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The Families of Fallen International Students Getting Compensation

Not long ago we brought you the story of two families that came to our state all the way from China seeking justice. Their children, both students at the University of Miami, had died in a pedestrian accident while returning to their apartments, and so their families came America so they could pursue a civil lawsuit against the neglectful driver. Now the families of these fallen international students are finally getting compensation. A South Florida jury has awarded almost $8.6 million to these families who have traveled such a long distance for justice. The jury declared that the driver of the Porsche that caused the accident was 95 percent to blame for what happened and should be held accountable for not paying attention while driving on the road. The families still felt that the amount awarded was too small to compensate for their loss, especially since that total amount will…
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Can Foreigners Sue For Wrongful Death?

On the corner of Southwest 88th Street and 68th Court, a small group of mourners gathered. Back in 2013, two University of Miami students from China died on this corner after being struck by a car, and now their families are pursuing a civil lawsuit against the driver, but can foreigners sue for wrongful death in the U.S.? Was The Driver Punished? On October 16th of 2013, a woman driving a Porsche did not see the two students as they were walking to their off-campus apartments. The resulting crash claimed the young international students’ lives, but the driver was only found guilty of careless driving. Her license was suspended and she served no jail time for the accident, so now those students’ families have filed a civil lawsuit and have come to Florida in anticipation of the trial. “The only thing we want is fairness and justice,” says the father…
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