If I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit, Is It Public?

Many court proceedings become public record to keep the public informed about recent developments that may affect their lives. Almost all criminal matters become public record; the public has the right to know of potentially dangerous individuals and criminal activity in their areas. When it comes to civil claims, state law determines which cases become… read more

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

Whenever a person receives a windfall from either winning the lottery or a receiving a settlement from a lawsuit, tax implications always exist. Everyone must declare certain types of income by law, and personal injury plaintiffs who secure settlements and jury verdicts for damages may wonder about their tax obligations. Ultimately, the nature of the… read more

What Do Florida Residents Need to Prove in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Medical malpractice is a serious form of professional negligence that can encompass many actions. Any medical professional can commit an act of medical malpractice, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and more. Medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis, improper surgery, delayed treatment, and other medical practices that cause harm to a patient. To hold a medical professional… read more

What Florida Drivers Need to Know About Parking Lot Crashes

Parking lot crashes are common across the state, especially during high-shopping seasons over the holidays and other major events. To reduce the number of these crashes, Florida drivers can implement safe driving practices and keep an eye out for dangerous driving behaviors. Common Causes of Parking Lot Crashes Five common factors cause many parking lot… read more

What Should I Do After a Hit-and-Run in Florida?

Hitting someone’s vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident is illegal in Florida. Every driver has a responsibility to remain at the scene of a crash and fulfill statutory duties. A hit-and-run makes an already difficult situation worse for responsible drivers. Not only will the victim have to call his/her insurance company, deal with… read more

Is Left-Lane Driving Dangerous?

The left lane on a highway is generally for drivers who are passing slower-moving traffic or turning left. Traveling below the speed limit in the left lane is a common pet peeve and something that can contribute to road rage incidents. Although the laws regarding who may travel in the left lane vary from state… read more

What Is a Diverging Diamond Interchange and How Can I Stay Safe?

The diverging diamond interchange is a new feature in Broward County and Miami. The first one opened in August, 2018 at the Dolphin Expressway. Currently, the government has plans to implement Diverging Diamond Interchanges at several different intersections, including Sawgrass Expressway and: Oakland Park Blvd Commercial Blvd Sunrise Blvd Sample Road Coral Ridge Drive As… read more

Tips for Winter Pool Safety

With temperatures cooling, you might find that your pool doesn’t get as much use in the winter, especially with your family’s busy schedule. Though the sunny Miami weather saves you the hassle of winterizing your pool, you may choose to cover it these months when it’s not in use. Stories of small children falling through… read more

Suing Disney Cruise Lines – Explained By A Cruise Ship Lawyer

Filing a case against Disney Cruise Line is different than filing a case against all of the other major cruise lines.  It all starts with the ticket contract.  Any time that you go on a cruise, you enter into a ticket contract. It happens when you get an email from the cruise line with the… read more

Florida Wrongful Death FAQs – Part II

Picking up the pieces and adjusting to a new way of life following a loved one’s death is one of the most difficult things you may endure. Your sense of loss may be worse if your loved one passed away unexpectedly as a result of someone else’s negligence, or if you feel their death could… read more