If you enjoy a good night of gambling in South Florida, chances are you’ve been to, or heard of, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
You might know that the casino is on tribal land, but did you know this makes it subject to different laws than the rest of the United States? It’s not something you’ve likely given much thought to – but you should.
Why? Because if you head to an Indian casino like the Seminole Hard Rock and get hurt, the rules of getting compensation are different. What are those rules?
What Happens After You Are Injured On Tribal Land?
The Seminole Tribe has specific laws about how to file a claim after an injury.…
After months and months of hard work and stress and hope and fear, the moment of truth is finally here. Both sides have rested their case in regards to your medical malpractice claim. All that’s left is the decision… and you win!
Thank goodness. Now it’s all over. You can finally use the compensation you receive to start getting your life back on track. Right? Not quite.
As Nancy Plummer learned the hard way, just because a verdict is given doesn’t necessarily mean that a court case is completely settled.
The Ongoing Tragedy of William Plummer
In 2013, Mrs. Plummer sued Dr. Annabel Torres and her insurance company, The Doctors’ Company, over the death of her husband William two years prior.…
We’ve all heard the story of the woman who sued McDonald’s after her coffee spilled and burned her legs. Many news sources and comedians joked about the story, essentially shaming the woman for taking McDonald’s to court.
The worst part is that most of these people likely didn’t do their homework. They heard about a woman suing over spilling coffee on herself and immediately found the story ridiculous and frivolous.
If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a product or premises liability, it’s important to understand that you may end up facing similar ridicule due to a lack of true understanding. This should in no way stop you from fighting for the compensation you deserve, but you need to know the public perception that you may be up against in addition to your battle against those who caused your injury.…
As a business owner, you probably see risks all around you. A business is like a child, and you are constantly putting your child’s wellbeing in the hands of other people, such as employees, other businesses, clients or customers, and so on. With all of the possible things that could go wrong, you might wonder what options are out there to protect your business.
One way that many people opt to protect their business is to get professional liability insurance.
Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Professional Liability Insurance
Who Needs Professional Liability Insurance?
Anyone who works in a field that receives advice or counsel from other businesses or organizations could benefit from professional liability insurance.…
Kids will be kids. They love to run, jump… and get themselves into situations where they get hurt. Your children need to explore and learn from little bumps and bruises, but it is still your number one job as a parent to keep your children safe.
So what can you do to protect your child? Focus on the most prevalent dangers. There are a number of common child injuries that can lead to fatalities, including:
In our country, though, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration consistently reports that automobile crashes kill more children than any other type of child injury or accident.…
After unsuccessfully going through the process of filing a personal injury suit or defending against criminal charges, the last thing you probably want to do is pick up the phone and call another lawyer. We understand this frustration – especially if you believe that your lawyer was the reason your case ended with unfavorable results.
That, however, is exactly why you need to seek out the advice of another attorney. There are all kinds of reasons that you might not have gotten the result you wanted in your case. It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes the reason is that the lawyer you hired to help you on your case committed legal malpractice by not living up to their legal responsibility to represent you to the best of their ability.…
Imagine you’ve filed a medical malpractice lawsuit and asked for a sum that will cover your financial damages, as well as any emotional damages or stress that has come from the negligence of a medical professional. Your case is solid, and the judge rules in your favor, but the compensation you are awarded is reduced. Because the law says you’re only entitled to a certain amount. Regardless of your individual situation.
Where is the justice in that?
Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens to many medical malpractice victims who ask for compensation higher than Florida’s current cap on damages. State judges and district courts have ruled that these caps are unconstitutional, but the fight still rages on for victims whose damages exceed the cap.…
Cruise ships are a great option for vacations year-round: you can explore new places, enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive pricing, and relax while you send your kids off to do activities and play throughout the ship.
Unfortunately, this form of vacation also comes with serious risks. After all, you are out on open waters. Here are a few different types of cruise ship injuries to keep in mind before you head out on your next all-inclusive vacation.
Fires – The idea of a fire on a cruise ship may seem odd at first. You’re in the middle of the ocean and worrying about a fire? However, they do happen.…
If you have recently decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit, your next question might be, “Now what?”
Below, we’re going to dive into what happens once you begin the process with five of the most common questions people have.
What Damages Can I File For?
Florida has specific rules for what damages can be recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit. These include:
Support and services, future support and services
Mental pain and suffering (if parents are filing on behalf of a deceased child)
Loss of companionship/mental pain and suffering (if plaintiff is filing on behalf of deceased spouse)
Funeral and medical expenses
The deceased’s estate (if personal representative is filing)
For the specific laws, click here.
With all the commotion over the iPhone 7’s new features, Samsung rushed to release its newest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7. The release of the Galaxy Note7 was exciting: waterproof protection and an iris scanner are just some of the phone’s new features. Very quickly after its release, however, stories started covering one accidental new feature – an exploding battery.
One of the victims of this exploding battery is Jonathan Strobel, a Palm Beach County resident. Strobel was holding his phone in his right pocket on September 9 when the battery ignited. The battery caused severe burns to his thigh, as well as extreme shock and pain. Seeking compensation for his injuries and related financial losses, Strobel decided to sue Samsung for damages in excess of $15,000.…