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Who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida?

The ability of family to recover damages for the death of a loved one is an important right, particularly because such a loss can have enormous changes in the lives of survivors. It is important that those who have experienced a loss due to negligence to understand their legal rights.

The rights of Florida crime victims

While Florida residents often hear about the rights afforded to people accused of a crime, they may not be aware that victims of crimes have certain inviolable rights as well. According to the Florida Crime Victims' Bill of Rights, crime victims are entitled to be notified of any criminal proceedings against the individual accused of the crime. Moreover, victims are entitled to be present at and heard during these proceedings. These entitlements extend to the representatives of victims as well. For instance, the next of kin of a deceased victim may be considered a lawful representative.

The Chestnut Law Firm Can Assist People With Their Personal Injury Claims

chestnut-law-firm-can-assist-people-with-their-personal-injury-claims.JPGChristopher M. Chestnut has been recognized as one of the top lawyers working in America. He and his colleagues at the Chestnut Law Firm focus their work on personal injury and wrongful death claims. Having been featured in news outlets ranging from CNN to the New York Times, Chestnut has distinguished himself as one of the most capable advocates for legal justice.

New report shows that large truck fatalities are on the rise

A recent release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that fatal automobile accidents that involved tractor-trailers and other large trucks increased 4 percent between 2011 and 2012. The study examined those trucks that had weighed over 10,000 pounds. A total of 3,921 people were killed due to these accidents that year. Some states contributed to this figure more than others. Florida, for instance, accounted for over 5 percent of all fatal trucking accidents in 2012.

Trucking industry gearing up to fight new hours-of-service rules

For many years, the hours-of-service rules, part of the federal trucking regulations governing truckers across the nation, dictated that all drivers had to complete what is known as a 34-hour restart period. Essentially, this meant that once their workweek was complete, truckers needed to spend 34 consecutive hours off duty before getting back behind the wheel.

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Mr. Chestnut was recognized by On Being A Black Lawyer (OBABL) as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in America in 2012, and he was featured in Florida Trend, the State of Florida’s premier business magazine. As a native of Gainesville, Fla., and a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Florida College of Law, Mr. Chestnut has been featured in over 1,000 news outlets internationally, including:

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