Tattoo Infections: Causes, Treatment, Legal Options

Tattoos continue to be popular in the United States. However, there are risks associated with getting a tattoo. According to the FDA, tattoo risks include infection, scarring, allergies, bumps, and MRI complications. Tattoo infections can be extremely risky because they can cause life-threatening conditions if… read more

Understanding Popcorn Lung: Why It Happens and What You Can Do if You Get Sick

Popcorn lung is a serious and irreversible condition of the lungs and bronchi. Its technical name is bronchiolitis obliterans. The condition causes inflammation and scarring of the bronchi and small airway sacs called the alveoli. The condition is progressive and has no cure. Popcorn lung… read more

What Should I Wear to Court?

Although court cases should ultimately be determined based on quality evidence and well-established arguments, your appearance can have a certain level of impact on a ruling. Regardless of the reason for appearing in court, it would be best to look professional and respectful.  Dressing appropriately… read more

What is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Res ipsa loquitur is a Latin phrase that can be translated in English as “the thing speaks for itself.” It is also used in the law to prove negligence by circumstantial evidence when there is not enough evidence to prove actual negligence. To use res… read more

What Types of Lawyers Are the Highest Paid?

Many people assume that the highest-paid lawyers are corporate lawyers. While corporate lawyers can earn millions of dollars, personal injury lawyers, criminal lawyers, and lawyers in other areas of law can also earn millions of dollars.  It may surprise you to learn that the average… read more

What is a Demand Letter and Why Should I Have an Attorney Draft One After an Accident?

The plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit is the party who was injured. However, long before a lawsuit is filed, most personal injury cases involve a demand letter to the insurance company. The insurance company for the at-fault party generally handles negotiations for settlement of… read more

How to Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

An accident resulting in an injury to you or a loved one can happen at any time. According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control, as recently as 2017 nearly 30 million Americans visited emergency departments because of an unintentional injury. To… read more

Gun Shop Liability Lawsuit Settles for $2.2M

More than 30,000 people die and many tens of thousands more are injured every year in the U.S. as a result of gunshot wounds, either self-inflicted or as a result of violence. Firearm manufacturers and dealers are largely shielded from liability by federal law. However,… read more

Who Is Liable for Severe Food Allergy Illness?

A diner at a restaurant in Texas seafood restaurant reportedly became seriously ill after consuming shellfish. Now, in a personal injury lawsuit filed against the restaurant corporation, he alleges that he ordered a dish of fried oysters and crawfish, making explicit instructions to the waiter… read more

Study of Head Injuries Gets Another $100M From NFL

The National Football League has pledged more support to the study of head injuries. The professional sports organization says the goal of “Play Smart, Play Safe” is to explore ways to prevent, diagnose and treat head injuries that are known to result from playing this… read more

Carter v. Reese – Good Samaritan Laws Protect Those Who Hurt While Trying to Help

Good Samaritan laws exist throughout the country and are intended to offer legal protection to persons who may otherwise be reluctant to provide assistance to someone who is injured, incapacitated or in danger. These laws can be complex and vary from state-to-state.  Florida’s Good Samaritan… read more

Liability Waiver Overcome With Evidence of Gross Negligence

A growing number of organizations are requiring a signature on liability waivers before allowing folks to participate. On one hand, these documents are supposed to help patrons stay informed of the possible risks. The problem is, people rarely read them – or read them thoroughly –… read more

Smith v. Leake County School District – Failure to Protect Against Bullying

We trust that when we send our child to school, the teachers, administrators, coaches and other staff are going to do all they can to ensure the safety of our youth. In fact, they have a legal duty to do so.  When that does not… read more

GEICO v. Macedo – Insurer to Pay Attorney’s Fees After Florida Car Accident Verdict

Attorney fees in car accident and other personal injury lawsuits in Florida are based on a myriad of factors, including the degree of difficulty of the task, the amount of time needed, the amount of experience necessary and the skill of the attorney in that… read more

Pitt-Hart v. Sanford USD Med. Ctr. – Medical Malpractice or General Negligence?

Whether an injury lawsuit sounds in medical malpractice as opposed to general negligence – or visa versa – is a critical consideration. Medical malpractice lawsuits must satisfy certain special requirements that include: Shortened statutes of limitations; Statutes of repose; Expert witness affidavits; Merit certificates. Meanwhile,… read more

Alana M. v. State of California – Child Injury in Public Park

Property owners and managers owe a duty of care to guests (and, in some cases, youthful trespassers) to ensure the site is reasonably safe for those who enter. Any dangerous conditions need to be either resolved or else those who enter should be warned.  But… read more

Punitive Damages in Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have suffered a personal injury in Florida, an important part of the legal analysis involves determining whether punitive damages can be successfully added to the claim. For plaintiffs, doing so is very likely to increase the potential value of the claim. Punitive damages… read more

Workers’ Comp Lien on Third-Party Lawsuit Award

Employees injured on-the-job in Florida are entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits from their company’s insurance policy.  But in addition, they may also have ground to pursue third-party litigation against others who may bear some responsibility for their injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are not awarded… read more

Perez-Rios v. The Graham Companies – Florida Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

In order to prevail in a slip-and-fall lawsuit in Florida, it is not enough that the plaintiff simply fell on someone else’s property. One has to show first of all that the property owner owed a duty of care to that individual, that the duty… read more

Student Injury Suffered in Gym Class, Mother Sues

When we send our children to school, we trust that those in charge (teachers, principals, coaches and aides) are going to properly supervise them in order to minimize their chance of injury. This is especially true when they are engaged in activities that pose a foreseeable risk…. read more