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

The Four Most Common Medical Errors

For patients who trust doctors with their lives (literally), it can be scary to know that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Medical errors cause more than 250,000 people every year, according to a 2016 study by Johns… read more

Brain-Stem Injuries: Causes and Effects

Brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can sustain. The brain controls all bodily functions. Depending on the severity and location of the brain injury, the injury could result in permanent impairments and disabilities. The brain stem connects a person’s brain… 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 Happens if Your Insurance Claim in Florida is Denied?

Car accident claims in Florida are handled slightly differently from car accident claims in most states. Florida is a no-fault insurance state for automobile insurance. That means that each driver must purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage to protect themselves if they are involved… 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

Can Fault Be Determined By Car Accident Damage?

One of the most important things to do after a car accident is determining whose fault the accident was. While it might sound simple, and in some cases it is, establishing fault is often far from easy.  There are so many factors to consider and… read more

Average Neck and Back Injury Results from Car Accidents

Neck and back injuries are very common in car accidents. The forces exerted on the body during a collision can be strong enough to cause organ damage, break bones, and damage soft tissues. Because of the violent back and forth motion or twisting motions of… 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

Can I Get a Lump Sum Workers’ Comp Settlement in Florida?

Every company in Florida that has four or more employees (even regular part-time employees and owners) is required by law to pay into a workers’ compensation insurance policy. This policy ensures that workers are covered in the event an injury they suffer while at work… read more

Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth In Florida?

While many sloth fans think these slow-moving mammals are cute and harmless, that might not always be the case. Sloths are wild animals and might not make the best pets. They can bite, scratch, and injure children and adults alike, especially if they feel threatened. … read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Florida?

It is tempting to jump in the car at the beach to drive home without stopping to put on your shoes. It may be tempting to go without shoes while driving to run errands or take your children to school. However, is it legal to… 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

Consequences of Using Your Cellphone While Driving in Florida

Most of us cannot get through the day without our cellphones. For some, a cell phone is just a telephone. For others, it is a computer and a personal assistant. Because our society has become attached to our cell phones, many people use their cellphones… read more

Newton v. Caterpillar Corp. et al – Civil Lawsuit After Work Injury

If you work in construction, landscaping or health care, you know there are many hazards that come with the job. Those who are injured at work in Florida may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, which are the exclusive remedy one has against his or her… read more

Bicycle, Pedestrian Deaths Up Sharply

An 11-year-old South Florida boy was struck and killed while riding on his bicycle about a mile from his North Fort Myers home recently. The driver of the pickup truck that hit the boy reportedly did not see him, as the stretch of road is… read more

DUI Driver Gets 12 Years in Florida Crash That Left Woman Paralyzed

Kim Smith had dedicated her 20-plus year career to helping the disabled as a therapist. Now, at 57, she is a patient. She will always be a patient, now that she has been rendered paraplegic and is now a resident of an apartment complex for… read more

Drunk Driving Accident Risk Spikes on New Year’s Day

It’s been one year since Matthew DeRemer was killed on New Year’s Day in South Florida. It happened on Jan. 1, 2016, just hours after the 31-year-old U.S. Marine veteran posted an inspirational message about the power of a positive mind set and moving on after… read more

Study: Sleepy Drivers as Dangerous as Drunk Drivers

A lot of folks will be making long trips this holiday season to spend time with loved ones and ring in the New Year. Now, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has a warning for those who get behind the wheel with too little sleep:… read more

Bus Accident Victims to Sue for $115M for Catastrophic Injuries

More than a dozen victims and/ or their families have filed public notices against the state transit authority in New Jersey following a horrific bus accident in August that killed two and injured 12 others. The riders are seeking $115 million in damages, either for… read more