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How Do I Know My Future Medical Expenses Following a Car Accident

Following a car accident or a similarly traumatic event, you may be liable for thousands of dollars in medical expenses. If your injuries were the result of a third party’s negligence, you can certainly file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for these medical costs. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Read More

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When Is a Florida Car Owner Liable for an Auto Accident?

Since the 1920s, Florida courts have applied a “dangerous instrumentality doctrine” when assessing liability for auto accidents. Basically, this doctrine holds that the owner of any motor vehicle is vicariously liable if they “voluntarily entrust” said vehicle to a person “whose negligent operation causes damage to another.” The idea behind this rule, as the Florida Read More

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Who Is Liable for Dog Bite Injuries in Florida?

Every year approximately 600 Florida residents are hospitalized due to injuries arising from dog bites, according to the state Department of Health. Children under the age of six and boys between the ages of 6 and 14 are the most frequent victim of dog bites. But a dog bite is a serious matter no matter Read More

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Florida Supreme Court Invalidates Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

On September 22, the Florida Supreme Court issued an important decision for anyone who lives in a nursing home. The Court ruled that an arbitration agreement signed by a family member, but not the resident, was not binding on the latter. This is welcome news for victims of nursing home abuse and medical malpractice who Read More

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Can a Nursing Home Compel Arbitration of Abuse Claims?

Nursing home abuse is sadly an all-too-common problem in Florida. Many elderly nursing home residents are victims of abuse, neglect, and poor living conditions. To protect themselves, many nursing homes try to avoid abuse-related lawsuits by pressuring residents to agree to binding arbitration. In many cases, a nursing home resident may sign away valuable legal Read More

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Is Your Florida Doctor “Going Bare”?

Suing a doctor for medical malpractice in Florida is never easy. And even if you manage to convince a judge or jury that your injuries were caused by a health care provider’s negligence, you may find yourself unable to collect on a damage award. A key reason for this is many Florida doctors do not Read More

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Is a Florida Stable Owner Liable If a Horse Bites Someone?

Animal attacks are often an under-appreciated cause of personal injury. Approximately 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And here in Florida there was a recently a tragic story involving the death of a two-year-old child attacked by an alligator. Visitor’s Pass Dooms Personal Read More

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Florida Judge Awards Air Force Veteran $500,000 Due to VA Malpractice

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the largest health care providers in the country. Unfortunately, the VA often fails in its mandate to provide medical care for those who have honorably served their country. Medical negligence is rampant at the VA, according to a 2015 report from the department’s own inspector general, Read More

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Understanding the Legal Risks of Plastic Surgery in Florida

Plastic surgery is big business in Florida and throughout the country. According to the most recent figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 1.7 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015. And while most plastic surgery is safe and non-invasive, when something does go wrong and there is medical malpractice, Florida Read More

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How Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage Benefit Me Following a Car Accident?

Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage provides benefits when you are injured in a car accident caused by a driver who lacks sufficient insurance to compensate you for medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Florida law requires all automobile insurance carriers to offer UM coverage, but unlike personal injury protection—i.e., no-fault Read More

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