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FAQs about Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

By John Piccin |

Considering filing a wrongful death claim in Florida? If so you likely have a lot of questions, but don’t worry, some frequently asked questions about wrongful death claims in Florida have been answered below for your convenience and a local wrongful death lawyer will be able to answer any additional questions that you may… Read More »

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Damages Available in FL Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By John Piccin |

Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, Florida Statute, Chapter 768, dictates what survivors can recover after losing a loved due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity. Florida Statutes section 768.19. Under Florida law, only the personal representative of a decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim, however the lawsuit is… Read More »

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Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

By John Piccin |

You’ve probably heard the term “statute of limitations” tossed around on TV courtroom dramas when a criminal committed a crime years ago and can no longer be prosecuted because the statute of limitations on his offense has expired. But did you know that there are statutes of limitations that apply to civil lawsuits as… Read More »

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Lost a Loved One Due to Someone’s Negligence? Consider Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

By John Piccin |

When a person dies due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongful act, the deceased’s surviving family members are often able to file what is known as a “wrongful death lawsuit” against whomever caused their loved one’s untimely death. But who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit? What types of damages are… Read More »

Wrongful Deaths Rampant in Florida Prison System

By John Piccin |

In 2014, an astounding 346 people died in Florida prisons – the highest number of deaths on record to date. Many inmates died of natural causes, but at least 15 deaths were determined to be homicides. Some deaths were suspicious enough that in 2015, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation… Read More »

Florida Widow Wins Wrongful Death Suit

By John Piccin |

In April this year, a Florida jury awarded Richard Wiederhold’s widow over $10 million in a wrongful death suit against Domino’s Pizza’s parent company. On January 13, 2011, a Domino’s delivery driver attempted to merge into traffic but nearly collided with Wiederhold, a former Brevard County district fire chief and Winter Park firefighter. Wiederhold… Read More »

Wrongful Death Suit Claims “Outrageous Behavior”

By John Piccin |

Shannon Lawley was a young, vibrant, 31-year-old chemist with her life ahead of her. She was a Bright Futures scholarship winner and a University of Florida graduate. When she became sick in 2012, she visited the Brevard County hospital emergency room and waited over ten hours to see a doctor because intensive care unit… Read More »

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