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Hollywood, FL – Many media outlets have reported that at least 8 people died and several others were injured at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a result of heat exhaustion and other related issues after parts of the nursing home were left without power following Hurricane Irma. The residents continued to live in sweltering heat following Hurricane Irma without any working air conditioning, according to news reports.

If you had a family member staying at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, you can call us at 954-515-5000 or submit your question online for a free consultation. We are open after hours as well. We can investigate this incident and fight to get answers as to what happened, how it happened, and how it could have been prevented. Families deserve answers and justice.

MIAMI, FL (September 2, 2016) – Miami-Dade Police confirmed this past week that an 8-year-old girl died two days after being shot in the head during a drive-by shooting outside a northwest Miami-Dade home. According to news reports, the young girl was shot when two men pulled up in a black Ford sedan and started shooting.

No arrests have been made. Detectives are looking for the two men seen driving the getaway car. This happened in an area known for crime. crimescene

Homeowners and communities may have a responsibility to protect their residents and guests from crime which is foreseeable or preventable. Unless we hold these people responsible, crime may continue to put our kids and neighbors at risk of death or serious bodily injury.

Nearly every day in the news we hear about someone getting shot and killed in an apartment complex in Florida. Even more heartbreaking, is when the killer is never found, leaving the family seemingly without any means of pursuing justice for their loved one’s death.

So what could a family do if their loved one is shot to death in an apartment complex?Police Line

Remember that there may be two separate cases: the criminal case and the civil case. Most often, families focus on the criminal investigation. It is usually a frustrating process because the police are seeking to arrest a criminal for committing a crime against the state of Florida. They are not necessarily concerned about the rights of the victim. A victim in a criminal case is often looked at as a witness as opposed to an actual party to the case. If the police have no leads, they may not aggressively pursue the case at all. That may leave the family feeling helpless as if there are no other options. But there are.

CBS in Miami recently reported that two people were shot in the same apartment complex that 6 year old King Carter was murdered just months prior. According to CBS, a man and woman were rushed to the emergency room at Jackson Memorial Hospital after shots were fired at a northwest Miami-Dade apartment complex at night.

“The two victims were outside of the apartment complex when the shooter opened fire striking both victims,” said Miami-Dade police Det. Marjorie Eloi. “One victim was struck in the head and the second victim was struck in the shoulder and left arm.”

crimesceneCBS reported that the shooting happened at the Blue Lake Village apartment complex off NW 12th avenue and 103rd Lane – the same apartment complex where 6-year-old King Carter was shot and killed in February. King’s father ducked for cover, he said, after he heard about 20 shots.

Allachua County, Florida – Florida Highway Patrol reported a series of fatal multi-car accidents in I-75 in Alachua County which killed 10 and injured at least 18 others. The initial trigger of the accidents was thought to be from poor visibility from smoke.

Despite the poor visibility, the drivers still has an obligation to use reasonable care. As a result of the negligence of one or more drivers, several drivers and passengers were killed and severely injured. The Florida Highway Patrol said involved at least 12 passenger cars and about seven semi trucks. alachua truck accident lawyer.jpg

Most of the collisions were on Interstate 75, said Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Todd Kelly, with other crashes occuring on U.S. Highway 441.

The interstate’s northbound and southbound lanes remained closed Sunday afternoon, and would stay closed until the roadways are cleared, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Traffic was being detoured.

“It was just so crazy,” said one Gainesville resident. “We were just sitting in the car and all of this came out of nowhere.”

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On Sunday, January 2, 2011, Robert Wissler, 25, was driving a Honda Civic when the vehicle was struck by a van allegedly driven by Cedric Levon Williams. The severe impact caused Wissler’s vehicle to strike a street light, killing him and two passengers and injuring a fourth.

According to police, Williams fled the scene after the crash and failed to help or render aid. While the driver will now face criminal charges, the families of those who lost loved ones will be changed forever. Florida’s wrongful death and auto accident law permit the families to bring their own claim against Williams for the wrongful death of their children.

Florida law may also allow the families to pursue punitive damages against Williams for his apparent willful, wanton disregard for the safety of the public.

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According to the latest statistics published by the FBI, Florida, Maryland and Texas have some of the country’s highest violent crime rates. As a Victim’s Rights Attorney in Florida, we have also seen an increase in civil claims brought by crime victims in our office.

One statistic stands out: There were an estimated 14,180 Americans murdered in the United States in 2008. When someone is killed, there is a tremendous financial and emotional impact on society and on the families of those killed.

The Financial Impact
Imagine the heartache of a family whose breadwinner is shot and killed on his or her way home from work. Who will pay for the funeral? Who will pay the mortgage? Who will pay for the children to go to college?

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