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Golf Cart Accidents

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Golf carts are a popular mode of transportation on golf courses, but they are also commonly used on college campuses, in retirement communities and even on roadways. This can be dangerous, especially considering that golf carts lack the same safety features as larger vehicles. They were not designed to be driven on roads or… Read More »

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Food Contaminated by Staph Bacteria

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Food poisoning is a fairly common affliction in the United States. Every year, one in six Americans are affected by foodborne illnesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That equates to 48 million Americans, of whom 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. There are many different bacteria, viruses and parasites… Read More »

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Driving in the Rain

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This might come as a surprise, but snow and ice are not the most hazardous driving conditions — it turns out that rain causes more fatal accidents than wintery weather in a majority of states. While certain states don’t see much snow, rain still causes more accidents in some places that do experience a… Read More »

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New State Law Regulates Rideshare Companies

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Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide West Palm Beach residents and tourists with a convenient transportation option. But such services also raised interesting legal questions about who is responsible in case of a car accident, especially for passengers injured while traveling in rideshare vehicles. While Florida is a no-fault state and insurance pays… Read More »

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Toxic Fumes on Airplanes

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In May an international flight traveling from Orlando to the United Kingdom turned around after two crew members and more than a dozen passengers became ill from inhaling toxic fumes that were contaminating the cabin air. This was a Thomson Airways Flight, but similar incidents have occurred on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and British… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Ruling in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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Recovering damages in a personal injury lawsuit isn’t always easy. While a jury might agree that you have been injured and are entitled to compensation, actually obtaining that compensation can be problematic, especially if the party you are suing doesn’t have the money to pay you. That’s what happened in a lawsuit that recently… Read More »

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Can Businesses be Held Liable for Drunk Driving Incidents?

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More than 30 states have laws making businesses criminally or civilly liable for serving alcohol to “visibly intoxicated” customers. So in many cases, people who are injured by drunk drivers can sue the alcohol vendor for damages. Florida, however, is not one of those 32 states, unless the patron falls into a certain category…. Read More »

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Fort Myers Residents Potentially Exposed to Arsenic Contamination

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A Fort Myers community recently discovered that the city dumped toxic sludge in the neighborhood 50 years ago and never explicitly informed the residents or did anything to clean up the site. In 1962, the city bought land in a residential area (specifically in the Dunbar community between Henderson and Midway avenues and Jeffcott… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Driving Accidents

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Car accidents are scary, no matter how they happen. But imagine you’re traveling down the road when you realize that there’s a car driving the wrong way in your lane — and you are both headed straight for a collision. Florida follows a no-fault system, meaning that your car insurance company will pay for… Read More »

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When Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Under the PIP Insurance System?

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Under Florida law, not every car accident victim is entitled to bring a personal injury lawsuit. Florida is a no-fault state, which means that your auto insurance company will provide coverage for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other related expenses up to the limit of your policy (the minimum coverage is $10,000 under… Read More »

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