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Family of Woman Sickened by CBD Vape Product Sues Miami CBD Company

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Vaping, in which a person inhales the vapors of a nicotine-based or cannabis-based liquid from an e-cigarette device, gained popularity as an alternative to smoking. E-cigarette companies advertised vaping, and consumers embraced it, as a safer alternative to smoking, as the risks inherent in smoke inhalation are absent. Soon thereafter, the dangers of vaping… Read More »

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South Florida Tinder Date Leads to Fatal Motorcycle Accident

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Millions of people safely operate motorcycles every day, but the fact that danger is never far away is part of what makes driving a motorcycle fun. Obeying traffic safety laws greatly reduces the chances of getting in an accident, and wearing a helmet greatly reduces the chances of sustaining serious injuries if you are… Read More »

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Palm Beach County Court Rules That Mobile Gym Company, Not the Vehicle’s Insurer, Is Liable for Workout Injuries Sustained in Mobile Gym Truck

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

It sounds simple enough; if you get injured in a car accident, file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the car that hit you, and if you get injured in an accident at a place of business, file a premises liability lawsuit against the company that operates the business. Real life is… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against West Palm Beach Nursing Home That Kept Patients in Rooms Without Air Conditioning or Fans After Hurricane Irma

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Anyone who says air conditioning is an unnecessary luxury has never spent a summer in South Florida. Without air conditioning, or at least fans, a person can die from the heat, especially a person with limited mobility, who cannot get to a cooler location without help. After more than a dozen Florida nursing home… Read More »

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South Florida Appeals Court Orders New Trial After Jury Awards More Than $15 Million to Injured Plaintiff

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

A South Florida woman who lost several fingers and part of her left foot as the result of an alleged medical error in 2008 seemed to have gotten the compensation she needed, and, some would argue, even more. After a jury trial, a trial court awarded her $15.9 in damages; the amount includes both… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Coral Springs Man Killed in Accident at Warehouse

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

The gig economy brands itself as a no-strings-attached way to make money, when in fact, it is the workers who are least likely to benefit from the less formal nature of the employment relationship. An increasing number of people work as independent contractors in almost every industry. Even when workers are employed full time… Read More »

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South Florida Bicycle Accident News Roundup: November 2019 Edition

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Even with the best helmets and other safety gear, bicyclists are extremely vulnerable in collisions with motor vehicles. In an accident involving a bicycle and a car, the bicyclist can suffer catastrophic injuries, while the car emerges with barely a scratch and the driver is entirely unscathed. If you have been injured in an… Read More »

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Mother of Child Injured in Delray Beach Golf Cart Accident Files Lawsuit, but Who Is Liable?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

You might think that golf carts are the least dangerous, and therefore least thrilling, vehicle imaginable. You are probably imagining them being used for their intended purpose, however. An elderly man driving a golf cart on a golf course where the holes are too far apart for him to walk to the next one… Read More »

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Teen’s Invention May Help Prevent Blindspot-Related Car Accidents

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

The features of cars that have done the most to reduce the rate of accidents and car accident-related injuries are not necessarily the newest or flashiest. The humble seatbelt has prevented more accidents than the (admittedly useful) rear-facing camera or the dreaded heads up display (HUD) can hope to prevent. Mirrors are as old… Read More »

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JROTC Training

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Schools have a responsibility to keep students safe. In fact, according to the law, the owners and operators of all properties have a legal responsibility to prevent avoidable accidents on their premises. The original purpose of premises liability laws was to protect customers injured in accidents at retail stores, guest injured at hotels, patrons… Read More »

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