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Widow Sues Company over Husband’s Death

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

When a loved one is killed in an accident, surviving family members can often bring a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases are designed to obtain compensation from the person or entity who was at fault for the death. Wrongful death cases are civil, not criminal, so the defendant does not go to jail if… Read More »

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New Pedestrian Safety Bill Passes the Florida House

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida has terrible pedestrian safety, but a new bill passed in honor of a young accident victim could make the roads a little safer for pedestrians going forward. According to Click Orlando, the Florida House has passed the Sophia Nelson Pedestrian Safety Act by a wide margin. The vote total was 118 for and… Read More »

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida’s wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to hold a person responsible for the death of their loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits are distinct from criminal suits, so the state prosecutor will not file a wrongful death claim. If you prevail, then the defendant must pay compensation but cannot be sent to jail. At… Read More »

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Florida Boating Accidents Can Lead to Wrongful Death

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Boating is one of the most popular hobbies in Florida. With our miles of beaches and beautiful year-round weather, who wouldn’t enjoy relaxing out on the water? Unfortunately, the number of boating deaths continues to rise. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida led the nation in 2015 in the number… Read More »

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