Anyone in Ocala who has ever been sick or injured understands how much trust that a patient must place in their doctor. Every day, patients put their lives in the hands of doctors and nurses, in hopes that these medical professionals can restore their health. Sometimes, however, doctors and other medical staff make mistakes and fail to properly treat the patient. When this happens, it can cost the patient their life.
Determining fault after a car accident is not always crystal-clear. Perhaps one person was making a left-hand turn while another person came speeding down the road, resulting in a collision. Or take the example of a driver who skids on a slippery road, colliding with a second car, which then goes on to collide with a third car. If a person is partially at fault for a car accident in Florida, can they still pursue compensation? While this blog is not to be considered legal advice, in some cases the answer is yes, they can still seek damages.
Just about everyone in the Ocala area has probably at least heard about social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. Regardless of whether a person uses them, odds are that they are somewhat familiar with the social media websites, given their vast popularity.
In last week's post, this blog discussed the difficulties that family members often go through following the unexpected death of a loved one. If the fatal accident was caused by someone else's negligence, a wrongful death cause of action is available for surviving family members. After a recent fatal workplace accident, the family of a Florida woman may be in the difficult position of having to consider a wrongful death lawsuit.
Any Floridian who has ever been in any kind of accident knows that the whole scenario can unfold very rapidly. A motor vehicle accident, for example, can change lives in the blink of an eye. Even a situation such as a medical malpractice case can lead to a quick and unexpected death.
All drivers in Ocala should know that they must operate their vehicles in such a way as to avoid causing unreasonable risks of harm to others on the road. This is true regardless of the driver's age or experience behind the wheel. Even law enforcement officers must follow this standard of care toward the safety of others.
Losing a loved one is never an easy situation to handle. When a family member passes away due to natural causes, the surviving members may not be surprised by the death, though that doesn't necessarily make it any easier to cope with. When a family member's life is cut short by a fatal accident, however, the grief and shock can be unbearable.
Anyone in the Ocala area who has been in an auto accident knows that they happen very quickly. Sometimes, the parties involved may not really even have a good grasp of how the accident unfolded. Thus, the people involved may have differing accounts of what happened. In situations like this, a thorough accident investigation is imperative in figuring out which driver was primarily responsible for causing the accident.
Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. However, when someone gets injured on another person's property, the injured person may be entitled to compensation from the property owner. So what should a person do following an injury, like a slip-and-fall accident on someone else's property?
Few things in life could be sadder than the unexpected death of a young person who is in the prime of their life. Unfortunately, this kind of thing does happen in Ocala and all throughout the country. A recent car accident is a prime example of this kind of tragic event.