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$2 Million settlement reached in lawsuit regarding wrongful death of 19-year-old Kedar Williams On August 13, 2019, 19-year-old student Kedar Elijah Williams was rushed to the hospital, by ambulance, from William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The school later released a statement that a student had passed away following a medical emergency. Williams was autistic and was a student in the School District of Palm Beach County’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program.  Autism spectrum disorder…
Taxpayer Beware! Tax season leaves some Americans rejoicing in their refunds and other grousing about how much they owe. Whatever the case, paying them – whether in one lump sum or throughout the year – it is a civic duty that, while not very popular, is indeed necessary. Tax season also brings out the bad actors who wait in the wings to prey on the public in an effort to scam hardworking citizens out of…
Wrongful death is defined as a death caused by the wrongful act of another, either accidentally or intentionally. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The personal representative makes the claim on behalf of certain survivors, which can include the spouse, children, and/or parents, depending upon the individual circumstances of each case. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence…
Women Suffrage, the right to vote postal stamp was issued in 1970. The stamp depicts suffragettes,1920,and women voters. The month of March might be known for the best basketball games of the season on both the collegiate and professional levels, but the 31 days that bridge winter and Spring also is reserved for Women’s History Month. Great women from all walks of life are celebrated during the annual nationwide observance – and for good reason.…
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg The origins of Women’s History Month date back to 1981, when it was announced that a nationwide celebration of female icons and influencers would take place in March of 1982 for one week. Five years later, in 1987, that week turned into an entire month thanks to a resolution passed by Congress. Today, Women’s History Month is backed by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the…
Mistakes happen, but when they happen during your personal injury claim, they can damage or even cost you your case altogether. A primary mistake you might make immediately is to think you can handle your case on your own. Unless you are a trained attorney who specializes in personal injury law in Florida, you’ll need the help of an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer at Searcy Denney. The Most Common Mistakes You Can Make During…
In Florida, the law requires you to report a traffic accident that results in injuries or property damage of $500 or more. After a car accident, you should call 911 to request emergency medical services if anyone is injured. Having a police officer document the accident and complete an accident report is an important step for your insurance and/or legal claim. Ensuring your accident report is accurate is critical since it is the…
Because Florida is one of the most dangerous states to drive in, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of an accident. Vehicle accidents can be devastating in terms of both injuries and property damage. The word “damages” refers to how much money your injuries have or will cost. The person or entity responsible for your accident, typically the defendant and/or the defendant’s insurance company, will pay your damages in either a…
Most often, traffic accidents are about the drivers of the vehicles involved. But what happens when you’re a passenger who suffers an injury in a vehicle accident? What are your rights to recover from the at-fault driver? Do Florida’s no-fault rules apply, and if so, how? Will you need an attorney to help you recover compensation for your damages? These are all important questions. If you were injured as a passenger in a vehicle…
Paraquat spraying in field Paraquat is a highly dangerous product still manufactured and sold in the United States. Manufacturers have for some time known the direct connection between paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease, but continue to sell it. Paraquat, which is used extensively by farmers and ranchers across the country, basically destroys everything it is sprayed on, including but not limited to weeds. If it is green and growing and the chemical is applied to it,…