Month: November 2019

Family Sues Property Management Company After Woman Dies from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Since elementary school, you have known not to ignore the beeping of a smoke alarm.  Replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm when you hear it chirping can save you not only from a fire, which you would probably notice anyway because of the flames and the smell, but also from carbon monoxide poisoning, which …

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City of Boca Raton Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Accidental Drowning During Boca Bash

It does not take much for the fun to get out of hand in South Florida, especially at festive outdoor events like Boca Bash, the city-wide boating party on the Intracoastal Waterway.  If you are the kind of person who assesses the risk of accidents, you could probably see the potential for all sorts of …

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The Collateral Source Rule and Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida

Medical bills are a major source of financial hardship for Americans.  People without health insurance can end up in a dire financial situation if they seek treatment even for a relatively minor illness or injury.  For example, if you cut your hand while doing home repairs and need stitches, the emergency room bill can be …

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Smart Motorcycle Helmets: Next Generation Safety Feature, Unnecessary Hazard, or Valuable Evidence?

When determining fault for a motorcycle accident or collision involving any kind of motor vehicle, insurance companies examine all factors to determine who or what caused the accident and what could have been done to prevent it.  In most accidents, they assign fault to one of the drivers or divide the fault, not always evenly, …

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Florida Is by Far the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

Florida’s highway traffic is fast and chaotic enough to make even the most daring drivers think twice before attempting to travel in it, but if you think it is dangerous to drive on Florida’s roads, it is even more dangerous to walk on them.  A report based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety …

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South Florida Motorcycle Accidents New Roundup Florida

South Florida Motorcycle Accidents New Roundup: September 2019 Edition

On the surface, Florida seems like a great place to ride a motorcycle; the weather is almost always ideal for it, and the flat terrain is welcoming even to novice motorcycle riders.  Riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous; the injuries you sustain in a minor motorcycle accident can be much more severe than what …

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C. auris Infections Are Not Just a Matter of Chance

Drug-resistant microorganisms are just one category of scary monsters that tend to pop up in the headlines on Florida news feeds, alongside a seemingly endless cast of invasive species, as well as the local American alligator, specimens of which seem to be growing increasingly fearless, perhaps to compete with all the ferocious newcomers.  “Super bugs,” …

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