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People Injured At Explosion At Shopping Center Get $2 Million Insurance Settlement

By Douglas & Douglas |

On July 6, 2019, a gas leak led to an explosion at a Broward County shopping center called the Market on University.  Most of the people injured were working out at the L.A. Fitness gym at the time of the blast.  The other injured people were dining or working in restaurants at the shopping… Read More »

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Can Heads Up Displays Prevent Distracted Driving?

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Trying to navigate while driving is an inexact science, no matter which tools you use.  Anyone below the age of 30 would probably panic if they saw someone trying to read a road atlas while driving.  The pages are so unwieldy and the print is so tiny that even having a front passenger unfolding… Read More »

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Can You File A Product Liability Lawsuit About An Experimental Therapy?

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Product liability laws give consumers the right to seek damages if they suffer injuries while using a consumer product for its intended purpose or taking a prescription medication as directed.  Product liability lawsuits are the reason that over-the-counter medications like Theraflu contain warning labels about their acetaminophen content; patients took Theraflu and Tylenol together,… Read More »

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Theme Park Attractions And Premises Liability Lawsuits

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Florida’s theme parks are world famous as places of safe, innocent fun; increasing numbers of adults choose visiting the Magic Kingdom and similar places, in order to feel like a kid, even when edgier and boozier options are available to them.  As anyone who has ever been a theme park guest knows, visiting a… Read More »

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Driving Under The Influence Of Inhalants Leads To Deadly Collisions In Florida

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Legal and marginally legal drugs are just as bad as illegal ones when you are behind the wheel of a car.  Drunk driving greatly increases the risk of causing a fatal car accident, and so does driving under the influence of inhalants.  In fact, Florida news headlines from the last several years have shown… Read More »

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Aladdin And The Whompy Wheels: Mena Massoud Sues After Brand New Tesla Crashes Itself Into A Tree

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The fact that electric cars are now commercially available sounds like a wish come true, and in some ways it is.  Electric cars do not fill the air with smog, nor do they deplete the world’s petroleum resources.  It would be enough if electric cars were simply good for the environment but unassuming to… Read More »

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Electric Scooter Accidents And Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the worst kinds of injury that can result from a traffic accident.  The mildest form of TBI is concussion, which is disruptive enough; it can result in months or years of headaches, sensitivity to light, impaired memory, and mood disturbances.  More severe TBIs can lead to permanent… Read More »

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Dram Shop Liability: When Is Drunk Driving The Bartender’s Fault?

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Everyone knows that it is irresponsible to drink and drive, but whose responsibility is it to prevent drunk driving?  Various official policies and social norms aim to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road at any given time.  State laws impose criminal penalties for driving when one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is… Read More »

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Customer Sues After Trip And Fall Accident At Best Buy

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Holiday shopping is equal parts exhilarating and annoying; the glittering decorations, the atmosphere of excitement, and the joy of buying gifts for others make it worthwhile, but the long lines, the difficulty of finding parking spaces, and the aggressive shoppers make you glad that the holiday season only lasts a short time and you… Read More »

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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Guide To Commercial Driver’s Licenses

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If you have had your Florida driver’s license for a long time, then all the hurdles you had to jump over to get your driver’s license may be a distant memory, but there were several.  First, you had to attend a six-hour class on traffic safety, and then you had to pass a written… Read More »

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