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Childhood Drowning Facts in Florida

Childhood Drowning Facts in Florida

We all know Florida is sunny, warm, and humid. As such, the need for a swimming pool is almost an essential part of most homes and swimming is a normal part of daily life. This reality leads to Florida being the leader in the United States for the most little children drowning. For children up to 4-years-old, death by drowning is the leading cause of small child fatalities in this state. Each day there are approximately 10 drowning deaths [...]

Role of the Dog Owner After a Dog Bite

Role of the Dog Owner After a Dog Bite

Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic experience, to say the least. Not only can you experience immense pain or worse from a dog bite, but the terrifying experience can potentially leave you emotionally damaged as well. Small children are especially at risk from dog bites because, depending on the severity of the attack, the results can be fatal. However, you’re not alone when it comes to experiencing this, a huge percentage of Americans are bitten by [...]

Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Claim

Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Claim

Your emotional and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Your emotional status determines your overall outlook on life. From the way you feel about yourself, to how you interact with your loved ones, your emotional health plays a huge factor in your happiness. Having your mental wellbeing compromised by the negligence of someone else should not be taken lightly. For this reason, it’s important that you’re properly compensated in the event that someone’s negligence heavily impacts your [...]

Trampoline Park Injuries Continue To Climb

Trampoline parks continue to enjoy a great rise in popularity. In 2011, there were approximately 40 trampoline parks nationwide. Now, that number has soared to more than 800 and there is no federal oversight, only voluntary safety standards. Using national hospital data, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that in 2016, 103,512 children under the age of 18 visited emergency rooms with trampoline injuries. The vast majority – more than 75 percent – of these injuries occurred when more [...]

Can I File a Dog Bite Claim if my Dog was the Victim?

Can I File a Dog Bite Claim if my Dog was the Victim?

Your dog is much more than a pet that you take care of. After all of the years that you’ve spent with them, they’re practically family. And like family, whenever any type of harm comes their way, you’re going to want to obtain justice for your loving family member. But what happens when the dog of another owner bites your own lovable family member? The rules for obtaining compensation for dog victims in dog bite claims may be different, [...]

What Counts As Negligent Driving?

What Counts As Negligent Driving?

Negligent driving is one of the major causes of auto accidents, and severe personal injury or worse can result from the negligence of some drivers. There are many forms of negligent driving and, generally speaking, negligent driving refers to any instance where you consciously or unconsciously put the lives of other motorists at risk by disobeying road rules and regulations. For this reason, it is important that you understand what actions count as negligent driving. Drunk Driving Driving while under the [...]

Basics of a Wrongful Death Claim

Basics of a Wrongful Death Claim

What Is Considered A Wrongful Death? Whenever your loved one loses their life because of someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Whether the accused party intentionally caused the death of your loved one or not, you have the right to seek compensation for your pain and suffering. Instances where medical malpractice or avoidable auto death occurred fall under possible wrongful death claims. Statistics show that, in 2015, premature death ranked in 3rd place as the [...]

Legal News

Last weeks Florida legal news

  Lost Wages and Sua Sponte Orders / Marocco v. Brabec, No. 1D17-894(April 5, 2019) The First District reversed the trial court’s sua sponte Judgment Not Withstanding the Verdict (“JNOV”) against a plaintiff on his claim for lost wages under the sword-and-shield doctrine (i.e., the prohibition of taking a position supported by privileged communications and asserting the privilege as a shield to discovery about the position taken). Because the court’s role is to adjudicate a case by ruling on issues raised by the [...]

What to Do If Your Child is Injured

What to Do If Your Child is Injured

Whenever you place the safety of your child in the hands of someone else, you expect nothing but the best child care possible. However, sometimes the unthinkable happens and your child may suffer severe injury or worse. Statistics show that injuries sustained from transportation accidents are the leading cause of death among children. Whenever any injury to your child was the result of negligence, you and your child deserve professional representation from a Tampa child injuries lawyer. Liable Parties [...]

Basics of Medical Malpractice

Basics of Medical Malpractice

The Definition Of Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice refers to scenarios in which personnel within the medical field, such as doctors, nurses, and dentists, fail to fulfill their responsibilities to patients. Neglect by such personnel can lead to severe injury or even death in some instances. Not only can the incompetence of medical personnel impact your health, but these otherwise avoidable mishaps can end up costing you severely in medical fees. Even more concerning, statistics show that, annually, more than 250,000 deaths can [...]