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Deciding Fault After an Accident

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Here in Melbourne, Florida, we deal with a law that makes Florida in its entirety a “No Fault” state. This means that each driver is required to carry PIP insurance, but that medical bills and the like are not decided by the fault of the accident. Each respective driver’s insurance Continue Reading...

Numerous Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death/Personal Injury Lawyer

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It is never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one. In fact, it can seem unbearable at times. The emotional and financial impact can be overwhelming. However, if the death occurred due to another person’s negligence, it can be even harder. When this happens, you should consider hiring Continue Reading...

Were You or a Family Member Injured While Participating in a Sport?

Playing sports is an enjoyable way to get out of the house for a bit and get some exercise. For kids, playing sports can be an important way to learn the lessons of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fair play. For adults, it can be a great way to blow off Continue Reading...

Product liability: design and manufacture defects

If you live in the Melbourne, Florida area and you have been harmed due to a defective product, we would like to talk with you. You may have a cause of action to recover for your injuries, and you may even be able to recover for things such as the wages Continue Reading...

Have you been injured due to someone’s negligence?

If someone has been negligent and you have suffered as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. This is because Florida recognizes that you should not be made to suffer a loss when someone else does something that they should not do — or when someone fails to do Continue Reading...

Employer liability for employee actions

When an employer hires someone to work for him or her, the employer must take reasonable steps to ensure that the person is reasonably competent to perform the job with a minimal risk of harm to others. If you were harmed when an employee acted in a negligent manner, you Continue Reading...

Jim Carrey is in a Battle for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Many people are familiar with the case of Jim Carrey and his late girlfriend who overdosed on opiates in September of 2015. The finger was originally pointed at Carrey because people claimed that he was obtaining drugs under a pseudonym and giving them to his late girlfriend. At first, since Continue Reading...

Waller Country to Settle in the Sandra Blend Case for 1.9 Million

Sandra Blend, an African American woman, was arrested in Texas at a traffic stop and placed in a cell in the Waller County jail. Over the course of her stay in the cell, she was eventually found dead. This led her family to charging the system with a wrongful death Continue Reading...

Who is Liable If a Pedestrian is Injured?

Many people will tell you that walking on a busy road will eventually lead to someone getting hit and they are right. Others will tell you that a pedestrian always has the right of way and this is not true. Pedestrians must obey the same traffic laws, and possibly more, Continue Reading...

Is There a Cap to Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Damages?

The answer is yes and no.  There is a cap to a certain type of damages awarded in any Melbourne, FL area medical malpractice lawsuit, whether a wrongful death occurred or not.  Most states have a medical malpractice cap of some sort to protect the defendant against a detrimental loss Continue Reading...