Author: John Lawlor


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Top 10 Deadliest Jobs for People in Florida

Getting injured on the job is always a concern, no matter where you work, but do you ever think about how deadly your job – or that of a loved one – might be?
 
Let’s look at the 10 most dangerous jobs and how a fatality in one of these jobs could potentially lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.
 
What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs?
 
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,836 fatal work injuries in our country in 2015, an increase of 15 deaths over 2014. Florida accounted for 272 of those total injuries – nearly 6 percent – which was an increase of 44 deaths compared to the previous year.…

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Halloween Safety Tips That Every Florida Parent Should Know

 
The costumes, candy, and spooky decorations make Halloween fun for parents and children alike. However, Halloween also presents several risks for younger participants, so it’s important for parents to use extra precautions on Halloween.
 
Here are some handy tips your children can use to stay safe.
 
Costumes
 

Light colors are best because they are easiest to see at night. For dark costumes, affix reflective tape. You can use the tape on trick-or-treat bags as well.
If possible, choose costumes that are flame resistant. When making your own costumes, choose nylon or polyester fabrics, which are flame-retardant.
Put a name and phone number on a tag inside your child’s costume for easy identification.…

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Category: Defective Products

What You Need to Prove to Win a Florida Defective Product Lawsuit

If you have been injured by a defective product, the court may award compensation to you for your pain, suffering, and losses. Moreover, your case may have the potential to hold a company accountable for their defective product in such a way that they are driven to make changes that protect more people going forward.
 
Economic damages may be awarded for the following:
 

Lost income, both past and future
Medical expenses
Funeral expenses
Lost services and support
Replacement value
Loss of appraised real property value
Costs of repairs, including labor, profit and overhead
Any other loss that occurred only due to the injury or harm of the situation

If you were partially at fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced proportionally.…

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Damage from Irma? How Floridians Can Get Compensated

 
Irma was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and it had the numbers to back it up:
 

Irma’s tropical storm force winds covered 70,000 square miles. Our state’s whole area is actually less than that at 65,000 square miles.
The strong winds of the hurricane reached 300 miles wide, which is two times wider than the state of Florida.
Irma’s maximum sustained winds reached up to 185 mph. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew’s top winds only hit 175 mph.

 
Many places throughout Florida are closed and are unsure when they will reopen due to the staggering damage.
 
Monkey Jungle, one of South Florida’s favorite wildlife parks, has been devastated by fallen trees.…

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Category: Uncategorized

Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida: Know Who Can Be Sued

In the increasingly complex healthcare environment, many caregivers and entities are responsible for patient care, and error on the part of any provider can be catastrophic and result in patient injury or death. Because the healthcare field is more integrative than ever, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which party should be held liable for medical malpractice.
 
A medical malpractice attorney can help you to determine which parties should be held responsible for your specific case, but generally one (or more) of three entities can be held liable: individual caregivers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.
 

Caregivers
 
Many forms of medical malpractice occur when a patient is harmed by a doctor or other medical professional.…

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School Slip and Falls in Florida: What Should You Do?

 
Summer is ending, which means it’s time for Florida kids to head back to school. As your kids head back to the classroom, you’ll be dealing with school supplies, homework, projects, and extracurricular activities.
 
Sometimes, you might also have to deal with school injuries.
 
Slip and falls are some of the most common school injuries because there is ample opportunity for a slip and fall to occur. Whether it’s due to a freshly mopped or waxed floor, running down the hall, a spill in the cafeteria, a backpack left out in a classroom aisle, playing on a playground, or numerous other factors, your child might slip, trip, or fall on school property.…

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It’s Back – PIP Repeal Has Been Filed in the Florida Senate… Again

 
Since the 1970s, Florida has participated in a no-fault auto insurance system. Since then, numerous lawmakers have attempted to update and change the way our state handles car insurance, and as of August 16, a new bill has been filed to attempt to do that… again.
 
SB 150 was filed by Senator Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa to repeal the current no-fault system during the 2018 Legislature. As it stands right now, Florida drivers are required to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Under Lee’s proposed bill, motorists would need to carry bodily injury and medical payment coverage instead of PIP coverage.
 
So, What’s Wrong with the Current System?…

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Car Crashes: The Number One Killer of Teens in America

In today’s world, there are all kinds of things for parents of teenagers to worry about. Drinking. Drugs. Sexting. Sexually transmitted diseases. Shoplifting.
 
Even in the best case scenario, you might be worried that your teen’s grades won’t be good enough to get them into the right school. Or that they’re an overachiever who is pushing themselves too hard.
 
There are so many things to fret over that you have to prioritize, so today we’re going to make a suggestion to you: cars.
 
Yes, that’s right, cars. If you have a teen, they should be your biggest fear for one simple reason: more teens die in car crashes than in any other way.…

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Florida Cops Reverse Course in Venus Williams Crash: She’s Not at Fault

 
By now, you’ve probably heard that Venus Williams – tennis champion and Palm Beach Gardens resident – was involved in a fatal car accident back in June.
 
The police initially said Williams was at fault for the accident – although she was only traveling five miles per hour – for failing to yield the right of way to another driver when entering an intersection. Linda Barson was that other driver, and her husband Jerome was in the passenger seat.
 
Williams claimed she entered an intersection on a green light and had to stop halfway through due to traffic being backed up. It was at this point that Barson – traveling 25 miles per hour – also entered the intersection on a green light and T-boned Williams’ vehicle.…

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Category: Bicycle Accidents

The Bike Gear You Need to Stay Safe on Florida Roads

 
The climate of Florida practically begs people to dust off their bikes and head out for a ride. Unfortunately, it’s kind of a Siren call since our state has been ranked as one of the worst places to ride a bike in terms of safety.
 
In fact, in 2015, Florida was – again – named the number one most deadly state in the country to ride a bike. Because of this, it is important to know the gear you can use to decrease your chances of injury or getting into an accident in the first place. Some of these things will probably be obvious, but others you may not think about before going for a ride.…

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