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Venus Williams Sued for Wrongful Death After Crash

Jul. 7, 2017 , by admin

Tennis phenomenon Venus Williams is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after being involved in a crash that killed a passenger in the other vehicle. The incident, which happened in Palm Beach Gardens on June 9, didn’t become widely known until near the end of the month.

Williams, age thirty-seven, was not injured in the crash, but both the driver and the passenger of the car that struck her were. The passenger, a seventy-eight-year-old ma...

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Caps on Medical Malpractice Awards

Jun. 6, 2017 , by admin

As many Floridians likely recall, in 2003 the state’s medical malpractice system was overhauled by the state legislature. Governor Jeb Bush eventually signed a law that imposed strict limits on the amount in non-economic damages that malpractice victims could recover for their injuries.

This means that the amount of compensation recovered for quality-of-life damages, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering, is now greatly limi...

Does Florida’s Motorcycle Helmet Law Put Riders at Greater Risk?

May. 5, 2016 , by admin

Motorcycle riders are always at an increased risk of harm while on the road. Other drivers often fail to notice motorcycles, and in the event of an accident, the lack of a surrounding vehicular structure makes what would have been a minor fender-bender into a serious, perhaps life-threatening situation. That all makes Florida’s stance on motorcycle helmets somewhat confusing. It’s legal to ride in the state without a helmet as long as a ...