Month: May 2015


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Category: Legal Malpractice

Should You Sue Your Lawyer?

 
As long-time legal professionals ourselves, we strongly encourage Florida residents to seek legal counsel when they need it.
 
Whether you are seeking justice for a personal injury, planning for your retirement, going through a divorce, or defending yourself against a criminal charge, a good attorney can play an invaluable role in helping you navigate a tricky legal situation successfully.
 
But what happens when the attorney you hired and trusted with your affairs doesn’t end up being so trustworthy after all? What if your attorney’s negligence or errors end up making your legal situation even worse? If your lawyer fails to handle your case with due care or does not live up to certain standards, he or she has committed legal malpractice, and can be held accountable for the harm and inconvenience caused to you.…

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Summer Injuries to Watch Out For

 
As the weather grows warmer, the days grow longer, and jackets give way to tank-tops and bikinis, it can only mean one thing—summer is coming.
 
With June 21st right around the corner, children and adults alike are already dreaming of lazy mornings by the pool, trips to the beach, and barbeques lasting long past sunset. But while this sunny season is a time for rest and relaxation for most families in Florida, the summer is also the busiest season of the year for Florida emergency rooms.
 
Every summer, emergency rooms see a spike in patients seeking medical attention for serious injuries. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common culprits behind summertime injuries.…

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Distracted Driving, the Deadly Epidemic on America’s Roads

 
Distracted driving has become rampant on roadways in Florida and across the country, outranking drunk driving as our nation’s leading cause of auto accident fatalities.
 
 
Distracted driving-related crashes have skyrocketed over the last decade, as smartphones, music players, and navigation systems have grown in prevalence. Too often, drivers forget that cars can be dangerous weapons when handled improperly, allowing their attention to drift away from the task of driving in order to answer a text message, bite into a burger, or change a song. Texting while driving is especially dangerous since it takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off the task of driving.…

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What Happens When Your Car Repairs Go Wrong?

 
Recent statistics show that a typical American spends 101 minutes per day driving—that’s an impressive average of 37,935 hours per year if you begin driving at 17 and stop at 78 years old.
 
When you consider how much time we spend in our cars annually, it makes sense that drivers would want to go to reasonable lengths to keep their cars are clean, comfortable, and as safe as possible. For many Florida residents, routine car repairs are inevitable necessities. But what happens when your car repairs go wrong?
 
When you leave your car with a mechanic for repairs or service, the two of you enter a bailment relationship.…

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