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Florida Wrongful Death Laws And Reasons For A Case

Florida Wrongful Death Laws And Reasons For A CaseExperiencing the death of a loved one or family member due to another party’s negligence is always a devastating experience, but compensation may be awarded due to Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. Outlined in Florida statues 768.16 to 768.26, the Florida Wrongful Death Act states that when a death is caused by a breach of contract or warranty, negligence, default, or wrongful act, a lawsuit can be filed against the parties deemed responsible for the accident or occurrence. Wrongful death cases in the state of Florida are typically rather sensitive and serious cases, which is why it is always important to trust these cases to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.

Determining If A Wrongful Death Case Is Warranted
Because these are serious and sensitive cases in the state of Florida, one will first need to determine if a wrongful death lawsuit case is possible for their situation. Before filing to begin a wrongful death case, your lawyer must first determine if the case is able to hold up with the definition of wrongful death in... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

Steps To Take When You’ve Experienced A Brain Injury

Steps To Take When You’ve Experienced A Brain InjuryA slip and fall accident, a car accident, a motorcycle accident, and various other types of accidents can all result in a traumatic brain injury. These injuries will often require a great deal of medical intervention to allow a person to recover, and some may not fully recover at all, which is why it is always important to seek compensation if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence. Brain injuries can even result in death when considering more serious cases, and this could require the family or loved one of an injured person to seek compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf after succumbing to their injuries.
What Is A Brain Injury?
The brain is a delicate organ, and it’s also the organ tasked with controlling the body and all of its systems. A brain injury is damage to the brain caused by an external force, rather than disease or degeneration, and this force has to come from the negligence of another party... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Steps To Take When You’ve Experienced A Brain Injury

Steps To Take When You’ve Experienced A Brain InjuryA slip and fall accident, a car accident, a motorcycle accident, and various other types of accidents can all result in a traumatic brain injury. These injuries will often require a great deal of medical intervention to allow a person to recover, and some may not fully recover at all, which is why it is always important to seek compensation if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence. Brain injuries can even result in death when considering more serious cases, and this could require the family or loved one of an injured person to seek compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf after succumbing to their injuries.
What Is A Brain Injury?
The brain is a delicate organ, and it’s also the organ tasked with controlling the body and all of its systems. A brain injury is damage to the brain caused by an external force, rather than disease or degeneration, and this force has to come from the negligence of another party... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Trial Attorneys Are Out To Defend Citizens’ Rights Against Big Business

Trial Attorneys Are Out To Defend Citizens’ Rights Against Big BusinessAt Get Me Justice, we’ve occasionally made some comments pointing out the ways in which trial attorneys like those at our firm contribute to the well-being of Florida’s community of citizens.

For example, attorneys including our own volunteered well over a million hours of pro bono work in a recent 12-month period. Pro bono legal work, which is rendered without expectation of payment, is very important in making sure society’s most vulnerable are protected.

There are other examples as well.

You may have heard about the ongoing wrongful death cases in which the survivors of long-term smokers have brought suit against Big Tobacco for obscuring information related to the ill health consequences of smoking.

Recently, a Naples-area representative proposed a bill that would make it impossible for many of the people still pursuing these cases to secure damages in line with the depredations they have suffered.

This aspect of the legal profession – the desire to not only help people, but protect them from actors in society who have a great deal of wealth, influence... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

What Happens When Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involve The Police?

What Happens When Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involve The Police?Recent events that have shattered families and shaken communities have made it impossible to avoid asking the question: What happens when a wrongful death lawsuit is brought against the police or other people who are in authority?

Generally speaking, wrongful death lawsuits involve private citizens acting against other private citizens as the result of an accident. The aggrieved party, who may be the next of kin of the deceased or acting on behalf of their estate, brings suit.

There are several different aspects to any wrongful death lawsuit:

• The suit is intended to compensate dependents and others deprived of the deceased’s income.
• The suit is often intended to punish the responsible party (punitive damages) for negligence.
• On balance, one purpose of a suit is to protect society by making a recurrence less likely.

A wrongful death lawsuit is never easy, but it becomes even more fraught and challenging when authority figures are involved and may have contributed to the deceased’s death.

Hopefully, you will never be involved in this kind of situation. But if it befalls you... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Florida Slip And Fall Cases Seem To Disappear From The News

Florida Slip And Fall Cases Seem To Disappear From The NewsIn some cases, no news is good news. That certainly applies to some legal topics.

However, reviewing the headlines in major Florida newspapers and periodicals lately, you might be tempted to scratch your head over what seems like a total lack of reporting on slip and fall.

Slip and fall cases are among the most common personal injury cases not only in Florida, but all throughout the United States. Yet, no major cases have risen to the top of the headlines recently.

What could it all mean? There are several factors that are in play:

• Big Defendants Are Less Likely To Take Slip And Fall Cases To Court
Many slip and fall accidents take place at major retailers. These businesses are equipped with huge legal teams, but they often don’t want to take on the possibility of negative press that is part and parcel with any major case that reaches the public eye. For that reason, many companies that are involved in occasional slip and fall cases like to settle out of court.
• The... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Recent Road Rage Case Shines Spotlight On Serious Cause Of Automobile Accidents

Recent Road Rage Case Shines Spotlight On Serious Cause Of Automobile AccidentsIf you have been watching the news recently, then you have probably heard about the recent road rage case that has been getting a lot of coverage. During that case, a mother of four was killed in what appears to be a road rage related incident.

The case took place in Nevada, but it has reverberated around the United States.

At the moment, it is clear that not all of the facts of the case are available to the public. However, the incident does shine a light on the significant danger to the public that can be caused by road rage.

“Road rage” refers to sudden angry outbursts that take place while operating a motor vehicle. These outbursts typically don’t result in violence, but they can turn confrontational and even deadly.

While it might seem like road rage cases are spurred by inconsiderate driving, it is important not to blame the victims of these cases. Even the most conscientious driver can make a mistake.

Rather, there are often unseen factors at play... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

Florida Accident Victims Should Be Extra Careful About Their Choice Of Attorney

Florida Accident Victims Should Be Extra Careful About Their Choice Of AttorneyWhen it comes to the legal world, consumers should be very careful about how they make their decision of which attorney to engage for their case.

It is absolutely imperative that no one make the decision of which attorney to hire on the basis of advertising alone, but instead do the necessary research and speak to the attorneys involved to be sure that they will meet the client’s needs.

As with any other kind of industry or sector of the economy, there are some things that simply cannot be said in an advertisement for legal services. This is intended to protect consumers.

However, the rules around legal advertising are changing in Florida, and potential legal consumers need to be extra careful to make sure that they work only with the most trusted and reputable legal experts when it comes to their case.

Florida Lawyer Advertising Rules Altered By Federal Court Decision
The Florida Bar Association is the professional organization that ensures attorneys and lawyers are adequately prepared to represent the interests of clients... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

What Should You Do If You Notice Erratic Driving Behavior On The Road?

What Should You Do If You Notice Erratic Driving Behavior On The Road?Florida is a place known all around the United States for enjoyment and fun in the sun. People have been thinking about Florida a lot lately considering all the harsh weather out there!

Although Floridians don’t have to deal with snow, ice, or sleet on the roadways, we do have to be alert when it comes to making sure we drive defensively and pay attention to conditions.

As a Florida driver, you have no doubt spent some time on the state’s highway system. While fast and convenient, some Florida highways are also known to be very dangerous at times.

To protect your health and your rights, what should you do if you encounter someone on the road who seems to be driving erratically?

Let’s look at some important ideas to remember:
Be Aware Of Checkpoints
When there are major events in Florida that may involve consumption of alcohol, the authorities are very proactive in setting up DUI checkpoints. If you notice a checkpoint or have heard of one where you are... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

What We Want Families Of TBI Victims To Know

What We Want Families Of TBI Victims To KnowIf your family member has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident, then you are one of their most important lifelines in terms of coping with the results and moving forward with a happy, safe, and productive life.

At Get Me Justice, we have worked with people in a wide range of traumatic brain injury situations and have seen firsthand the devastating impact that such a situation can have.

Traumatic brain injury often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed for days or even weeks after the initial incident, so it is absolutely crucial anyone who has been in an accident, or who may have sustained a concussion, get appropriate care.

Whether the person in question is your spouse, sibling, parent, or someone else close to you, your support can make a tremendous difference in helping them now and in the future.

As experienced lawyers working with TBI cases, here are a few things we’d like you to know:

• You Are More Important To Your Loved One Now Than Ever
The first few months after sustaining TBI are... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

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