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Category: Personal Injury

6 Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall In an Orlando Business

In the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident, there are certain actions you need to take. Often, people overlook the potentially severe dangers posed by a slip and fall. After all, everyone has slipped on a wet spot or tripped over a raised sidewalk at some point or another. Still, there is potential …

What Should You Do If You’re Accused of Business Fraud?

Fraud is considered a form of theft that deceives others while extorting compensation and money from unsuspecting individuals. Florida laws take fraud very seriously, and those accused could face harsh repercussions. While there is an increasing number of cases dealing with fraud and theft, there are just as many falsely accused.  Consequences for business fraud …

5 Household Items That Could Cause Injuries if They’re Defective

The United States has one of the largest consumer markets in the world, making the average American home a collector of household goods. When someone buys a product, they assume that the item is working and adequately performs its function. However, there are many instances where trusted devices are defective and cause harm to the …

How to Prevent Being Tricked into a False Confession

Criminal confessions have always been the strongest indicator of guilt. However, once DNA started being used to prove guilt, light shone on just how common wrongful convictions and false confessions are. The Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA evidence, reports that 26% of wrongful convictions involved a false …

Amusement Park Rides Can Fail. Here’s What You Should Do Next

Millions of people worldwide visit Central Florida every year to visit one of our multiple amusement parks. From riding roller coasters to eating churros, visiting a theme park should be a fun experience. Guests should not feel an immediate threat of danger. However, two teens in late March went through a frightening experience at Old …

What Types of Negligence May Be Relevant in My Personal Injury Case

Too many accident victims make the mistake of assuming they have a personal injury case just because they sustained injuries. However, to have a successful lawsuit, you must prove the other party was negligent in their actions. Understanding what negligence is and the types of negligence relevant to your injury case will be vital in …

How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated after a Personal Injury?

If your injuries resulted from another’s negligent conduct, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for medical bills, property damage costs, and pain and suffering. Most accident victims know how much economic damages they should receive based on hospital bills and vehicle repair costs. However, you might not understand how insurance companies calculate pain …

Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One Around the Holidays

The holidays are all about giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. It’s a time for gathering together, sharing stories, and indulging in delicious foods. It’s also the time of year for gift-giving—a gesture that expresses appreciation for those you love. Gift-giving is a rewarding experience, especially if it’s for an injured loved one. …

Pursuing Punitive Damages After an Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

Almost all personal injury lawsuits result in claims for compensatory damages. In more extreme cases, punitive damages, also referred to as exemplary damages, may be pursued. In Florida, the apportionment of punitive damages is not a straightforward process. It involves a hearing before a trial court to determine whether there is substantial evidence to file …

Can My Smartwatch Be Used as Evidence in My Personal Injury Claim?

Advances in technology and telecommunication have spawned the proliferation of electronic accessories. These do more than tell time—they pack all the technological innovations of a smartphone into a wearable device. You can make calls, track your steps, and check your pulse from your smartwatch. This groundbreaking tech is transforming healthcare and fitness, among many other …

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