Author: Steven Slootksy



You Can Get a Traumatic Brain Injury From a Slip and Fall
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You Can Get a Traumatic Brain Injury From a Slip and Fall

 

If everything goes Sharon Sumner’s way, she will receive millions of dollars from her slip and fall case – but if all things were created equal, she’d prefer to have her life back.

 

Ms. Sumner, 61, is a former realtor who worked in West Palm Beach until she slipped and fell on a ramp outside of her office. After the fall, Sumner allegedly went to the doctor and learned that she had herniated discs in her neck and lumbar spine, and that the spinal damage also affected her brain.…

Two Florida Women Sue Plastic Surgeons over Punctured Organs
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Two Florida Women Sue Plastic Surgeons over Punctured Organs

All doctors have a duty of care that they have to abide by, and their patients need to feel secure in the knowledge that they are being treated by competent professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job. This is true whether the doctor in question is a general practitioner, a podiatrist, an anesthesiologist… or a plastic surgeon.

 

Even if you choose to undergo plastic surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, you are legally guaranteed a certain level of care.…

Can You Sue for Negligence After an Auto Accident?
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Can You Sue for Negligence After an Auto Accident?

Have you ever been in an auto accident due to the sheer stupidity of another driver? We see bad drivers all the time: they don’t use their turn signals, they’re texting, or maybe not even paying attention to stop signs or red lights.

 

It can be extremely frustrating if you get into an accident because of a run-in with one of these people. Especially if you get hurt. Florida’s PIP laws ignore fault, but why should you have to pay when the accident was clearly caused by the other driver?…

6 FAQs about PIP Litigation in Florida
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6 FAQs about PIP Litigation in Florida

It’s not every day that you get into an accident and need to file a personal injury protection (PIP) suit. This type of litigation may be confusing to many, especially since PIP laws are constantly being debated and changed in Florida.

 

However, it is possible for you to get through this process and receive the financial compensation you need to pay off your bills and cover any damaged incurred in your accident. This blog post is designed to answer the big questions you may have about the process and procedures of filing PIP litigation in Florida.…

Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation
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Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation

When it comes to drunk driving, no one is immune to the consequences of the crime – including law enforcement officers themselves.

 

A few weeks ago, Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Clayton Sperring was leaving a parking lot when he hit a vehicle. Twice. He left the scene without stopping to examine the vehicle’s damage or talk to anyone who owned the vehicle.

 

Sperring was shortly pulled over and officers noticed that he smelled like alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot.…

Boston Market Could Be Held Liable for Boynton Beach Man’s Death
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Boston Market Could Be Held Liable for Boynton Beach Man’s Death

In December 2014, Gary Kidwell was infected with salmonella poisoning. He underwent several surgeries for salmonella sepsis, a condition where salmonella bacteria enters the blood and causes an inflammatory response throughout the entire body. In February 2015, Kidwell passed away.

 

Now, the family of Gary Kidwell are demanding justice for his death. This is where Boston Market comes in.

 

Salmonella infections and deaths are preventable if food is prepared correctly. Kidwell’s family has filed a negligence and wrongful death claim against Boston Market, and the lawyer for Gary Kidwell’s family has been working tirelessly to present evidence that Kidwell died from tainted turkey that he purchased at Boston Market.…

Playground Injuries? It Can Happen.
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Playground Injuries? It Can Happen.

Remember the playgrounds we played on? Compared to the plastic and foamy playgrounds our kids play on today, the schoolyards of yesterday probably seem like death traps.

 

We ran around rusty metal poles. Climbed ragged wooden structures full of sharp corners and the promise of splinters. We weren’t falling on foam or rubber, either. One visit to a public park shows how far we’ve come in terms of providing safe areas for our kids.

 

Even the most modern, safety-minded playgrounds are not full-proof, however.…

Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?
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Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?

Most of us probably have at least one ad campaign, billboard, or commercial about dangerous driving habits in the back of our minds when we get behind the wheel.

 

Controversial and shocking ads about dangerous driving are commonly created to scare people into practicing safe driving habits. Over the past few decades, the most typical “scare ads” revolved around drunk driving. In recent years, however, you may have noticed a shift. Ads about the dangers of drinking and driving have been widely replaced by ads about the dangers of texting and driving.…

What Happens If I Get in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver?
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What Happens If I Get in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver?

We all know what we should do in the moments after a car accident. You get out of the car, make sure that everyone is okay, and then talk to the other drivers involved in the accident. You want to exchange a few pieces of information, the most important being your names and insurance information.

 

But what if you ask a driver for his or her insurance information and they don’t have any?

 

Florida’s Laws on Insurance

 

If you are in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist, you may be frustrated, but just know that the other driver is in a worse spot than you.…

5 Steps to Take When Negotiating a Bad Faith Insurance Claim
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5 Steps to Take When Negotiating a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

Getting denied by your insurance company can be extremely frustrating. You pay insurance so that when you need medical treatment, you can get reimbursed!

 

If your insurer is refusing to reimburse you for something you believe they should be responsible for, don’t just sit and stew over it. Insurers who refuse to pay out for medical expenses covered under the policy may be acting an unlawful manner and subject to a “bad faith” lawsuit.

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What Is a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

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