Money Damages Awarded by Florida Juries in Personal Injury Cases: Jury Instructions Established by Florida Supreme Court to Help Jury Calculate Money Amounts for Injury Damages

| September 10, 2013

Last Update: 7/13/17 When someone is seriously injured and a lawsuit is filed to recover compensation for those injuries, one of many Florida personal injury laws will apply to the case. Substantive laws (negligence, premises liability, negligent security, etc.) and procedural laws govern how the case moves from filing to the moment when the jury […]

Infographic: Rapes That Are Reported – 97 out of every 100 Rapes, the Rapist Walks Free (Courtesy of RAINN)

| September 6, 2013

Florida Wrongful Death Law as Justice for Crime Victims: the $44,000,000 Verdict in Yolanda Cerillo Case as an Example of Civil Lawsuits Helping Crime Victims

| September 5, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 The sad reality for many Florida crime victims is that after the crime has been committed, the victim needs cash, money to pay bills and meet basic family needs, and while the district attorney and the police may be compassionate about the situation and fierce about investigating and prosecuting the criminals, they […]

FLORIDA DRAM SHOP LAWS: DO VICTIMS OF DUI ACCIDENTS HAVE A CIVIL DAMAGE LAWSUIT CLAIM AGAINST BAR, HOTEL, RESTAURANT THAT SOLD THE DRINKS?

| August 29, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 As we all know, drunk drivers cause car accidents and those car crashes often result in serious injuries or even death for innocent people who are the victims of the illegally intoxicated driver. Car accident claims, those based upon drunk drivers and lawsuits filed to obtain accident damages to cover things like […]

Crime Victims’ Compensation in Florida: Money Provided for Florida Victims of Crime Who Are Injured and Hurt During Crime

| August 27, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Negligent security laws in Florida help people who have been hurt during the commission of a crime where the crime may not have happened but for the negligence actions of those responsible for keeping the premises and visitors safe. Negligent security lawsuits are brought for injuries occurring at hotels, college campuses, college […]

Florida Hotel Liability: If You are Hurt in a Tribal Hotel, Resort, or Casino on Indian Reservation Land Then Florida Injury Laws Will Not Protect You

| August 22, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Florida law protects people who are injured and hurt on property owned or operated by a hotel, motel, resort, spa, or casino (read more about the extent of Florida hotel premises liability law here) — except when it doesn’t. If you are a Florida resident who likes to gamble or a Florida […]

National Drunk Driving Crackdown Begins Tomorrow Through Labor Day: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

| August 15, 2013

Crime Victim on Florida College or University: Have You or Your Child Been Hurt in a Crime on a Florida School Campus? Negligent Security Law for Florida Campus Crime

| August 13, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Most serious crime victims on Florida college campuses are injured during the commission of a rape or other sex crime or during the commission of an assault and battery. These campus crime victims may be residents in campus dorms, students or faculty at the university or college, or someone working or visiting […]

Crime Victim Hurt on a Cruise Ship? Florida Law Can Help Victims of Cruise Ship Crime Find Justice

| August 8, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Cruises are big here in South Florida: several major cruise lines dock in our local area because our oceanfront location gives cruise ships from top cruise lines like Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean, among others, within fast and easy sailing (absent hurricane weather) of very popular vacation spots including […]

Florida Landlord May Be Legally Responsible Under Negligent Security Laws For An Injury To A Tenant Who Has Been The Victim Of A Sexual Assault Crime

| August 1, 2013

Last Update: 12/26/16 Florida law has long recognized that there are times when a Florida landlord will be responsible to a Florida tenant for injuries sustained by the tenant, especially where the tenant is the victim of crime.  These are crimes which occur anywhere on the leased property (inside the tenant’s unit or home, in […]