According to The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were almost 50,000 distracted driving-related car accidents in 2016 alone. In those accidents, approximately 3,500 injuries were sustained and 233 people tragically lost their lives. These numbers represent an increase of around 26 percent since 2013. Types of Driver Distractions Driver distractions can… Read More


Last week, an Orlando woman tragically lost her life in a golf cart accident when she fell out of the cart and was dragged for several feet. Sadly, these types of accidents are all too common in Florida, where it is not uncommon to see both golfers and members of retirement communities traveling by golf… Read More


Embarking on the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is a big commitment – before you do it, you surely want to learn as much as you can about the process, what your chances of success are, and how much you can recover in compensation. While considering the villages personal injury lawyer, Oldham Smith… Read More


Each state has autonomy in determining the laws surrounding fault and liability in the event of a car accident involving two or more drivers. Most states have enacted either a fault or a no-fault system (some states have created a blended system, using “choice” at-fault laws). Consider the difference between an at-fault and a no-fault… Read More


When you are injured by the fault of another, you almost always have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party for damages. When seeking compensation from the at-fault party, it is smart to have a lawyer represent you throughout the process. An attorney not only knows the law – and can help… Read More


Your sister goes into the hospital for a complete hysterectomy. You stay in the room to aid in her recovery and talk with the nurses to make sure everything is going well. On the door is a big sign that states your sister’s allergy to latex. It is on her chart, and even the gloves… Read More


Much of our time is taken up by commuting to and from our work, activities, food, entertainment, shopping, and home. A large amount of time we spend on the road translates into more of a chance to be a victim in an auto accident. This is why it is important to practice road safety, but… Read More


You may have heard that insurance companies use a secret mathematical formula to calculate how much compensation should be paid in a personal injury settlement. The formula part is true, but it certainly is no secret. And the formula doesn’t actually determine how much compensation a person receives. It is just a device insurance adjusters… Read More


Personal injury lawsuits are all about finding the person whose negligence caused your injuries and making sure they compensate you. Succeeding in a personal injury lawsuit, however, is hard work. To win, you have to show four things: The person who hurt you had a legal duty to care for your well-being; That person breached… Read More


Has a worker been injured on your property?  If so, you are probably thinking about your responsibilities as a property owner and the possible legal actions by the injured worker.  All property owners owe visitors to their property a certain standard of care to ensure their safety and well-being while on the property.  The attorneys… Read More