Does the HELPERR Mnemonic Really Help?

Statistically, serious birth injuries are not very common. But that’s very little comfort for the thousands of Florida families who must care for disabled children. For many years, medical professionals have relied on the HELPERR mnemonic device to avert brain injuries due to shoulder dystocia. This condition is perhaps the most common cause of cerebral

By |2020-01-27T09:50:11-08:00January 31st, 2020|Personal Injury|

What is the Graves Amendment and What Does It Mean?

Like many other obscure federal laws, the Graves Amendment is completely meaningless unless you are in a certain situation. That situation is a vehicle collision which involves a U-Haul truck, Enterprise car, or other rented vehicle. Typically, when drivers in borrowed vehicles cause crashes, the vehicle owners could be responsible for damages, under the negligent

By |2020-01-23T06:46:38-08:00January 24th, 2020|Car Accidents|

Breaking Down an Out-of-State Hotel Fall Claim

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.

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

The Five Types of Driving Impairment

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

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

When Do Surgical Errors Occur in Brandon?

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

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

Legal Options for Dog Bite Victims

Animal attacks seriously injure tens of thousands of people every year. These injuries include broken bones from the knockdown, severe bite wounds from the bites themselves, and frequent complications, such as wound infections. Largely thanks to Florida’s strict liability law, the legal environment is very victim-friendly in the Sunshine State. However, homeowners’ insurance companies do

By |2019-12-19T08:40:43-08:00December 27th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Common Issues in Left Turn Motorcycle Wrecks

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

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

Some Common Defenses in a Florida Dog Bite Case

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

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

Common Defenses in Motorcycle Crash Claims

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

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

Obtaining Compensation for Swimming Pool Injuries

Swimming pool drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 4. Just a few moments under the water may cause a permanent or fatal brain injury. Chemical poisoning is also a possibility at swimming pools. Cleaning chemicals contain chlorine and other harsh ingredients. If the chemical levels are too high, swimmers may

By |2019-11-22T06:07:26-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Personal Injury|