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Fraternity & Sorority Related Injuries – Who’s Liable?

By John Piccin |

Tragedy struck recently at Florida State University when a 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge was found unresponsive the morning after a fraternity-sponsored event, reports CNN. The cause of the civil engineering major’s death is not yet known but the Tallahassee Police Department has stated that their preliminary investigation suggests that alcohol may have been… Read More »

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Teen Injured After Being Thrown From Ride at North Florida Fair

By John Piccin |

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the Tallahassee Police Department is investigating an accident that occurred at the North Florida Fair last weekend when a 14-year-old girl was inexplicably thrown from a ride and broke her nose. The ride, “Music Express”, spins in a circular loop while remaining on the ground, like a high-speed carousel,… Read More »

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Damages Available in FL Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By John Piccin |

Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, Florida Statute, Chapter 768, dictates what survivors can recover after losing a loved due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity. Florida Statutes section 768.19. Under Florida law, only the personal representative of a decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim, however the lawsuit is… Read More »

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5 Key Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Personal Injury Attorney

By John Piccin |

Interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit after being injured due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful act? If so, you should seriously consider retaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. While personal injury plaintiffs in Florida are legally permitted to represent themselves in court (often referred to as a “pro se”… Read More »

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Boating Accidents and Personal Injury Liability in Florida

By John Piccin |

Earlier this week a 52-year-old charter school principal was killed and his 4-year-old daughter was seriously injured when their personal watercraft collided with a 34-foot boat in Clearwater, Florida. ABC Action News reports that the accident took place just before 5:00 pm on Saturday and that the cause of the accident is still under… Read More »

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FAQs About Product Liability Claims

By John Piccin |

In the United States, manufacturers and sellers can be held responsible for their defective products that cause harm to consumers via product liability claims. These claims afford injured individuals the opportunity to seek compensation for their injuries, however, product liability claims are highly complicated and often results in a lot of questions. Therefore, in… Read More »

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Nursing Home Negligence Alleged After Hurricane Irma

By John Piccin |

Over the past week the media has been heavily reporting on various instances of nursing home negligence that allegedly occurred in the wake of Hurricane Irma. One particularly egregious incident reportedly occurred in a Hollywood, Florida nursing home three days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. According to the Miami Herald, eight elderly… Read More »

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Does Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Impact Your Florida Personal Injury Claim?

By John Piccin |

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website argues that the most effective way for states to save money and lives is to institute universal helmet laws for motorcyclists. The CDC supports this statement by citing several statistics, including one from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which claims that helmets were responsible for… Read More »

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School Bus Accident Personal Injury Claims

By John Piccin |

With kids across Florida back to school, be sure to drive carefully around the influx of school buses that are now back on the road. Unfortunately, car accidents involving school buses are all too common. In fact, just earlier this week, a Palm Beach County school bus was involved in a three-vehicle crash on… Read More »

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Car Accidents on the Shoulder of the Road

By John Piccin |

We all know that stopping on the shoulder of a road, especially if you are on a busy highway, is dangerous but that sometimes it is necessary. For example, if you are having car trouble and are not able to safely make it to an exit or if you have been involved in an… Read More »

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