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Category: Wrongful Death

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in FL?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Wrongful Death on March 13, 2019

Every state has statutes of limitations. These are laws that place a time limit on how long an injured party has to file a civil claim. Statutes of limitations exist to keep the justice system fair. Without a deadline for filling, plaintiffs could wait until valuable evidence no longer exists to file – thus creating an unjust situation in which the defendant may not be able to defend him or herself. It is critical to understand the statute of limitations on Florida wrongful death claims if you recently lost a loved one. Florida Statutes Section 95.11 The text of Florida’s statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is in Section 95.11 of the Florida Statutes. This law states that all parties bringing claims founded on negligence have four years in which to do so. In a typical personal injury claim, the claimant would have four years from the date of… read more

How Safe Are Thrill Rides at Theme Parks?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Safety,Wrongful Death on February 12, 2019

Amusement park rides can pose a dangerous hazard to America’s thrill seekers. While people actively seek out the scariest, fastest, and most complicated rides available throughout the country, many people forget the possibility that something can go seriously wrong with these machines. While the chances of getting into an accident on an amusement park ride are relatively slim, they can still occur and have devastating impacts on the victims. Amusement Park Accident Statistics The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that data involving amusement park safety can be severely limited and regulations are inconsistent from amusement park to amusement park. While more established parks may have more stringent regulations, local fairs and smaller parks may have less regulated rides. According to an annual survey by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and the National Safety Council, many injuries occur each year. 1,508 people suffered ride-related injuries… read more