National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Personal Injury

Christmas

What’s a Florida personal injury attorney’s favorite holiday movie? This isn’t a trick question: The answer is undoubtedly National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The movie millions of people watch to get into the holiday spirit is basically a case study for personal injury.

Let’s for a moment consider just the personal ramifications of main character Clark Griswold’s risky behavior (tippy ladders used to hang lights, rabid squirrels living in the family Christmas tree). Those are damaging enough. But what about those neighbors he torments – Todd and Margo? The ones we feel just a little bit sorry for? They could build quite a personal injury case.

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People Who Are Thankful After a PI Accident or Tragic Event

Tragic event, PI accident

In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.

– Anne Frank

Tis’ the season of thanksgiving and ‘finding silver linings’ – even in the personal injury realm. As personal injury attorneys, it can be difficult to see the proverbial light when our offices fill with stories of pain every single day. But when we look for the positive, it’s not very difficult to find evidence of human goodness.

We believe Anne Frank got it right. Read below as we share evidence that ‘in spite of everything, people are really good at heart,’ and why good can come out of a PI accident or tragic event.

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Weirdest Personal Injury Lawsuits

Hurt Teddy Bear

As personal injury lawyers, we often see the same type of claims day-in and day-out: the standard slip and fall, vehicular accidents, defamation, medical malpractice. Once in a while, though, a personal injury case arises that is so memorable that it’s virtually unforgettable. Read below as we share some of our absolute favorites.

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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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