officer in Florida?

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Florida Supreme Court Allows Medical Malpractice Lawsuit involving Stillborn to Continue

In January 2009, Shunteria S. McIntyre gave birth to a stillborn child. Three days later, she collapsed and died. Under Florida law, a deceased person’s estate can bring a lawsuit for wrongful death when a doctor’s medical error causes the death. According to a legal complaint, Ms. McIntyre had lost… Continue reading Florida Supreme Court Allows Medical Malpractice Lawsuit involving Stillborn to Continue

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Terminally Ill California Man Awarded $289 Million in Weed Killer Case

In a case that made headlines around the world, a San Francisco jury has awarded a terminally ill man $289 million for injuries caused by extended exposure Roundup weed killer. The case is raising awareness about the herbicide glyphosate which unfortunately has also found its way into our food supply.… Continue reading Terminally Ill California Man Awarded $289 Million in Weed Killer Case

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How Alcohol, Marijuana & Other Substances Affect Your Driving Abilities

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in Florida—and for good reason. These substances severely impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and can lead to unfortunate accidents. In Florida, over 5,000 accidents occurred in 2016 because of alcohol and another 617 stemmed from driving… Continue reading How Alcohol, Marijuana & Other Substances Affect Your Driving Abilities

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