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For the 8th consecutive year, Scott B. Smith, Esq. has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

For the 8th consecutive year, Scott B. Smith, Esq. has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and recognizes no more than 5% of attorneys in each state.

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Family Sues Construction Companies After Unlicensed Forklift Driver Causes Fatal Accident

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

You might get annoyed when sections of the road are blocked because of construction.  In fact, you might fume with frustration when two workers, communicating by walkie-talkies from opposite ends of the construction site, hold up signs that say “stop” and “slow,” letting just a few cars pass at a time.  The delays, however,… 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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Tesla Doors Malfunction After Accident, Killing Driver Trapped Inside

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Even skeptics are coming around to the idea that electric cars are the wave of the future, and Tesla is an industry leader. The company has achieved progress in convincing consumers that, in addition to being better for the environment, electric cars are at least as safe as cars powered by petroleum engines.  Fears… Read More »

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Smart Motorcycle Helmets: Next Generation Safety Feature, Unnecessary Hazard, or Valuable Evidence?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

When determining fault for a motorcycle accident or collision involving any kind of motor vehicle, insurance companies examine all factors to determine who or what caused the accident and what could have been done to prevent it.  In most accidents, they assign fault to one of the drivers or divide the fault, not always… Read More »

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Florida Is by Far the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Florida’s highway traffic is fast and chaotic enough to make even the most daring drivers think twice before attempting to travel in it, but if you think it is dangerous to drive on Florida’s roads, it is even more dangerous to walk on them.  A report based on data from the National Highway Traffic… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accident News Roundup: October 7 Edition

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

To say that South Florida is a dangerous place for pedestrians is an understatement.  To say that the chances of sustaining serious injuries are high if you get hit by a car while walking is an even bigger understatement.  Accidents where a car strikes a pedestrian are a major cause of fatalities and serious… Read More »

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Victims Plan to Sue After Explosion at Plantation Shopping Center, but Who Are the Defendants?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

In personal injury law, premises liability means that the owner of a property has a legal duty not to endanger people who are on that property.  In other words, they must exercise reasonable caution so as to prevent accidental injuries.  The biggest responsibility for keeping one’s property safe belongs to business owners; they must… Read More »

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Family of Man Who Suffered a Heart Attack on Board a Cruise Ship Wins Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

If you have ever been woken up at night by the sound of ambulances driving past your window or been annoyed about losing time during your commute to work because you had to pull over to make way for an ambulance, consider yourself lucky.  It means that you, like most people in South Florida,… Read More »

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Widow Sues Tesla, Alleges That Autopilot Malfunction Caused Fatal Crash

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Unless you are an industry insider or a skilled researcher, you probably get plenty of mixed messages about the state-of-the-art features found on new models of cars.  On the one hand, tech news sites run plenty of puff pieces about how the new features of cars will make driving so much easier and so… Read More »

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