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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Poisoning Is a Leading Cause of Injury Death in Florida

In Florida, drug overdoses are classified as poisonings, and drug overdose is the most common form of poisoning injury. In a partial reflection of the problems that opioids and other drugs continue to pose for adults of all ages, statistics from Florida Health show that in 2016, poisoning was recorded as the reason for 4,985 […]

Ordinary or Medical Negligence? Florida Supreme Court Provides Clarity

The difference between ordinary negligence and medical negligence is important in Florida. It determines how long you have to file a claim and what you must allege to make out a case. Moreover, it affects the type and quantity of evidence and testimony needed to prove liability and damages. Ordinary negligence is simply a person’s […]

When Waterparks Turn Dangerous, Who’s Liable?

Waterparks are great places for fun and frolic, and central Florida has many: Disney World’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, Seaworld Orlando’s Aquatica, Adventure Island in Tampa, Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and LEGOLAND Florida Park in Winter Haven. The great majority of visitors to these amusements enjoy them safely each year. […]

How To Prove a Case of Health Care Aide Neglect or Abuse

A patient who wants to hold a health care provider liable for an act or omission that injured a patient must meet a set of strict standards, which include extensive pre-suit investigation, medical expert testimony and proof of failure to meet the professional standard of care. These standards apply to suits against physicians, chiropractors, dentists, […]

Proving Commercial Vehicles Are at Fault for Accidents

Trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles may be big and potentially dangerous, but surprisingly, accidents that involved them in Citrus and Lake counties in 2017 actually resulted in fewer injuries and fatalities than crashes of automobiles alone. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s 2017 Annual Report on Traffic Crashes, there […]

Tips for Preventing Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic injuries are sudden, severe and require immediate medical attention. These injuries often come out of nowhere and leave victims reeling. According to Orlando Health, the most common types of traumatic injuries are suffered in car crashes and motorcycle accidents, by pedestrians struck by vehicles, and through falls and burns. While most victims of serious […]

When You Suffer a Slipped Disc Injury in an Auto Accident

Your spine consists of an array of bones (vertebrae) cushioned by rubbery discs wedged between them. When a disc becomes ruptured, fluids leak out and deplete the cushion, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This syndrome, known as a herniated disc or “slipped disc,” can be the result of physical trauma or excessive […]

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After an Accident?

Every single accident and every single injury will have a different outcome under the law. The best way to find out who may be held responsible for the cost of your injuries is by speaking to an experienced attorney. In Florida vehicle accidents, there are three different types of insurance that can pay your medical […]

I’ve Been in a Car Accident. What Should I Do?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident involving injuries to you or a passenger there are a few things that you should do to make sure that information and evidence is secured and protected to preserve your claim and maximize your recovery. Contact law enforcement immediately No matter how nice the person is that […]

New Florida Car Seat Law Helps Keep Children Safer, for Longer

A new law went into effect on January 1st of 2015, intending to add safeguards for children riding in cars. Florida has raised the minimum age at which a child can ride without a car seat or booster seat from 4 years old to 6 years old. While this law is a major step to […]

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