Category Archives: Wrongful Death

How Are Damages Calculated for Purposes of a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

The Florida Wrongful Death Act is set forth in Chapter 768, Florida Statutes. There are many moving parts and complexities to a Florida Wrongful Death case. A Florida personal injury attorney can help a family understand the respective laws and cases. Furthermore, a personal injury lawyer can represent the family in a case for damages sustained or caused by the wrongful death of the decedent. Pursuant to Section 768.21, Florida Statutes, a family member may be compensated for damages in the form of loss of support and services along with pain and suffering. A parent can pursue a case for … Continue reading

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How Are Net Accumulation Damages Determined in a Florida Wrongful Death Case?

In Florida, damages for compensation can be pursued by the Personal Representative of the Estate of a person who died as a result of the negligence or fault of another person or business. These legal cases are governed or controlled by Chapter 768 – Florida Statutes. There are various forms of damages that can be pursued by the Estate / Personal Representative. These damages included a loss of Net Accumulations. The economics of a legal case can be very complicated and in some cases difficult to prove without proper documents, financial evidence, and expert testimony. A Florida Personal Injury Lawyer … Continue reading

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Who Can Bring an Action or Lawsuit for Wrongful Death in Florida? Who Is Entitled to Compensation?

In Florida, a case or lawsuit for the wrongful death of a person is controlled by Chapter 768 of the Florida Statutes and related case law. By Florida law, a wrongful death action is brought or filed by one Plaintiff on behalf of the estate of the decedent and the statutory survivors of the decedent. See Section 768.20 and Section 768.21, Florida Statutes. The Plaintiff in a wrongful death action is the personal representative of the estate. The personal representative can be a relative and / or a beneficiary of the estate of the person who was wrongfully or negligently … Continue reading

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Driver Distraction Caused Fatal Automobile – Pedestrian Accident in Palm Coast – Death of Josefina T. Reid

In Florida and other States, driver distraction can come in many forms including reading while driving, texting, eating, e mailing, mobile phone usage, conversations, and behavioral issues with passengers. Whatever the cause – distracted driving can and does cause serious automobile accidents in the State of Florida. When a pedestrian is an unfortunate victim of distracted driving, the consequences can result in serious personal injurie, and, in some cases, death. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a fatal automobie accident / pedestrian accident took place on Sesame Boulevard near 7 Wonder Trails. Josefina T. Reid was reportedly hit and killed … Continue reading

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Chain Reaction Automobile Accidents Leads to Death of Clermont Man (Kantilal Patel)

In Clermont, Florida and other cities, multi vehicle accidents can lead to serious personal injuries and in some automobile accidents – the death of a driver or passenger. One such accident was recently reported by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Sentinel. Kantilal Patel, a resident of Clermont, Florida, died as a result of this automobile accident. The accident started when a pick up truck driver crashed into vehicles stopped at a traffic light. See 78 Year Old Clermont Man Killed in a Chain Reaction Automobile Accident. Many Florida automobile accidents can be avoided if drivers pay attention to … Continue reading

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Motor Home / RV Collides with Semi Truck – Crash Kills 66 Year Old Woman (Sandra Gentry)

A fatal motor home – semi truck collision ( Florida trucking accident) was reported in Volusia County, Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Sandra Gentry was killed as a result of this Florida trucking accident / automobile accident. Like many accidents in the State of Florida, the crash took place on Interstate 95. Sandra Gentry was a passenger in a motor home / RV (Recreational Vehicle). It was reported that the motor home was heading Northbound on Interestate 95 and was towing a vehicle. A semi truck attempted to switch lanes and hit the driver’s side of the motor … Continue reading

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16 Year Old Driver Without Florida Driver’s License Runs Red Light and Causes Fatal Accident – Death of Christopher Thompson – Age 22

In Jacksonville, Florida, a family and community are mourning the recent death of Christopher Thompson who died as a result of a Florida automobile accident on Beach Boulevard. News 4 Jax reported that 22 year old – Christopher Thompson – died when a driver crashed into Thompson’s vehicle as the driver was fleeing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). The combination of the speed and the running of a traffic signal (red light) caused the untimely and tragic death of Christopher Thompson. Since a death resulted from this accident, a full Florida Traffici Homicide Investigation will be conducted by the Florida … Continue reading

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Automobile Accidents Results in Death of Passenger (Tiffany Manzano) and DUI Conviction of Driver (Milton Lee Minier)

The Associated Press reported that a driver (Milton Lee Minier – age 25) was sentenced to a prison term of 10 years for a DUI accident that resulted in the death of the passenger (Tiffany Manzano – age 21) in the vehicle. It was reported that Mr. Minier’s blood alcohol level (BAL) was documented at .185 which is over twice the legal limit of .08 in the State of Florida. See DUI Sentenced Handed Down in Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can and does lead to serious personal injuries and in cases like the one above … Continue reading

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Semi Truck (Logging Truck) Rear Ends Vehicle Driven by Bunnell Florida Woman (Theresa M. Woodfin)

The Florida Times Union recently reported on a fatal accident that took place in Flagler County, Florida. Theresa Woodfin was driving a Buick on Florida 100 when she slowed down to make a left hand turn to County Road 2005. A semi truck (logging truck) was behind Theresa Woodfin but unfortunately failed to stop to allow her the time and distance to safely make her turn. As a result, there was a fatal rear end accident that ended the life of Theresa Woodfin who was only 28 years old at the time of the accident. See Fatal Trucking Accident Reported … Continue reading

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Interstate 95 Accident – Driver Heading Southbound in Northbound Lane – Death Results from Florida Accident

In Florida, Interstate 95 is a major highway that spans the North / South ends of the State. Unfortunately, many Florida automobile accidents take place on Interstate 95. Some are rear end automobile accidents while others are more complicated in the facts and reasons for the automobile accident. The Florida Times Union reported that an automobile accident took place on Interstate when a driver was travelling Southbound in the Northbound lanes. This, in turn, caused a terrible head on collision causing the death of a 73 year old Central Florida resident. See Wrong Way Driving Leads to Death of Central … Continue reading

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