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Personal Injury Liability in a Florida Truck Accident: Everything You Need to Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Who is liable for your personal injury in the event of a West Palm Beach truck accident? Considering that trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds, colliding with one of those monstrous vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries to the occupants of passenger vehicles. Liability in Truck Accidents  A truck-versus-car accident is drastically different than… Read More »

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How to Determine Liability in a Left-Turn Car Accident in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many car owners in West Palm Beach and other parts of Florida tend to think that the driver of the vehicle turning left is always at fault. However, that is not the case in 100% of all left-turn car accidents in Florida. We are going to discuss the circumstances that might affect liability and… Read More »

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The State of Florida is Suing Planet Hollywood for Breach of Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Tampa Bay Times, Florida is suing Planet Hollywood for an alleged breach of contract. Florida officials contend that the company failed to live up to the obligations under an agreement through which it received money from a state-operated economic development and jobs creation program. Here, our West Palm Beach… Read More »

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Recovering Damages After a Florida Ridesharing Accident: Insurance Coverage, and How to File a Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft continue to be a reasonably affordable and convenient means of transportation for many people in West Palm Beach and elsewhere in Florida. However, since rideshare services are a relatively new phenomenon, the legal issues concerning ridesharing accidents may be confusing. You may be eligible to seek compensation after… Read More »

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Business Law: What is a Letter of Intent (LOI)?

By Michael Pike |

Commercial transactions between businesses can be complicated. While contracts are extremely useful, it does take a lot of effort to negotiate and draft a reliable agreement. No one wants to waste their time negotiating with a company when a deal simply cannot be made. To address this potential problems, companies will often agree to… Read More »

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The Developer has Agreed to Make Repairs—What Steps Should I Take to Protect My Rights?

By Michael Pike |

Construction is complicated. As a project nears completion, it is not uncommon for property owners to request repairs from the developer or the lead contractor. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that there will be a legal dispute in every case; far from it. Often, developers and/or contractors will agree to make the… Read More »

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Motorized Scooter Company Loses Lawsuit Against Panama City Beach—Motorized Scooter Rental Ban Set to Go Into Effect Next Year

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 13th, 2019, the First District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida upheld Panama City Beach’s impending ban on motorized scooters. In the case of Classy Cycles, Inc. vs Panama City Beach, the appeals court determined that the local government did indeed possess the legal authority to restrict the rental of… Read More »

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Contract Law: What is Substantial Performance?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Substantial performance is a contract law doctrine that allows parties to be paid under a contract and to retain the benefit of a contract even if they technically failed to comply with the precise terms of the agreement. In other words, substantial performance, while it is not full and complete performance, is sometimes enough… Read More »

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Vehicle-into-Building Auto Accidents in Florida: Causes, Liability, and Recovery

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

While car crashes into buildings are not as common as other motor vehicle collisions, they cause an estimated more than $200 million each year in property damage and personal injury claims. According to Ameriprise, there are approximately 60 vehicle-into-building crashes each day. Since a vehicle crashing into a building is not a typical auto… Read More »

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Michael Pike talked to CBS12 News at 9 about the steps party hosts can take in terms of legal liability during this time of year.

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Program: CBS 12 News This Morning at 9AM. Local Broadcast Time: December 4, 2019 9:24AM EST. Market: West Palm Beach, FL. Clip Length: 2:22. Local Audience: 14,600 plus. Estimated Publicity Value: $2,500. CBS12 WPEC Website Link: https://cbs12.com/news/local/holiday-party-liabilityRead More »

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