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3 Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

3 Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims in Florida 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A death in the family can create an emotional hardship for loved ones. Sometimes, it can also create serious financial challenges. When a person dies due to the negligence or…

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Who can sue for a wrongful death in Florida?

Who can sue for a wrongful death in Florida? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Ver este video en Español. Florida’s Wrongful Death Act recently came under scrutiny after a family shared their grief with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune after discovering an exception in the law.…

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Florida Court Rules Widow Cannot Recover Damages in Wrongful Death Case

Florida Court Rules Widow Cannot Recover Damages in Wrongful Death Case 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A Florida appellate court recently denied a widow damages in the wrongful death case of her husband. Janis Kelly sought damages when her husband of nearly 40 years passed away…

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Florida accident kills tourist, 2 others suffer personal injury

Florida accident kills tourist, 2 others suffer personal injury 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When a Florida resident is injured through the negligent or wrongful actions of another person, he or she is typically entitled to file a legal claim in a civil court.…

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Fiery head-on collision in Florida kills 1, injures 2 children

Fiery head-on collision in Florida kills 1, injures 2 children 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A head-on collision in Florida left one woman dead and injured three other people, two of them young children, on Feb. 14. The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. on…

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Injury and fatality statistics of motorcycle accidents

Injury and fatality statistics of motorcycle accidents 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to 2012 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,986 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents around the country. Approximately 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents the…

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Florida accident claims the lives of 3 sisters

Florida accident claims the lives of 3 sisters 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Three sisters returning from a holiday in Miami were killed in a crash on Interstate 95 on Jan. 4. The accident remains under investigation, and authorities are uncertain whether speed…

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Wrong-way accident kills 3 in Florida

Wrong-way accident kills 3 in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

On Dec. 25, a car purportedly traveling west in the eastbound lane of Park Boulevard in Pinellas was involved in a fatal accident, authorities reported. The head-on collision reportedly occurred…

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1 killed, 1 injured in fatal accident on Florida highway

1 killed, 1 injured in fatal accident on Florida highway 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A 53-year-old man is dead after an accident that occurred on Florida’s Interstate 95 on Aug. 30. One day after the incident, Florida Highway Patrol was still investigating why the…

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$15 million judgement in Florida truck accident

$15 million judgement in Florida truck accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Falsification of paper trucking logs played a significant role in the conclusion of a case involving a fatal truck and motorcycle collision. Two motorcyclists perished in the 2011 incident involving…

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Florida accident seriously injures former mayor of Hialeah

Florida accident seriously injures former mayor of Hialeah 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

An accident in Miami on I-95 seriously injured Julio Martinez, who was the mayor of Hialeah from 1990 to 1993. The 71-year-old former mayor was hurt in the Aug. 4…

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Head-on crash kills motorcyclist in Florida

Head-on crash kills motorcyclist in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A 41-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 95 near Route 836 on the evening of July 23. The motorcyclist was traveling southbound behind a Dodge Ram…

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Florida boating accident after fireworks kills 4, injures 12

Florida boating accident after fireworks kills 4, injures 12 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Fourth of July festivities near a marina in Miami took a somber turn when several vessels collided at the conclusion of an area fireworks display, authorities reported. The fatal accident,…

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Florida legislature doubles penalties for hit-and-runs

Florida legislature doubles penalties for hit-and-runs 1200 1200 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It was reported on June 24 that Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that increases the potential punishment for drivers who cause hit-and-runs. According to the report, the bill…

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Florida boating accident kills 1

Florida boating accident kills 1 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred near Elliott Key on May 25. The crash resulted in one death and two injuries,…

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Trooper and 2 others die from personal injury in fatal accident

Trooper and 2 others die from personal injury in fatal accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A motorist traveling off the road and onto a shoulder recently caused an accident that killed three people. One of those killed was a female Florida Highway Patrol trooper who…

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DUI crash causes personal injury, death

DUI crash causes personal injury, death 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Drinking alcohol is something many people find enjoyable, but it can often cause people to lose their good judgment. Driving under the influence can lead to fatal accidents, which unfortunately…

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Florida man dies from personal injury after boating accident

Florida man dies from personal injury after boating accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Many of us have heard of accidents involving drunk driving, but drunk boating accidents are much less common. Even though waterways are typically more expansive and contain less traffic, an…

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