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Will Supreme Court’s Ruling Reduce Personal Injury Lawsuit Incentives?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As we’ve previously discussed, the Supreme Court weighed in on a Florida personal injury lawsuit ruling 7-2 against the victim’s family, thereby allowing Florida to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlement funds earmarked for the woman’s medical care. Since then, there has been much speculation over allowing state Medicaid programs to collect… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules On Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The highest court in the United States has ruled on a case from a Florida accident in which a 13-year-old girl was hit by a pickup truck, leaving her in the vegetative state in which she remains to this day. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 7-2 against the woman, thereby allowing… Read More »

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National Dog Bite Awareness Week: June 5 To 11

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

National Dog Bite Awareness Week was Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11, 2022, and although it focused on postal workers’ safety, it’s important that every dog owner know Florida’s liability laws when it comes to dog ownership. Florida’s dog bite statute, which can be found at Florida Statutes section 767.04, states the following:… Read More »

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Hurricane Season 2022: What You Need To Do Legally To Protect Your Family Financially

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

By Daniel Lustig, Attorney and Partner, Pike & Lustig LLP Hurricane season begins on June 1 and this year forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are once again predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, making it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends until November 30,… Read More »

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Robert Johnson Quoted In Hit And Run Coverage On CBS12

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As we’ve discussed, May is Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month and unfortunately a tragic accident out of Palm Beach Gardens highlights the importance of safety by demonstrating what not to do. Pike & Lustig Associate Robert Johnson was tapped by CBS12 to discuss the hit & run accident and was quoted in the… Read More »

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Revisiting One Of The Most Famous Personal Injury Lawsuits: 1994 McDonald’s Hot Coffee Is Too Hot

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit is one of the most famous personal injury cases because back then, suing for hot coffee being too hot seemed idiotic to most people. The story most of us know is that in the early 90s, while driving in her car, a woman was holding McDonald’s coffee between her… Read More »

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Bridge Reopening In Delray Beach, Fla.

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Nearly two months after the drawbridge at George Bush Boulevard in Delray Beach got stuck in the upright position, it finally was reopened on Friday, April 29, 2022. As the Sun Sentinel reports, the bridge remained in the upright position since March 3 when it opened for boat traffic and then became stuck. Engineers… Read More »

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Dog Bite Accident Turns Criminal After Victim’s Arms Amputated

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Dog bites are truly tragic events, both for the victims and for the dogs and their families. Unfortunately, dog bites are also one of the most common personal injury lawsuits. The question is, when does injury from a dog attack become more than a mistake? When does a dog attack become more than just… Read More »

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Tips For A Safe Spring Break In South Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Spring Break season is in its peak and there’s no question that South Florida remains one of the top destinations for celebrating time off school by partying on the beach. After a two-year hiatus, Spring Break 2022 is even bigger than before, with the pent-up need to party bringing crowds not seen since the… Read More »

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Don’t Mess With Trains

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It’s been all over the news: train vs. car accidents. And guess what? The car never wins. Brightline, the high-speed trains that zip between Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, spent millions to upgrade its safety systems and launch a public awareness campaign. But these accidents keep happening. Not just car accidents, but people… Read More »

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