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Leg Injury from a Slip and Fall on a Cruise Ship

Simply falling down on a cruise ship can result in breaking one or both bones in the leg. However, breaking the femur or thighbone usually is the result of a more significant fall. We commonly investigate and represent passengers who have broken their legs on cruise ships after slipping on a wet surface on a deck or stairs or tripping and falling on one of the many raised thresholds that separate different areas of the ship. The thresholds necessary tripping hazards and are often are found found dividing the balcony from the stateroom, the hallway that leads to the cabin or even between the bathroom and cabin itself.

Car Accidents Involving Children

Auto accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury to children in the United States. The injuries from these accidents can be very serious, and sometimes result in the tragic death of children. In Florida, car accidents are the primary causes of accidental deaths for children under the age of 14. In recent years, Florida has been one of the most deadly states in the country for children in motor vehicles.
In the days and weeks after an accident, legal action might be the furthest thing from a parent’s mind, but children are entitled to personal injury compensation for medical costs and other losses. Recovering these expenses can make a huge difference for families struggling to pay for emergency or ongoing medical care.

Car Accidents Involving Children

Auto accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury to children in the United States. The injuries from these accidents can be very serious, and sometimes result in the tragic death of children. In Florida, car accidents are the primary causes of accidental deaths for children under the age of 14. In recent years, Florida has been one of the most deadly states in the country for children in motor vehicles.
In the days and weeks after an accident, legal action might be the furthest thing from a parent’s mind, but children are entitled to personal injury compensation for medical costs and other losses. Recovering these expenses can make a huge difference for families struggling to pay for emergency or ongoing medical care.

Holding A Hotel Liable For Your Injury

Whenever a hotel should have known of a defect or broken condition it is called constructive knowledge. Constructive knowledge can be proven with evidence that shows how long danger existed. Often times it can be proven by the hotel’s failure to maintain and inspect the premises appropriately.
Hotel accidents frequently occurs when a guest is injured getting in and out of the bathtub. Therefore, hotel and motels should always use slip-resistant tubs, showers, flooring, rugs, and grab bars. When a hotel has a guest fall and get hurt and does not properly investigate the cause it puts other guests at risk.

Holding A Hotel Liable For Your Injury

Whenever a hotel should have known of a defect or broken condition it is called constructive knowledge. Constructive knowledge can be proven with evidence that shows how long danger existed. Often times it can be proven by the hotel’s failure to maintain and inspect the premises appropriately.
Hotel accidents frequently occurs when a guest is injured getting in and out of the bathtub. Therefore, hotel and motels should always use slip-resistant tubs, showers, flooring, rugs, and grab bars. When a hotel has a guest fall and get hurt and does not properly investigate the cause it puts other guests at risk.

Seat Belts Wll Impact Auto Accident Case In MiaMi

There are exceptions to the above rule if the driver or passenger has a medical condition and certification by a doctor that the use of a seatbelt would be dangerous or inappropriate. For some reason, the law allows newspaper delivery and garbage collectors to drive without seatbelts. If you are injured in a car accident in Florida and did not have your seatbelt on at the time of impact, the violation can be considered as evidence of comparative fault. In other words, the jury will decide how much of your injury is due to your failure to wear a seatbelt, even if you are entirely innocent in the crash. Comparative fault or comparative negligence can range from 0-100% of liability. That means you could reduce the amount of recovery to nothing if a jury believes that your injury would have been entirely avoided with the use of a seatbelt.

Seat Belts Wll Impact Auto Accident Case In MiaMi

There are exceptions to the above rule if the driver or passenger has a medical condition and certification by a doctor that the use of a seatbelt would be dangerous or inappropriate. For some reason, the law allows newspaper delivery and garbage collectors to drive without seatbelts. If you are injured in a car accident in Florida and did not have your seatbelt on at the time of impact, the violation can be considered as evidence of comparative fault. In other words, the jury will decide how much of your injury is due to your failure to wear a seatbelt, even if you are entirely innocent in the crash. Comparative fault or comparative negligence can range from 0-100% of liability. That means you could reduce the amount of recovery to nothing if a jury believes that your injury would have been entirely avoided with the use of a seatbelt.

Miami Car Accident Attorneys Helping You Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

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Our Miami car accident law firm recommends that everybody, whether driving or riding as a passenger, always wear a seatbelt, regardless of the length of the drive. It can be a critical mistake to think there is no need to wear a seatbelt, even just for driving around the corner. Studies have proved that a person has a 400% greater chance of surviving an accident if properly seatbelted. Florida Statute S316.614 details the rules regarding the use of safety belts. Florida law requires that anyone driving a car, pickup truck, truck, or van on a Florida road must wear a seatbelt. This law applies to front-seat passengers as well. Failure to wear a seatbelt is considered a non-moving violation and is punishable by a $30.00 fine plus $6.00 in court costs. If the driver is under 18 years of age, each passenger must wear a seatbelt whenever the car, truck, pickup truck, or van is moving. Children under age three must be restrained by a federally-approved child car seat. Children ages four to five must be secured by either a car seat or a safety belt. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure that the child is buckled properly. Failure to buckle a child will cost the driver a minimum of $60.00 plus $10.00 in court costs.

Automobile Insurance Coverage matters In Auto Accident Cases

Truck Accidents

We focus on helping those who have been catastrophically injured in truck accidents  throughout the State of Florida.

Pedestrian Accidents

Our pedestrian accident lawyers are familiar with Florida’s pedestrian traffic regulations and are experienced in the representation of injured pedestrians and their families..

Uber/Lyft Accidents

Our attorneys have nearly 25 years of experience in representing families of people injured and killed across the State of Florida in ride-share accidents involving Uber or Lyft.

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