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June 2014 Archives

1 dies in beach accident in Florida

This case in Florida discusses the death of a pedestrian who was allegedly struck by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the wreck. The news reports that the 45-year-old victim was struck on a beach; she was walking with her 21-year-old son and his wife when she was hit by a car at around 9:30 p.m.

Miami feels impact of surge in minor immigrants

Miami is one of 10 cities to which immigrant children crossing the Mexican border are being sent. With thousands of minors involved, the situation has reached a level that is reportedly stressing agencies involved in providing services during this immigration influx. Although the arrival of unaccompanied minors to the United States is far from a new concern, the numbers arriving in the last two years have increased dramatically. The majority of the children involved in the recent surge are from Central America. In some cases, they cross in groups, and in others, they cross with assistance from adults who are considered to be migrant smugglers.

Doctor found guilty of malpractice given license back

Having a loved one die while under the care of a doctor is a tragedy most people hope they never have to deal with. But suspecting that your loved one died because of someone else's negligence can be that much more difficult to bear. And as our readers know, this can lead to litigation in an effort to seek justice.

Mother and child die in home birth, religious group held liable

When most people think about birth injuries, negligence usually comes to mind. But this negligence is often associated with hospitals and health care professionals. Most people, including some here in Florida, may not consider a birth injury case that didn't involve a health care professional as being a case of medical malpractice. But after reading the wrongful death case below, your view about birth injuries and medical malpractice could change.

Pair suffers serious injuries in Florida hit-and-run crash

If you've been injured in a motorcycle crash, then you may be familiar with the costs associated with your recovery. From missing work to spending thousands on physical therapy, the costs of your injuries does add up. That's why it's important to seek information on claiming compensation that you deserve; another person's negligence shouldn't leave you with unwanted bills.

Military bases providing shelter to detained child immigrants

Florida residents may have heard that President Obama has opened three military bases to temporarily house children who have been detained while trying to enter the United States illegally. Most of the children come from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. While they are entering the country without parents or relatives, in many cases, they already have a mother or father living in the United States.

Immigrants celebrate citizenship in Miami

During a naturalization ceremony that occurred in Little Havana in Miami on June 5, it was announced that the month of June would be called Immigrant Heritage Month. The month was given this name by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to honor those who have immigrated to the United States. At the ceremony, 50 people from all over the world were selected to be sworn in as citizens of the U.S. Unlike most ceremonies, this particular event honored the previous generations of immigrants who were instrumental in the shaping of the state of Florida and the nation.

Trucking accidents may be due to sleep deprivation

Trucking regulations have come into the spotlight in the last few days with the injury of Tracy Morgan and the death of his friend, also a comedian. There are safety rules in place in Florida and the United States at the federal level to help prevent this kind of accident from happening. If you've ever been in a crash with a semi-truck, you might have found yourself asking the same questions as people in this case. Was the driver too tired to be driving?

Gay Honduran man living in Florida fighting deportation

A 27-year-old gay native of Honduras who has lived in Broward County for the past decade is seeking to regain asylum in the United States after being deported on March 10. The man fears for his life if he must stay in his homeland, a nation in which approximately 80 LGBT individuals have been tortured, murdered, or both in the past four years by various groups including police officers.

Wrongful death leads to arrest in Florida

Being hit by a car can be life-changing. You may suffer from injuries that cause you serious pain and suffering. You could also lose a loved one if they are hit by a car, since they have little protection against the weight of the machine. In any case, if you find out that the driver was intoxicated and is responsible for your personal injury or a loved one's wrongful death, you may want to seek legal advice.

Benefits to becoming a citizen

Florida residents who live in the United States legally as permanent residents may wonder about the benefits of naturalization. There are currently more than eight million green card holders living in the U.S. However, of all those eligible to pursue citizenship annually, a mere 8 percent do so.

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