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Frequently Asked Questions About The Collateral Source Rule In Florida Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Douglas & Douglas |

Personal injury lawsuits that go to trial represent only a small fraction of the total cases, and those trials that result in a ruling in favor of the plaintiff are only a fraction of those, but when plaintiffs win their personal injury cases, the amount that the court orders the defendant to pay is… Read More »

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How Retro Features Of Your Car Can Affect Your Car Accident Case

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Some people subscribe to news feeds about newer and safer features for cars that we can expect to see in the upcoming model year.  Making cars safer is a full-time job for some and a full-time hobby for others, but the biggest advances in vehicle safety are the ones we take for granted; the… Read More »

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Driver Faces Charges For Hit And Run, But Not For Vehicular Homicide, After Crash That Killed Pedestrian

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The law requires you to stay at the scene of the accident until you have provided your contact information to the other parties involved in the collision and, if anyone was injured in the accident, until first responders have arrived and begun to render assistance.  Why, then, would someone leave the scene of an… Read More »

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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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