Florida’s wrongful death statute is theoretically designed to compensate victims and punish the responsible parties. Unfortunately, in a medical malpractice claim, neither of these things may ever be able to happen, even in a...more
If someone ? either through carelessness or criminal activity ? has caused the death of anyone in your family, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation from the at-fault party. That lawsuit is known as a...more
In December 2009, four workers fell to their deaths while repairing balconies at an apartment complex in north Toronto. The accident was caused by the site supervisor’s negligence (he died in the accident). The construction...more
Washington has various wrongful death statutes that allow family members to recover compensation when a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence, wrongdoing or liability. Seattle wrongful death attorneys can...more
Officials at San Francisco General Hospital recently announced the sad news that a third passenger of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 had succumbed to her injuries. The tragic announcement followed the earlier disclosure of the...more
A University of South Florida student was abducted and shot in the head three times during a carjacking at her apartment complex. After finding that inadequate security at the complex allowed the criminals to enter the...more
Originally published in Forum magazine, September/October 2012.
I have been asked to share how I have managed to escape sticky situations during trial. Let me give two examples.
Put away your written notes...more
While no wrongful death claim can bring back your lost loved one, a well-documented lawsuit can compensate for the financial losses that you already suffered and will suffer in the future as a result of the death of a close...more
Hat tip to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly for covering a story about a recent case that may have a far-reaching impact on the doctrine of respondeat superior in Virginia. The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted certiorari in a...more