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Florida suffers from high rate of fatal vehicle accidents

According to recent statistics, Florida does not fare well when it comes to protecting people's lives on the roads. Overall, Florida ranks right in the middle of the states when it comes to premature deaths, which is defined as dying before the age of 75.

More than 500 Floridians died in motorcycle accidents in 2017

According to a recent report, 504 motorcyclists across Florida died in fatal motorcycle accidents in 2017. This number, which is preliminary, is significantly lower than the 574 motorcycle fatalities that were reported in Florida in 2016.

When are punitive damages available?

When a West Palm Beach, Florida, resident loses a loved one to a motor vehicle accident, they may want to see justice done with respect to those responsible for their loved one's death. While no amount of money can bring a person back after a deadly accident, seeing the responsible party held accountable for their misdeeds can give a family some sense of peace and closure, as if an injustice was rectified.

What is the rate of fatal car crashes in Florida?

Florida has its fair share of residents and tourists. Thus, the roads throughout this fairly large state see a significant amount of motor vehicles traveling on them. Whether it is summer, winter, night or day or a young motorists or an old motorist, negligence could occur on the roadways. This impacts the safety on the roads, putting the lives of travelers at risk.

Providing options and closure after a fatal crash

Eventually, Floridians all lose someone. Whether it is due to old age or illness, this is a reality we acknowledge we must face one day. While we have prepared ourselves for this inevitable situation, we are still ill prepared to deal with a loved one suddenly taken away from us far too soon. The death of a loved one in an automobile collision is not only shocking, but also a tragic loss. Many are at a lost for words and are frequently confused by the options they might have.

Risk of fatal accidents expected to increase this weekend

St. Patrick's Day is one of the holidays during which people often drink, whether they drink Irish beers or green cocktails. While it can seem like harmless fun to celebrate Saint Patrick, the fact is that all this celebration has the potential to lead to catastrophic accidents when people drive after drinking.

Helping you with a wrongful death action following a fatal crash

The loss of a loved one is a devastating event. Even if it is expected because one is elderly or ill, this is a challenging time to go through and move forward from. Thus, when a loved one is suddenly killed in a motor vehicle accident, it is hard to process this event. A loved one is taken away from you far too soon by someone acting negligently on the roadways.

Chain of events may have led to crash involving Venus Williams

Last year tennis superstar and South Florida resident Venus Williams was involved in a tragic car collision that claimed the life of an elderly man. The incident occurred at an intersection where Williams slowed down and was then hit by a vehicle driven by the victim's wife. The victim's family has sued Williams and claims that she was the person responsible for the crash and the victim's death; Williams' legal team now claims that the true responsible party is another individual all together.

Arrest made in fatal Greenacres hit-and-run

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Greenacres in December. Two men, neither of whom were wearing a seatbelt, were ejected from their vehicle and killed when a 2013 Porsche Panamera slammed into their Honda CR-V. Two women who were passengers in the Honda, as well as the 24-year-old man driving the Porsche were also injured. He then, however, sped away from the scene.

Parents awarded $45 million in Florida wrongful death claim

Wrongful death legal options protect families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. The parents of a medical school student that was killed in a fatal car accident in Florida were recently awarded $45 million in damages. The fatal car accident occurred in nearby Florida community about an hour south of the West Palm Beach area. A construction company was ordered to pay the parents $35 million and the driver of a tractor trailer involved in the fatal car accident was ordered to pay the parents $10,005,000 million.

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