The clear majority of car accidents are filed under a theory of negligence.  In a Miami-Dade County car accident where the victim is killed as opposed to being seriously injured, the actual cause of action will be a wrongful death case, but it will still be filed under a theory of negligence.

traffic accident South Florida LawyerHowever, one thing to keep in mind is that the statute of limitations is not the same in wrongful death cases as it is in a car accident lawsuit, even if the underlying tort that resulted in the death was a car accident. Continue reading

While boating can be a lot of fun, especially in South Florida, it can also be dangerous. If there is a boating accident that involves negligence of the boat owner, victims may have a valid personal injury lawsuit.

Broward Boating Accidient Lawyer A recent news article from Fox 4 News discusses a fatal boating accident that occurred in Cape Coral, Florida where one child was killed and another child was seriously injured. This particular crash occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

A dram shop case involves a situation where a person goes to a bar or restaurant and drinks to the point of intoxication and then gets behind the wheel of car and causes a drunk driving accident in which someone suffers serious personal injury or death.

South Florida Car Accident LawyerWhile there is often little question of whether you have a valid claim against the at-fault drunk driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit or claim against the establishment that served the person to the point of intoxication. Continue reading

One of the best parts of Florida is the ample opportunity to soak up the sun. Unfortunately for a few sunbathers, this relaxation ritual turned to horror when they were allegedly run over by a Ford F-150 driving along the beach.

According to WSOC TV News, the accident involving three sunbathers occurred at a popular beach near Key Biscayne, Florida.

Broward Personal Injury LawyerVictims said they were lying on the beach, and the driver of the truck apparently did not see them.  They tried to get out of the way, but the truck managed to run over their hands and feet.  They suffered personal injuries to their hands or feet, depending on which way they were lying, but fortunately, their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Continue reading

Many people enjoy going on cruise ships for vacations, and many of these ships leave from Florida.  Fort Lauderdale is a major departure point for cruise lines, and many will fly to our city to leave from port. From Fort Lauderdale, you can head to the Caribbean, towards South America, Mexico, Canada, or you can even take a transatlantic journey across the ocean to England on the Queen Victoria or the Queen Elizabeth.

Broward Personal Injury LawyerThese large ships are like floating cities with thousands of people and all kinds of activities for adults and children.  While they can be a lot of fun, there can also be accidents, just like you would have at a land-based amusement part or other attraction. Continue reading

Multi-vehicle crashes can create a quagmire for injury lawyers, insurance companies and courts when it comes to issues of causation and fault. In some instances, the negligence of one driver is clear-cut. However, comparative fault by other motorists (as explained in F.S. 768.81) can affect who is responsible to pay for what and how much compensation victims can expect to receive.

According to a recent news article from the St. Pete Patch, a 24-year-old man was killed in a multi-vehicle car accident in Florida.Three others were inju20red in the incident, which involved a total of three vehicles.

car accident lawyer BrowardAuthorities report decedent was driving his Cadillac when he apparently drove his car into a high curb and lost control of his vehicle.  He allegedly hit a Mercedes, and then he drove into the opposite side of the divided roadway and hit a Toyota that was heading in his direction, as he was on the wrong side of the road at this point. Continue reading

Florida has one of the highest boating accident rates in the country, with the most recent data from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reporting 737 reportable accidents in 2015, resulting in 55 deaths and 438 injuries. These incidents resulted in $13.5 million in property damage alone – to say nothing of the pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of consortium that victims incurred.

Because most boating accidents occur due to operator negligence or mechanical failures, victims can often stake a successful claim for recovery of damages. An experienced injury lawyer can help you navigate your options.

Sadly, we saw this tragic scenario play out yet again in a recent airboat crash in the Florida Everglades – just one day after the victim graduated from the University of Miami. According to The Sun Sentinel, vicitm was on the airboat with her parents and sister when the horrific accident occurred.

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It’s not uncommon in situations where multiple vehicles crash on the same road in short succession that authorities and/ or insurance companies will find one or more drivers at-fault – even if the at-fault driver(s) didn’t directly strike the victim. The question is whether the person alleged to be at-fault took action that proximately caused the other vehicles to crash. motorcycle

However, when there is no direct contact, proving causation can be difficult. This is especially true when a certain amount of time has elapsed between one collision and another, as a recent case before the South Dakota Supreme Court showed.

According to court records, a motorcyclist attending a weekend motorcycle rally was traveling on eastbound on his bike along a curved highway. At around 3 p.m. this motorcyclist, who it was later determined was impaired, turned one of those curves at a high rate of speed and drove into a ditch. The impact of that collision killed him. Continue reading

Recently, three tourists were injured in Fort Lauderdale after they were struck by a vehicle on Dania Beach Road. All three were family members on vacation from Utah. All were seriously injured, and one lost her foot. crosswalk

According to news reports, the trio were reportedly walking back to their hotel along Southwest 42nd Street after dinner. They were in a wide swath of grass when a pickup truck driver veered toward them and crossed over from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane and then onto the shoulder of the road. Authorities said speed and alcohol are likely factors in this pedestrian accident.

Florida – and South Florida in particular – is a perilous place for pedestrians, and has been for some time. Addressing these issues may take an approach that considers better traffic engineering and more targeted enforcement. However, those efforts can only go so far if drivers continue to disregard our traffic laws and the safety of pedestrians. Two recent reports show the problems, at least for now, aren’t getting better.  Continue reading

Landlords of residential properties – like most all property owners – have a responsibility to ensure their site is in reasonably safe condition for both tenants and visitors.urban decay

F.S. 83.51 requires that landlords to comply with all applicable building, housing and health codes and make sure all exterior walls, foundations, steps, porches, floors, doors and windows. Plumbing has to be in usable, workable condition, screens have to be in reasonable condition and they must also provide locks and keys and make sure common areas are kept in a safe, clean condition.

When they fail in their duty, they may be held liable for resulting injuries. The only real exception would be if a tenant is harmed by conditions created or caused by tenant’s own negligence or wrongful act or by the negligent/ wrongful act of the tenant’s family or other person on site with tenant’s consent.  Continue reading