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The Victim’s Age and Marital Status Should Not Matter in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

What is the best age to lose a child?  What is the best way to die an untimely death?  These are unanswerable questions.  The pain of losing an immediate family member is immeasurable, no matter their age and marital status.  Unfortunately, Florida law does not see it that way. When it comes to wrongful… Read More »

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Family Sues Florida County After Paramedics Misdiagnose Woman’s Brain Hemorrhage as Drunkenness

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

What do paramedics do?  If you have never trained as a paramedic, and even if you have never been treated by them, you probably have some ideas about their basic duties.  They transport people to the hospital.  They stabilize them as much as possible until the patients can get to a fully equipped facility… Read More »

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Was a Deadly Crash in the Indian River Lagoon a Case of Vessel Homicide or Dram Shop Liability?

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One of the scariest moments in a parent’s life is when your child gets a driver’s license and can legally operate a potentially dangerous machine without your supervision.  At least you can take comfort in the fact that the roads are much safer than they used to be.  Laws against drunk driving have drastically… Read More »

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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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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

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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

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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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