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 in Fort Lauderdale

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

Wal-Mart Under Pressure to Improve Safety for Workers, Customers

Many millions of people are at a Wal-Mart every day, whether to work or to shop. The world’s largest box store sees an influx of customers around the winter holidays. Recently, questions have arisen as to whether the store is doing enough to ensure customers… read more

Study: Black Beauty Products More Likely to Contain Dangerous Chemicals

A recent study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a not-for-profit think tank, revealed cosmetics marketed to black women are more likely to contain possibly harmful ingredients, as compared to those marketed to the general public. The analysis explored the listed ingredients in some 1,180… read more

Piotrowski v. Menard, Inc. – Trip-and-Fall Injury Lawsuit Weighed by 7th Circuit

Trip-and-fall injuries can occur on a myriad of different walking surfaces, and are usually caused by an uneven walkway or some type of non-obvious obstruction or hole. These type of incidents can result in severe and sometimes disabling injuries, so it’s important to explore all… read more

Hollander Law Firm Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Chronicled by CVN

The Hollander Law Firm, one of the most trusted injury law firms in South Florida, has taken on a challenging and legally complex case that has garnered the interest of Courtroom View Network, a legal news and analysis source founded by Michael Breyer, son of… read more

Deadly Warehouse Fire Likely to Spur Premises Liability Lawsuits

It was known as the “Ghost Ship.” It served as a showcase for a cluster of artist studios, illegal living quarters and the occasional underground dance party. Now, the shell of the warehouse in Oakland, CA is the site of one of the deadliest fires… read more

Davis v. Baez – School Bus Driver Liability for Student Injury

School districts across Florida – and the country – are responsible for ensuring the safe transportation of millions of students to and from class each day. In so doing, these districts, contractors and employers assume a duty of care to students to take reasonable measures… read more

$300k Settlement in Fatal Hit-and-Run Lawsuit That Killed Grandmother

A grandmother walking her young grandson home from church was killed nearly four years ago when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Now, her family has reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. They will receive $300,000 from his insurance… read more

Small v. Sayre – Importance of a Skilled Injury Attorney

In a perfect world, the truth would be the only thing that decided the outcome of a civil injury lawsuit. And of course, the truth is a critical element. But what also matters is how skillfully your attorney can present it. What facts, records, testimony can… read more