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What to Do If You See Signs of Abuse Visiting a Florida Nursing Home
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What to Do If You See Signs of Abuse Visiting a Florida Nursing Home

 

If you’re like a lot of Floridians who have an elderly loved one living in a long-term care facility, chances are good that you paid them a visit over the holidays. Hopefully your experience there was happy and positive, and you were able to spend some valuable quality time with your loved one.

 

Some of you, however, may have had a different experience. Maybe your relative seemed quiet and withdrawn. Or excessively jumpy. Perhaps you noticed bruises or some other kind of physical harm.…

Can You Sue in Florida after a Tire Blowout Injury?
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Can You Sue in Florida after a Tire Blowout Injury?

The recent death of a Tampa couple is an example of what might have been a potential product liability lawsuit had they lived.

 

On Thanksgiving Day, Kevin and Michelle Livingston were traveling home from a visit to south Florida. Reports indicate that their sport utility vehicle drove into the waters of a canal along Alligator Alley. The SUV was submerged upside down in 30 feet of water and stuck in four feet of mud. Emergency personnel had to use a winch and cable to pull the vehicle up, but both husband and wife were pronounced dead at the scene.…

Why More People Drink and Drive During the Christmas Season
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Why More People Drink and Drive During the Christmas Season

 

The Christmas season is a time for family and friends to come together in celebration of the holiday and of the bonds they share. It’s also a very special time for young children, who celebrate the Christmas season with unbridled enthusiasm.

 

Alcohol consumption is central to the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations of many people. Fortunately most choose to drink responsibly, including planning ahead to prevent driving while under the influence. However, drunk driving still increases dramatically during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, as do DUI accidents and fatalities.…

You Can Sue The State of Florida If a Loved One Suffers a Wrongful Death in Prison
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You Can Sue The State of Florida If a Loved One Suffers a Wrongful Death in Prison

A recent ruling in a case involving a deceased Florida inmate begs the question: when can you sue the state of Florida if your loved one dies in prison? We will look at the story in depth, then talk about what the laws say about wrongful death cases.

 

Prisoner’s Complaints Turn into a Tragic Case

 

Randall Jordan-Aparo, 27, was serving a 20-month sentence for credit card fraud in the Franklin Correctional Institution beginning in October 2009. In September 2010, he began to suffer pains related to a genetic disorder that affected his circulatory system.…

Watch Out! Common Ways Florida Kids Get Injured Around Christmas
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Watch Out! Common Ways Florida Kids Get Injured Around Christmas

Any parent or relative of small children will tell you that there is nothing quite so special and rewarding as sharing the holiday season with little ones. Children’s unfettered enthusiasm for Christmas is contagious, helping to bring out the kid in all of us.

 

The Christmas holiday is therefore an occasion marked with excitement and joy for Florida families. However, all of that excitement means that kids and adults alike may be a little less cautious than usual, and holiday injuries can happen in the blink of an eye.…

PIP Covers $10,000 in Florida – What If Your Costs Exceed This?
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PIP Covers $10,000 in Florida – What If Your Costs Exceed This?

 

In Florida, when you have an auto accident, it does not matter who was responsible. Regardless of who caused the crash, PIP covers your injuries – up to $10,000. Florida’s no-fault insurance laws were established to speed payments to injured drivers and help most drivers avoid time in court.

 

However, in recent years PIP claims have exponentially increased, and a large number of them have been found to be fraudulent. Moreover, some believe that the laws don’t do enough to protect those injured above the $10,000 threshold.…

Venus Williams’ Crash Case Gets Underway in Florida
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Venus Williams’ Crash Case Gets Underway in Florida

 

Several months ago, we informed you about a wrongful death lawsuit filed against tennis superstar Venus Williams. New developments in the case have caused more questions about who is at fault. If you have filed a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you can learn some important lessons from this case.

 

In early June, initial reports indicated that Williams had run a red light, and a car driven by Linda Barson crashed into Williams’ car when it entered the intersection.…

How to File an Insurance Claim for Irma Damage and Get Paid
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How to File an Insurance Claim for Irma Damage and Get Paid

Hurricane Irma left a multi-billion-dollar trail of destruction in her wake, leaving many Florida property owners homeless or with significant damages to repair.

 

Numerous Floridians have already filed insurance claims. As of November 13th 2017, 830,788 claims have been filed for Hurricane Irma damages, the vast majority of which are for residential properties. Of these claims, 317,389 (38%) have been paid and are now closed. An additional 216,318 (26%) have been denied, while 297,081 (36%) remain open. It’s estimated that Irma has caused over $5.8 billion in insured losses.…

Stay Safe: Thanksgiving Equals Three of Florida’s Deadliest Driving Days
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Stay Safe: Thanksgiving Equals Three of Florida’s Deadliest Driving Days

 

Thanksgiving is almost here, and people everywhere are getting ready for the feasting and family fun. However, while you prep for the festivities, it’s important to be aware of the fact that auto accidents spike over Thanksgiving weekend.

 

In fact, compared to the two weeks before Thanksgiving weekend and the two weeks afterward, the national auto accident rates significantly increase. This makes sense, because according to a report by AAA auto club, over 90 percent of those traveling on Thanksgiving do so by automobile.…

Why So Many Floridians Suffer Falls on Halloween
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Why So Many Floridians Suffer Falls on Halloween

Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike. Most of us have fond memories of trick-or-treating as children, and look forward to taking our own children out to load up on sweets. The fun for adults starts after the porch lights go out and Halloween parties begin. Unfortunately, both of these festivities increase the risk of injuries, including slips, trips, and falls.

 

So what causes Halloween fall injuries, and how can they be prevented? Moreover, if you are injured on someone else’s property, how can you take action?…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida 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