National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Personal Injury

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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

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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

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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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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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What Should I Bring to my Personal Injury Case Consultation?

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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.

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Slip and Fall Accidents – What You Should Know

Slip and Fall Accidents

 
When are slip and fall accidents cause for legal action? –When they occur due to gross negligence. Look at the issue this way: if those tasked with public safety do not take proper measures to prevent injury, we are all at risk. Consider the example shared below. Though health is priceless, legal action can intervene in such cases to at least make the situation at least a bit more bearable for the victim. Continue reading

Hire an Attorney and get the Personal Injury Compensation You Deserve: A Checklist

Personal Injury Compensation

 
Seeking personal injury compensation? There’s a right way to hire an effective attorney; do so, and you stand ready to collect the recompense you deserve. Accidents come in many scenarios, but the traits of an effective attorney never change. After addressing your immediate medical concerns, allow yourself to experience a sense of calm. After reading this article, you’ll feel confident that the attorney on your side will fight effectively for your victory. Continue reading