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Family Files Lawsuit After Mother Killed While Parasailing

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

One wrongful death and two personal injury lawsuits have been filed against a parasailing company after a tragic accident that left a mother dead, her son injured, and a nephew also injured. The family contends that the weather was not conducive to parasailing with winds above 30 mph that day. The parasail they were… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Police After Death Of Girl, 14

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

If you run a Google search for ‘wrongful death lawsuit’, you’ll find that a large cross-section of the articles deals with officer-involved shootings. Such lawsuits are much more prevalent now in the wake of high-profile police murders such as the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor deaths. However, this recent lawsuit filed against the Los… Read More »

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Hot Tub Blamed In Death Of 83-Year-Old Man

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The family of an 83-year-old man who drowned in a hot tub has filed a lawsuit against a homeowner’s association that facilitated the hot tub, the management company that oversaw the grounds, and the pool company that serviced the clubhouse and the jacuzzi. According to the plaintiffs, the hot tub was 10 degrees hotter… Read More »

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Roofer Arrested For Taking Money Without Completing Job

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Port St. Lucie roofer has been arrested for taking money to do a job but failing to ever start it, according to police. The owner of the business has been charged with a felony. Now, and perhaps worse, local police are investigating the business for more criminal activity. As it turns out, at… Read More »

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How One Veteran Ended Up In Prison After His Child Died

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

One veteran who was stationed in Florida faced charges over the death of his son which occurred in Alabama. His wife was responsible for the death. The child died of neglect. She was later charged with the death, but it turned out that she had a baseball-sized tumor on her brain. Instead of dropping… Read More »

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Disney Hotel Sued After Trip And Fall

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A prominent Disney-affiliated hotel and another company are being sued after an elderly woman tripped and fell over an unsecured cord resulting in a knee injury that required surgery. The woman maintains that the hotel should have secured the cord better, placed warning signs, or otherwise taped the cord down. The company that owned… Read More »

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What Is A Claims Bill And How Does It Work?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida legislature recently announced it had earmarked over $3 million to settle a claim that a motorist was severely injured by a state employee. When you file a lawsuit against the government, statutory caps prevent you from securing settlements in excess of $200,000. But what happens when your injuries are so severe that… Read More »

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Understanding Jail And Prison Lawsuits

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Prisons and jails are sued all the time by inmates. While inmates don’t necessarily make the greatest plaintiffs, they are afforded particular rights under the law. As an example, the state owes a duty of care to any individual they take on as a ward. This includes prisoners. They have a duty to provide… Read More »

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Man Faces Charges After Police Taser Sets Him Ablaze

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida man may still face charges after police deployed a taser that resulted in burns to 75% of his body. The Sheriff’s Department announced their intentions to possibly pursue criminal charges against the man. They have also announced criminal charges against the officer who deployed the taser, a single negligence count which is… Read More »

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Understanding The “Free Kill” Bill

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s basically the opposite of what it sounds like and is meant to fix a hole under Florida law that specifically involves medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death actions. Under Jeb Bush, a special effort was made to protect doctors and hospitals from “junk” lawsuits and massive jury verdicts. As part of the legislation,… Read More »

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