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Family Sues Metromover, Security Company After Elderly Man is Attacked, Hospitalized

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An attorney representing Eduardo Fernandez has filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County and the security firm responsible for securing the subways after he was beaten within an inch of his life by a homeless man during a strong-arm robbery. The family claims that the security in place in the terminal responded too slowly to… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation versus Personal Injury Lawsuits: When Can I Sue My Employer?

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Workers’ compensation law is considered a trade-off between employees and employers. Employees can get coverage for injuries that occur in the workplace regardless of whether or not the accident was their fault, and employers get immunity from lawsuits filed by employees against them. Of course, the system doesn’t work exactly like that, and there… Read More »

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Family Sues School After Teen Suffers Horseplay Injury

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A South Florida teen suffered a spinal injury at school while horsing around. Now, his parents think that the school should be held liable for the injury. The teen, who suffered severe damage to his spine, now has a limited range of motion. It is unclear whether or not he will ever regain his… Read More »

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Couple Sues Boat Driver After Major Accident

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Lauren and Jarret Silagyi were severely injured when their boat hit a jetty. Lauren was later recovered on some jagged rocks. She has since undergone two brain surgeries, but her attorney and husband say that she will never be the same. A lawsuit was filed against the boat operator, Daniel Towriss. Towriss is the… Read More »

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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Insurance companies often hire investigators to gather more information and evidence about a particular case after a workplace accident. In addition to doing this to try to negate the validity of even the most legitimate workers’ compensation claim to minimize costs, investigations also occur so often because workers’ compensation fraud unfortunately occurs. The last… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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As recently reported by the Tampa Bay Times (Times), the family of a Publix employee who died from COVID-19 is suing his employer over his death. It is asserted in the lawsuit that the Miami Beach Publix where the deceased employee worked in the deli section declined his request to wear a mask to… Read More »

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation for Landscapers and Groundskeepers

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The Miami Herald recently reported that the groundskeeper at the stadium of French soccer team Lorient has died after lighting equipment fell on him following a game. The unidentified man was fatally injured in the accident shortly after the soccer team was beat by a competitor in northwest France. Oh has been reported that… Read More »

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Why Speeding is Dangerous

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According to a recent article published by the Associated Press, Florida officials have stated that a speeding car crashed recently into a local fire station. Unfortunately, the speeding driver became critically injured when he crashed his car in the Tampa Bay area incident. The Florida Highway Patrol report apparently states that the 41-year-old driver… Read More »

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This is Why You Should Be Careful With the Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident

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You weren’t expecting it but it suddenly happened – you were involved in a car accident that left you injured. Like most other people, you couldn’t have predicted or anticipated being in a car accident and yet, hundreds of thousands of people unfortunately find themselves in a similar situation with being involved in car… Read More »

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Risks of Working in the Janitorial Industry

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The Miami Herald has reported that officers recently located two janitorial custodians who never came home from a workday at the California school they were employed by. The two missing custodians, a 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, were found incapacitated inside the library of the middle school after a mysterious chemical smell led… Read More »

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