Category: Personal Injury

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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Proving Employer Liability in a Florida Injury Lawsuit

August 24, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

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...

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Improper Cargo Loading Can Lead to Trucking Accidents

August 22, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

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. 

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