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Wrongful Death Archives

What damages can be pursued in a wrongful death lawsuit?

When a person loses a loved one, it can be a difficult experience. When a loved one dies simply due to old age, their survivors will grieve tremendously, but will understand that this is at least a natural cause of death. However, when a loved one's death is due to the negligence of another, such as in a car crash, the victim's survivors are left with a whole other type of grief highlighted by anger and pain. In such situations, the victim's survivors may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

Four women from Spain die in Florida car crash

Florida is a major vacation destination, attracting visitors from across the globe. Florida is also a prime place of business, where many people travel for work. "Snowbirds" from the northern states head to Florida when cold weather strikes, to take advantage of the state's mild winter temperatures. And, many people travel to Florida to visit family and loved ones. Unfortunately, an international trip turned deadly for four women from Spain, who were killed in a car crash in the Florida Keys earlier this month.

How long does one have to file a wrongful death suit in Florida?

The death of a loved one is never easy. Whether a person in Florida died in their sleep in their old age, or whether a person died from a terminal illness, the loved ones left behind must find some way to cope and move forward with their lives.

Two Florida companies fined following deaths of 5 workers

Workplace safety is important when one works with hazardous materials. People in Florida with jobs like these must be provided with the proper equipment and procedures needed to keep them safe at work. If these safety precautions are not made available to workers, it can lead to tragedy as one incident shows.

Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Analyze Recent Court Decision In Cubero v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD.

Cruise ship attorneys Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano keep a watchful eye on court decisions that potentially affect their clients. The case of Cubero v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD. is of great interest to them because the recent decision issued by the judge may adversely affect their clients. Analyzing the decision prepares these seasoned attorneys to use this decision for their clients. The degree of preparedness and legal acumen sets these cruise ship accident attorneys from Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano apart from others. 

Mother of South Bay Truck Accident Victims Files Suit

Back in March, a devastating truck accident involving a tractor trailer that detached claimed the lives of four people and injured two others. The accident occurred on U.S. 27 in Palm Beach County in the early morning hours. A trailer suddenly became detached from a truck, coming to rest in the middle of the roadway. The trailer was shrouded by the fog and multiple crashes resulted from drivers running into the trailer.

South Florida Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss the Rights of a Spouse Following a Fatal Truck Accident

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are nearly 4,000 fatal truck accidents each year. Most of these deaths involve the driver or passengers of the smaller motor vehicle involved in the accident. Many of those killed will leave behind grieving spouses, children, and other family members. Losing your loved one in a truck accident is devastating and life changing. You may find yourself emotionally and financially vulnerable following your tremendous loss. There are steps that surviving spouses can take following the loss of their husband or wife to obtain compensation from the at-fault truck driver or trucking company.

Miami Cruise Injury Lawyers Review Tragic Deaths Serving as a Cautionary Tale Regarding Deficient Ship Safety Standards & Limitations of Death on the High Seas Act

Although cruises are inherently exciting because of the almost unlimited choices of entertainment, excursions, and recreational activities, an international cruise on the Amazon offers a unique experience. While this type of adventure also could pose potential dangers, most cruise passengers presume their cruise line complies with or exceeds industry safety standards. This assumption is inaccurate in some cases. Although a fatally injured passenger might have a right to pursue a lawsuit seeking damages, this can be a difficult task to the extent the Death on the High Seas Act represents the controlling law. In this blog, our cruise ship injury lawyers review a cruise ship tragedy that reveals the vulnerability of passengers. 

Complex Legal Issues Regarding Drownings Involving POAs, Apartment Complexes, and Condominiums

With summer on the horizon, Miami families will flock to swimming pools for recreation, exercise, and leisure activity. Although swimming pools are popular amenities in many apartment complexes, condominiums, and homeowners' communities, residents and their guests are sometimes endangered by negligence. The forms of unreasonably careless behavior that can lead to drowning deaths, or near drowning incidents that cause permanent brain damage, take many forms, such as inadequate security, unmaintained lifesaving equipment, missing drain covers, unsecured gates, or missing fencing. In this blog post, our Miami drowning death attorneys review a decision from Florida's 5th District Court of Appeals which demonstrates the challenges drowning victims frequently face when pursuing compensation for wrongful death.