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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Recovery for Personal Injuries Sustained at a Florida Ballpark

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Sports games are typically all fun and good times. People go and excitedly cheer on the Marlins or the Lightning to try to push them to victory. However, as fun as sports games usually are, at times someone will slip on a spilled drink in the bleachers or get hit by a stray foul… Read More »

Liability for Defective Products in Florida: Examining Different Types of Defects

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Imagine you buy your child a brand new bike for his birthday. He immediately hops right onto the bike and starts peddling down the street when it breaks and he falls to the street, breaking his arm. A few questions pop into your mind: Did the bike cause your child’s injuries? Was there something… Read More »

Help! I’ve Been Bitten By a Dog! Now What?: Steps to Take After a Florida Dog Bite Accident

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Statistics published by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimate that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States. Unfortunately, with the large number of dogs owned comes a large number of dog bite injuries. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a study that found approximately 4.5… Read More »

Recovery for an Aggravation of a Prior Injury in a Florida Personal Injury Claim

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Sometimes people may suffer from an accident that aggravates a pre-existing (“prior”) injury. Florida law allows victims in these situations to recover damages for aggravation of pre-existing injuries. However, insurance claims adjusters will likely argue that your prior injury should result in a smaller settlement or no settlement at all. Do I Have to… Read More »

What you need to know about attorney advertising in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Here in South Florida, it seems like we live in the capital of attorney advertising, with significant TV and billboard advertising by lawyers for personal injury, divorce, criminal law and other areas of the law. You should be especially wary of using these advertisements as a basis for selecting your attorney. The Florida Bar… Read More »

The Firm’s 90-year Legacy of Helping Families in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Back during the age of the Flagler Era that ushered in the “Land Boom” expansion in Palm Beach County, my grandfather Joseph H. Lesser cultivated the beginnings of the law firm now known as  Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, which is celebrating its 90th Anniversary in March 2017. “Joe,” as he was called… Read More »

Hoverboards Still for the Future? Manufacturer Liability for Defective Products

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Remember when you were younger, watching “Back to the Future” and dreaming of one day being Marty McFly and getting to soar around on your very own hoverboard? This past year, toy makers turned those dreams into reality with the release of an real hoverboard. But no sooner were those hoverboards “flying” off the… Read More »

Florida Amusement Park Premises Liability

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Going to an amusement park is a common and enjoyable family activity but it is important to keep in mind the associated risks and potential liability if you are injured while at an amusement park.  With some of the most popular amusement parks in the United States, it is no surprise that Florida is… Read More »

Be Careful: Pedestrians Face Special Dangers in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Pedestrians face special dangers in Florida in terms of car related accidents and injuries.  Naturally, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle is going to be more injured than someone in a car struck by another vehicle. But Florida is a dangerous place for pedestrians for many reasons. With our warm climate, South Floridians enjoy… Read More »

Liability for Dog Bite Accidents in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

The 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey reported that 54.4 million American households have at least one dog. Although dogs are considered to be man’s best friend, dog-related injuries are more common than people think. A 2013 ABC News report found “dog attacks cost Florida pet owners more than $7 million a year, and… Read More »

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