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What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is an important legal protection for families of loved ones wrongfully killed in an accident. A wrongful death claim for damages allows surviving families of loved ones killed by the negligence of another party to bring a claim for the damages they have suffered. Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the estate of the lost loved one wrongfully killed for the benefit of surviving family members.

Spinal cord injuries in Florida

Spinal cord injuries may result from traumatic damage to your spine that affects the nerve fibers that allow for the body to function.  For example, an injury to the lower back can affect nerves controlling the abdomen, legs, bowel and bladder. A severe neck injury can affect arm and hand movement.  Some spinal cord injuries will result in temporary disability where nerve functions can be regenerated and body movement may eventually be restored (like Peyton Manning’s throwing motion is an example). However, severe injuries may result in permanent paralysis, where movement of extremities cannot be restored.

Florida ride along observes distracted drivers on roadways

This blog recently discussed the important protections available for victims of distracted driving-related accidents and distracted drivers. Unfortunately, texting while driving is not uncommon in parts of Florida and is an increasing problem and concern in Florida and throughout the country. Texting while driving, and distracted driving generally, is dangerous for both drivers and those they share the roadways with.

Victims of distracted driving are legally protected

Distracted driving places everyone sharing the roadway in danger. Because of the increase in the number of mobile devices, the size of the problem of distracted driving has grown. Distracted driving includes talking on a cell phone while driving; emailing or surfing the internet while driving; and texting while driving. Texting while driving is of particular concern because it combines all three types of distracted driving.

Can humans help computers avoid car accidents?

It seems inevitable that one day soon people will be driving around Jacksonville without having their hands on a steering wheel. Driverless cars are getting closer and closer to reality, but important questions still need to be settled before computer-piloted cars take over the nation's streets.

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