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Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine Applies to Motor Vehicle Accident in South Carolina

In a recent decision handed down by Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal[1], the Sunshine State’s longstanding “dangerous instrumentality doctrine” was applied to a motor vehicle crash that occurred, not in Florida, but in South Carolina.  The dangerous instrumentality doctrine dictates that the owner of the vehicle can be held liable for the negligence of [...]

A legal update for trip and fall victims

Implied assumption of the risk reaffirmed by Fifth District Court of Appeal Assumption of the risk is a legal concept whereby an injured party’s ability to obtain a judgment against an offending party is either partially or completely barred.  The Florida Supreme Court has previously ruled that an express assumption of the risk only exists in [...]

Your Personal Injury Case & Video Surveillance

It used to be that insurance companies would hire private investigators with their conspicuous telephoto zoom lenses attached to cameras, all the while trying to avoid detection by hiding. While those days may be gone, or limited, insurance adjusters are still collecting video surveillance of victims to use as evidence to avoid paying your claims. [...]

UBER’s $1 Million Insurance Plan Sounds Great, Right?

Uber is quickly becoming one of the most popular rideshare programs, if not the most popular. Participation in rideshare programs continues to rise, especially in the 25-34-year-old age group which makes up 57% of all rideshare passengers. So, what should you know about Uber’s $1 million insurance plan? Well, for starters, the coverage only applies [...]

By | 2017-03-17T12:12:45+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Legal News|Tags: , , |

Creed of Professionalism

At Dismuke Law, we will fight with dignity and honor the Creed of Professionalism: I revere the law, the judicial system, and the legal profession and will at all times in my professional and private lives uphold the dignity and esteem of each. I will further my profession's devotion to public service and to the [...]

By | 2017-03-17T13:59:07+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Categories: Professionalism in Practice|Tags: , |

Oath of Attorney

OATH OF ADMISSION TO THE FLORIDA BAR I do solemnly swear: I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida; I will maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers; I will not counsel or maintain any suit or proceedings which shall appear to [...]

By | 2017-04-04T16:01:15+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Professionalism in Practice|Tags: , |

Liability for Racing in Florida

Road safety is a public health issue. According to the World Health Organization “road injury” was one of the top ten (10) leading causes of death in the world in 2012. An estimated 1.3 million people are killed annually in traffic crashes worldwide. On average 3,500 people die every day in traffic accidents worldwide. Liability [...]

By | 2017-03-17T12:56:16+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

Pedestrian Safety

Distracted Driving Threatens Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrians are at great risk of harm on sidewalks, crosswalks, school zones and neighborhoods. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s, Traffic Safety Facts, 4,735 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 66,000 pedestrians injured in the United States in 2013. That is on an average, one pedestrian fatality every [...]

End Distracted Driving – One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

Take The Pledge The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today.  Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. I pledge to: Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving. Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in [...]

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. It is well established that all distractions endanger safety. Some types of distractions include: Texting Making phone calls Browsing the internet on smartphone Reading Watching videos Social media Adjusting radio, CD player, YouTube, internet radio Using navigation [...]

By | 2017-03-17T13:33:48+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , |