Miami Bridge Collapse Leads to Wrongful Death Claims

Regardless of the circumstances causing the death, when a loved one dies, it is an emotionally trying time. Often times, the family members who are left behind have relied on that person’s emotional or financial support. Maybe a child has lost the care and guidance of a parent, or a spouse has lost the love and companionship of a husband …

Was Your Dream Cruise a Nightmare? We Can Help

Cruises are a popular vacation option any time of year, but especially during the warm summer months when families tend to get away and escape for a few days during the summer before school resumes. When embarking on a cruise, people look forward to a worry-free, relaxing time and hope the trip creates memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, …

Is Your Loved One Getting the Proper Care?

When we are faced with the decision of placing our loved one in a nursing home, we look for the very best place where he or she will receive the most tender, loving care possible. We want our loved ones to be safe and well taken care of for the final days of their lives, no matter how long that …

Who is Responsible for Train Accidents?

When companies or new technologies encounter growing pains, that usually means some financial or business difficulties, or perhaps technical difficulties. It is not supposed to mean death, but the growing pains that are being suffered by Florida’s new railway system, Brightline, have led to a number of fatal accidents during the railway’s short existence. A Rash of Brightline Accidents Brightline …

Florida is National Leader in Car-on-Pedestrian Deaths

The state of Florida loves to be number one. Unfortunately, it is often first in categories that are not so desirable. That includes a recent listing of regions with the highest numbers of pedestrian deaths. Florida Cities Lead Nation in Pedestrian Deaths a 2016 Smart Growth America study, called “Dangerous by Design,” ranked 104 large metropolitan areas in the United …

When can Jury Verdicts be Challenged or Overturned?

A jury is all powerful, charged with the ability to make factual determinations at trial without question. What a jury says goes, and there is no questioning the jury’s decisions. Correct? Well, not always. Certainly, the integrity of our system depends on respecting a jury’s decision. If anybody could come back after a trial and overturn what a jury does …

Collateral Estoppel Leads to Bizarre and Unfair Result

Law is, for the most part, fair and just. Despite being sometimes convoluted and filled with rules and exceptions to rules, in the end, common sense justice usually rules the day (even if the losing party does not actually believe that they obtained any justice). There are some outcomes that are so extraordinary and so bizarre, that they seem to …

The Weekend Effect: It is Real and it is Dangerous

The weekend effect. It may sound like something that happens after a busy weekend of partying, or after drinking a little too much. Maybe it sounds like an excuse for being especially lazy on weekends. But in actuality, it is a sad and sometimes puzzling statistic that has to do with patient deaths in hospitals. What is the Weekend Effect? …

Things to Know About Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is mandatory for all drivers in Florida. Despite it insuring most all of us, and despite it being used in almost every accident, there are a lot of things that most drivers do not know about what PIP will and will not cover after a car accident. How PIP can Help One of the benefits of …

Medical Malpractice Problems With Anesthesia

When we come under the care of a medical specialist, we may have some understandable concerns. These may range from the doctor’s competence, to whether the doctor is properly and fully diagnosing what the problem is, to whether what the doctor is doing will actually cure or heal you. Anesthesia and its Specialities One area of medicine that is often …