Month: January 2016


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Category: Motorcycle Accident

Top 5 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Riding a motorcycle is always a thrill, and something that is definitely not for everybody. The biggest concern with a motorcycle is the issue of safety. When you’re riding on an open vehicle like a motorcycle, any type of accident – or even inclement weather – can be incredibly dangerous.
 
For those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident – or who know someone who has – you know the danger is real. If you’re looking into purchasing a motorcycle, or are hoping to find ways to avoid another accident, here are five motorcycle safety tips that could save your life.
 

Always wear a helmet. Unfortunately, the state of Florida does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet by law.…

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Category: Security Negligence

Do I Have a Negligent Security Suit?

Have you ever felt anxious in an empty, dimly lit parking lot at night? Of course you have. These types of situations put us on edge because we know we’re vulnerable to a potential attack or crime.
 
Obviously, no one should have to go through this. But if you are made victim of a crime or attacked under these circumstances, you should know that you may have a negligent security suit on your hands. The idea behind negligent security is that while store and property owners aren’t directly responsible for criminal acts, they can potentially be held liable if they failed to protect you from a crime that they could reasonably foresee happening.…

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Who is Responsible for Your Child’s Injury at School?

If you are the parent of a child or children, you know this one universal truth: accidents happen. They happen a lot.
 
When you take your children to school, you know that accidents don’t stop happening, although you expect them to happen less under the constant supervision of teachers and adults. But still, kids can get hurt, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Sometimes, these incidents are enough to cause concern, or result in major injuries for your child.
 
What do you do, as a parent, if your child ends up getting injured at school? From a legal standpoint, there are quite a few options. To understand how best to handle the situation, you have to evaluate the actual occurrence and consider if the school or other parties are liable.…

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Category: Mass Torts | Uncategorized

What Is a Mass Torts Case…and Do You Have One?

 
A tort is a civil wrong committed by a person or company that results in physical or emotional harm, financial loss, or property damage. Pretty much every single case that personal injury lawyers deal with involves torts and tort laws. You are filing a lawsuit and seeking damages because you have experienced a tort.
 
So what’s a mass tort? It’s a single tort that causes injury to numerous victims. Like other personal injury cases, mass tort lawsuits usually include some form of negligence – the failure to use reasonable care. But in these situations that negligence impacted a large group of people.
 
Mass tort lawsuits are different from class action lawsuits.…

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