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Tag Archives: Florida Personal Injury Attorneys

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Suing for Invasion of Privacy in Florida

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Florida recognizes invasion of privacy as a civil cause of action. This means that you are entitled to seek compensation for injuries caused by certain intrusions into your private affairs. Revealing Private Health Information For example, an Orange County resident identified as John Doe recently filed a lawsuit against Aetna, a health insurance company…. Read More »

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Suing the Government for Gun-Related Injuries

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services fired one of its managers last year after investigators discovered that she didn’t review hundreds of federal background checks before issuing concealed-weapons permits. The commissioner of the department called the former employee “negligent and deceptive.” Now it turns out that other employees are also to blame… Read More »

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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 »

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Avoid Filing a Frivolous Lawsuit

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Some personal injury lawsuits don’t succeed at trial. Usually that’s because the plaintiff couldn’t prove her case or didn’t follow the proper procedures. But sometimes, a lawsuit fails because the plaintiff had no reason to be filing the claim at all. There’s a difference between filing a claim that isn’t viable and filing a… Read More »

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Suing for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

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Some accidents cause more than just bodily harm. That’s why, under certain circumstances, Florida law allows personal injury victims to seek compensation for emotional injuries. In fact, some victims might be able to sue under a legal theory called “negligent infliction of emotional distress.” Recovering Emotional Distress Damages The Florida Supreme Court has explained… Read More »

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Bounce House Injuries On the Rise

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Bounce houses seem innocent enough. And they’re safer than roller coasters and other high-adventure rides. Right? Unfortunately, bounce houses can be just as dangerous as more traditional rides. Take this example from Nashua, New Hampshire: In the fall of 2014, two toddlers were playing in a bounce house at a Halloween festival when a… Read More »

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Understanding Class Certification in a Class Action Lawsuit

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A group of Palm Beach County homeowners filed a class action lawsuit against Pratt & Whitney, an aerospace manufacturing company, alleging that their property values decreased because of industrial pollution from a nearby plant. But a federal judge in Florida recently denied class certification. What Is a Class Action Lawsuit? A class action lawsuit… Read More »

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Examples of Negligent Security

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A federal jury recently found a Florida Waffle House liable for injuries a customer sustained when he was robbed outside of the restaurant. One man was attacked by three assailants when he left the restaurant early one morning in April 2014 and suffered facial fractures and traumatic brain injury. The man claimed that the… Read More »

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Fort Myers Wants to Dismiss Toxic Tort Case

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In 1962, the city of Fort Myers began dumping waste from the water treatment plant in a residential neighborhood without telling the residents that the waste contained arsenic. City officials claim that the arsenic levels were within normal levels, but residents say that in some cases exposure to the toxic sludge caused cancer. Residents… Read More »

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Were You Injured While on a Flight?

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Air travel is always a risk, especially when you have to contend with human carelessness. What if a flight attendant doesn’t properly fasten an overhead bin and luggage falls on top of a passenger during the flight? Or what if the piece that keeps a tray table in place is broken and a tray… Read More »

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