Legal Ramifications of Vaping

Oh, e-cigarettes: how you’ve duped us. Vaping, the ‘next big thing’ in tobacco alternatives, is revealing itself to be a personal injury harbinger. Take a pull from that hip-looking cartridge, and your hit of nicotine could come with a side of lung-related illness. A recent USA Today article confirms that six people are now reported to have died due to vaping. Are class action and other suits settlements against the vaping industry inevitable? Read onward. We’ll share the recent developments.

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The Dreaded Carline and Legality

Students dodging cars to get to school.

It’s fair to say that as a society, we’re hoping to add ‘safety’ to the classic school offerings of reading, writing, and arithmetic. All this back to school hubbub leads us to wonder: What happens when accident claims are levied due to a mishap just off-campus? More specifically, how are car injury claims handled that arise when a crowded carline results in a minivan smashup? Suing for personal injury can be straightforward – or it can be incredibly nuanced. Read below as we examine possible outcomes of a school-based accident claim. 

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Enough is ENOUGH.

As personal injury attorneys, we know firsthand that words are powerful weapons. They’re what win our firm’s clients the decisions they deserve in court; they tip the scales of justice rightly. Each one of us at the Coleman Law Group feels an obligation to use our words for the greater good.  

The mass shootings at Dayton and El Paso leave us nearly speechless.  

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Truck Accident? Here’s what you need to know.

Truck and highway at sunset. Truck Car in motion blur. Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Atlanterhavsveien) been awarded the title as "Norwegian Construction of the Century".

A truck accident brings with it unique legal questions and challenges. That’s not surprising – after all, commercial trucks loaded to the brim can exceed 80,000 pounds in weight. Accidents involving such heft can be truly devastating. Still, a large truck’s involvement in a fender-bender does not immediately guarantee that the driver is at fault. Here are some of the legal basics to understand regarding truck accidents.

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Uber SCREWS UP? Who’s at Fault in a Rideshare Accident?

Yellow Taxi Sign On Roof Of Car. Uber accident

 

You’re relaxing in the cushy backseat of an Uber when the driver takes your comment I’m in a bit of a hurry literally and runs a red light. What happens when rideshare goes bad? It is essential to understand who is at fault in a rideshare accident and what you can expect if you’re involved in one.

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Texting and Driving? – Think Again.

We have all heard the message that texting and driving don’t mix. It’s common knowledge that the practice is extremely dangerous, but what are the legal ramifications if a Florida driver does choose to text while behind the wheel? You may be surprised to learn that the Sunshine State’s texting ban is considered weak compared to most of the country.

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Gasparilla 2018: Stay Safe and Pirate On

Read Before You Invade

Avast, ye lovers of bead booty and Bayshore Boulevard: Tampa’s Gasparilla festival is nearly upon us. Since 1904, the Bay Area has celebrated Jose Gaspar with a homage worthy of the alleged 1700s-era plunderer. That Jose was rather naughty. You too can let loose and let your pirate flag fly Saturday, January 27 by following a few tips. Party like a pirate and stay safe. Here’s how.

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