Here’s how Florida’s No-Fault law affects compensation

With so many distractions luring your eyes off the road, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with Florida’s accident compensation laws. Important Key Points You have four years from the date of your accident to file a claim or lawsuit Non-permanent injuries are covered by Florida’s PIP law. Consumer Pamphlet: Automobile Insurance Florida’s No-Fault Law The Sunshine …

Summer Recreation: Accidents and the hidden dangers of rental waivers

The hidden dangers of rental waivers Summer vacation is just weeks away for many Americans. That means travel, campouts, fireworks, fun in the sun, and beach outings – among others. Most people let their guard down when they take off for a few days. But this is the time when injuries and accidents pile up, especially among children. Consider these …

How Florida law treats e-scooters

Electric Scooters Electric scooters accidents are popping up in South Florida, and now one unlucky rider died in a crash with a car on a busy Fort Lauderdale street. Florida law lacks specifics to deal with the proliferation of e-scooters like Bird, Lyft, Lime, and Bolt now popular in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In Florida, mopeds, electric scooters, and motorized bicycles …

Be Safe on Spring Break

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Being safe on Spring Break Spring is here, and the spring breakers are too. That means South Florida beaches are packed, bars are overflowing with college students, and cops are busy busting up fist fights. Did you see what happened on Miami Beach? Take a look You don’t want to get caught up in the melee. For most, the key …

Keeping Your Kids Safe on the Way to School

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Keeping Kids Safe on their Way to School Now that schools are back in session in South Florida, here’s what you need to know about safety for your kids on the road. Much of the concern regarding school safety remains on the roadway, where most dangers exist. Kids are either walking to school, taking a school bus or getting there …

When Dogs Attack, the Law Bites Back

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Dogs Attacks A six-year-old Jacksonville girl died a few days ago after being attacked by a dog in her family’s care. Since the dog’s bite resulted in a death, the animal will be euthanized after the 10-day quarantine unless the owner files an appeal. If an appeal is filed, the dog will be held while the appeal is pending. Dog …

Ensuring Summertime Swim Safety

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Swim Safety Studies show that most drowning incidents occur in swimming pools. However, young children have been known to drown in less than two inches of water. Florida The problem is worse in Florida, which has lost more children to drownings than any other state. The statistics are startling:  In 2017, there were 51 fatal child drownings in Florida pools …

Tips for Motorcycle Safety in Florida

Motorcycle Safety May is Motorcycle Safety Month, and it has never been more relevant than now for Floridians. Florida Highway Patrol reported 9,500 motorcycle crashes in 2017. About 611 people died in those accidents. Safety is at the heart of reducing accidents and deaths. The fact is, motorcyclists are 27 more times likely than passenger car occupants to die in …

The Winston Law Firm is Accepting “Mass Torts” Cases

“Mass Torts” Cases Many reading this have heard about (or seen advertisements on TV) regarding “Mass Tort” claims.  Generally, these cases involve defective or dangerous consumer products, medications or medical devices.  Some of the more well-known have involved asbestos products, TVM (trans-vaginal mesh) and various medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. In order to effectively and efficiently handle these cases, the …

$2 Million Settlement – Roadway Design – Pedestrian Crossing

Roadway design – pedestrian Crossing The plaintiff was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk, with a green light. The crosswalk is in the middle of a block with the signal for cars to stop is at the end of the block. She was hit by a car and seriously injured and confidential settlements were reached with the designers.