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Drunk Driving and Third-Party Liability for Intoxication

Posted in Car Accident Law,News,Personal Injury on September 30, 2016

In the state of Florida, third parties may be held liable for injuries caused by a drunk driving accident under limited circumstances.  Though third-party liability for intoxication is applied narrowly in Florida, if you are injured as the result of a drunk driving accident, it is still worth serious consideration.  You may be entitled to… read more

Availability of Punitive Damages Awards in Personal Injury Cases

Posted in News,Personal Injury on September 23, 2016

In the state of Florida, plaintiffs in successful personal injury actions are entitled to compensatory damages – that is, damages meant to compensate the plaintiff for their losses.  Compensatory damages may include economic losses (such as lost wages and medical expenses) and non-economic losses (such as pain and suffering or mental anguish). If the defendant… read more

Child Personal Injury – When Can You Sue for Negligent Supervision?

Posted in News,Personal Injury on September 16, 2016

Children need to be properly supervised to ensure their safety, as their curious natures tend to expose them to a significant risk of unintentional injury or even death.  In today’s busy world, however, most parents cannot directly supervise their children at all times.  Third-party supervision of children is commonplace.  Children are frequently monitored by their… read more

Will Sensitive Psychiatric Records Be Disclosed If You File a Lawsuit?

Posted in News,Personal Injury on September 9, 2016

Many plaintiffs with legitimate and convincing personal injury claims choose not to litigate their claims, for a variety of reasons.  There are those who prefer to avoid any and all further conflict with the defendant, while some simply do not recognize the legitimacy of their personal injury claims and allow the statute of limitations deadline… read more

Exceptions to the Florida Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

Posted in News,Personal Injury on August 31, 2016

In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims – the deadline for filing a lawsuit – is 4 years for claims against private individuals and entities, and 3 years for claims against public entities such as the government or various government agencies.  The statute of limitations period begins to run… read more

Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida

Posted in News,Personal Injury on August 26, 2016

Legal claims do not last forever.  Claims are only actionable for a limited period of time to ensure that the integrity of evidence is preserved and that defendants are not exposed to unexpected lawsuits many years after the precipitating event. The statute of limitations sets a deadline by which the plaintiff (the victim) must file… read more

The Marital Communications Privilege – Spousal Confidentiality in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted in News,Personal Injury on August 19, 2016

Florida public policy supports the implementation of a strong spousal evidentiary privilege, so as to preserve goodwill, peace, and trust in the marital relationship.  Public policy further dictates that healthy and functional marriages are fundamental to the well-being of a civilized society. In a personal injury lawsuit, the spousal evidentiary privilege gives both spouses the… read more

Victims Have a Duty to Mitigate Their Damages

Posted in News,Personal Injury on August 12, 2016

In the state of Florida, personal injury plaintiffs (i.e. the injury victims) have a duty to mitigate their damages, or to put it another way, plaintiffs must act such that they minimize the injuries they suffered – both physical and financial. Failure to mitigate can have serious consequences for the success of your claim.  Not… read more

Preventing Bike Crashes: Could Sonar Technology Help?

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News,Personal Injury on August 3, 2016

Lawmakers in Florida and all across the country have been working to find solutions to help keep both automobile drivers and bikers as safe as possible when sharing area roads. Still, as Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer David I. Fuchs knows, bike riders are more susceptible to serious injuries and/or death in the event of a… read more

Loose Pets in Vehicles Can Lead to Accidents

Posted in News,Personal Injury on August 1, 2016

Many people who have pets consider them to be members of the family. In fact, it is not unusual to see the family dog sitting alongside the driver in the passenger’s seat of a motor vehicle. While it is true that pets can be good traveling partners when you’re on a long commute or even… read more