Month: September 2014



Common Road Hazards to Look Out for on a Motorcycle
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Common Road Hazards to Look Out for on a Motorcycle

When you’re driving a car, you might not really notice an uneven patch of road or a slick surface (although it never hurts to slow down). However, when you’re riding a motorcycle, even a seemingly small road hazard can result in a serious crash. And when a motorcyclist does crash, they have a lot less protection than someone in a car.

 

No motorcycle rider is immune to the risks of road hazards, even if they’ve been riding for years without incident.…

Building a Backyard Pool in Florida: Safety Measures You’ll Need
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Building a Backyard Pool in Florida: Safety Measures You’ll Need

With beautiful weather year-round, Florida is an ideal place to build a residential swimming pool. However, if you and your family are thinking of improving your backyard by adding your very own pool, there are a few safety measures that you’ll need to consider first.

 

That’s because Florida has a Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act that requires all pools built after October 1, 2000 to have specific safety features. The Act (which has actually been a law since 2009) was implemented in an effort to prevent drowning accidents in the state that has the highest drowning rate in the country for children ages 1-14.…

When Might a Bar Be Liable for Over-serving Alcohol?
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When Might a Bar Be Liable for Over-serving Alcohol?

Bars and advertisements for alcoholic products often encourage people to “drink responsibly,” but in some cases, the establishments or bartenders serving these drinks may be at least partially liable for a patron’s alcohol-related injury or death. Under certain circumstances, bars can—and should—be held responsible for over-serving patrons.

 

Many states have “dram shop” laws (named after an 18th century term for pubs or taverns), and Florida is no exception. Under Florida’s dram shop statute, anyone who knowingly sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages may be liable for the injury or damage caused by or affecting a patron who is: a.) under the age of 21, or b.) “habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcohol beverages.”

 

While it’s relatively easy to determine if someone is under the age of 21, “habitually addicted” to alcohol is more subjective.…

When Might a Property Owner Be Liable for Negligent Security?
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When Might a Property Owner Be Liable for Negligent Security?

When a crime occurs on someone else’s property and you are injured as a result, the obvious response is to hold the person who committed the crime responsible. Hopefully the criminal will be caught and will face penalties for what they have done, but there’s no guarantee that they will be caught—or that they’ll have to pay reparations to you even if they are.

 

In this type of situation, you may need to look at whether or not the crime occurred on a property that was not reasonably secure.…

5 of the Biggest Toy Recalls in the US
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5 of the Biggest Toy Recalls in the US

As a parent, you have to be careful what kind of toys you buy for your children. Small parts are out if your child is of an age where they want to stick everything in their mouth, and sharp edges are always a bad idea. In general, you need to be sure the toys you buy are age-appropriate for your child, and you probably determine that in part by the toy labels that tell you exactly what age range each toy is designed for.…

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