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Is Ridesharing Safer Than Taking a Taxi?

February 11, 2020

Heavily marketed as a safer alternative to taking a taxi, rideshare apps are nothing more than a socially accepted form of hitchhiking for a nominal fee. In fact, ridesharing business models...


How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays

December 23, 2019

All dogs bite. Even canines that are not known to be aggressive can become frustrated by the commotion during the holidays and take a nip out of an unsuspecting adult or child. The holidays are an...


Can You Sue for Damages Due to Unsafe Road Conditions?

November 29, 2019

Across our great nation, road conditions seem to be deteriorating at a faster rate than they are being fixed. Although federal and state laws require counties, cities and towns to design, build...


Can Lending Your Car to Someone Cost You After an Accident?

October 15, 2019

A surprising area of personal injury law is how injuries caused by one person can be legally attributed to someone else. Nonetheless, Florida law is very protective of an injured party following...


What Happens When Alcohol Is Involved?

December 26, 2018

Dram shop laws enacted in most states makes a business that sells alcoholic drinks or a host who serves liquor to a drinker who is obviously intoxicated (or close to it), strictly liable to anyone...


Manufacturers and Sellers Are Often a Misunderstood Source of Medical Liability

October 29, 2018

When you hear the words "medical liability", the picture that comes to mind most often is one involving a malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider. Truth be...


It Is Time to Review Your Pool Safety Practices

June 21, 2018

The heat of summer is back. Swimming pools across the Sunshine state will soon be filled with friends and family having fun. That's why WaterSmartFL.com, wants you to know that pool safety is...


What Is Joint and Several Liability?

April 18, 2018

Joint and Several liability* is a legal concept that is relevant in tort or personal injury lawsuits brought against defendants in states that recognize this legal provision. The concept allows a...


How Autonomous Vehicles Could Impact Driving Laws

January 22, 2018

The speed at which technology is developing and interacting with our daily lives has been growing at an accelerated pace in recent years. Things considered science fiction only a decade ago are...


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...


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 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...


 

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