Sadly, Florida residents cannot always rely on other drivers to make good decisions when they are behind the wheels of their vehicles. Too many drivers make mistakes that lead to serious injuries or even death. Many drivers face various charges for their lapses in judgment in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
You might already know that you would be considered legally drunk if your blood alcohol content reached .08 or higher. What you might not know is that you can still be impaired, and probably should not be driving, even before your BAC reaches the legal limit.
When a loved one dies suddenly, surviving family members often have numerous questions. Fatal motor vehicle accidents can raise many questions, and it could take some time to find the answers. When those answers do come, one of them could be that the death of their loved one was due to the negligence of another, and pursuing a wrongful death claim in a Florida civil court might be appropriate.
Every day, Florida residents go to work knowing that they could be injured. Employers are required to adhere to certain safety protocols, and many do, but not all potential hazards can be completely eliminated. Accidents still happen, and that is why the workers' compensation system exists.
Insurance companies are in business to make a profit. They do not make money in paying out claims in motor vehicle accidents. If you are seriously injured or lose a loved one in an accident here in Florida that was caused by the negligence of another, do not accept a settlement offer without first making sure that it is fair -- in many cases, the amount offered will not be.