Author Archives: Jay Butchko
You Need A Florida Personal Injury Lawyer If You Get Injured At A Florida Theme Park
On any given day, some of the vehicles on I-10 and I-95 in northern Florida are en route to or from Florida’s theme parks. The Disney theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, and the other theme parks that have sprung up throughout Central Florida to round out families’ weeklong theme park vacations remain a popular… Read More »
How Does The Defendant’s Criminal Case Affect Your Personal Injury Claim?
When you start discussing the details of a personal injury lawsuit with your lawyer, many aspects of the process may surprise you. Unless you have been involved in a business dispute in court, then much of your perception about how the legal system works is probably related to criminal cases, since these get much… Read More »
Do Dram Shop Liability Laws Apply To Bring Your Own Bottle Establishments?
Late one night, Judith Khouri was driving her friends Benny and Sofie Benyamin home from a party they had attended at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub called Trapeze. Khouri had been drinking at the party, and so had the two passengers. As she turned onto Commercial Boulevard, a Honda struck her car. Benny and Sofie… Read More »
Algae And Personal Injury Lawsuits
For something so close to the bottom of the food chain, algae can cause a lot of polarizing opinions. Some people consider algae the next big superfood; it is a popular ingredient in vegan dietary supplements. Did you know that seaweed, including the edible kinds, is algae instead of a plant? If you ever… Read More »
The Law Does Not Require Helmets For Most Electric Scooter Riders, But Riding Without Them Is Very Dangerous
Much like golf carts, electric scooters exist in a legal gray area. Are they motor vehicles or are they not? Electric scooters which collect payment through a mobile app on a per ride basis, have become a common sight in many Florida cities, including Jacksonville. You often see adults and teens riding electric scooters… Read More »
Do You Have To Share The Money From Your Personal Injury Case With Anyone?
You would never know this from news coverage of them, but personal injury lawsuits are not about getting rich, and they are not about having the last laugh. Most personal injury claims do not make news headlines, as they involve amounts of money that would not make very good clickbait. The purpose of the… Read More »
Does It Matter If The Driver Who Hit Your Car Is A Jerk?
Civil lawsuits are not about winning or losing. A plaintiff’s goal in a personal injury lawsuit is simply to break even. In most personal injury lawsuits, the amount the plaintiff requests does not exceed the amount of the financial losses the plaintiff suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence, which is to say,… Read More »
Hit And Run Accidents In Florida
Immediately after a traffic collision, the interaction between the drivers involved can be quite unpleasant. Yelling, name-calling, accusations, and threats of litigation are the norm. As bad as it can be when you are trying to collect your thoughts after a car accident and the other driver comes to your window and starts shouting… Read More »
How Difficult Is It To Win A Premises Liability Case?
“Summary judgment” is a case that no plaintiff wants to hear in a personal injury case. It means that the court has determined that you don’t have a chance of winning your case, before it has even heard all the evidence from both sides, so it rules in favor of the defendant, and you… Read More »
Court Awards Bicyclist $2.18 Million After Collision Led To Career-Ending Injury
One of the worst things about chronic pain is that it is not visible to others. Not everyone who is suffering from debilitating pain has a visible scar or rash. Your employer assumes that you are working more slowly than usual because you are lazy, and when you complain to your family about your… Read More »