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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Do ‘Wet Floor’ Signs Protect Businesses From Slip-And-Fall Injuries?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The short answer to this question is ‘not entirely.’ When a business posts a wet floor sign and a customer slips and falls, the sign is just one of the many factual circumstances that will make up the case. Liability claims are often much more complicated than they may initially appear. The outcome will… Read More »

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Back To School: Time To Review Street Safety With Your Kids

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, South Florida, is considered the 14th most dangerous place in the country for auto-pedestrian accidents, according to a study conducted by the nonprofit organization Smart Growth America that analyzed those types of crashes from 2008 to 2017. During those years, data shows that drivers struck and killed 49,340 people who were walking on streets all… Read More »

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Workplace Injuries: Construction Falls

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. One of the most common injuries sustained while on-site is falls. And unfortunately, they are often fatal. Federal safety rules aim to prevent workers from falling to their deaths, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) routinely investigates and penalizes negligent employers,… Read More »

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Workplace Injuries: Construction Falls

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. One of the most common injuries sustained while on-site is falls. And unfortunately, they are often fatal. Federal safety rules aim to prevent workers from falling to their deaths, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) routinely investigates and penalizes negligent employers,… Read More »

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What Are Businesses’ Liability For Personal Injuries?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most states have laws that hold business owners to a relatively high standard of care in terms of maintaining a safe environment. Generally, business owners have an obligation to keep property in a reasonably safe condition to avoid injuries to customers or other individuals on property. Duties include regular inspections of the property to… Read More »

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Should Florida Raise The Statute Of Limitations For A Personal Injury Case?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida guidelines for the statute of limitations on personal injury cases currently extend for up to four years, meaning a personal injury victim has that amount of time to file a lawsuit after sustaining an injury. However, the 4-year time frame can also be altered in certain situations, not all of which necessarily benefit… Read More »

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How To Prevent Drunk Driving In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and unfortunately, drunk driving is still a big problem in the United States. In fact, about one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver. In all 50 states and the District of Colombia, drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher… Read More »

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Florida Could Be Eliminating “No Fault” Auto Insurance Requirement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

After many years of trying, state lawmakers are closer than ever to repealing Florida’s 50-year-old motor vehicle “no-fault” insurance provision, requiring every motorist to carry bodily injury coverage. After the legislation was passed by the Florida Senate and its companion bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee, the controversial move has many industry… Read More »

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What Makes A Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Trying to find the best personal injury lawyer for you can be an overwhelming feeling. You’ve already gone through personal trauma and may be dealing with medical bills, loss of income and the inability to take care of your family. Therefore, knowing exactly who to trust when it comes to dealing with your personal… Read More »

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What is “Pain & Suffering” in Personal Injury Cases?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You’ve probably heard the term “pain & suffering” thrown around in personal injury case settlements. It’s one of those vague terms that may seem like legal jargon for “getting more money,” but it’s actually much more complicated than that. So, what determines “pain and suffering? Here are some of the basics: Pain and suffering… Read More »

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