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Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

October 28, 2019

Kids and adults alike love Halloween. It's spooky, it's fun and trick-or-treating signals the start of the holiday season. Nonetheless, from candy to costumes, trick-or-treating can pose...

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...

How Corporate Negligence Can Quickly Escalate

September 24, 2019

After generations of baby powder ads that highlighted the soft, gentle and chafe-resistant value of Johnson & Johnson products, the multinational American corporation finds itself facing other...

Car Accidents Can Change a Victim's Life... Forever!

September 10, 2019

Is it normal to feel tired following a car accident? How many weeks does it take back pain to subside after a crash? Can a vehicular accident permanently change your personality? These are just a...

Class Action Lawsuits Increase the Efficiency of the Legal Process

August 8, 2019

In a class action, the plaintiff seeks court approval to litigate on the behalf of a group of similarly situated individuals. When more than one person needs to bring a claim against the same...

Who Is Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident?

August 5, 2019

Summer months in the Sunshine State are ideal for spending time splashing about in a swimming pool with friends and family. Whether the pool is at a private residence, a public facility or a...

Don't Be a Victim of Road Rage

July 19, 2019

Traffic in every major city is heavier than ever before, especially during peak hours for commuting. Unfortunately, that causes many a driver's anger level to steadily increase, while he or she is...

Right of Way Laws for Pedestrians in Florida

July 19, 2019

When you leave home on foot, nobody expects to be involved in an automobile accident. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents do happen and often with a devastating effect to one's life. Living in...

Who Is Responsible for Single Car Accident Head Injury?

June 25, 2019

Head injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries, are often complex and can even be difficult to accurately diagnose following an auto accident. To make matters worse, linking a head injury to...

Tanning Salons May Be Liable for Skin Cancer Damage

June 24, 2019

For many years, there was a major debate over the severity of ultraviolet radiation for patrons of tanning salons. Today, the majority of experts agree that tanning salons pose a danger to...

Who Is Liable When a Dog Bites Somebody?

May 17, 2019

Typically, a dog's owner is legally responsible for a bite and other injuries caused by their animal's aggressiveness. Although dog bites are taken seriously in Florida, the state's dog bite laws...

Do You Know What to Do After an Elderly Person Falls?

May 16, 2019

Aside from auto accidents, slip and falls are the most common cause of unintentional injuries examined at an emergency room. Unfortunately, as we age, changes to our body make a fall more likely....

How to Maximize Compensation from Your Personal Injury Claim

April 12, 2019

If you were injured by someone else's careless or negligent actions (or lack of actions), it is time to consider pursuing a personal injury claim through civil court to seek compensation for your...

Can a Victim of Sexual Violence Sue a Perpetrator for Damages?

April 11, 2019

Although most incidents of assault are prosecuted in criminal court, victims of sexual assault can (and often do) file a civil lawsuit against their perpetrator in tort court. Whether a criminal...

What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI Disability Benefits?

March 26, 2019

When you apply for benefits, you need to know the difference between the two disability programs that the Social Security Administration operates. In fact, there is a big difference between the...


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