There are many motorcycles on the roads in Florida. They can be a fun mode of transportation, but there are also dangers inherent in riding them that other motor vehicles do not experience. One is that if they are struck by other vehicles or they spin out, they do not have much protection from the concrete and other elements. Also, they are much smaller than most other vehicles and other drivers may not see them when they make turns or change lanes.
It is inevitable that at some point in time people in Florida will have a loved one pass away. Everyone knows that this will occur at some point in time, but it does not make it any easier when it actually happens. While it does not necessarily make it any easier, the hope is that the person dies at an old age after living a long, full life. However, this is not always the situation and many people die in fatal accidents when they are relatively young.
With watersports and boats used as a common recreational activity in Miami and throughout Florida, it is essential that those who take part in the activity understand that there are certain risks involved with it. Unfortunately, some of these enjoyable trips out on boats end with a fatal accident. These happen for a variety of reasons and statistical studies attempt to delve deeply into them to prevent a recurrence. One new report from the U.S. Coast Guard says that there were more recreational boating fatalities in 2016 than in the past five years.
Florida residents and visitors frequently take full advantage of the warm weather, ample bodies of water and areas that allow boating and other water-based activities. It is a significant part of the allure of the state and attracts a great many people to take part. However, it cannot be ignored that there are inherent dangers with being on a boat. There could be a number of reasons for this, but one thing is certain: those who are injured or lose a loved one in a fatal boating accident need to understand who to seek compensation through a wrongful death legal filing.
The number of drivers who are operating their vehicles while distracted is a troublesome trend that is causing auto accidents with injuries and fatalities. Although state governments and law enforcement are trying to reduce its frequency, the number of fatalities on the road has risen by 14 percent since 2015 based on information from the National Safety Council. Miami is on the list of one of the cities with the highest incidences of distracted drivers in the U.S.
Distracted driving is becoming an increasingly worrisome problem in Florida and across the U.S. While many people who are concerned about a crash due to a distracted driver feel that way due to anecdotal evidence of having seen it happen, studies are conducted to determine just how prevalent the problem is. One recent study has shown that Florida is the second worst state for people using their smartphones while driving behind Louisiana. For those who have been in an accident or suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash and believe it was due to a driver who was texting or otherwise using their smartphone while behind the wheel, this information can be essential to pursuing compensation in a legal filing.
A fatal accident in Florida can come in many different ways, but one of the most frequent causes is a car accident. These crashes happen for a multitude of reasons and cause pain and turmoil in an emotional, personal and financial sense to the family that has suffered the loss of a loved one. Although it will not alleviate the pain they feel at the fatal car crash, a wrongful death legal filing can be useful in receiving compensation for all that was lost with the fatality.
Since Miami is a warm-weather locale with a lively population and many people involved in boating, accidents are unavoidable. Some of these accidents are circumstantial and lead to minor injuries. Others, however, are more serious and lead to severe injuries and death. Given the nature of Miami, there are many people who are prominent and famous who live and work there. When they are in an accident, it draws attention with the results there for all to see. Such is the case with the late pitcher for the Miami Marlins, Jose Fernandez.
Under Florida law, when a person's negligence or wrongful conduct causes another person's death, the decedent's personal representative may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for the benefit of the decedent's estate and certain surviving relatives. Each of the decedent's survivors can recover damages for loss of the decedent's support and services from the date of the injury to the date of death, and future support -- reduced to present value -- from the date of death forward.
Bicycling as a means of getting around has been increasing in popularity in recent years. But as more bicyclists share busy roads with automobiles, fatal accidents become more likely. One such tragedy took place recently in the Miami area.