Personal Injury

How Long Can You Take to File a Negligent Security Case in Florida?

The “statute of limitations” refers to the maximum length of time someone has to sue an individual, business, or other entity for damages or injuries sustained as a result of their conduct. In Florida, personal injury cases that involve negligence (including negligent security cases) the statute of limitations is generally four years from the date […]

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

An accident—especially one that results in an injury—can be an incredibly stressful event. Sometimes, tragically, the result of an accident can be life-changing. While the decision to consider and hire a personal injury attorney to represent you is a highly personal decision, it is important to consider a variety of questions to ensure that you […]

If I Slip and Fall on a Public Sidewalk, Can I Recover Anything for My Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents can result in moderate to severe injuries. Such injuries may include broken or fractured bones, as well as head injuries. While slip and fall accidents often occur on private property, such as business premises, these accidents can also occur in public areas, such as a sidewalk in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, […]

What is Negligent Use of a Deadly Weapon?

In cases of negligent use of a deadly weapon, usually, a plaintiff (an injured person) sues the defendant (an individual or person acting on behalf of a business or other entity), for damages that resulted from the negligence. In order for a plaintiff to successfully sue a defendant for negligent use of a deadly weapon, […]

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Breach of Duty?

In personal injury lawsuits, a plaintiff sues a defendant according to the theory of negligence. Both “negligence” and “breach of duty” are legal terms of art that are commonly used in the context of personal injury lawsuits. In broad terms, negligence means that someone failed to take reasonable care to prevent harm to another or […]

What Does “Criminal Negligence” Mean in the State of Florida?

A criminal charge for negligence may result from a negligent act that causes personal injury. Such a charge can lead to a criminal conviction for a first or second-degree misdemeanor or felony. Under Florida law, a person can commit a misdemeanor in the second degree if he or she acts in a negligent manner and […]

What Types of Trucks are Involved in Truck Accidents?

Semi-trucks transport are critical sources of transportation for our economy but like other vehicles on the road, are unfortunately subject to becoming involved in accidents. Trucking accidents are defined as accidents that involve one or vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 lbs. Almost all of these trucks, also known as big rigs, in these accidents […]

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Semi-truck accidents and other large vehicle accidents that involve passenger vehicles can be catastrophic and life-changing events. Investigations into the causes of these accidents are often multi-pronged and include detailed and in-depth analysis by a multidisciplinary team of experts who have expertise in crash reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, psychology, and other relevant disciplines. So, why do […]

What Should I Do if a Car Hit Me in a Crosswalk?

Pedestrian accidents occur on a road and involve a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. These accidents often involve serious injuries. A car traveling at 10 mph is sufficient to make a vehicle dangerous to a pedestrian who is afforded no bodily protection. However, even if a motor vehicle driver hits a pedestrian and there are […]

When Are Bike Crashes Most Common?

Bicycles are used in Florida to commute, for exercise, and for fun. While bicycles are a popular mode of transportation and leisure activity, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Bike crashes that involve falls are more common incidents but bicycle crashes that involve motor vehicles are especially dangerous for […]