Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Drug-Impaired Driving and Traffic Accidents in Florida

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How big of a problem is drug-impaired driving in Florida? According to a recent article in the Insurance Journal, drugged driving may be a bigger problem when it comes to car accidents than some of us think. Indeed, “U.S. transportation safety officials sound the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators… Read More »

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Personal Injuries and E-Scooters

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Electric scooters are growing in popularity in cities across the country, from the east coast to the west coast. However, as electric scooters—or e-scooters as they are commonly known—become more common among recreational users and even commuters, the rate of personal injury is also likely to rise. Indeed, according to a recent report in… Read More »

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Heart Medication Recalled Due to Cancer Risk

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Product recalls often vary greatly in terms of severity. In some cases, consumer goods are recalled because of a minor labeling error, posing little to no injury risk to anyone who purchased the product. On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes consumer products are subject to safety recalls because they have such a… Read More »

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Could a Ban on Texting While Biking or Skateboarding Reduce Accidents and Injuries?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

If you regularly drive in Florida, you probably know that texting while driving is a secondary offense. This means that a law enforcement officer cannot stop you solely for texting while driving, but if you are stopped for another offense, then you can also be cited for texting behind the wheel. Should a similar… Read More »

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Premises Liability and Hotel Accidents in South Florida

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It is almost holiday season and many families already have trips planned to South Florida. For anyone who will be staying at a hotel or resort in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, or elsewhere in South Florida, it is important to understand safety risks at hotels and situations in which a hotel or resort… Read More »

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Nursing Home Neglect and the Duty to Report

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If a person sees signs or symptoms of nursing home neglect in Florida, is that person required by law to report the possible abuse to authorities? Under Florida law, individuals in certain professions are designated as “mandatory reporters.” We want to discuss a recent case with you and then clarify how Florida’s mandatory reporter… Read More »

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Preventing Slips and Falls at Schools

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A dangerous slip and fall accident can happen almost anywhere, including at a school in South Florida. Slips and falls can cause serious injuries to students, as well as to teachers and other employees at the school. Generally speaking, school administrators and employees have a duty to be aware of slip, trip, and fall… Read More »

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FDA Plans to Speed Up Recall Notices

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When a product is recalled due to a safety defect, consumers who own the products often do not receive notice in time to prevent injuries. While many recalls occur because at least one consumer already has sustained injuries from the dangerous product, it can take awhile for news about a design, manufacturing, or marketing… Read More »

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Will Florida’s No-Fault Car Insurance System End?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Since the 1970s, Florida has had a no-fault car insurance system in place. It is one of a small minority of remaining states with a no-fault system like this, and it impacts how injury victims in car accidents seek and obtain compensation after a car accident. In no-fault states like Florida, drivers are required… Read More »

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Texting While Driving in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Currently, texting while driving is only a secondary violation in the state of Florida. In other words, a motorist cannot be stopped and cited merely for texting while driving. Instead, the motorist must be stopped for a primary offense—such as speeding—at which point that motorist can be cited for texting while driving. However, according… Read More »

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