Author: Jeffrey Braxton



Older Truck Drivers Causing Lots of Florida Accidents
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Older Truck Drivers Causing Lots of Florida Accidents

 

After years of working 40-plus hours a week at a desk job, driving a truck may sound like a dream come true. As long as you have a decent driving record, you can make a decent living by transporting goods and getting to see the country. Perhaps partially because of this, truck driving has become the chosen profession of many individuals who are reaching the age of retirement – and even many who are way past it.

 

Unfortunately, that’s a problem.…

Everything You Need To Know About Florida Wrongful Death Claims
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Everything You Need To Know About Florida Wrongful Death Claims

Any accident can rack up thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages, but fatal accidents add on even more burdens. The cost of a funeral. The loss of a parent or spouse’s wages. The time that is needed for grieving.

 

All of these things are costs related to the death, and they can add up quickly.  If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence, it may be possible for you to go to court and ask for compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.…

Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness
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Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness

For many people who drive drunk and end up killing someone, the worst part is not the fines they have to pay, the license suspension, or any other criminal penalties. The worst part is the guilt that comes with unintentionally killing another human being. Something like that can irrevocably change a person’s life. What that change means, though, is different for everyone.

 

After killing an unborn child and a mother in a drunk driving accident, William Altier is determined to make his own change a positive one.…

Teacher Charged With Putting Student in Chokehold
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Teacher Charged With Putting Student in Chokehold

Teachers use a variety of techniques and disciplinary actions to educate children and maintain order, but few would argue that a chokehold should be one of them. That alleged chokehold is at the center of a controversy at Lyman High School, where a surveillance camera captured a teacher putting the student in a “headlock” and dragging them down a set of stairs.

 

The teacher in the video, Wilbert DelaCruz, was arrested in January for the incident and briefly faced criminal charges of child abuse.…

Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.
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Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.

As parents, your number one priority is keeping your children safe, healthy, and happy, and you probably do this in all kinds of ways. You baby proof your home. You have strict rules about staying out after dark. You never let your children get on a bike without a helmet.

 

So then why do so many parents ignore safety where automobiles are concerned?

 

You may have seen the recent story about the car crash out of West Palm Beach.…

What Are Your Rights As a Tenant in Florida?
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What Are Your Rights As a Tenant in Florida?

Living in an apartment complex or leased property definitely has its perks: no mortgage payments, you don’t have the commitment of living there forever, and loans aren’t necessary to put down a security deposit. Most apartments also offer free maintenance. You put in a request, and (for the most part) someone arrives to install your light bulbs, change your filters, and so on.

 

We say “for the most part” because not every apartment complex is perfect. Landlords may be slow at answering your calls and requests, or may not put a satisfying amount of effort into maintaining the area where you live.…

What Happens When Your Lawyer is Negligent?
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What Happens When Your Lawyer is Negligent?

Deciding to work with a lawyer is a big deal. When you put trust (and money) into a hiring a lawyer, you may have thousands of dollars in damages, a clean criminal record, visitation rights, and more on the line. Additionally, attorneys have a legal and professional duty to do what they can to provide you with the best possible representation.

 

Unfortunately, lawyers make mistakes just like everyone else. Sometimes, these mistakes may constitute professional negligence.

 

If your attorney’s negligence caused you material harm (for example, costing you money or leading to a conviction) the state of Florida gives you the right to sue your representative for legal malpractice in order to hold them accountable for their actions and provide you with the compensation that you deserve.…

Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense
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Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense

Texting is one of the most dangerous things that you can do behind the wheel. Sending a quick text may only take your eyes off the road for a few seconds, but those few seconds are still critical for responding to pedestrians, cars, and other things on the road that require a driver’s attention.

 

Case-in-point: almost 1 in 5 traffic accidents are caused by texting and distracted driving (to compare, approximately 1 in 3 traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers).…

My Child Has Been Injured by Bullies…Can I Sue?
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My Child Has Been Injured by Bullies…Can I Sue?

Watching your child manage the stress of bullies at school is absolutely heartbreaking. Parents often want to intervene and get administration involved. Unfortunately, many discover that this road does not always yield favorable results.

 

This is particularly frustrating because it is crucial to stop bullies before their behavior gets too out of hand. Bullies aren’t just taking kids’ lunch money and calling them mean names anymore. Bullying can have lifelong effects and escalate to serious injuries if school officials do not stop it early on.…

Why Are Florida Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise?
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Why Are Florida Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise?

Amidst all of the other big headlines of 2016, here’s one that you may have missed: just looking at the first half of the year, our country saw a 9% increase in fatal auto accidents over the first half of 2015.

 

In the first six months of 2015, around 17,500 died in car crashes. This year, over 19,000 people died over the same period of time.

 

The numbers for Florida are even worse. A lot worse. Compared to the 9% increase in fatal auto accidents in the country as a whole, our state experienced a shocking 43% jump!…

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