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Is every slip-and-fall case a winnable lawsuit?

If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it's natural to want compensation for your injuries, time lost from work and your suffering.

However, it isn't always possible to win every case. Under premises liability laws, you can only demand compensation for your injuries if you can prove -- more likely than not -- that the property's owner or manager could have prevented your fall in the first place.

Few doctors face punishment for medical malpractice lawsuits

When you visit a doctor, you expect to see someone who has a clean professional record and is going to take the necessary precautions when providing treatment.

Many health care professionals take care to provide a safe experience. However, others are putting their patients’ lives at risk with negligent behavior. Even worse, the state of Florida is doing little to punish doctors sued for medical malpractice.

New legislation seeks to reduce underride crashes

When you combine their large size and the high speeds that they travel at, a collision with a large truck can leave drivers facing catastrophic injuries or death. Some of the most dangerous types of trucking accidents involve a car striking the side of the big rig.

A new bipartisan piece of legislation, sponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, could require big rigs to increase the safety of their trucks and reduce the chances of a fatal underride accident.

Your insurance rights: Know the basics

Insurance is one of those things that you know is just part of being an adult -- you have to have it so you bite the bullet and pay the bill.

And every month you pay it again, hoping that it is one product that you will never actually get to use -- because using it means that something bad has happened. For example, you only get to use your insurance when something like a car accident happens or a tree falls on your house.

How much time does speeding save? Less than you think

Why do drivers speed on Florida’s highways? The likely reason that they would give is to save time. While drivers may acknowledge that speeding increases the risk of accident, the ability to get to their final destination in a more timely manner justifies those safety risks.

A study out of the University of Sydney illustrates that drivers are not saving nearly as much time as they think. Additionally, the cost of the minimal amount of time saved can lead to a significant increase in the number of car accidents.

Uncertified cosmetic surgeons need to be held liable for injuries

Cosmetic surgery is as popular as it has ever been -- and people are willing to shell out a lot of money to look their best and feel better about themselves.

Maybe that's why so many doctors who aren't certified to practice cosmetic surgeries are willing to gamble with their patients' lives.

Child dies from meningitis after misdiagnosis

A Florida child, only 22-months-old, died from pneumococcal meningitis just days after a doctor signed a statement saying that he simply had a noncontagious cold. His parents were told the boy could be sent back to his care center.

Now, his grieving parents have stepped forward to share their tale of frustration and sorrow, as they start the move toward a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit.

Avoid winter work hazards like frostbite and hypothermia

You've probably heard of heat stroke -- but have you heard of cold stress? Cold stress is essentially the winter equivalent of heat stress or heat stroke. Employees who aren't prepared for the cold outside, haven't had time to adapt and aren't outfitted with proper winter-weather protective gear stand an increased risk of both frostbite and hypothermia.

One of the best things that employers and safety conscious employees can do is make workers aware of the symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia.

Can hospitals prevent patient falls?

It's estimated that up to 15 percent of patients will fall while inside the hospital. In fact, one out of every 10 seniors who fall while in the hospital will die as a result.

Can hospitals do anything to prevent these falls? Yes, but it isn't easy. First, the danger has to be recognized.

Know how to collect for a workplace injury

If you've been injured on the job and it's serious enough to keep you out of work for a while, your next question is probably, "What do I do now?"

Somehow, you have to find a way to pay your medical expenses and bills. These are some of the most common options you may have:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Justice Association
  • The Florida Bar 1950
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite
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