Author: Jeffrey Braxton



Top 5 Most Common 4th of July Accidents
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Top 5 Most Common 4th of July Accidents

The July 4th weekend is right around the corner here in Florida, and that means a fun, extended weekend for many American families. As you gather together to enjoy barbecue, play in the water, and shoot off fireworks, though, remember that you can’t completely let your guard down.

 

Watch out for these five most common accidents that often happen on our nation’s birthday.

 

Potential Accidents You Need to Be Aware of on July 4th

 

Car crashes

 

You may be surprised to learn that Independence Day is one of the most dangerous driving days of the year.…

Hoverboards, Electric Skateboards Still Causing Injuries
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Hoverboards, Electric Skateboards Still Causing Injuries

Trends often come and go. Think Tickle Me Elmo, Beanie Babies, Tamagotchis, Furbies – the list goes on and on. Usually people simply get tired of them, or an old trend is replaced by a new trend. However, in the case of hoverboards and electric skateboards, the trend has hit a bit of a stumbling block for a different reason – it turned out to be dangerous.

 

Did you buy a hoverboard or electric skateboard when they were all the rage?…

Who Was Responsible in Jupiter Accident Involving Ambulance?
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Who Was Responsible in Jupiter Accident Involving Ambulance?

 

When we see an emergency vehicle on the road flashing their lights and hoping to get to their destination quickly and safely, we pull over and let them pass. When an emergency vehicle’s lights aren’t flashing, though, we know they’re not in the throes of an emergency and it’s business as usual on the road – but what happens if you get into an accident with an emergency vehicle, flashing lights or not?

 

Recently in Jupiter, an ambulance got into a rollover accident with another car, killing the two paramedics in the emergency vehicle and critically injuring the driver of the other vehicle.…

Florida Woman Loses Slip and Fall Case – What You Need to Prove
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Florida Woman Loses Slip and Fall Case – What You Need to Prove

People slip and fall every day, but they don’t necessarily think they have a lawsuit on their hands.

 

Delores Arp of Palm Beach County, however, absolutely believed she had a valid slip and fall lawsuit when she tripped on a loose paver stone at Waterway East Association, Inc. Arp was walking back to her house, and she used W.E.’s shopping area property as a shortcut – a cut-through many people had used before.

 

W.E. affirmed that Arp was not a customer at the shopping area, and that they therefore did not owe her any duty of care.…

5 FAQs about Mass Torts in Florida
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5 FAQs about Mass Torts in Florida

If you were injured by a defective product or negligent medical care, it might not take long to find out that you weren’t the only victim. If a defective product is mass-produced, for example, there will most likely be multiple injuries before the item is taken off the market or recalled.

 

It can be exhausting (and unnecessary) for courts around the country or world to hear the same case over and over again, so sometimes, personal injury cases are combined into a “mass tort.”

 

Understanding What Mass Torts Are and How They Work

 

What Makes a Personal Injury Case a “Mass Tort?”

 

Mass torts are defined by three characteristics:

 

A high number of participants making a claim against the same defective product/defendant
Claims brought up by participants are similar, but not exactly the same
Claims are interdependent from each other

 

What Is the Difference Between a “Mass Tort” and a “Class Action” Lawsuit?…

What Happens If You’re Drinking and Driving and You Get Hit
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What Happens If You’re Drinking and Driving and You Get Hit

We all know that drinking and driving is a dangerous decision. The laws against drinking and driving are harsh, and it is common knowledge that having a few drinks puts you at a huge risk for getting into an accident if you get behind the wheel.

 

Here’s something most people don’t think about, though: what happens if you driver after having a few drinks and another driver hits you?

 

What to Do at the Scene of the Accident

 

Even though Florida’s primary insurance coverage is “no-fault” insurance, it is always best to remain silent and hold back apologies for an accident.…

Signs of Legal Malpractice in South Florida
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Signs of Legal Malpractice in South Florida

 

Florida law, and the process by which lawsuits and settlements are carried out in court, can be complex. That’s why lawyers are hired in the first place. You put your trust in an attorney because you expect them to know Florida laws and follow the rules, regulations, and best practices of their profession.

 

Because they have a duty of care to you.

 

Unfortunately, not all lawyers have good intentions, and some just aren’t cut out to handle specific cases – or the profession itself.…

3 Reasons Car Accident Numbers Are Up in Florida – and Nationally
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3 Reasons Car Accident Numbers Are Up in Florida – and Nationally

If you commute to and from work, you may feel like you’re constantly sitting in traffic due to auto accidents. Unfortunately, this isn’t just a feeling – in recent years, car accidents have risen both in Florida and around the country.

 

Last year was the deadliest year on U.S. roads in over a decade, with more than 40,000 dying in automobile crashes – a 6% increase over 2015. In order to put a stop to these accidents, we first have to figure out what is causing the surge in accidents.…

Florida Construction Worker Falls Three Stories, Nearly Dies
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Florida Construction Worker Falls Three Stories, Nearly Dies

Construction work is no easy feat. There are many risks of working in construction, and workers have to take many precautions to stay safe.

 

If those precautions are not followed to the letter, workers face serious injuries in a variety of different ways. Even a simple slip and fall and turn deadly. Just look at what happened in Fort Lauderdale last month.

 

Three-Story Fall Causes Life Threatening Injuries Despite Harness

 

A construction worker in Fort Lauderdale took safety precautions, including wearing a harness, before moving materials three stories off the ground.…

What Happens If I’m Injured in a Florida Airbnb?
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What Happens If I’m Injured in a Florida Airbnb?

Traveling used to mean spending hundreds of dollars for a small hotel room or crashing on the sofa bed at your relative’s place. Then Airbnb came around.

 

In just a few short years, the app has revolutionized the way people book accommodations, as well as how they use their extra rooms or property. When you’re booking a trip, you can stay in a wide variety of interesting homes (or treehouses, or bungalows, or teepees) for a fairly decent price.

 

When you book with Airbnb, you are renting a space in a user’s home.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County