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4 Mistakes That Cause Insurance Companies to Deny Personal Injury Claims in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

Many injured victims are not familiar with the personal injury claims process. However, the lack of knowledge should not result in the denial of your personal injury claim in Florida. It is advised to hire a Lakeland personal injury attorney to help you navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation you deserve. If… Read More »

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At-Fault Parties in Tire Blowout Accidents in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

While a blown tire may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it can actually lead to a car accident and injuries. Flat tires and other problems related to a vehicle’s tires account for nearly 10% of all auto crashes in the United States. The dangers of tire blowout crashes were evident in… Read More »

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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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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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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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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 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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Are Body Cameras Effective in Preventing Police Misconduct and Brutality?

By The Turnbull Firm |

The killing of George Floyd – and the nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality that followed – prompted police departments and law enforcement agencies to change their handbooks and rules in an attempt to curb police misconduct. According to a recent report by Patch, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced that it… Read More »

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5 Steps to Take if You Were a Victim of Police Misconduct in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

As nationwide protests erupted over the killing of a black man by a police officer, human rights advocates have been concerned about the excessive use of force by police during those protests. As reported by USA Today, the disgraceful killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked outrage across the nation after a bystander’s cellphone… Read More »

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Can You Recover Damages for an Injury During a Protest?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Protests over the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis prompted local governments to impose nightly curfews in several major cities across Florida. As reported by U.S. News, police officers in Orlando used tear gas on protesters who obstructed traffic on Interstate 4. The Orlando Police Department, meanwhile, claims… Read More »

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