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Understanding The “Free Kill” Bill

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It’s basically the opposite of what it sounds like and is meant to fix a hole under Florida law that specifically involves medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death actions. Under Jeb Bush, a special effort was made to protect doctors and hospitals from “junk” lawsuits and massive jury verdicts. As part of the legislation,… Read More »

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Understanding Amazon Truck Accident Lawsuits

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Amazon trucks have been involved in a growing number of accidents. However, Amazon doesn’t directly own or control the companies that provide delivery services for them. In some cases, these trucks are rented, have Amazon logos slapped on the side, and the driver works for a secondary company. These companies, known as DSPs, have… Read More »

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Could Nursing Home Cases Become Civil Rights Lawsuits?

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Right now, a huge battle is brewing in the U.S. courts which could change the way nursing home lawsuits are filed forever. As of right now, the majority of nursing home lawsuits are filed under theories of medical malpractice, premises liability, and negligent security or hiring. However, an Indiana plaintiff has filed a lawsuit… Read More »

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$200 Million Verdict To Family Of Boy Who Died In Boating Accident

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Boating accidents are common in Florida. They happen all the time. What is rare is that a boat manufacturer would be sued for wrongful death involving a passenger. The vast majority of boating accidents are filed against negligent or drunk boat operators. However, these lawsuits do not result in $200 million verdicts. In this… Read More »

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Premises Liability Lawsuits: What Types Of Cases Can I File?

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Premises liability lawsuits are slightly more complex than other sorts of lawsuits. That’s because the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent. Negligence takes on a very specific meaning in premises liability lawsuits. It denotes that the property owner either had foreknowledge that a dangerous condition was on the premises, or foreknowledge that… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Boat Accidents In Florida

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Florida continuously has the highest number of registered boating vessels in the country and with so much congestion on the water, accidents are bound to happen. Boating accidents are just like car accidents in the way that injured individuals can hold negligent individuals liable for paying damages after a crash. To determine which party… Read More »

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Five Common Springtime Injury Claims

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Spring is always a welcome season, particularly this year as businesses start to reopen and it feels as though things are getting back to normal. Unfortunately, while there is reason to celebrate this spring, injuries are still going to happen. In fact, as more people try to get out and do all the things… Read More »

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Are Pedestrians Entitled to Damages if They Were Jaywalking?

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When pedestrians are hit by a car, many people assume that the driver is always at fault. However, this is not true. Florida has pedestrian laws that govern when individuals on foot have the right-of-way, and when they must yield to motorists. Under these laws, pedestrians always have the right-of-way when they are in… Read More »

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How Much are Pain and Suffering Damages Worth in Florida?

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When you are injured due to another person’s negligence, you can file a claim against them for damages. Many people first think of their medical expenses and lost income when filing a claim, likely because these are the most pressing issues immediately following an accident. However, the law recognizes that the pain and suffering… Read More »

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Four Places to Watch for Pedestrians

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All drivers know that they have to watch for pedestrians while they are on the road, but not all drivers do. Drivers and pedestrians sometimes have a very contentious relationship, with each thinking they have the right-of-way or that the other is infringing on their rights. However, pedestrian accidents are some of the most… Read More »

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