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Hair Salon Chemical Burns

How to Avoid Being the Victim of Hair Salon Chemical Burns When going to the hair salon most customers don't think they could be the victim of hair salon liability. One common form of injury at the hair salon is chemical burns due to hair relaxers and coloring dyes. Chemical Burns Often, chemical burns [...]

By |2018-09-04T10:39:10+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

How Long will my Personal Injury Case Take?

How long will my personal injury case take? How long will my personal injury case take? This may be the most common question that our firm receives from new clients and also the most difficult to answer. While there are exceptions to every rule, typically you can settle your personal injury claim [...]

Who’s insurance will pay for my medical treatment?

As a Florida resident, you’ve probably heard the term “no-fault State” when discussing insurance or car accidents. So what does “no-fault” mean exactly? No-fault insurance means that your automobile insurer will pay some or all of your medical bills and lost earnings if you get into a car accident, regardless of who was at fault [...]

4 things to do after a car crash

CALL THE POLICE It’s important to call 9-1-1 following an accident, even if there are no serious injuries. Having a police report may be necessary to make a claim to resolve your vehicle’s property damage with the insurance company. HELP CREATE AN ACCURATE RECORD When an officer arrives on the scene, provide your full cooperation. [...]

Does Your Car Accident Count as a Personal Injury Case?

When misfortune occurs in the form of injury, parties must resolve the legal issues that come with the incident. The reasons for which a person might seek a personal injury attorney in Lakeland are quite broad. Different subcategories in this field of law include road traffic accidents, work accidents, slip and fall accidents, and assault [...]

By |2018-07-29T17:10:21+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

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

Personal Injury and 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 [...]

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 |2018-07-29T18:03:59+00:00May 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 [...]