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The New Toll Roads Coming to Pinellas County

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The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that Pinellas County is constructing two new toll lanes that are scheduled to open by 2022. This project, which is part of the $580 million Gateway Expressway plan connecting I-275 to U.S. 19 and the Bayside Bridge, reportedly includes two new elevated roadways. Thus far, it has already… Read More »


As Age Decreases, Drunk Driving Fatalities Increase: What You Can Do to Help the Young Drivers in Your Life

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According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010, 1 in 5 teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had some alcohol in their system. Significantly, 81 percent of these drivers had a blood alcohol concentration level higher than the legal limit for adults at the time of the… Read More »


The Dirty Side of Toxic Waste

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Toxic waste is, well, toxic. It comes as no surprise that it can therefore be extremely harmful to humans, animals, and plants. This was demonstrated in the late 1990s movie A Civil Action which centered on a lawsuit brought by a group of Massachusetts families whose children had died from pollutants in the water…. Read More »


Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices in Florida

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Two McDonald’s customers recently filed a class action lawsuit against the fast food giant. They filed their complaint in federal court in Florida, claiming that they’ve been charged the full price for the Quarter Pounder with Cheese even when they order it without the cheese. The customers are seeking damages under the Florida Deceptive… Read More »


Parental Responsibility and Florida Negligence Laws

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In 2017, two 13-year-old boys were riding a dirt bike alongside a canal in Palm Beach County when a terrible accident happened. The young driver missed a sharp turn and the bike flipped down an embankment. Both boys were thrown from the bike, but the driver’s friend, hit his head, badly breaking his jaw… Read More »


Can Children Sue Their Parents for Negligence in Florida?

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What happens in cases where a parent’s negligent behavior results in injury to his or her own child? Does the child have any legal recourse against the parent? The general rule in Florida is that children cannot sue their parents for negligence. The Florida Supreme Court adopted the doctrine of parental immunity in the… Read More »


What Is the Impact Rule?

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Different states have different rules when it comes to determining who is entitled to emotional distress damages after an accident. Florida follows the impact rule, which means that a person claiming negligent infliction of emotional distress must prove that his emotional distress resulted from some type of physical impact. In other words, a person… Read More »

Feres Doctrine Makes it Next to Impossible to Sue the Military for Medical Malpractice

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According to Military Times, 2,111 administrative claims for medical malpractice were filed against the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical hospitals and medical centers from 2010-2015. Of those 2,111 claims, 254 resulted in medical malpractice lawsuits. In 2015 alone, 174 “sentinel events” – or unexpected occurrences resulting in death or serious physical or psychological… Read More »

Two Pedestrians Hit by Car in Oakland Park

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A mother and her teenaged son were recently hit by a car in Oakland Park after the driver lost control of his SUV. The driver and teenaged victim were transported to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale while the female victim was taken to Broward Health North in Pompano Beach. The accident took… Read More »

The Pendas Law Firm Annual Turkey Giveaway Tampa 2015

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