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Family Sues Cruise Company And Staffing Firm Over Anteater Attack

By Douglas & Douglas |

Florida has its share of scary looking animals, from the American alligator, which includes Florida in its native range, to introduced species like the nutria, the green iguana, and more recently, the Nile monitor lizard.  Alligators have been known to attack humans, but only if those humans are wading or swimming in the water,… Read More »

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If A Motorcycle Passenger Gets Injured, Is The Driver Legally Liable?

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Florida law acknowledges that many accidents are partially the fault of one party and partially the fault of another party.  If you get injured as a passenger on a motorcycle, you might have a claim against the driver on whose motorcycle you were riding or against the driver of the other vehicle involved in… Read More »

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Family Sues Nursing Home After Resident Suffers Five Fall Accidents In Three Weeks

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Many causes of death and serious injury in nursing homes are due to causes that rarely happen in the outside world, or at least rarely have such dire consequences.  For example, the majority of people who die from choking, skin infections, and falling on indoor walkways are elderly residents of nursing homes.  Part of… Read More »

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The Safest Cars Of 2022

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No matter which kind of vehicle you are driving, preventing collisions requires constant vigilance.  Car insurance companies apportion fault for collision based on many actions that each driver took or did not take in the moments or hours leading up to the accident.  As long as your car is roadworthy, then the make and… Read More »

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Car Part Malfunctions Can Happen In Electric Vehicles, Too

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Research into ways to make motor vehicles safer is a lucrative industry, and it appears to be a successful one, too.  Fatalities from traffic collisions are much less frequent than they were several decades ago, and the fact that cars are safer now than they were when your parents first learned to drive is… Read More »

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Golf Cart Accidents In Florida

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Almost every day of the year in Florida, it is sunny enough for at least part of the day to want to head to the golf course, but in the summer months, it is too hot for the walk from one hole on the golf course to the next to be enjoyable, hence the… Read More »

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The Daubert Standard And Florida Personal Injury Cases

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The saying that you should believe half of what you see and none of what you hear predates the internet.  In an era where clickbait and hysteria are at your fingertips on multiple devices at every moment of the day and night, it is difficult even to know how to figure out what to… Read More »

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Accidents Related To Vehicles In A Driver’s Blind Spot

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One of the most important skills you learn in driver’s ed is how to be aware of vehicles and objects near your vehicle on all sides, even the ones that are in places that it is hard to see from the driver’s seat.  Driver’s ed teachers are constantly reminding students to check their rear-view… Read More »

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Do Smart Motorcycle Helmets Make Motorcycle Riding Safer Or More Dangerous?

By Douglas & Douglas |

The safest safety features in motor vehicles are surprisingly low tech.  No other feature introduced since the advent of the automobile has prevented more deaths and serious injuries in collisions than the seatbelt; the airbag comes in at a distant second.  Likewise, the safest safety feature on motorcycles is the motorcycle helmet.  Before you… Read More »

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Most Of The Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities For Pedestrian Accidents Are In Florida

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New York City and San Francisco are famous for being walkable cities, and parts of Philadelphia and Chicago are pretty good on that front, too.  The costs of living in those metropolises are prohibitive, though, and it is nothing unusual for New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago to get winter storms that leave more than… Read More »

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