Category: Personal Injury
In the state of Florida, as in other states, the owner-operator of a given parcel of property (i.e., the person or entity that “controls” the property) may be held liable for various injuries sustained by premises entrants, in certain circumstances.
Determining whose insurance pays passenger medical bills and pain and suffering and lost wages can get complicated.
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...
After you or a loved one is injured in an accident, such as a vehicle crash, pedestrian accident, truck, motorcycle or bicycle accident, slip and fall or any other type of accident, you may be wondering whether you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
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...
All reported campus crimes have decreased over the past 15 years, but not sexual assault, according to a new federal study by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Justice Department.
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.