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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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The Trouble with Brightline Trains in South Florida

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

In so many ways, getting hit by a train is worse than getting hit by a car. Whereas it is easy to find billboards and TV commercials encouraging people who have been injured in car accidents to contact a personal injury lawyer, one rarely finds ads targeting people who were hit by trains, because… Read More »

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Family Sues Property Management Company After Woman Dies from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Since elementary school, you have known not to ignore the beeping of a smoke alarm. Replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm when you hear it chirping can save you not only from a fire, which you would probably notice anyway because of the flames and the smell, but also from carbon monoxide poisoning,… Read More »

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City of Boca Raton Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Accidental Drowning During Boca Bash

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

It does not take much for the fun to get out of hand in South Florida, especially at festive outdoor events like Boca Bash, the city-wide boating party on the Intracoastal Waterway. If you are the kind of person who assesses the risk of accidents, you could probably see the potential for all sorts… Read More »

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The Collateral Source Rule and Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Medical bills are a major source of financial hardship for Americans. People without health insurance can end up in a dire financial situation if they seek treatment even for a relatively minor illness or injury. For example, if you cut your hand while doing home repairs and need stitches, the emergency room bill can… Read More »

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