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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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“Retro” Safety Features in Your Car Are a Legal Liability

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Old cars are undeniably cool to look at, but newer cars are much safer. You might wish to feel like a young James Dean, racing down the road in a classic car, but then you should remember that most cars in the 1950s didn’t have seatbelts, and thus James Dean, like so many young… Read More »

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South Florida Motorcycle Accidents New Roundup: September 2019 Edition

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

On the surface, Florida seems like a great place to ride a motorcycle; the weather is almost always ideal for it, and the flat terrain is welcoming even to novice motorcycle riders. Riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous; the injuries you sustain in a minor motorcycle accident can be much more severe than… Read More »

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C. auris Infections Are Not Just a Matter of Chance

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Drug-resistant microorganisms are just one category of scary monsters that tend to pop up in the headlines on Florida news feeds, alongside a seemingly endless cast of invasive species, as well as the local American alligator, specimens of which seem to be growing increasingly fearless, perhaps to compete with all the ferocious newcomers. “Super… Read More »

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Hospital in Palm Beach County Faces Premises Liability Lawsuit After Visitor Slips and Falls

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

If you are reading a post on a personal injury law firm blog and it mentions a lawsuit filed against a hospital, you might assume that it is a medical malpractice lawsuit. In fact, hospitals often become defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits when physicians or other healthcare personnel make errors that injure patients or… 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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Court Rules Against Surgeon Who Performed Knee Replacement Surgery That Caused Patient to Require Amputation

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

South Florida, where the weather is almost always right for a walk, swim, or bike ride has always been an attractive destination for active seniors. If it seems like the seniors in South Florida have become even more active in recent years, it may be because of advances in mobility-preserving treatments like knee replacement… Read More »

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