Personal Injury

What Does Personal Injury Mean?

While most people are familiar with the concept of a civil lawsuit, there’s often some confusion about what the term “personal injury” actually means – and how it can apply to your own life. As personal injury lawyers with more than 60 years of combined experience, we can take on a wide range of claims… read more

Recent Incidents Call Attention to Maritime Disasters – And Maritime Law

Most people don’t think much about maritime disasters unless they go see a movie like Titanic. That hasn’t been true this week, though. Two U.S. maritime disasters on two different oceans have garnered great public attention. The first was a horrible boat fire off the coast of California which killed 34 people. Apparently, the fire… read more

Tampa E-Scooter Rider Fatally Injured in Semi-Truck Accident

As cities like Tampa agree to let electric scooters onto public streets, riders and drivers alike could see a major increase in road collisions – and fatal injuries for e-scooter riders. Such was the case in June, when one unfortunate Tampa man was struck by a semitrailer truck while riding an e-scooter. Caused when scooter… read more

Medical Records are Often the Defense’s Focus in Personal Injury Trials

As lawyers, we know every case we handle is different. We also know that every trial we participate in is different. Plaintiff’s cases get presented in many different ways, and they get defended in a myriad of ways too. Nevertheless, there are some common threads. One of the most important ones is the role of… read more

Huge Bike Crash Verdict Shows Cars Aren’t The Only Issue

A South Florida man paralyzed in a bike crash received a multimillion-dollar verdict in Palm Beach County last week. James Schnurr, now 67, an accountant and former government official, received a damage award of $41 million after a jury trial in state court. Most bike crash cases involve motor vehicles. Schnurr’s case was different: he… read more

The 737 Max Crashes Sound The Alarm On Driverless Car Technology

Aircraft maker Boeing is struggling with a public relations disaster after two of its 737 jets crashed in a six-month period. The 737 Max is now grounded while investigators try to figure out exactly why the two planes dove and crashed, killing all on board. The suspected culprit is “anti-stall” software in the 737 Max…. read more

Study Shows Media Reports on Bicyclist Deaths are Biased

Consider the difference between these two sentences from a hypothetical news story describing the same event: The bicyclist entered the intersection and was struck by a car. The car’s driver made a right turn on red and struck a bicyclist using the crosswalk. The phrasing of sentence number one suggests the bicyclist’s choices caused the… read more

Understanding the Basics of Auto Insurance in Florida

If there’s one thing that’s almost universal in our experience as lawyers, it’s this: clients don’t understand how their auto insurance really works. Even highly educated, financially prudent people are typically bewildered by the interaction between various parts of their Florida auto insurance coverage. This isn’t surprising, because it really is difficult to understand all… read more

What a Typical Personal Injury Claim Process Looks Like

Seeking fair and deserved compensation from a negligent party that causes you harm is unfortunately not a simple procedure. You cannot just walk up to them, ask for payment, and expect to receive it. Instead, there is an entire legal process that needs to unfold for the typical personal injury claim. To help you get… read more

Why Should You Work with a Board Certified Lawyer?

Did you know that lawyers, like doctors, can become Board Certified? But what does this mean, and, more importantly, why does it matter? Read on to learn more. Experience the Benefits of Hiring a Board Certified Trial Attorney As defined by the Florida Bar, board certification “recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various… read more