Category: Personal Injury

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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Injuries Due to Inadequate Security

July 27, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

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.

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Introduction to Rideshare Liability in Florida

July 25, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

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.

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Negligent Supervision of Children

July 20, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

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,...

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How to Overcome a Liability Waiver in a Recreational Accident Case

July 18, 2017 | Category: Personal Injury

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.

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