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Category Archives: Wrongful Death


Understanding How Young Children Become Victims of Hot-Car Tragedies

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The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that a 27-year-old woman is facing criminal charges in the hot-car death of the 4-year-old son of her boyfriend. The little boy was reportedly alone in a locked car for more than six hours before being found unconscious. He had an internal temperature of 108 degrees when he was… Read More »


When Vacation Dreams Turn Into Nightmares: What You Should Do if Your Amusement Park Visit Goes Wrong

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Orlando is synonymous with a certain large-eared mouse and the many amusement parks present in the area. For this reason, people around the country, and people from around the globe, plan vacations to the area in order to visit these attractions. Amusement parks invoke for many a dreamy vision consisting of games, rides and… Read More »


Wrongful Death Of Guatemalan Man At Universal Orlando

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Wrongful Death of Guatemalan Man at Universal Orlando ORLANDO – A family man from Guatemala died at the Universal Orlando theme park after riding Universal’s Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride. The incident took place on Dec. 10, 2016 and Mr. Jose Calderon Arana is survived by his wife and son. He was 38… Read More »


The Stages of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that allows certain family members to hold a negligent person or company financially responsible for their loved one’s death. Spouses, children, parents, and financially dependent relatives might be able to recover damages under state law. Your loved one’s death triggers the litigation process. Here are the… Read More »


Overview of Florida’s Court System

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It’s important for personal injury and wrongful death litigants to understand how the Florida court system works. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to navigate the litigation process. For example, you need to know the difference between Florida’s courts. There are three distinct judicial layers: trial courts, appellate courts, and… Read More »


Who Is Liable after a Mass Shooting?

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On February 14, 2018, 17 students and teachers tragically lost their lives in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. While money will never make up for the lives lost or the trauma experienced that day, there are certain damages that can be recovered. That’s why injured survivors and… Read More »


Pedestrian Traffic Injuries and Fatalities

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Walking is a basic form of transportation. But unfortunately, walking — even on the sidewalk — isn’t always safe, especially in Florida. Nationally, pedestrian traffic fatalities increased by 11 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The GHSA report also found that pedestrian deaths increased by 25 percent between… Read More »


Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Claim Against Riverside Hotel

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In 2012, a drunk driver drove into a pool cabana wall at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The structure collapsed, killing a pregnant woman, Alanna Demella, and injuring her husband Michael. The driver’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. Michael filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel, alleging that… Read More »


Potential Lawsuits after Stoneman Douglas Shooting

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It was an unspeakable tragedy — 17 students and teachers died when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14, and 16 others were injured. Two injured students recently signaled their intention to sue the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Broward School Board, the FBI… Read More »


Understanding Default Judgments

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In 2015, a Jacksonville teenager died while in state custody at the Brevard Regional Juvenile Detention Center. The 14-year-old was sent there after being charged with burglary. An investigation found that the boy died from bacterial meningitis after eight days in the facility. He had complained of headaches and stomach pain but received no… Read More »

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