Fatal auto accidents can lead to criminal charges and civil claims against negligent drivers. While the criminal conviction of a reckless driver may bring some measure of solace to a grieving family, often a claim of wrongful death is necessary for the family to receive compensation for medical costs, burial expenses, family suffering and additional monetary and punitive damages.
For obvious reasons, collisions with 18-wheelers tend to leave occupants of passenger vehicles with serious injuries. Large trucks carry massive payloads throughout Florida, and each year families here have their lives permanently changed because of crashes with large commercial vehicles.
A basic legal obligation that comes with driving a motor vehicle is to stop and render aid after an injurious accident. Still, hit-and-run collisions in Florida are all too common, leaving victims and their families in search of answers. When a hit-and-run accident takes a person's life, then the family of the victim has a right to bring a wrongful death claim against the driver who failed to stop and render aid.
While countless individuals love to watch and even play football, the sport undoubtedly poses a health risk to the players. From youth leagues to the professionals, in Florida as well as elsewhere in the country, the risk of an accident causing brain damage to a player is relatively high in comparison to other sports. The estate of Hall of Fame award winner Junior Seau is continuing with their lawsuit against the NFL for the brain damage he suffered and the eventual loss of his life.
The Taser is a device designed to stun and shock an individual. Many police departments use them, including ones in Florida, as a way to attempt to take a target down with non-lethal force. However, Tasers can cause serious injury to those who are stunned. After a teenager suffered from brain damage after a Taser incident, his family's personal injury suit has recently been settled.