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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.…

Florida Bill Aims to Change Workers’ Compensation
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Florida Bill Aims to Change Workers’ Compensation

It is no secret that workers’ compensation in Florida needs some reform. This year, Florida lawmakers are looking to tackle the issue, but some proposed bills are running into roadblocks.

 

Below, we’re going to detail the proposed bills, the reasons they are facing difficulties, and how reform may change the way worker’s comp is handled in Florida.

 

HB 1107: Exempting Injured Workers’ Data From Public Disclosure

 

The first bill, HB 1107, is relatively simple. Currently, when an employee reports an injury, their personal data is collected and made public.…

Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know
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Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

Uber and Lyft have really made getting around town a lot easier. The apps are simple to use, the cars are relatively inexpensive, and getting a ride only takes a few minutes.

 

However, as wonderful as Uber and Lyft are for convenience when you need a quick lift, it is important to remember that the drivers are like anyone else who you trust to get behind the wheel. Accidents happen.

 

Since ridesharing apps are a fairly new trend, questions about liability and insurance can be confusing.…

5 Reasons You May Need a Lawyer after an Auto Accident in Florida
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5 Reasons You May Need a Lawyer after an Auto Accident in Florida

We’ve all seen scenes in movies or television shows that involve a car accident. Even if the incident is just a fender bender, things can get dramatic between the drivers involved. One driver may even threaten to call their lawyer and sue the other driver.

 

While yelling and screaming after a fender bender may exaggerate the emotions involved in a car accident, it’s not uncommon for a lawyer to help people through the process of getting compensation and dealing with the aftermath of a car accident if someone was seriously injured.…

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.…

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