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Rising Rates of Pedestrian Fatalities

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in Florida and across the country. Indeed, according to a recent report from NPR, there were 6,227 pedestrian deaths in 2018, which is “the highest number in nearly 30 years.” The figure represents a 30 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the last decade. That information comes from… Read More »

The Unique Issues Involving Cases With Special Needs Children

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Handling cases involving special needs children involves numerous unique issues.  The cases require the lawyer to fully understand all aspects of the child’s condition, needs, and familial interactions.  Tragically, these cases are routinely undervalued by insurance companies, defense attorneys, and even the plaintiff’s bar.  For the lawyer that appropriately handles these cases, however, the… Read More »


Reducing Elderly Slip and Fall Accidents

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Slips, trips, and falls can happen almost anywhere—from the inside of your own house or the home of a friend to an aisle inside the grocery store or at a local restaurant. Slips and falls can also happen outdoors in parking lots and on stairs, for example, especially after a heavy rain when some… Read More »

Negligent Supervision Case Looks To Create Positive Change

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

When most people think of negligence, they think of a car crash where a person recovers damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain & suffering.  However, there are other types of negligence cases that Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith handles that not only compensate a person for damages but can also force positive… Read More »


Tips for Safe Boating in Warmer Weather

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Although many Floridians enjoy the beach throughout the year, the spring and summer bring warmer weather that draws more people toward the water. Given that summer vacations are right around the corner, it is important to consider boating accident prevention and ways of staying safe on the water. Whether you own your own boat… Read More »


What is the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

If you were injured recently in an accident, or if you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be familiar with the terms “personal injury” and “wrongful death.” Yet understanding how these terms potentially relate to your own situation can be confusing. For example, it likely makes sense that if you are… Read More »

Safety Tips For 4th of July

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Fourth of July is approaching, and our community will be enjoying this wonderful summer holiday.  Unfortunately, the Fourth of July can also be dangerous.  The following are some areas of concern and some steps that you can take to keep you and your family safe. Every July 4, emergency rooms are crowded with children… Read More »

15 Cycling Safety Tips For Your Child

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Summer is a time for barbeques and pool parties.  It is also the time that kids traditionally hit the very busy streets on their bikes, skateboards, scooters, and other recreational devices.  Firm attorney, Charles E. Geary, has these tips for keeping childhood cyclists safe: Teach cycling safety to children at an early age. Encourage… Read More »

Five Attorneys recognized as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

The Firm is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser, Shareholder Joseph B. Landy, Shareholder Mickey Smith, Partner Chad C. Hastings, and Partner Glenn E. Siegel have been named 2019 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. The organization recognizes 1,012 honorees representing just over 1% of 100,000 active Florida Bar members practicing law in… Read More »

Florida Welcomes Autonomous Vehicles

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Autonomous vehicles are familiar to all of us.  In the 1968 feature film “The Love Bug,” we were introduced to Herbie, an autonomous vehicle. From Herbie to Knight Rider and the Transformers, people are fascinated by fictional cars that drive with no driver in the front seat.  As of June 13, 2019, autonomous automobiles… Read More »

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