Florida Coronavirus (COVID-19) Exposure Attorney
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the globe quickly, and the US continues to endure the impacts of sick victims, fatalities, and immeasurable economic turmoil. People across the country continue with social distancing and many Fort Lauderdale residents are cooped up inside pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ stay-at-home order from April 1, 2020. However, even as Americans take extra precautions to avoid exposure to COVID-19, some individuals and companies weren’t doing their fair share to support these efforts. In fact, some are actually being accused of negligence in multiple lawsuits alleging responsible parties didn’t take reasonable measures to prevent the spread.
Legal action is a possible remedy for many victims who suffered injuries and other losses due to the novel coronavirus, but these cases aren’t without their challenges. The biggest complication is linking a defendant’s acts or omissions to exposure, which ultimately led to sickness or death. Our Florida COVID-19 personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis, Attorneys at Law, can explain some of the key issues, so please contact our Fort Lauderdale, FL office to set up a free consultation. An overview of current litigation may also help you understand the key issues.
Nursing Home Negligence
Most of these cases are grounded in wrongful death, with surviving family members claiming that nursing facility misconduct was the reason they lost a loved one due to COVID-19 exposure. One case in particular is noteworthy, in which plaintiffs claim nursing home negligence is behind 63 confirmed cases and 23 fatalities. Nursing homes have a duty to protect residents from reasonably foreseeable harm, and the lawsuit alleges the facilities failed in this legal obligation.
Other Examples of Corona Virus Exposure
Though there are countless scenarios in which a sick individual or surviving family members may have rights, lawsuits are prevalent or expected in the following areas:
- Homeowners’ associations, condos, and co-op communities, where board members are tasked with keeping the premises safe;
- Apartment building, where the duty to secure the premises falls upon a landlord or property management company;
- Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that remain open only to serve delivery and takeout orders;
- Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services, which are usually insured by the ridesharing company for injuries that result from COVID-19 exposure; and,
- Many others.
Consult with a Florida Coronavirus Exposure Injury Lawyer Today
Coronavirus exposure cases may be an emerging legal issue, but many of the same basic concepts of personal injury law still apply. If you have concerns about COVID-19 exposure and want to know more about your legal rights, please contact Boone & Davis, Attorneys at Law in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You can set up a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer by calling 954-566-9919 or visiting our firm online.