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Airbag Lawsuits Are Important For Florida Motorists To Be Aware Of

Airbag Lawsuits Are Important For Florida Motorists To Be Aware OfWhenever you hear about a motor vehicle recall that might impact you, it’s important to take action on it right away. There have been many recalls over the last several years, but one of the most important to be aware of right now involves airbags by the Takata brand.

Most people are probably not aware which company manufactured their airbags, so there are likely people driving in Florida right now who do not know that they may be in danger.

Naturally, automotive manufacturers do not create every single part that goes into an automobile. Instead, they outsource certain specialty parts to others and then construct the final results.

As a result, Takata airbags are used by a wide variety of different automotive brands.

These include:

Toyota
BMW
Chrysler
Ford
General Motors
Honda

We urge all Florida residents to take a look at the full listing of brands and models that may be affected. Many of the model years under this recall were released between 2002 and 2005, but a large range of vehicles could be affected and more are being discovered on... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

What Do Accident Lawyers Recommend If You Get A Settlement Offer?

What Do Accident Lawyers Recommend If You Get A Settlement Offer?When it comes to an accident case, many corporations may try to settle with you rather than go for a long battle in court. However, you need to be aware that these settlements are not always what they appear to be.

When you make a settlement in regards to any accident case, you are waiving your right to any further damages or awards outside of those that are indicated in the settlement.

This means that, should the situation grow worse or be more serious than you anticipated, you may not have any recourse.
A Good Offer May Not Be So Tempting Once All The Facts Are In
Businesses sometimes attempt to make settlement offers early on in a case, before all of the consequences of an accident are clear. There are some obvious reasons for this:

Psychologically, it’s more likely that an accident victim will jump at an early settlement.
Making a settlement quickly is intended to keep overall costs of litigation low for a brand.
If a case is settled, it typically means that it will... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

Slip And Fall Lawyers Want To Be Sure You Don’t Let Case Myths Stand In Your Way

Slip And Fall Lawyers Want To Be Sure You Don’t Let Case Myths Stand In Your WayThere are plenty of myths out there when it comes to slip and fall accidents. In fact, the idea of the slip and fall is one that has gotten a “bad rap” in public perception. It is often used as a joke in television shows and throughout the media.

When you are in a slip and fall accident, however, it’s truly no laughing matter!
If you are wondering whether you should contact a lawyer after your slip and fall, odds are good that the answer is yes. However, you might be held back by some common myths about this kind of case.

Let’s look at them and explore the importance of slip and fall accidents:

1) Myth: Slip And Fall Accidents Are Less Important Than Other Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be just as serious as other accidents. In fact, a slip and fall accident is somewhat more likely to result in major injuries such as concussions. It’s not always clear right... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Motorcycle Owners Need To Think Twice When They Respond To A Vehicle Accident

Motorcycle Owners Need To Think Twice When They Respond To A Vehicle AccidentFlorida is a state that has some of the highest levels of motorcycle ownership in the nation. That being the case, it’s somewhat more likely to be in a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

When it comes to a crash, however, motorcycle owners need to be aware of the possibility that they might not be treated fairly during some phases of the investigation or the ensuing case.

The popular image of the “rogue motorcyclist” has changed over the years. However, there is still a popular perception that someone operating a motorcycle could put others at risk.

That being the case, it’s important to take the right steps immediately after any kind of accident.
A Motorcycle Operator Needs Specialized Representation During An Accident Case
As the driver of a motorcycle, you’re at enhanced risk from any motor vehicle crash. A relatively minor accident that might not cause an issue for the driver of an average car or truck might be very serious for you.

That’s why it’s absolutely critical that you take immediate steps... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Hundreds Of Tobacco Lawsuits In Florida Affected By Florida Appeals Court Decision

Hundreds Of Tobacco Lawsuits In Florida Affected By Florida Appeals Court DecisionFor many decades, it was virtually impossible for smokers or their families to sue tobacco companies in pursuit of damages around wrongful injury or death. Thankfully, that has changed.

The legal landscape about liability for tobacco companies was deeply shaped by the companies themselves. Many of the major brands were involved in a long campaign of obfuscation, starting in the 1950s, which made it difficult for courts to draw conclusions about the effects of smoking.

Beginning in the 1980s, a change started in terms of what was possible when facing cigarette companies in court. However, it is only recently that large class action lawsuits have been truly effective in winning damages for people whose lives were permanently changed by smoking.

Recently, however, there was a setback for those seeking justice in this kind of matter.
10% Of Engle Lawsuits Filed By Jacksonville Firm Affected By Recent Ruling
Back in 2006, Jacksonville-based Wilner Law Firm advanced claims for more than 4,400 individuals whose lives had been impacted by smoking. For several years, these cases went... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Brain Injury Law Is Among The Most Complex You Can Practice In Florida

Brain Injury Law Is Among The Most Complex You Can Practice In FloridaBrain injuries are in the news more and more recently as it becomes clear that the threat of a brain injury is far more prevalent than once realized. Brain injuries affect people from all walks of life.

There are several recent stories that brought brain injury -- particularly traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- to the attention of the average American:

Experts have asserted that nearly a third of all NFL players may be suffering brain injuries.
School administrators and coaches now consider young athletes at enhanced risk of TBI.

However, even before these stories broke, there were millions of people all over the U.S. who deal with the effects of brain injury each and every day. Many of the people who struggle with the effects of TBI sustained their injuries as the result of an accident.
An Unusual Combination Of Legal And Medical Knowledge Is Required In TBI Cases
When it comes to the law, many attorneys are specialists. They know a great deal about one or a handful of different areas of... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

Florida Man Killed After Motorcycle Accident Involving Collision With A Deer

Florida Man Killed After Motorcycle Accident Involving Collision With A DeerFlorida is one of the most beautiful states in the United States, as most people who have had the chance to live here for a while would agree. Everyone in the U.S. knows at least a little bit about the beautiful beaches that you can find on the coasts and throughout South Florida.

One aspect of Florida that people might not be familiar with is the wooded areas. There are significant patches of woodlands in Central Florida. Likewise, there are other breathtaking biomes throughout the state, including the Florida Everglades.

This makes Florida a great place to see wildlife, whether you enjoy birds, mammals, or even reptiles. However, this presents a risk that some other places in the U.S. don’t necessarily have.
Wildlife Presents Hazards Even For The Most Experienced Motorists
Recently a motorcyclist in Monroe County, Florida lost his life after an apparent high-speed collision with a deer. The 50-year-old man, a resident of Wellington, was believed to be an experienced motorcyclist.

He was taken to hospital where, unfortunately, he passed away shortly after the... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Trial Attorneys Are Most Effective When It Comes To Dealing With Insurance Companies

Trial Attorneys Are Most Effective When It Comes To Dealing With Insurance CompaniesWhen it comes to the law, there are many defendants that can provide a significant challenge even to experienced attorneys. For example, when suing a large retailer during a slip and fall case, it’s important to ensure that every aspect of the case is completely “lined up.”

Big tobacco companies are another example. While the number of suits brought against these companies has reached an unusually high volume, each case must still be pursued with great diligence. If mistakes are made, a case can easily be thrown out.

One of the defendants that clients often worry about is insurance companies -- their own and those of other people -- who are involved in a case in connection with a personal injury accident.

It’s true that insurance companies have formidable resources. However, many insurance firms rely on their ability to bully and confuse average people. When faced with a law firm staffed by experienced trial attorneys, the odds shift in your favor.
Insurance Companies Are Out To Stop You From Getting The... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Florida Insurance Companies Are Always Looking For Legal Advantage In The Sunshine State

Florida Insurance Companies Are Always Looking For Legal Advantage In The Sunshine StateAny American knows that there are many special interest groups and organizations out there that are always looking for some form of advantage when it comes to laws and policies of the U.S.

While there are too many organizations to count in the world of political influence, one of the most vexing out there is one you’re already somewhat familiar with -- the insurance industry.

In many states throughout the U.S., the insurance industry lobby is one of the most powerful. Its goal is to make it easier for insurance firms to deny claims that might otherwise be legitimate.

The state of Florida also has a very powerful insurance lobby. However, the unusual conditions here in the Sunshine State have led to some changes in the insurance industry over the years.
Nearly Ten Years With No Hurricanes Has Changed The Game When It Comes To Insurance
While there are some kinds of insurance companies that focus in very specific, narrow niches -- such as most auto insurance companies -- others are highly... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Beware Of Law Firm Outsourcing When It Comes To Getting The Best Representation

Beware Of Law Firm Outsourcing When It Comes To Getting The Best RepresentationOutsourcing is something that happens in many different industries, but did you know that it can also happen in the legal industry? Though it seems impossible, this is becoming more common.

“Outsourcing” is the process of delegating certain responsibilities to another company. That company provides “piece work” that only pertains to a very specific range of responsibilities.

Outsourcing is a more general category and it should not be confused with off-shoring, which is a form of outsourcing that involves using companies outside of the United States.

We are all familiar with outsourcing when it comes to industrial production. Perhaps some people have experience of outsourcing in an office environment. There are also many things that can be outsourced that people don’t think of -- such as the grading of college papers.

However, one thing that you should be leery of is the outsourcing of legal matters. There are many different reasons why outsourcing anything to do with the law can be problematic.
Reasons To Seek Out Law Firms That Do Everything “In-House”
While... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

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