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Personal injury, death result from intersectional collision

Collisions at intersections in Florida can sometimes be as deadly as head-on highway crashes. When a driver is careless or reckless in ignoring traffic signals and crashes into another vehicle going through an intersection, the ensuing destruction may be substantial. This is what happened in a horrific accident resulting in death and personal injury in the Tampa Bay part of the state on July 17.

Staff shortages cause nursing home neglect and personal injury

Nursing home neglect is a serious problem in Florida. With such a high percentage of the state's population being retired and older persons, it is an issue that deserves serious attention. When negligence of a nursing home or its staff results in injury or death to a resident, the victim or the surviving family may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim for monetary damages.

Personal injury, death result when vehicle crashes into bus stop

Pedestrians and people standing on sidewalk areas seem to be less safe in Florida and other states in recent years. Either the incidence of drivers losing control and crashing into pedestrian areas has increased considerably or the reporting of such incidents has become much more thorough. These incidents can be among the deadliest, leaving a path of death and personal injury in their wake.

2 suffer personal injury, 4 youths are dead in two-car crash

Florida has suffered many tragic highway accidents in which some of its most promising young people have been struck down. Death and personal injury abound in accidents involving both high school and college students or young people in that age range. When such tragedies occur, there is often a period of adjustment that the surviving families and friends must experience.

Personal injury claim changes to wrongful death if victim dies

In Florida and all other states, a driver who rear-ends a stationary vehicle on the roadway is liable for the injuries and damages that flow from that act of negligence. The operator or passengers in the struck vehicle have a right to bring a claim for personal injury damages against the driver of the offending vehicle. If a victim dies as a result of the rear-end collision, the deceased person's estate may bring a wrongful death claim for damages against the wrongdoer.

Florida personal injury: Accident injuries 2, kills 1 in Florida

Most people are aware of the potential of being injured in a car accident while traveling on Florida roads. As a result, the majority of drivers take precautions in an attempt to avoid being involved in such an incident. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are sometimes unable to avoid the negligent acts of others. The victims of a recent crash -- including the surviving family members of a deceased woman -- may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury damages rules are needed for self-driving cars

Florida is one of the most lenient states regarding the regulation of self-driving cars being tested on public highways. The state allows companies to conduct testing without a safety person inside and without having to even report an accident. The issue of strengthening the law arose recently after an autonomous car hit and killed a pedestrian in another state. The incident should remind state officials and private companies that the issue of personal injury and wrongful death damages must be addressed within a state's legal framework prior to approving the use of self-driving vehicles.

2 dead, 1 with serious personal injury after rear-end collision

Another gruesome fatal accident occurred recently at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It started in the westbound lane of State Road 100 in Bunnell where a pickup truck was stopped while waiting to make a left turn onto County Road 35. A car traveling in the westbound lane could not stop in time and crashed into the rear of the pickup, sending it into the oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane where an oncoming pickup truck crashed into it. Death and personal injury ensued as two occupants in the rear-ended pickup were ejected and died, and a third occupant was hospitalized with serious injuries, per the authorities.

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