Since the tragic Costa Concordia accident, people in Florida and all over the world have been waiting for answers. The January maritime disaster has resulted in 32 fatalities and countless injuries. After the accident, the captain who was in charge during the cruise ship accident was placed under house arrest. He was recently released and has offered his version of what happened.
There is no way to overstate the devastation of losing a child unexpectedly. For one Florida family, they must deal with the death of not one, but two of their children. The two were involved in a car accident that also injured four other young people. In a car accident like this, it may be difficult for a family to hold their children's friend accountable, but it may be necessary.
People who are on the road do not necessarily think about the risk of getting into an accident. But car accidents likely occur every day in Florida.
When the death of a loved one is caused by someone else's negligence, family members are left wondering whether the negligent person or entity can be held responsible.
A South Tampa school community is grieving the loss of a teacher killed in a car accident this past Friday. The teacher and her husband had been driving with their young granddaughter when they were struck by a pickup truck. The granddaughter was the only survivor of the fatal crash.
Laws pertaining to workers injured on cruise ships are different from laws that generally apply to employees who work on land. Maritime and admiralty law specifically deal with offshore injuries, including injuries and wrongful deaths of Florida residents.
The families of two individuals killed during a mass shooting at a popular night club are planning on bringing wrongful death lawsuits against the owners of the club for not having proper security. A 25-year-old Florida resident was fatally shot while he was standing outside the front door of the club while a woman was killed inside the club.
When something goes wrong on the road, the results can be devastating. Even if the initial incident involved one vehicle, other cars can be impacted - a single-car accident can lead to secondary accidents.
For many people in Naples, Florida, a recent car accident took the life of a prominent figure in the catering industry. The woman, a chef known for her unique take on cooking and propensity for throwing small, high-end parties, was killed after her car was struck by a pick-up truck at an intersection.
Law enforcement is still investigating the initial cause of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred this past weekend. A Florida woman was killed in the crash and her husband and two others were hospitalized with injuries from the collision.