A wrongful death lawsuit is a lawsuit that claims a party is responsible for another person's death due to negligence or misconduct. Survivors of a family member who has died in Florida is typically able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in those cases, and they can try to obtain compensation for the loss of their loved one. Some kinds of compensation that they may be able to receive include compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses and companionship. Other kinds of compensation may include pecuniary injury damages, which include money for the prospect of inheritance, medical expenses, funeral expenses and the loss of support.
A man witnessed a hit-and-run in Florida that killed a motorcyclist, and he decided he could not let the driver get away. He darted across traffic, yelling at the drunk driver to stop because she had hit someone. He tried to take a picture so that he had evidence of her license plate for the police. She eventually pulled over and got out of her vehicle, but she refused to go back to the scene. At this point, the man was able to get a clear picture of her plate, so he returned to the scene and talked to the deputies, who were very interested in his side of the story.
A tragic incident in Bradenton, Florida, cost three senior citizens their lives and injured four more people. The fatal accident occurred just outside of a country club when a driver backed into a group that had just left church services on Sunday morning, Feb. 2.
Car accidents that result in injuries and deaths can be painful physically, financially and emotionally. In cases of a wrongful death, due to a car accident, you may want to seek compensation for the loss of your loved one, just as you could in a case of injuries caused by a negligent party. For instance, this report about three people injured and three people killed in a Miami-Dade accident could be similar to your case, so you may want to read on and consider your options.
Florida Odyssey owners may have heard that Honda Motor Co. announced that it would be recalling almost 350,000 of the minivans due to an issue with the Vehicle Safety Assist System in vehicles made for the 2007-2008 model year. A concern that unexpected and sudden braking could lead to car accidents as moving traffic collided with the stopped vehicle prompted the recall action, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The fact that the involuntary braking was not accompanied by the brake lights illuminating to warn other drivers compounded the fear, although at the time of the recall no injuries or crashes had been reported to the automaker.
On Dec. 16, it was reported that police officers in Florida took a man they believed was involved in a serious hit-and-run accident into custody. According to the report, the accident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Southwest 64th Avenue as the victim was working on a concrete construction project.
A car accident on U.S. 19 in Florida resulted in the death of a driver on Nov. 11. According to the report, a 21-year-old man driving a Mazda Miata was traveling at a speed of more than 100 mph at approximately 3:15 a.m. when he slammed into the back of a Kia Sephia that was also heading north.
Two engineering students at the University of Miami were killed on Oct. 16 while trying to cross the street. The accident happened in front of the students' apartment complex at the intersection of Kendall Drive and 68th Court. The two students had crossed five lanes of traffic before they were struck and killed only five feet from the curb. They both died immediately after being hit in the fatal accident.
According to neighbors and authorities, a Florida woman drove her Mercedes-Benz through three residential yards, crashed into fences and struck a neighbor out sunbathing before her car came to rest against her own house. The sunbather was listed in serious condition after being taken to a nearby Medical Center. Later, her condition grew worse, and she was down-graded to critical condition.
A mother and daughter on their way to a Florida synagogue were struck by an automobile in the evening hours of Sept. 13. The daughter was taken to a hospital with severe injuries, and the mother was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials state that the two were hit by a Toyota heading south while they were crossing the intersection of San Jose Boulevard and Haley Road.