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Can You Seek Punitive Damages in Your Personal Injury Case in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

In Florida, people who pursue personal injury lawsuits may be entitled to punitive damages. However, punitive damages are awarded very rarely, and not all lawsuits that ask for these damages are successful. If you believe that your case meets the statutory requirements to be eligible for punitive damages, consult with an experienced Lakeland personal… Read More »

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Are Police Reports Important in Car Accident Cases in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Following a car crash, it is advised to call the police and wait for their arrival to obtain a police report. But what role do police reports play in auto accident cases in Florida? What is a Police Report? After you call 911 and report your crash in Lakeland or other parts of Polk… Read More »

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Florida’s Dram Shop Law and Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents

By The Turnbull Firm |

Unfortunately, some people decide to get behind the wheel in an impaired state after a night out at a bar or nightclub. Doing so is not only illegal but can also lead to a drunk driving accident. In some cases, the drunk driver may not be the only at-fault party. If you were injured… Read More »

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Who’s Liable for Your Bar Fight Injury Inside or Outside a Bar in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Unfortunately, brawls and fights are not an uncommon occurrence inside and outside of bars, nightclubs, and other alcohol-serving establishments. But who can be held liable for your injury if you were injured during a bar fight or shooting in Florida? Shooting at an Orange County After-Hours Club In July 2020, at least two people… Read More »

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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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