Archive for July, 2011
July 22, 2011
All prescription medication that we take comes with a laundry list of side effects that we need to be aware of when taking medication. Manufacturers of all prescribed medications have a duty to appropriately test all drugs and medications before putting them on the market and making them available to the public. Once they are approved by the FDA, we as consumers, should be able to assume that the drugs are safe for our use by industry standards.
However, even if approved by the FDA, the drug could eventually prove otherwise defective and harmful. If that were the case, then you may be entitled to be compensated for your injuries resulting from the use of the drug or medication. All manufacturers of drugs have a duty to their consumers to warn them of all possible side effects pertaining to proper use of their drug. They also must inform medical providers of any updates on the testing of the drugs, and whether or not any new side effects or harmful long term effects can be associated with their drug or medication.
Sometimes it is difficult to identify who is responsible for your injuries regarding a prescription medication. Was it the doctor who prescribed it? Was it the manufacturer of the drug? Was it the guy at the pharmacy who gave it to you? These are all questions that an experienced attorney can answer for you. Our law office can handle all of the liability issues pertaining to your particular circumstances, so that you can concentrate on your recovery and health and avoid being caught up in the sometimes grueling legal aspect of your case.
Whether your injury was caused by a design defect, improper instruction on how to use the medication, or a manufacturing defect, we can help you identify whether or not legal recourse is applicable. We will do all of the work to compile records, speak to the relevant people, and get to the bottom of who is responsible for your injuries.
Some popular medications that have recently been at the forefront of product liability suits are Accutane, Ambien, Cialis, Lexapro, Prozac, Zoloft, and Yaz. These are just a few of the many products that have been identified in lawsuits. If you have experienced an injury due to any prescription medication, you may have a case and are entitled to be compensated for your injuries.
If you have any questions or comments, please call our office at 561-266-9191 for a free consultation. Or, you can email us your inquiry at email@example.com
July 21, 2011
We have all listened to the radio and heard some catchy jingle or have seen the thousands of billboards up and down I-95 and the Turnpike telling us that if we get in a car accident, we need to call a lawyer referral service immediately to hear about the benefits we can receive in the event of an accident. The truth behind some of these for profit companies is that they really do not have your best interests in mind but instead have their own self interest as their primary objective which obviously includes making money.
Here at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg, we are not a personal injury referral service. We are not a personal injury “mill” handling thousands of cases per year. Instead, we are small and remain small so that we can provide personal attention and service to all of our clients. All new clients that call get personal service for our staff. We don’t simply take a new phone call and send it to a lawyer like some personal injury lawyer referral services do. We handle all personal cases in our office and we handle them from the beginning of the case all of the way through settlement or jury trial and appeal. We devote 100% of our resources towards handling your personal injury case in an effort to maximize your final recovery.
Some for profit personal injury Lawyer referral services tend to send injured people to chiropractors who subscribe to the referral service. Then, an attorney, who belongs to this same lawyer referral service comes in to meet the injured person at the chiropractors office and signs up the injured person. Oftentimes, the injured party doesn’t need many of the treatments that are being administered. In other instances, some doctors will bring injured parties in for visits more often than they need to make additional money. After the PIP is exhausted and the doctor can no longer get money from insurance, they refer the cases to personal injury attorneys to recover the additional medical expenses for the client.
Our office does not participate in any of these for profit personal injury referral services as we believe more in personal service and providing all of our clients the individual attention your case deserves.
In no way are we stating that all chiropractors are dishonest, or that some lawyer referral services don’t have your best interests in mind. However, unfortunately some of the popular services pair with chiropractors who are willing to be dishonest in order to make money.
There have been several lawsuits brought against these referral services who are engaging in obviously dishonest practices. Our law office is committed to principles of honesty and integrity and will not risk damaging our reputation in order to make quick extra cash.
So, if you are in an accident, don’t just dial one of those numbers you remember because of a fun advertising jingle. Use an experienced attorney and get legal advice with confidence.
If you have any questions or comments, please call our office at 561-266-9191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 19, 2011
There is a distinction between sponsoring an event and incurring liability for that event. If you are visiting a sporting event or any other type of amusement, then you are entitled to be placed in a reasonably safe condition and environment. This condition should minimize or prevent anyone from suffering a foreseeable accident or injury.
Being a sponsor of an event, however, can be grounds for liability in the event of an accident. What has been consistently held in court is that a sponsor who either (1) controls (2) monitors or (3) supervises an aspect of the event may be liable for failing to properly control, monitor or supervise the event resulting in an accident. Essentially, as long as a sponsor is involved with setting up, controlling, or any other aspect of the event, they can be held liable if there is an accident.
In the case Thornhill v Deka-Di Riding Stables, YMCA sponsored a horseback riding event called “Women’s Wellness Weekend.” The court found that YMCA was in fact liable for an accident that occurred, because they had a “relationship with Deka-Di stables that gave it some measure of control over the rides.” Because YMCA was involved with the event and was not a mere sponsor, they were held liable for the accident that occurred at the event.
If the sponsor has a relationship with the event that gives it some measure of control over the event, they may be held liable for injuries that occurred at the event. Often times, injured parties overlook sponsors as potential defendants. Sponsors of events must exercise a degree of reasonable care in order to prevent injury at their events.
Another case relating to the notion of sponsor liability was in Chicago, where a jury awarded a woman over $400,000 in damages when she was injured at a golf tournament. The jury was convinced that the sponsors of the tournament exhibited enough dominion or control over some aspects of the tournament’s operation, and were therefore successfully sued for liability.
A legal concept called “assumption of risk,” is the traditional defense to recovering damages at a sponsored event. Defense attorneys will claim that if you went to a sporting event, or any other sponsored event, you assumed the risk that you could get hurt because you are engaging in an activity that puts you inherently at risk for injury. What people don’t realize is that sponsors of events still have the duty to provide an evironment that is reasonably safe for its patrons, and will be held accountable if they do not.
In many circumstances, it is difficult to determine who is liable for your injuries. Let us do the leg work to find out who is responsible so that you can be compensated for your injuries.
If you have any questions or comments, please call our office at 561-266-9191 or email us at email@example.com.
July 15, 2011
Updating our post yesterday, we received some phone calls giving us information about the Red Hot and Boom incident in which our client was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on July 3rd, 2011.
We appreciate the help of the public in this matter, as we move closer to figuring out exactly what happened that evening and how it can be prevented in the future. Most importantly, we seek a detailed explanation of what happened that night for a grieiving family starved for closure.
We are continuing to field calls and emails regarding this matter. Again, any piece of information can help us. We wish the best to our client’s family, who are suffering to a degree that is truly implausible to comprehend.
Please help us in our investigation. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by our firm, and by the victim’s family.
Call our office at 561-266-9191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ANY information that could aid us in our pursuit of justice for our client’s family.
Our law office enjoys keeping up with the technological changes that occur almost on a daily basis. We now will take an in depth look into a new and unbelievably intricate product that just hit the market for Apple iPad’s, “Trial Touch”.
Tailored to trial lawyers, Trial Touch, created by DK Global, provides a beautiful interface that provides lawyers with a seamless transition from big paper folders to the convenience of one, small, thin device containing all of their information for trial. The trial presentation appears simple, and practically flawless.
Conveniently, there are colored tabs separating opening statements, liability, damages, and documents to organize your files. It can upload videos and any relevant trial exhibits directly to your iPad. It can even print exhibits via WiFi. Attorneys can present, redact, highlight, and zoom documents at trial, project video reenactments and animations, photographs, assign exhibits to witnesses, and so much more.
The intricacies of this App combined with its simplicity is really a revelation in applications for lawyers. It looks sleek, organized, and does not have any of the limitations that previous trial apps have suffered from.
It’s design, function, and simplicity is what is going to drive the future of Applications for lawyers. The capability of the iPad paired with the perfect look of Trial Touch makes for an extremely powerful software package that plenty of lawyers will catch on to.
Some people are more by the books or conservative and would rather not conform to society’s advances. However, let it be their loss, as Trial Touch has the look of something that will greatly simplify the life of a trial attorney and by itself has the ability to transform the dynamics of a courtroom now and into the future.
If you have any questions or comments, please call our office at 561-266-9191 or email us at email@example.com
July 14, 2011
The Law Offices of Aronberg and Aronberg have been retained to represent the family of a man who unfortunately passed away after being struck by a motor vehicle crossing a street as a pedestrian.
Red Hot and Boom is a fireworks show that goes on every year in Altamonte Springs, Florida. With a reported 200,000 person turnout this year, both pedestrian and vehicle traffic was noticeably congested. The scene was unfortunately ripe for an accident, and needed to be controlled in a more efficient manner to prevent any incident. Unfortunately, the co-sponsors of the event, the City of Altamonte Springs and Clear Channel radio, did not have sufficient traffic control officers to provide for pedestrian traffic to safely cross the streets during the event. Now, a family is left only to wonder what really happened the night of July 3, 2011.
Our client was attempting to cross the street in a pedestrian walkway, when he was struck by a motor vehicle going about 45 mph. Through our initial investigation, we have found that roughly 10 people crossed the street with our client. Only three have given statements as eye witnesses to the accident. The witnesses have confirmed that the officers did little to control vehicle traffic.
We need everyone to come forward to help us gather all of the necessary and relevant information about this case so that we can provide the victim’s family with a proper and comprehensive understanding of what happened to their beloved family member.
Our law office is working tirelessly to investigate and compile all plausible scenarios that can explain how this tragic situation could have occurred. The untimely death of our client deserves an explanation so that his family can obtain the necessary closure and can move forward in his memory.
If anyone has any additional information about this accident, PLEASE CALL US at 561-266-9191. Any small piece of information can help our endeavor at seeking justice for our client’s mourning family. Did you see how traffic was being controlled? Did you see pedestrians crossing the street? Did you speak with any officers in the area? ANYTHING can help.
Please call us with any information you may have, as we can all be sure that if we were in the same situation, we would want as much help as we could get in order to obtain justice for our family.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please call us at 561-266-9191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, any piece of information can help.
July 7, 2011
Not one person has ever answered the phone and become elated to know that it is an insurance company on the other line. They’re known to question you, ask questions to implore you to tell them things you may not want to, and sway your information for their benefit.
What you may not know is that if you retain our office as counsel, we put the insurance companies on alert that we now represent you, and they are forbidden to contact you in regards to your case. All of their dealings will be done directly through us.
With our legal knowledge and experience dealing with the insurance companies, we can promise you that you will not be bothered by them, and that your claim is being handled by us and with the due diligence.
We are not trying to bad mouth insurance companies or their employees, plenty of them are very nice and professional and are trying to help. However, they all are aware that the overwhelming majority of their clients do not have the education and comprehensive understanding of the fine print dictated in their policies, and they may be willing to take advantage of that. We do have that understanding, and also have an enthusiastic drive to protect YOUR interests.
If you have been injured in an auto accident and have an insurance company hounding you about details or failing to reimburse you for your property damage, we are here to help. Let them bother us, not YOU!.
Do not hesitate to call our office for a FREE consultation.
If you have any questions or comments, please call us at 561-266-9191 or email us at email@example.com
July 6, 2011
At around 2:15 yesterday afternoon, a jury returned a verdict that caused many Americans to drop their jaws in disbelief. More importantly, the verdict has forced the issue as to whether or not the criminal justice system we have in place is appropriate and effective.
Reminiscent of the OJ Simpson trial, Casey Anthony stood in front of a crowded court room as the jury exonerated her for the death of her young daughter, Caylee Anthony. Although most of us believe that there is no other plausible explanation for Caylee’s death other than Casey killing her, the jury did, in fact, uphold our justice system in making their decision.
All of the evidence against Casey Anthony was circumstancial. There was no blood on her hands, or no “smoking gun,” so to speak. Yes, Casey Anthony is a liar. Yes, Casey Anthony is a thief. Yes, Casey Anthony was a bad mother. But, does that make her a murderer? The jury thought no. The defense of Casey Anthony was that nothing actually put her at the scene of any crime, and although her actions were consistently bizarre, unprecedented, and emotionless, she could not rightfully be convicted of murder. Jose Baez, Anthony’s lead defense attorney, did his best Leonardo Dicaprio impression and successfully incepted the idea, “Something else could have happened,” in every juror’s mind.
People wonder how that panel of jurors could sit there and listen to the lies, deceit, perhaps psychotic, and abysmal behavior that Casey Anthony exhibited and then let her walk free. But, if you’re familiar with our legal system, that, unfortunately is not a pertinent query to answer. What we need to do is put aside the idea, “Well who killed her then?! What else could have happened?!” Forget about a plausible explanation. We need to look at this from a purely evidence based scenario, and there just wasn’t enough there. A smelly trunk, countless nights of partying, and making up names of babysitters are all suspicious, if not weird. But again, do these things make Casey Anthony a murderer?
Did Casey Anthony murder her baby? Probably. Will we ever know what truly happened to Caylee Anthony? Probably not. All of these probably’s are the reason that tomorrow, Casey Anthony may walk free. Nothing in the trial could be proven with a degree of certainty that left no reasonable doubt in each juror’s mind.
Unfortunately, there are only two definites in this entire case. One is that Casey Anthony is going to be a millionaire after writing a book to share her story, and the other is that Casey Anthony will never stand trial for the murder of her baby again.
Our justice system follows the wisdom of William Blackstone when he stated, “Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Our system is tailored to the notion of making sure that an innocent person is not behind bars for life for a crime they didn’t commit. Casey Anthony probably wouldn’t have been relevant to this quote if the jury rendered a guilty verdict, but then again, we’ll never know.
If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to call our office at 561-266-9191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 1, 2011
We all want to know that our money is safe, accruing interest, and that we can have access to it whenever we want it. Since investing in the stock market can be volatile, people have started investing their money in annuities.
In Florida, companies took in some $20 billion in annuity premiums in 2009. Only California and New York took in more. Nationwide, annuity sales rose 17% overall in the first quarter of 2011 to $58.1 billion.
An Annuity is an investment designed to pay investors a steady income in retirement or under other circumstances. It is a good way for people to ensure that their money is safe, and returns are guaranteed.
There are several types of annuities that you can invest in, depending on the degree and level of risk you are willing to endure. Fixed annuities are considered the most conservative, and the safest, of the annuity choices. They offer investors a fixed amount of payout either immediately upon investment, or as a tax-deferred investment payable in retirement.Variable annuities offer varying returns derived from investments in stocks and bonds.
Older people tend to be the primary annuity investors. With that, although it is unfortunate, there are plenty of aggressive salespeople that try to take advantage of the elderly. By utilizing fine print and drawing up 50 page documents or even longer, many sellers of annuities turn these annuity contracts into nightmares of fine-print conditions, hidden fees, and flawed or made up guarantees on monetary return. Like in any sales industry, there are always people who are willing to break moral codes and standard ethical values in order to make a buck. Do not let it be at your expense.
Although the volatility of the stock market has lured older investors into annuities, they need to exhibit caution that they are not being taken advantage of. We encourage all investors to consult with a trusted financial adviser before investing in an annuity in order to ask questions, and find out who is guaranteeing what, and most importantly, how long you must have your money tied up without incurring a penalty to access it.
If you think that you have been taken advantage of, can’t access your money, or are being told things about your contract that you don’t think you ever agreed to, we may be able to help.
Call us for a free consultation at 561-266-9191 or email us at email@example.com.