What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are physical injuries that have an increased risk of resulting in permanent impairments or disabilities. These injuries are traumatic and may be life-threatening. A catastrophic injury can have a substantial impact on a person’s ability to perform daily activities. In most cases, catastrophic… read more

Florida Hit and Runs Guide: What Victims Need to Know

Hit-and-run accidents plague Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, about 600,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred in Florida between 2015 and 2020. In recent years, Florida has averaged over 100,000 hit-and-run car accidents every year. These accidents became such a problem… read more

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 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

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

Florida ranks in “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report”

Officials with the Allstate Insurance Company have recently released the 9th annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.”  Every year, officials with the insurance company release their findings on the safest places to drive in the U.S.  Officials look at claims and they look at the… read more

Commercial Trucks & Risks Inadequate Underride Protection in South Florida

One of our greatest dangers while traveling near tractor-trailers is the risk of underride. This is the problem we face in accidents with these big rigs — April 10, 2013

Car Accidents in Boca Raton: When Officers are Involved

A recent car accident in Boca Raton near Palmetto Park Road and Boca Rio Road left a woman in critical condition. According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, she was involved in an accident with one of their off duty officers. Officers report that she… read more