May 23, 2013
While summer won’t officially commence until June 21st, it sure feels like summer down here in the sunshine state! Though we are blessed with beautiful weather all year long, the summer months in South Florida comprise a time when we especially appreciate methods of cooling off, such as taking a swim. Swimming anywhere—in an ocean, lake, or pool—a can be a real luxury during sweltering hot days, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. Because of this, it is no surprise that having a swimming pool is a huge liability.
Let’s start our discussion of swimming safety with some facts …
May 17, 2013
So, you’re on your way home from work when somebody behind you, distracted by their cell phone, slams into the back of your car. You step out, back aching, and look over the damage. This seems pretty straight-forward. The guy who hit you is clearly at fault. So all you have to do is get his insurance information, contact your insurance agent, and his insurance company will pay for everything, right? Wrong. This is a perfect example of how something might look simple when in reality it is full of complexities. Your auto accident case might seem pretty cut-and-dry …
May 9, 2013
“Wrongful death” sounds like an odd – redundant – phrase to most people (and with good reason). Why qualify the word “death” with a variant of the word “wrong?” Isn’t death always “wrong” in one way or another? Well, in the realm of the legal system, a “wrongful death” case is an instance in which damages are sought against an individual or other type of party for causing a death. Essentially, in a wrongful death case, the death was not caused by natural causes or a pure accident—nor was the result of homicide. Wrongful death cases stem from someone, …
April 23, 2013
Forgery is a dirty word. Forgery is defined as the action of “forging” – or producing – a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art. The word “producing” can be misleading. Someone can produce their own work, and thus it isn’t a forgery, as per common law. Perhaps the word “replicate” is better to use than “produce” when trying to understanding “forgery.” Most commonly, forgery is understood as the illegitimate replication of a signature on a bank check, deed to a house, title to a car, court document, business contract, etc. Forgery is a serious crime and can carry serious penalties …
April 19, 2013
So, what is a statute of limitations? A statute of limitation is a statute—an enactment in the legal system—that determines the maximum amount of time that can pass after an incident before legal proceedings based on the incident must commence. Statutes of limitations apply to both civil law (the type of law we handle) and criminal law (the type of law the government executes). There are some instances in which there are no applicable statutes of limitations. For example, in the United States, what are deemed to be “heinous crimes” carry no associated statute of limitations. Thus, as a general …
January 2, 2013
While it’s certainly important (and absolutely critical) to have an experienced personal injury lawyer represent you in your case, there are things that you can do to help your case. Your lawyer can do a great deal of the legal work for you, but there are some things that you can do far better than your attorney given the fact that you were directly involved in your personal injury accident and the aftermath. Thus, in this blog, we’d like to impart to you some valuable tips regarding what you can do to help your case.
The first, and perhaps …
December 18, 2012
In relation to the immense and devastating tragedy that befell the town of Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, the term “wrongful death” is a gross understatement. The killing of these individuals—the vast majority of who were children—was senseless, horrifying, shocking and depressing. While the one directly responsible for the deaths may be dead himself, there might be other individuals who failed in their responsibilities in this matter, but that is an issue for another day. For now, we must let Newtown recuperate.
In this blog, we are going to discuss some aspects of a wrongful death suit. Typically, this …
August 31, 2012
In this blog, we’re going to give you some information on a Toyota recall as well as some information on the dangers associated with waterskiing—and how to best avoid such danger.
Let’s start on the land, with Toyota. Earlier this month, Toyota announced the recall of roughly 778,000 automobiles in the United States because of a problem with the suspension that could lead to crashes. The recall affects approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4s, models 2006 through 2011, and nearly 18,000 Lexus HS250s manufactured in the year 2010. The problem with the vehicles was, according to Toyota, if the nuts on the …
August 15, 2012
When most people thing of “personal injury,” what often come to mind are cases involving auto accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, premises liability, nursing home neglect, dog bites, etc. Now, these people aren’t necessarily flawed in their thinking—the fact is, the vast majority of personal injury cases do involve one or more of the aforementioned types of personal injury law. However, times change and so does the application of the law. We are on the horizon of a new wave of lawsuits—and thus a new era of liability—that revolves around the issue of bullying.
Bullying has surely been around for
August 13, 2012
The best thing to do with a car crash is not to have one in the first place. Auto accidents are unfortunate and incredibly aggravating to say the least. That said, they are a real part of life for Americans. On average, there are roughly 6,000,000 car accidents every year in the United States. Last year, nearly 34,000 people died from those accidents, and hundreds of thousands more were injured. Every 12 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. Every 14 seconds, someone else is injured in a car accident. Now that you’ve acknowledged that car accidents are, unfortunately, common, the …