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How Long Do You Have to File an Injury Lawsuit?

November 21, 2017

Each state varies in the amount of time that a plaintiff has to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time limit, otherwise known as the Statute of Limitations, sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit...


Is My Landlord Liable for My Personal Injuries?

November 20, 2017

The tenant/landlord relationship is defined in the contract that a renter signs before moving into a rental property.  For the most part, these agreements are carefully worded by a contract...


Are You Protected in a Rideshare Accident?

October 20, 2017

Uber and Lyft (the latest "car and driver for hire" businesses) have quickly made ridesharing the preferred mode of transportation over taxi cabs and shuttles. However, when it comes to operating...


Who Is Liable When Technology Takes A Wrong Turn?

October 2, 2017

Since Google gave the world its first glimpse of a driverless car in action on a Nevada roadway, questions about autonomous auto accident liability have continued to grow. Coupled with the fact...


Do You Know the Bicycle Laws for the State of Florida?

September 21, 2017

Living in the Sunshine State offers lots of amenities for residents, such as bicycling in favorable weather year round. As a cyclist, you have the same right as any motorist to use a Florida...


Will Mediation Hurt My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

September 20, 2017

The short answer here is no. Mediation is a legal component of the civil court system.  When your attorney files a civil lawsuit on your behalf, the process of litigation begins. Under tort...


Senior Abuse Can Involve Complex Cases of Exploitation

August 15, 2017

According to the Senate Special Committee on Aging, the elderly (who represent the fastest growing population group in America) are often subjected to extremely high rates of abuse, neglect and...


Do You Have to Prove the Other Driver Was At Fault?

August 8, 2017

No one leaves home expecting to be in an auto accident but car crashes occur more frequently than most drivers realize. On Florida roadways, car accidents are reported every day of a given year....


Who Is Liable for Keyless Ignition System Injuries?

July 6, 2017

Although you may not remember "Standard 114" or what it regulates, you are more likely to remember the provisions established by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standard. The two-part regulation...


30 Million Vehicles in the U.S. Still Have Faulty Air Bags

July 3, 2017

Many months ago, a Japanese safety equipment manufacturer announced the largest parts recall in automotive history. That's when Takata Corp owned up to a mistake that high-ranking officials within...


Who Is Responsible for Work Zone Accidents

June 23, 2017

Florida motorist may think that vehicular work zone accidents on state highways always result in injuries or death to construction workers. According to the statistical data provided by the U.S....


Drones are Growing in Popularity but Who's Liable for Damages?

June 9, 2017

Often called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), drones have become popular with companies that have aerial applications as well as private consumers. These aircraft are usually controlled by a pilot...


The Proof May Be in the Picture You Take

May 17, 2017

No one thinks about being the victim of an accident when he or she rolls out of bed. Yet, thousands of people are injured or killed in accidents every day. These range from auto accidents to slip...


Who Will Be At Fault in a Driverless Lawsuit?

May 16, 2017

For most of us, we experienced an "Ah-ha" moment when we heard about Google's driverless car. The autonomous vehicle, a modified Toyota Prius, received the first licensure as a driverless vehicle...


CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Infant Sling Carriers

May 5, 2017

In an effort to keep America's tiniest citizens safe, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recently approved a federal mandatory standards aimed at improving the safety of infant sling...


 

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