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Who is Responsible for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Uber and Lyft advertise the experience of a leisurely car ride in the passenger seat as someone else does the driving and delivers you safely to your destination. While this sounds inviting, we sometimes forget that Uber and Lyft drivers face the same risks as any other driver on the road. With rideshare services widely […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are a significant health concern in our nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.7 million people in the United States sustain head injuries each year. The Florida Department of Health reports that residents in Florida older than 55 have the highest head trauma incidence from falls. Survivors of […]

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Hospital Lien Laws and Personal Injury Settlements

Hospital liens are also known as medical or provider liens. They are claims enacted against the proceeds of a personal injury litigation settlement. Hospitals utilize liens to recover medical expenses associated with the emergency medical care of a patient. As a consequence of hospital lien laws, medical institutions and providers are routinely filing claims against […]

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Adverse Events caused by Early Hospital Discharges

Hospitalization is typically reserved for patients that require a high level of medical attention, usually for an unexpected accident, illness, or surgery. The attending physician determines the criteria for a patient’s discharge from a hospital. When a patient is medically stable and no longer requires inpatient care and treatment, they can be discharged home. If […]

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Public Safety and Premises Liability in Florida

Public Safety and Premises Liability in Florida Every citizen of Florida has a right to public safety when visiting a business or government-owned property. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to the Florida Department of Health, unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for residents over 65 and non-fatal injury-related hospital […]

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Ron DeSantis Vetoes Vaping Bill

On September 8th, 2020, Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that would have prohibited the sale of flavored nicotine products. DeSantis’ Senate Bill 810 prohibited anyone under twenty-one from purchasing or consuming nicotine products. Senate Bill 810 prohibited the sale of flavored nicotine juices. Governor DeSantis argued that this legislation would spur consumers of flavored nicotine […]

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Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Automobile accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Many times, drivers are distracted and take their focus away from the road. Often drivers become fatigued after spending hours behind the wheel, which can result in an error of judgment. Accidents can occur for a combination of reasons, such as poor visibility, unsafe road design, or […]

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Boy Scouts of America: Bankruptcy & Child Abuse

On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy process offers BSA the opportunity to arrange a reorganization plan to meet its creditors, including Scouting abuse survivors. This restructuring may allow the BSA to come out of […]

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