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News on the Takata Airbag Recall

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

The Takata airbag recall, begun back in November 2014, continues to expand.  According to Consumer Reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called it “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.”  The recall was expanded in May 2016, and a new report out of the Senate Commerce Committee says… Read More »

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Stay Off Social Media to Protect a Personal Injury Claim

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According to the Pew Research Center, 65 percent of American adults use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Social media use has jumped nearly tenfold in the decade from 2005 to 2015.  People frequently share personal details, including photographs of families, activities, vacations, and pets.  If you have been… Read More »

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Florida Leads the Nation in Motorcycle Crashes

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In May 2016, a 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 95 after he rear-ended a car, was thrown from his motorcycle and was then run over by a tractor-trailer, according to The Sun Sentinel.  This young man was only one of many fatalities caused by a motorcycle accident in Florida.  Other sources report that… Read More »

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Punitive Damages

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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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Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit in Florida

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Imagine you have been involved in an auto accident.  You may have thought at the time that your injuries were minor and would heal soon, but they haven’t.  Or imagine you took your car in for repairs a few months back and discovered only after you were in a crash that your brake fluid… Read More »

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Available Damages in a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit

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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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Civil Liability for Texting and Driving

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Texting while driving is the cause of a growing number of auto accidents throughout the United States.  Texting causes distraction, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in this country 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.  The CDC describes three basic… Read More »

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Lawyer’s Fees in Florida

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If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Florida, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. But you may wonder if you can afford to hire a lawyer.  Who is responsible for paying lawyer’s fees under Florida law?  Read on to… Read More »

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“Unreasonably Dangerous” Products

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In 2014, General Motors admitted to serious defects with the ignition switches in millions of its vehicles.  The switches could slip out of position, turning off the car’s engine and disabling both the brakes and power steering, leaving the car difficult to control.  According to Bloomberg.com, the auto manufacturer has recalled 30 million cars… Read More »

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What is Premises Liability?

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Premises liability is a form of personal injury arising out of a property owner’s negligence.  If you have been hurt on someone else’s property,  you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered. Elements of a premises liability claim A premises liability claim is essentially a negligence claim. To prove… Read More »

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