Vehicle collisions can lead to serious injury and death, but who’s held responsible when the death wasn’t strictly an accident? What if a drunk driver was the cause, or what if the person who caused the accident was negligent in some other way? The negligent party responsible for your family member’s demise can be held to account.
Filing a lawsuit against the party responsible can serve several functions: It can prevent the at-fault party from harming others; it can help you to secure justice and closure for what happened; and it can compensate you and your family for the financial burden placed on you by the death.
If you believe your loved one’s death in a car crash was caused by negligence, the next step is to [...] read more
If you spend time in Palm Beach County—as a motorist, a cyclist, or a pedestrian—you’re aware of how dangerous some local roads can be. But are particular stretches of road or specific intersections more dangerous than others? Some local institutions have taken a look at the data and concluded that certain streets are, in fact, riskier.
A couple of years ago, the Palm Beach Post analyzed traffic data collected by the county and came up with a list [...] read more
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 man, did not recover from his injuries and died about two weeks later.
Fault to Be Determined
Very few crashes that lead to personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are simple, but the facts in this case might turn out to be more complicated than most. Shortly after the crash, the police report noted that Williams had violated the other vehicle’s right of way, which could make her at fault.
However, since that time, Palm Beach Gardens [...] read more
Agricultural companies exist throughout southern and central Florida. It’s also no secret that this part of the country was hit especially hard by the foreclosure epidemic that swept the entire nation when the recession landed. These two elements help explain why the Floridian Community Bank recently filed a lawsuit for $8.45 million on the basis of foreclosure and asset repossession against a group of agricultural companies throughout the area.
Specifically, these agricultural companies are involved with plant nurseries, tree farming and landscaping. Again, given the prevalence of foreclosures in Florida, it perhaps isn’t that surprising that this story is happening, although the amount is definitely extremely high.
Based out of Davie, The Floridian Community Bank filed the lawsuit against Foremost Inc., Lake Nona Outdoors, Quail Roost Tree Farms, Medallion Tree Farms, Check Cashing USA Holdings, Davie Nurseries and Labor Factors. However, guarantors are involved as well. Those parties include Daniel S. Osman, Stephen T. Garrison Jr., Ma [...] read more
An early night pedestrian accident on Dixie Highway last Tuesday evening has resulted in the death of one individual. According to West Palm Beach Police spokesperson David LeFont on Wednesday morning, the initial accident investigation occurring over the course of the evening revealed the following:
An unnamed individual driving southbound on Dixie Highway approached the intersection at 10th street at an unknown rate of speed around nine p.m.
Prior to passing through the intersection, the vehicle struck and killed an unknown male pedestrian
Police officials declined to provide many details on the accident, but did note that decedent’s name was not released initially, as the Department was still seeking to notify family members
Police officials ultimately revealed the pedestrian victim of the car accident as Wilkins Belvent, a 41-year old with unknown connections to the Fort Lauderdale area
At this time, Palm Beach police officials still remain unwilling to provide any information or speculation as to [...] read more