Month: October 2016


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What Happens If My Car Crash Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

After it is over, it can be easy for auto accident victims to ignore small symptoms. After all, you may experience back or neck pain just from hunching over your work desk all day, so it doesn’t seem all that odd if you have notice them after a crash. Plus, a lot of people are just happy that nothing more serious happened and may want to get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.
 
Unfortunately, this is a big mistake. Often, car crash injuries may not make themselves known right away, and if victims are not seen by a doctor, problems can stick around for years – and even develop into something worse.…

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Category: Wrongful Death

5 FAQs: After You Decide to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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.
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5 Times You May Need a Maritime Lawyer

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about maritime lawyers. Many people may not even really know exactly what a maritime attorney is. But if something happens to you when you’re in the open water, you’re going to find out really fast.
 
Essentially, maritime law governs what happens at sea. That covers a lot of territory, though, so let’s break it down.
 
Lost or Damaged Cargo. One of the most common uses for the open seas is to transport cargo. Because of this, many maritime law cases involve incidents regarding these activities. If cargo is damaged or never delivered to its proper location, who should pay?
 
Cruise Ship Injuries and Crimes.…

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Category: Auto Defects | Auto Recalls

Lawmakers Push to Punish Auto Manufacturers for Faulty Products

Can you imagine trying to sell a car without seatbelts? It wasn’t so long ago that doing so was not only possible, but quite common.
 
In 1966, President Johnson signed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. This groundbreaking legislation set safety standards that has led to things like the presence of airbags, antilock brakes, and seatbelts. It also greatly reduced the amount of auto accidents and traffic-related fatalities. Estimates say that the law has saved 453,000 lives since 1975.
 
How did the law come about?
 
It was inspired partially by “Unsafe at Any Speed,” a book written by Ralph Nader (yes, that Ralph Nader). The book notoriously called out automakers for hesitating to add safety features, and the lack of regulation that allowed automobiles to be so unsafe.…

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Florida Man Sues after Samsung Note7 Explodes in His Pocket

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.…

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