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Products Must Satisfy Their Intended Purposes

June 7, 2018 | Category: Defective Products

Those who have been injured due to a product defect in Florida may bring an action against the manufacturer under a number of different theories, which includes the violation of a product warranty.  Florida law requires that manufacturers create products that satisfy their intended purposes — failure to do so (if it causes injury) may expose the manufacturer to significant liability.

Boating Accidents Are On The Rise

June 6, 2018 | Category: Boating Accidents

The 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report was issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday, May 16. In its press release, FWC reported that there was nearly a 14 percent increase in accidents during 2017.

Higher Speed Limits Lead to More Severe Accidents

June 4, 2018 | Category: Automobile Accidents

NBC Nightly News reported on April 30, 2018 that drivers are demanding faster traffic flow even while roughly 40,000 people died on our nation’s roadways in 2017. There are 41 states which allow speeds above 65 miles per hour (mph), and it has been found that as the speed limit increases so does the potential for more accidents and fatalities.  

Florida Oversight of Nursing Homes Fails Seniors

June 1, 2018 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

According to a federal audit released in April 2018 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the OIG found “…the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration did not always verify nursing homes’ correction of deficiencies identified during surveys in 2015 in accordance with Federal requirements.  

When Accidents Cause Paralysis

May 30, 2018 | Category: Brain Injuries

About 288,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. 38.3 percent of newly reported SCI cases were the result of motor vehicle crashes, making car, truck and motorcycle accidents the leading cause of spinal and paralysis injuries, ahead of falls and physical assault.  

Speak to an Attorney, Not Insurance Companies

May 24, 2018 | Category: Personal Injury

If you’ve been involved in an accident — whether it's a car accident, slip-and-fall or any other type of injury-causing incident — you may find yourself involved in communications with an insurance company.  It is important to note, however, that such communication is generally discouraged. Hurt individuals are encouraged to avoid communicating with insurers until they have consulted with a qualified Fort Myers personal injury lawyer.

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