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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
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.
Before you head to that personal injury case consultation, take a deep breath. You’ve been through a great deal. Any time a person suffers an injury, it’s a jarring experience – but there is a way to lessen the stress. The number one thing you can do to keep that personal injury episode from defining you is to prepare for your personal injury case consultation. Here’s how.Continue reading
Dog injuries can be caused by bites, jumping or running in front of a car. If you’ve been injured by another person’s dog – whether you were bitten while visiting a friend, or walking down the road and charged by a dog, knocked down by a dog, or whether a dog runs in front of your car and causes a crash – you may be entitled to monetary compensation as damages for the pain and suffering you have endured.
E-cigarettes can be a blast but not when they explode. In the United States in the last year, there have been reports of e-cigarettes exploding and ripping a hole in a man’s tongue, blowing up in a man’s pants, and going off while not being used.
When a product is used for its intended use and it explodes and causes disfiguring injuries, as in this case with vaping cigarettes, the manufacturer may be liable under Florida law. Some lawsuits have already been brought against e-cigarette stores and manufacturers. Continue reading
If there’s one thing you can count on in life it’s: life is unpredictable.
Now, more than ever, we’re on-the-go, all-consumed, and constantly distracted. It makes it even easier for something unexpected to happen, like an unfortunate event typically resulting in damage or injury. This is also known as an accident. Continue reading