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Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Who Will Pay Your Medical Bills After an Auto Accident in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Car accidents that involve serious injuries can entail hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. For the majority of Floridians, paying medical bills out of pocket would be a herculean task, especially when those costs are stemming from an unexpected auto accident. So, who will pay your medical bills following a car crash… Read More »

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How Much Can You Recover in Your Slip & Fall Accident in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on another person or entity’s property, you might be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the owner or occupier of the property to recover damages. But how much is your slip and fall accident worth in Florida? Unfortunately, there is no way… Read More »

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Florida Court Rejects an Order to Add a Claim for Punitive Damages

By The Turnbull Firm |

A Florida court rejected an order allowing a plaintiff to add a claim for punitive damages in their negligence-based lawsuit against a nursing home. The Florida appeals court also urged instant appeals of punitive damages orders, according to Law360. The defendant, Life Care Centers of America, Inc., sought certiorari review of a court’s order… Read More »

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Liability in Child Pedestrian Accidents in Florida: Who’s Responsible When Vehicles Hit Children?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. Children, meanwhile, are even more susceptible to serious and catastrophic injuries when being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. But who is responsible when child pedestrians are struck by cars while attempting to cross the street? Unfortunately, statistics show that small children are at a… Read More »

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Can You Sue a Florida Landlord for Apartment Injuries?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Maintaining apartments and buildings in good condition is critical to ensure the safety of tenants and prevent apartment injuries. If you were injured because your landlord or building management company failed to maintain the building or rental unit in a safe condition, you might be entitled to pursue compensation. However, in order to file… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Claim in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

If you were hurt in a car crash, it is critical to seek medical assistance and receive proper treatment, determine liability in your accident, and file insurance claims. If necessary, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Recovering damages is a complex experience for anyone involved in a… Read More »

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What to Do if You Were Injured Due to a Defective Firework in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Every Fourth of July, fireworks light up the sky across the entire country. While fireworks are incredibly fascinating to watch, they can also cause serious injuries and deaths. While a large percentage of firework injuries occur as a result of improper use, many are caused by defective fireworks. Unfortunately, many fireworks sold in the… Read More »

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How a Facility Must Prevent, Identify, and Report COVID-19 and Other Communicable Disease

By The Turnbull Firm |

As businesses and facilities are reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are not aware of their legal obligations to prevent, identify, and report the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as well as other infections and communicable diseases. These requirements are outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations – 42 CFR § 483.80 (Infection… Read More »

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Florida Court Rules That Punitive Damages Are Available to a Victim of Distracted Driving Car Accidents

By The Turnbull Firm |

Florida specifically prohibits texting and driving. Under the state’s distracted driving law, texting while operating a motor vehicle is a primary offense, which allows police officers to pull over a driver solely for holding their phone while operating a car. If you or someone you love was hit by a driver who was texting… Read More »

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Unsafe Lane Change Accident in Florida: Who’s at Fault?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Changing lanes is a basic driving activity that all motorists do when driving. However, “basic” does not necessarily mean safe. Unfortunately, a motorist may switch lanes in an unsafe and illegal manner, which can lead to car accidents. But who is at fault when merging or changing lanes causes a vehicle crash? You may… Read More »

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