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The Law Offices of Jason Turchin recently settled a wrongful death case for more than $4,000,000.00 on behalf of the family of a young man who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. The young man was on the street when, according to witnesses, he was struck by a vehicle and thrown through the air. He was in a coma and taken off life-support a few days later.

Florida’s complex Florida wrongful death law sets forth when a victim’s family may have a claim, who may bring the claim, and what damages each family member may be entitled to recover.

Who can bring a wrongful death claim in Florida?

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Many Florida personal injury lawyers shy away from liquor liability claims and pursue only the underlying accident or injury case. If a drunk driver hits or kills someone, many injury attorneys will only pursue claims against the drunk driver or any possible uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Inquiry into the accident should not stop there. beer.jpg

Liability in Florida for serving alcohol to minors or alcoholics
Florida has a Dram Shop Act which may impose liability on bars, restaurants and homeowners if certain provisions are met.

Florida Statute section 768.125 states that a person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person.

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