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Breaking Down an Out-of-State Hotel Fall Claim

2020-01-16T09:37:49-08:00January 17th, 2020|Personal Injury|

During the long winter months, a weekend in Florida is a popular getaway. Frequently, hotels do not have adequate staffing to cope with the uptick in business. Other facilities open rooms or wings that are normally closed. This environment often causes serious falls, and the average jury verdict in cases like these is over $75,000. [...]

The Five Types of Driving Impairment

2020-01-09T07:08:50-08:00January 9th, 2020|Car Accidents|

Most vehicle collisions are not “accidents.” In fact, human error causes about 95 percent of these incidents. Frequently, the error occurs before the tortfeasor (negligent driver) even gets behind the wheel. Since driving impairment usually involves the intentional disregard of other peoples’ safety, a Brandon car accident attorney can normally obtain substantial compensation in these [...]

When Do Surgical Errors Occur in Brandon?

2020-01-02T05:35:16-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

According to a recent survey, about 80,000 “never” events occurred in the United States between 1990 and 2010. These are surgical mistakes which should never happen under any circumstances, such as instruments being left inside patients after surgery. That alarmingly high figure does not include acts of ordinary negligence, which are outlined below. Legally, doctors [...]

Common Issues in Left Turn Motorcycle Wrecks

2019-12-19T08:37:30-08:00December 20th, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|

According to the landmark Hurt Report, about a third of motorcycle wrecks are left-turn crashes. The tortfeasor (negligent driver) waits to make a left turn against traffic. Sometimes that’s an unprotected left turn at an intersection, and sometimes the tortfeasor is waiting to enter a private driveway or turn onto a side street. The tortfeasor [...]

Some Common Defenses in a Florida Dog Bite Case

2019-12-13T06:44:13-08:00December 13th, 2019|General|

Animal attacks often cause extremely serious injuries, especially if the victim is a young child. Yet many people own dogs, and these people are generally opposed to stern dog bite laws. So, Florida has a limited strict liability law. Owners are strictly liable for bite injuries, but not for other injuries, such as knockdowns. In [...]

Common Defenses in Motorcycle Crash Claims

2019-12-06T06:22:14-08:00December 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Motorcycle riders often sustain very serious injuries in vehicle collisions. In fact, these individuals are almost thirty times more likely to die than four-wheel vehicle occupants. Damages in these claims usually includes compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. A solid damages claim helps ensure fair [...]

Your Claim for Damages After a Motorcycle Crash

2019-11-12T10:23:05-08:00November 15th, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|

Bikers usually sustain very serious injuries in motorcycle-on-vehicle collisions. The medical bills alone often exceed $100,000. These severe injuries create other losses as well, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages. Making matters even worse, many motorcycle crash victims experience the motorcycle prejudice. Many people have little sympathy for these victims. They [...]

Common Defenses in Swimming Pool Drowning Matters

2019-11-06T07:37:57-08:00November 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|

When it comes to swimming pool drownings, Florida is basically ground zero. More of these incidents occur in the Sunshine State than almost anywhere else in the country. Yet the number of drownings only tells part of the story. Near-drownings outnumber actual drownings by about 400 percent. These incidents usually cause severe injuries. For example, [...]

Your Claim for Damages Following a Slip-and-Fall Injury

2019-10-28T06:34:30-07:00November 1st, 2019|Slip And Fall|

Nationwide, serious falls are the third leading type of injury-related death. Fatal falls are especially common among older adults, many of whom have pre-existing medical conditions. In fact, according to some estimates, by 2030, serious falls may kill seven older people every hour. Legally, these victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. This compensation is [...]

Top Three Traffic Tickets in Hillsborough County

2019-10-25T07:49:35-07:00October 25th, 2019|Car Accidents|

Most vehicle collisions are not unavoidable accidents. In fact, driver error causes over 90 percent of all the car crashes in Florida. Many times, driver impairment, such as substance use or fatigue, causes these crashes. Other times, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) committed an operational error. The more common ones are outlined below. Legally, tortfeasors who [...]

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