5 Ways To Reduce Drinking & Driving Accidents In Florida

| March 3, 2016

Two weeks ago, the National Safety Council (NSC) released its preliminary research findings for traffic fatalities in the United States, revealing that more people are dying in motor vehicle accidents in our state. Specifically, Florida had an 18% increase in motor vehicle accident deaths in 2015, making it the third highest state in traffic deaths […]

Hotel Accident Claims: Hurt in the Hotel Pool

| July 23, 2015

Last Update: 1/14/18 Here in Florida, it seems like every hotel in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area has a nice swimming pool for its guests to enjoy, even if the pool is only steps away from swimming in the Atlantic Ocean itself. Hotels and pools just go together here in South […]

How Long Till You Get Paid on a Florida Injury Claim?

| August 5, 2014

Last Update: 12/26/16 How long does it take to get the money for an accident claim in Florida? When someone is hurt in an accident and they believe that they have a injury claim for damages, one of their first questions they ask is “when”? When will they be paid on that claim? The answer […]

What Happens When Someone Other Than The Motor Vehicle Owner Causes an Accident? – Liability for a Permissive Driver and The Owner

| July 22, 2014

Last Update: 12/22/15 In Florida, it is legal for you to loan your car to someone else to use; you can even loan your rental car (even though it’s a vehicle you don’t own) to another person to drive. Whether you live in Florida or are visiting for business or on vacation, sharing a car […]

Are Florida Traffic Accidents More Likely in The Summer Months?

| May 6, 2014

Last Update: 01/13/16 Florida is beautiful, and in the summer months not only do native Floridians get out and about to drive the scenic routes or take short weekend jaunts, but many people drive vehicles into the Sunshine State to explore all the fun and festive and fabulous things that Florida has to offer. Which […]

How Do Florida Juries Decide Damage Awards When The Victim Has A “Pre-Existing Condition?”

| January 30, 2014

Last Update: 01/22/17 A few years ago, there was a lot of discussion about “pre-existing conditions” in the news media as part of discussions on the impact of Obamacare; however, for accident victims pursuing claims for injuries to shoulders, hands, ankles, wrists or other severe harm like TBI (traumatic brain injuries) and spinal cord injuries, […]

South Florida Brain Injury Victims – What Help is there for TBI Victims and Their Caregivers and Families?

| January 16, 2014

Last Update: 01/18/16 There has been lots of national media coverage of the pending $675 Million National Football League Concussion Lawsuit settlement, because the federal judge presiding over the case has not yet okayed the deal entered into by attorneys for the National Football League (NFL) and the lawyers representing over 4000 plaintiffs.  The plaintiffs […]

Florida Texting While Driving Car Crashes, Part 2: State Senator Darren Soto Will Fight for New Florida Law with Severe Punishment for Texting While Driving Accidents With Serious Injury or Death

| November 19, 2013

There’s no real argument here in Florida that the new Texting While Driving law does not have much bite – it’s not thought by many to be much of a deterrent to distracted driving dangers – the current law only fines $30.00 for the first violation. Unfortunately for now, Florida Statute 316.305 is the law […]

Acetaminophen Medication Errors: Acetaminophen Drug Dosage Mistakes Are Number One Cause of Acute Liver Failure in U.S.

| October 29, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Medication errors and drug mistakes not only happen at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, labs, nursing homes, and pharmacies — they can also happen at home, when the wrong medication or the wrong amount (or dosage) of drugs are given to a sick person. This is especially scary to consider when the most […]

Electronic Health Records Promoted as Way of Reducing Medical Errors, But Studies Show EHRs Can Increase Medication Errors and Medical Mistakes

| October 17, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Medication errors and drug dosage mistakes occur for many reasons, including bad handwriting by doctors in the instructions and directions they leave in patient files and medical records. To reduce medication errors and medical mistakes, technology has been developed to put patient records and medical files into a computerized or digital format. […]