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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Protect Yourself From The “Hit & Run” Crash

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Florida law requires that the driver of a motor vehicle that hits a person or other motor vehicle must stop at the scene of the crash.  Regardless, all too often, we see that drivers flee the scene of a crash after knowingly causing another driver or pedestrian injuries or death.  The “hit-and-run” crash is… Read More »

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Can Florida Parents Prevent Teen Drunk Driving Crashes?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

If you have a teen driver in West Palm Beach or elsewhere in South Florida, it is always important to think about teen driving safety and car accident prevention. While many parents set certain rules for teen drivers, such as banning other teen passengers and limiting driving time after dark, a new study from… Read More »

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Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case – Keep It Quiet

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

With everyone glued to social media these days, after a car accident, it may seem natural to post about it.  After all, that may be the quickest and most convenient way to reach out to the most people. However, it is important to realize that anything you post on social media may be accessed… Read More »

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Could Florida Become an At-Fault State for Car Accident Claims?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Most drivers in Florida know that Florida is a no-fault state for auto insurance purposes. Accordingly, if you are involved in a car crash and suffer personal injuries—even if the other driver is clearly at fault for the auto collision—you must seek compensation through your own insurance company. Indeed, Florida drivers are required to… Read More »

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Nursing Home Tragedy Occurring During COVID-19

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

I started my career as an insurance defense attorney and, as part of my practice, defended nursing homes across the state.  The cases I was charged with defending were pivotal in my decision to change careers and become an attorney representing the victim instead of the corporation.  In the almost twenty years that I… Read More »

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Employer Liability In The Face Of A National Emergency

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

On April 1, 2020, the State of Florida issued a mandatory Executive Order requiring all residents of Florida to “limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services of conduct essential activities”. This Order supplemented prior direction from state and local authorities closing schools,… Read More »

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Parents Should Know About a Furniture Tip-Over Recall

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

If you have young children in your home, it is extremely important to understand the risks associated with certain types of products. In recent years, several furniture tip-over accidents have resulted in serious and fatal injuries involving young children. In some cases, the tip-over accidents lead to a child being suffocated within a piece… Read More »

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Safely Observing The Holidays

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a statewide stay at home order as the state records more than 12,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, following President Donald Trump’s decision to update the social distancing guidance from “15 Days to Slow the Spread” to “30 Days to Slow the Spread.” “The goal is to reduce contacts… Read More »

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Supporting Our Community Partners – Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Attorney Sam Cohen supports the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope (CAHH) as a co-chair of the “No Shave November” event held by the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. The organization eases the burden of local cancer patients by paying a portion of their non-medical bills, supplementing basic needs,… Read More »

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We Are Not Prepared For The Loss Of A Loved One

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

We’re not prepared for the loss of a loved one. There’s no book to read, no real way to prepare, if the loss is expected, or if it’s a sudden loss. I’ve dealt with loss quite a bit over the last few years, personally and professionally. We lost our mother after a tough struggle… Read More »

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