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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is always tragic, but if you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Florida, the law allows the spouse, domestic partner, children or financial dependents of the victim or those who would be entitled to inherit property or assets from the victim to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

 
Most wrongful death claims are based on negligence, meaning that it will be necessary to show that the wrongdoer failed to act in a responsible manner, and that this caused the death of your loved one. There are an endless number of examples of wrongful death suits, but proving fault can be difficult and complicated. Under Florida law, the plaintiff in a wrongful death case can seek financial compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs. Family members of in such cases also have the right to seek non-economic damages for loss of care and companionship.


The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco have extensive experience in wrongful death cases. We know how to determine the appropriate damages recoverable in the case and what it takes to recover fair and full compensation for your losses, including damages for pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of future earnings and other benefits.


If you have recently lost a loved one and believe it was due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact our office for a free case consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.

Truck Accidents

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Trucking accidents often yield catastrophic injuries and wrongful death because of the enormous weight disparity between semi-trucks and passenger cars and the sheer force of impact when they collide. A fully loaded “big rig” like a semi-truck or tractor-trailer may weigh 80,000 lbs., which is more than 25 times the weight of a typical passenger car. The massive weight and length of tractor-trailers alone make them more prone to collisions simply because of their handling limitations. But there are other factors that contribute to these accidents.

 
Some of the most common factors that contribute to trucking accidents in Florida include the following:

    • Overloaded trucks
    • Improperly secured loads
    • Drivers violating hours of service rules (HOS) designed to prevent driver fatigue
    • Failure to perform required safety inspections
    • Inadequate big-rig maintenance
    • Lack of care by the trucking company when hiring, training or supervising truck drivers
    • Inattentive truck drivers multi-tasking with cell phones and other distractions
    • Truck drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol
    • Lack of awareness of tractor-trailer “no zones” (large blind spots)
    • Drivers with medical conditions like diabetes, narcolepsy or that are otherwise medically unfit
    • Tires that are defective or that have improper tire pressure
    • Defective components and systems on the big-rig
    • Unsafe route selection
    • Failure of commercial drivers to adapt their driving to bad weather

 

There are a number of unique issues involved in trucking accidents, especially if a large corporation is the owner of the truck or the employer of the driver. s those who suffer severe injuries or wrongful death in trucking accident collisions should retain an experienced trucking accident lawyer with an established record of substantial verdicts and settlements against trucking companies.


If you or a loved one have been involved in trucking accident please contact our office for a free case consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.

Sports Accidents

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Millions of athletes, from young children to professionals, experience sports-related injuries each year in the United States. Many of them suffer serious injuries and even death. While generally accidental, these injuries sometimes are cause by negligence and thus warrant legal action.

 
When children are involved, any number of circumstances can lead to a sports injury. A football injury may be caused by a coach who failed to follow proper safety procedures during practice, or gave his players improper gear (such as a defective helmet). Other causes might be insufficient supervision, poor training, inadequate medical care, or unsafe premises such as fields, rinks or courts. Other cases may involve an injury or accident that wasn’t the fault of the sports organization at all.


Even when parents sign liability release forms with schools, municipalities and businesses, there can be exceptions if an injury results because of negligence.


Has your child suffered a severe personal injury or wrongful death while involved in an organized sport? Do you think the accident was caused by the negligence of the coach or some other party involved in the organization? If you or a loved one suffered a serious sports-related injury that may have been caused by negligence, you should contact a sports injury lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.


The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including sports accidents, bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.

 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall representation from Linda CapobiancoAccidents known as slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall are included under the broad heading of premises liability cases, and they can involve serious injuries, especially for older people. The basic concept of premises liability is that owners of property like stores and businesses have a duty to maintain a safe environment for the public. That means keeping floors, stairs, elevators, escalators and other building components in good working condition and free of hazards and obstacles.


Wet or uneven floors, loose stair railings, inadequate lighting and boxes or debris left in walkways or aisles are all common causes of slip-and-fall accidents that may result in a claim of negligence against a property owner. If the accident was caused by the negligence of a store or other business, we believe they should be held accountable.


If you or a loved one have been involved in a slip-and-fall accident at a grocery store, department store or any other public place, please contact our office for a free case consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.

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