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Getting a Hole in One: How to Prevail on a Negligence Claim After Being Injured in a Golf Cart Accident

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

With an estimated 1,250 golf courses, it is no shock that Florida also leads the nation in golf cart accidents and deaths.  Beyond the golf course, golf cart injuries are becoming increasingly common in retirement communities, college campuses, sports events and airports, where golf carts are common modes of transportation.  A 2008 study published… Read More »

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Punitive Damages

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

In May 2016, jurors awarded an elderly man injured in a slip-and-fall case in Portland more than $1.6 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, according to a report from The Oregonian.  Nationwide, punitive damages are rare in these types of cases (also known as premises liability cases).  So what caused the jury in… Read More »

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Available Damages in a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

A personal injury claim arises when you are injured by someone else’s negligence – that is, a failure to use ordinary and reasonable care that causes harm.  Perhaps you have been injured in a car accident or suffered medical malpractice.  One element that you must prove in any personal injury case is damages caused… Read More »

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