DRAM SHOP AND SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY

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Holiday festivities and good cheer in America mean the adult beverages flow freely. There are more impaired drivers on the roads. Intoxication inevitably causes accidents. The good news is drunk driving fatalities are now half of what they were in 1980. However,  there are still about 30 each day. About 65% of Americans will be … Read more

FITNESS CENTER INJURIES

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About  50 million Americans are members of fitness centers. That is, about 1 in 5 people over the age of 14.  Working out is a popular route to health, fitness, and weight control. It’s a good thing. Like all good things, however, the rosebush comes with a few thorns. People get hurt in fitness centers. Weight-training … Read more

UBER v. LYFT

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Uber and Lyft.  Inevitably, accidents.  It’s a brave new legal world. Where taxis of various types once ruled, Uber and Lyft now dominate. Uber alone accounts for about 85% of the US ride-hailing market. That’s 15 million rides every day. 10 billion rides since startup. Lyft is Uber’s closest rival, although way behind in traffic … Read more

EXPERT WITNESSES IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

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WHAT IS AN EXPERT WITNESS? Expert witnesses in personal injury cases bring specialized knowledge to the table. They shed light on the causes and effects of injuries.  Negligence and liability flow from the causes of accidents. Damages are the effects of injuries.  Hence, when a case rests on technical or scientific factors, personal injury attorneys on one or … Read more

BICYCLING ACCIDENTS

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Bicycling is one of the outdoor activities  Floridians and guests greatly favor. So does our climate. Lots of us use a bike as our primary transport. It’s great exercise, too. Alas, not all rides have happy endings. Accidents and injuries happen. The popularity of cycling means the numbers are large. In fact, Florida leads the … Read more

SWIMMING POOL INJURIES

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Swimming pools and spas are a part of the South Florida lifestyle. Satellite photos of any inhabited area in our region show how common they are. They’re everywhere! In backyards, subdivisions, rental complexes, hotels, institutions, and towns – all over the place. It’s great! Swimming, after all, is the fourth most popular recreation in the … Read more

PERSONAL INJURY TRIALS

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PERSONAL INJURY TRIALS Personal injury trials are actually pretty rare. Even so, the prospect of a trial verdict and possible appeal shapes everything that happens along the way to resolution. Plaintiffs demand settlements, defendants offer settlements, negotiations go on. Both sides weigh proposed settlements against the costs and uncertainty of trial verdicts.  In 95% of personal … Read more

FLORIDA RENTAL CAR LIABILITY

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Some 90 million people visit Florida each year. Around 25 million of these opt for South Florida. About one in four visitors rents a car here.  Therefore, the odds that a crash will involve a rental car go way up in the tourist season. Hence, it’s wise to learn the liability issues related to rental … Read more

DIGITAL DISTRACTION

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Florida drivers have a bad reputation. It’s known far and wide because of our visitor industry. Actually, Florida ranks #17 of the 50 states in terms of per-capita traffic fatalities. We have 16 people killed annually per 100,000 residents. In contrast, the traffic death toll in #1 Montana is 28.2 per 100,000. However, when all … Read more