Category: Personal Injury
A critical protection for the elderly, according to Fair Arbitration Now Coalition (FANC), a group of more than 75 consumer, health and advocacy groups, is being stripped by the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).
In Florida, if you’ve suffered an injury due to another’s negligence — and the negligent person has an employer for whom they were performing various job responsibilities at the time of the accident — you may be able to sue the employer and recover damages under a theory of a vicarious liability. Those unfamiliar with the law of vicarious liability may not realize that they are actually entitled to sue the employer. One might wrongly assume that the negligent acts of an individual...
Given that there are over a million active truckers located throughout the United States, commercial trucking accidents are unfortunately (and rather predictably) common. According to a 2015 study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) which accounted for large trucks alone, there were a total of 3,598 fatal crashes and 83,000 injury crashes on an annual basis.
School starts for many Florida communities in August, and this means the traffic congestion will again return to our school areas. Motorists need to be vigilant in school zones and school bus pick up and drop off points. It only takes a second of distraction for a tragic accident to occur.
If you have been injured by a third party on someone else’s property — for example, if you were punched or stabbed by an attacker in the parking lot of a restaurant or store — then Florida law may entitle you to sue the property owner and recover damages on the basis of inadequate security.
Ridesharing applications — such as Uber and Lyft — are widely used and popular, providing Florida customers access to on-demand “taxi-like” services. As rideshare apps serve millions on a daily basis, serious motor vehicle accidents are basically inevitable. The occurrence of such incidents has given rise to a number of unique challenges for those victims of rideshare accidents.
As a parent, leaving your children in the care of another can be a difficult, even frightening decision, but is often necessary. You may not always be free to supervise your children, whether due to career responsibilities or various other personal responsibilities that demand your attention. It’s common for third parties to be tasked with supervising children for an extended period of time. Third-party supervisors include nannies, teachers, tutors, friends and family members,...
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) reports that in 2015 10,265 people were killed and approximately 290,000 were injured in DUI accidents. DUI drivers are not the only ones who can be held responsible.
If you’ve engaged in ATV’ing, wave-running, canoeing, scuba diving, bungee jumping, rock climbing or any other recreational activities with a professionally-run commercial operation, then in all likelihood, you’ve signed a liability waiver that purports to release the defendant-company from liability for any injuries you may sustain as a result of your participation. Liability waivers can be anxiety-inducing for many would-be participants.
Playgrounds are everywhere. They are at schools, daycare facilities, parks, and homes. Some playground injuries are the result of defective or poorly-maintained equipment.