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DUI

Dram Shop Liability: When the Bar That Served Alcohol to a Drunk Driver Is Legally Responsible for a DUI Crash

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You have probably seen signs posted in bars to the effect that the bartender has the right to refuse to serve alcohol to a guest who is visibly drunk.  Why would a bartender turn down an opportunity for more tips?  When bars and restaurants refuse service to noticeably drunk patrons, they are trying to… Read More »

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Beware of Holiday Season Driving Hazards, Pandemic-Related and Otherwise

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Anyone who has enjoyed Florida’s mild winters or weathered hurricane season, might easily think that the summer is the most dangerous time of year to drive in Florida.  As dangerous as afternoon thunderstorms and named tropical storm systems are, the weather is not the biggest danger to Florida drivers.  The holiday season, defined as… Read More »

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Another Wave of Catastrophic Injuries Could Be Coming; This Time from Defective Seat Belts

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According to recent reports, Takata, the same company responsible for the recall of millions of vehicles due to defective airbags that caused hundreds of injuries and deaths, could now also be responsible for another potential recall of hundreds of millions of vehicles with defective automobile seat belt parts. The report also indicates that the… Read More »

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The Coronavirus Has Brought Up Serious Injury & Employment Law Questions: Are You in Harm’s Way?

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There is no question that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has very quickly changed all of our lives, including here in Florida, where, according to the latest updates, the confirmed cases are up to 15,698, with 323 deaths. As attorneys who work in both personal injury and labor and employment law in Jacksonville, Lake City, and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Alcohol Levels Below BAC Are Still Killing Too Many, Especially The Young

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A new study has turned much of what we know about car accidents caused by drunk driving on its head by revealing that approximately 15 percent of alcohol-related car crash deaths involve alcohol levels well below the legal 0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit. According to the study, 37 percent of approximately 600,000 auto… Read More »

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Who Is Liable for Injuries & Deaths On Cruise Ships?

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There is no question that Florida’s cruise industry continues to grow: With more than 100 new cruise ships expected to be delivered within the next few years, capable of transporting thousands of passengers, a number of individuals and families will continue to take off from Florida’s ports, including not only Tampa and Miami, but… Read More »

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A Review of Aviation Accidents & Deaths in 2018, and What Caused Them

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According to the Aviation Safety Network, and as recently reported in Forbes, there were 16 aviation accidents that killed more than 550 people in 2018. Why that may not sound like a lot of accidents, according to reports, that number represents a 900 percent increase over 2017, when only 59 people died in aviation… Read More »

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New Study Reveals Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injuries & Employment Outcomes

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A new study released by the Kessler Foundation focusing on the link between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and difficulties obtaining and keeping employment could have broad implications on the personal injury community, especially when it comes to victims whose ability to work is permanently affected due to their injury. It could also help the… Read More »

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Slip-And-Fall Accident and Injuries

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What Is Premises Liability? When customers and other guests on corporate property slip and fall in incidents like these, the company or parties who own, possess, and/or manage the premises have a duty to guests – as well as other members of the public, such as business invitees – to exercise the highest degree… Read More »

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New Study Finds that Traumatic Brain Injuries—Including Concussions—Are Linked to Higher Risk of Suicide

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Douglas & Douglas routinely helps individuals who have received traumatic brain injury caused by another person’s negligence. To strengthen our clients’ cases, we work closely with neurologists and other experts to stay current on the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries.  According to a new study just out of the… Read More »

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