Category: Personal Injury
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident on a stairway, you may be entitled to sue and recover damages for your accident-related losses.
Florida law — like that of other states — gives those who have been injured in an accident (that was caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another) the right to sue and recover a wide range of damages. Many plaintiffs don’t realize how extensive these damages can be.
In every Florida injury lawsuit — slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, product defect accidents and others — causation serves as a foundational element of the claim. If you’ve been injured due to the defendant’s negligence, you must show that the defendant’s negligent actions actually “caused” you to suffer the injuries at issue. In other words, you must show that a natural and continuous sequence of events was created by the defendant’s conduct and that this...
As we enter the summer vacation period for students across the country, many plan trips which include tour buses. Prospective tourists believe that, with a professional driver behind the wheel, they will be able to enjoy the sites and socialize with others rather than focusing on driving. That is not always the case.
If you’ve been involved in an accident — whether it's a car accident, slip-and-fall or any other type of injury-causing incident — you may find yourself involved in communications with an insurance company. It is important to note, however, that such communication is generally discouraged. Hurt individuals are encouraged to avoid communicating with insurers until they have consulted with a qualified Fort Myers personal injury lawyer.
Millions of visitors come to the Sunshine State each year to enjoy the gulf, ocean, and pristine beaches making tourism one of Florida’s largest industries. The visitors partake in activities such as fishing, charter boating, walking and biking in our many outdoor parks, visiting our theme parks and just having fun. However, when tourists suffer serious injuries due to traffic accidents, slips and falls and other accidents, the fun may turn to tragedy.
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence, omissions, or wrongful acts of another person (or entity), Florida law may give you a right of action against the defendant for damages. The defendant would like to avoid liability, of course, and may attempt to undermine your claims by forcing people close to you to disclose sensitive information. Fortunately, Florida law gives you an opportunity to prevent such disclosures through the use of an evidentiary privilege.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job annually; that translates into about 99 per week or more than 14 deaths every day.
When shopping for clothing, shoes, toys, electronics and household goods, shoppers do not think they are in danger. However, even though many shopping-related accidents may be minor, there are more serious injuries including broken bones, sprains, head trauma, neck injury, spinal injury and even death.
Personal injury litigation — in Florida and throughout the country — often turns on evidentiary issues. For example, a defendant may attempt to argue that they did not actually cause your injuries, but if the defendant has no evidence to support their assertions, they generally cannot succeed.