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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Ridesharing and Car Accident Liability

Author: Jennifer Long

The popularity of Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services has grown rapidly in recent years. On any given day, thousands upon thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers are operating on Florida’s roads and highways. Of course, this rise in the number of rideshare drivers has also led to an increase in the number of accidents … Continue reading Understanding the Ins and Outs of Ridesharing and Car Accident Liability

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14 Nov

2018

When is it Appropriate to Sue a school District?

Author: Jennifer Long

Among the many defenses school districts use to deter everyday Floridians from filing a civil lawsuit is trying to convince you that you’d be taking money away from children’s education.  Such faulty appeals to emotion may work in some cases, but a series of lawsuits against school districts are moving forward. When people are harmed … Continue reading When is it Appropriate to Sue a school District?

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05 Nov

2018

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Author: Armando Edmiston

If you’ve been in an auto accident, you may vividly remember the sinking sensation that comes from realizing a crash is inevitable. And if you haven’t been in an accident, count yourself lucky—the average driver is involved in an accident about once every 17 years, or three to four accidents over the course of a … Continue reading What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

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19 Oct

2018

A Rewired Brain: The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Armando Edmiston

Although teen drivers often feel invincible, auto accidents remain the top cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related deaths among teens in the 15 through 19 age group. And those who sustain a serious concussion, loss of consciousness, hematoma, or another brain injury in a car crash may be at a significantly higher risk of TBI in the future. Sadly, … Continue reading A Rewired Brain: The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

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10 Oct

2018

Lawsuits Mount Against Florida Drug Maker

Author: Armando Edmiston

A South Florida pharmaceutical company has been hit with a bevy of lawsuits over claims it distributed contaminated drugs that sickened and killed children. PharmaTech LLC and it primary distributors have been slammed with upwards of seven separate civil actions stemming from a stool softener product that reportedly contributed to the deaths of at least … Continue reading Lawsuits Mount Against Florida Drug Maker

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05 Sep

2018

Pulse Night Club Shooting Survivors File Lawsuit To Get Answers

Author: Armando Edmiston

Uneven police responses to Florida mass shootings prompted 35 survivors of the Pulse Night Club massacre to file a federal lawsuit against the Orlando Police Department. Nearly two years after Omar Mateen stormed the popular LGBTQ dance club killing 49 people and wounding numerous others, survivors have had an opportunity to watch other killings unfold. … Continue reading Pulse Night Club Shooting Survivors File Lawsuit To Get Answers

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26 Jun

2018

With so Many Hit-and-Runs in Florida, Who Pays for the Damages?

Author: Armando Edmiston

The Sunshine State, along with New Mexico and Louisiana, leads the nation in fatal hit-and-run crashes, according to a recent study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This study analyzed crash data from 2009 through 2016 and determined that, on a nationwide basis, the number of fatal hit-and-runs increased a whopping 60 percent … Continue reading With so Many Hit-and-Runs in Florida, Who Pays for the Damages?

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05 Jun

2018

Should Secret Personal Injury Settlements Be Banned?

Author: Armando Edmiston

The practice of big corporations agreeing to defective product settlements in exchange for secrecy continues to put everyday people in Florida at risk. Whether that personal injury settlement occurs here or in California makes no difference in terms of making the public aware of the dangers of a using a consumer good you may already … Continue reading Should Secret Personal Injury Settlements Be Banned?

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09 Apr

2018

Florida Sees Record Number of PIP Lawsuits in 2017

Author: Jennifer Long

Despite being introduced in 2012 in an effort to curb the growing number of lawsuits, Florida’s no-fault automobile insurance system has actually lead to a record increase in the amount of litigation. A study conducted by the Florida Justice Reform Institute has found that more than 60,000 PIP lawsuits were initiated last year, an explosive … Continue reading Florida Sees Record Number of PIP Lawsuits in 2017

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22 Mar

2018

Who is Liable for the Miami Bridge Collapse Injury and Wrongful Death Suits to Follow?

Author: Armando Edmiston

Miami Foot Bridge Collapses Killing 6, More Injured and Death Toll Rises What  happened? On Thursday afternoon a 30 foot wide pedestrian “instant bridge” collapsed at the FIU international campus in Miami, Florida while people crossed it on foot and cars were driving on the freeway below. So far six deaths have been confirmed and … Continue reading Who is Liable for the Miami Bridge Collapse Injury and Wrongful Death Suits to Follow?

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16 Mar

2018

Should I Take a Quick Car Accident Insurance Settlement?

Author: Armando Edmiston

There are three big reasons to support holding off on that fast cash insurance settlement. Car accidents rank among the leading causes of devastating personal injuries. Florida saw more than 380,000 car accidents and 245,000 resulting injuries during 2017. Those accidents cost insurance giants considerable payouts, which can negatively impact their bottom line. In many … Continue reading Should I Take a Quick Car Accident Insurance Settlement?

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26 Jan

2018

Can a Dog Attack Constitute Wrongful Death?

Author: Armando Edmiston

Last summer, a 66-year-old Florida man was walking his small dog outside his home when another dog, that was also being walked, escaped from its leash and attacked the smaller dog. The man was knocked down, but managed to stumble back to his driveway before he collapsed on the ground. His last words to his wife were that … Continue reading Can a Dog Attack Constitute Wrongful Death?

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03 Jan

2018

Facing Billions In Property Damage From Hurricane Irma, Floridians Begin Rebuilding

Author: Armando Edmiston

While Hurricane Irma has receded and Tropical Storm Jose fizzled out over the Atlantic seaboard, for millions of Florida residents, the disaster recovery process is just beginning. There is an estimated $25-plus billion in property damage that remains in the wake of this historic storm, and certain financial complications among coastal insurers have the potential to completely reshape the … Continue reading Facing Billions In Property Damage From Hurricane Irma, Floridians Begin Rebuilding

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29 Sep

2017

Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of Residents in Hollywood Hills FL After Hurricane Irma

Author: Armando Edmiston

If your loved one survived Hurricane Irma unscathed, only to suffer serious injury or die from heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration or other complications, it’s time to learn about your legal options. Our nursing home negligence lawyers are stationed throughout the state of Florida ready to help you hold the care facility you trusted with … Continue reading Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of Residents in Hollywood Hills FL After Hurricane Irma

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14 Sep

2017

How Could the Florida Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision on Malpractice Caps Impact Individual Cases?

Author: Armando Edmiston

In a landmark 4-to-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court recently declared that the statutory caps on noneconomic damages in medical negligence actions violated the state’s constitution by creating “arbitrary and invidious discrimination” between categories of medical malpractice victims without sufficient justification. This decision puts Florida with a number of other states that have expressly prohibited … Continue reading How Could the Florida Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision on Malpractice Caps Impact Individual Cases?

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27 Jul

2017