Category: Personal Injury

What is the Purpose of an Expert Witness?

December 12, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

Expert witnesses are a costly but necessary resource in most injury litigation, but those who are unfamiliar with the process of litigation may not recognize the value that an expert witness brings to a case.  First, however, it’s important to understand what differentiates an expert witness from factual witnesses.

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Florida Dram Shop Laws

October 19, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

Florida — like many other states — has implemented a system of dram shop liability for third parties (i.e., alcohol vendors) who sell or otherwise furnish alcohol commercially.  Dram shop laws generally impose liability on alcohol vendors for the injuries caused by the intoxicated person to whom they furnished alcohol.  Florida’s dram shop laws are more specific, however, in that liability is not imposed in all circumstances.  In order to hold a Florida alcohol vendor liable for the...

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Injury Risks Associated With Swimming Pools

September 21, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury, Swimming Accidents

Swimming pools can pose serious injury risks to both swimmers and persons engaged in activities near the pool itself.  Media reports of drowning incidents and pool negligence are common, and the statistics reveal an unfortunate reality.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on the basis of studies conducted by the National Swimming Pool Institute and the National Safety Council, in the United States alone there are well over one million pools, with nearly 50,000 suffering...

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