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Personal Injury Lawsuits Against the Government in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

What happens if you are hit by a city bus? Or if you slip and fall in a state-owned building? What do you do when your injuries were caused by the action of a government entity or employee in Florida? Anytime you’re injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you usually have… Read More »

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3 of the Most Common Personal Injury Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

While there are a variety of different personal injury claim suits filed every day, three stand out as the most common by far, the first of which are vehicular accident claims. In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death, and kill over 100 people every day. More so, about… Read More »

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What is Tort Law?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you’ve ever heard of someone discussing tort law and find yourself having no idea what they’re talking about, you’re not alone. Outside of the legal profession, most people have no reason to know what a tort is, and they’re lucky if they don’t have to find out. However, if you do find yourself… Read More »

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Sunbeam Crockpots Recalled for Burn Injuries

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sunbeam Products has issued a recall of one of its crock pot products, the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Multi-Cooker, due to a burn hazard. According to the recall, the multi-cooker may pressurize if the lid hasn’t been locked in place completely, causing the lid to detach when the crock pot is in use. If the… Read More »

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

First of all, it’s important to understand what a statue of limitations actually is: “A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time that parties involved in a dispute have to initiate legal proceedings from the date of an alleged offense, whether civil or criminal.” Therefore, the statute of… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Dog Bites

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A claim for a dog bite injury is considered to be a personal injury lawsuit. Florida’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases (Florida Statutes section 95.11) gives you four years to file a personal injury complaint in court from the day of the injury. Florida’s dog bite statute, which can be found at… Read More »

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5 Tips for Filing A Personal Injury Claim After a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Getting into a car accident is traumatic, and the moments after can be filled with angst and confusion, no matter how minor the accident. But there are certain things you must remember to do in order to file a personal injury case and maximize the extent of your compensation package. Here are five things… Read More »

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The 7 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have been recently injured due to someone else’s negligent choices or willful intent, you have the right to seek compensation. But how much compensation should one seek? The amount a person will pursue for a personal injury claim usually includes medical treatment costs, reduced or loss of income, property damage and an… Read More »

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Can a Trespasser File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses and property owners have a responsibility to provide reasonably safe conditions for customers and invitees. However, property owners only have a limited responsibility to look out for the health and well-being of trespassers. A person hurt while “trespassing” can file a premises liability lawsuit in Florida, but there are many obstacles that must… Read More »

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How Much Compensation Can I Recover for Spinal Cord Damage in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves that immediately surround the spinal column. These are devastating injuries. Spinal cord damage can cause permanent loss of sensation and/or bodily function. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that approximately 282,000 Americans are currently living… Read More »

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