An estimated 10 percent of adults over 60 suffer some form of elder abuse. Unfortunately, fewer than 10 percent of these cases are reported to the authorities.
Every year, an alarming number of Americans are seriously injured and killed in truck accidents. These tragedies take place in Ocala and across the state of Florida for all sorts of reasons and every case is different. For example, a pedestrian may be struck by a drunk truck driver or someone suffering from truck driver fatigue may cause a multi-vehicle accident. At the King Law Firm, we believe it's crucial for victims of an accident that was caused by negligence to hold an irresponsible driver or truck company accountable for the pain they have caused.
Nothing can prepare a family for the sudden death of one of their members. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is among the most difficult things that a person could ever have to go through. Every year, too many fatal accidents claim the lives of people in the Ocala area and throughout Florida. Sometimes, however, family members of the deceased victims can take some comfort in telling their stories and trying to prevent other people from suffering a similar fate.
Many Ocala residents have probably heard about the recent fatal car crash involving Bruce Jenner. The former Olympic gold medalist and current reality television star made more recent headlines when his car was part of a chain reaction accident that lead to one woman's death.
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.
An equipment malfunction on any kind of motor vehicle can lead to a dangerous situation for anyone in that vehicle, as well as other people nearby. The danger can increase when the faulty equipment is on a big rig. A recent fatal accident near Ocala was the result of this kind of equipment problem.
Although Ocala is not directly on the water, it is only a short drive from either coast. With the Gulf of Mexico only about 50 miles away and the Atlantic Ocean just about 75 miles away, Ocala-area residents have easy access to both bodies of water. Like many other people in Florida, Ocala residents can enjoy a variety of marine activities including boating, fishing or skiing.
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.
State Road 40 is a major route in Central Florida that runs all the way from the east coast to the west coast of the state. The route passes through Ocala and most area residents are probably used to seeing all kinds of vehicles on it. For example, large trucks carrying goods from one side of the state have a constant presence on S.R. 40.