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Who is Liable for Toxic Torts?

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Some of the most serious injuries suffered by accident victims involve exposure to toxic substances. While in many cases, this may take the form of exposure to a dangerous chemical that is being transported by a commercial vehicle, it could also involve a gas leak caused by improperly maintained gas lines. In either case,… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for the Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries

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While many people who are injured in accidents have a clean bill of health before their slip and fall accident or car crash, it is also not uncommon for victims to be suffering from an illness or medical condition before their accident occurs. When this happens, many victims suffer new injuries as well as… Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Against Contractor Responsible for Local Fire

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Twelve residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in a fire resulting from a negligently maintained controlled burn, recently filed civil suits against the contractor who was responsible. According to the complaint, the at-fault contractor was hired by Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission to perform a controlled burn, but failed to properly douse… Read More »

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Smartphone Overuse Injuries

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Although smartphones have made it easier than ever to stay connected with employers, family members, and friends, there are also downsides to having this type of technology at our fingertips. For instance, a number of studies have revealed that cell phone overuse could be negatively impacting our health, as more and more people report… Read More »

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Court Limits Employer Liability for Recent Pedestrian-Railroad Fatality

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Last month, a Florida state appellate court issued an opinion regarding the duty of care owed by employers to their employees. The ruling could have important repercussions on these types of cases going forward, so if you were involved in an accident and believe that your employer was partly responsible, you should consider speaking… Read More »

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City Contractors Found Not Liable for Obstructive Shrubbery

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In early July, a Florida appellate court issued an opinion clarifying the legal standard by which contractor liability is determined. Ultimately, the court held that a contractor was not liable for a motorcycle accident allegedly caused by overgrown shrubbery that obstructed the motorists’ views. In these types of cases, Florida courts are required to… Read More »

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Accusations of Sexual Assault Levied by Uber Customers

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Uber recently came under fire after it was revealed that 103 of its drivers have been accused of sexually assaulting customers over the past four years. Only 30 of the drivers have been convicted in criminal court. Although many victims don’t know it, they may have the option of filing a civil suit against… Read More »

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Injuries Resulting from Medication Errors

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Prescription medications save millions of lives every year. Unfortunately, when medications are mis-prescribed or improperly dispensed, they can also cause serious injury and even death. While physicians who make mistakes when prescribing medications and pharmacists who dispense the incorrect or wrong amounts of a medication can be held liable for resulting injuries, these types… Read More »

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Restaurant Negligence in Florida

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Florida law requires restaurants in the state to abide by certain rules to make their property and products safe for visitors. When restaurants fail to comply with these laws, they can be held accountable in court and can be required to cover the cost of the injured party’s lost wages, medical expenses, and other… Read More »

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What is Governmental Immunity?

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Most personal injury claims are filed against individuals. However, a fair number of lawsuits based on negligence are actually filed against cities, states, and government agencies. Although it can be difficult to hold government agencies accountable for their negligence, it is possible, especially for those who are represented by a personal injury attorney who… Read More »

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