Many of us probably associate 3M with Post-It® Notes. However, in late 2018, it came to public attention that 3M had settled a whistleblower case regarding defective earplugs that they had manufactured and sold to the U.S. Military. The result was that many military personnel, including Reservists and Coast Guart were exposed to sounds that…

Florida is one of five states that has established a legislative scheme known as “No-fault” for handling automobile accidents that cause personal injuries.   No-fault requires every vehicle to have insurance coverage for Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage.  This minimal requirement essentially provides the insured driver or anyone in the insured driver’s vehicle with up…

Just when you thought it was safe, several iconic brands and their manufacturers have become the focus of lawsuits for hazardous products. You are probably aware of the recent multi-billion dollar jury verdict against Monsanto for Roundup®, their weed killing product. It is used by many people in their gardens and it has widespread use…

A bike rider is typically presented with several options including the actual road that motor vehicles use, sidewalks, one way roads, roads with bike lanes, roads without bike lanes but with shoulders.  So what are you required to select and what is optional. First, the law requires that when driving on two-way roadways, the bicyclist…

For the most part the rules are the same. However, 18-wheelers and certain type of commercial trucks have their own regulations that will also apply in your accident case if you have the unfortunate scenario of having an accident with an 18-wheeler.

Not necessarily if the fault is clear from the accident. There might not be any need for any witnesses aside from yourself. However, sometimes accidents have two different versions and you might need witnesses. Anytime you have a serious accident you should always see if you can find a witness. Get their name, phone number…

The answer is possibly. It will depend upon a variety of circumstances. If you suffer an extensive injury and you feel that the airbags would have possibly reduced the injury, I would definitely speak to an attorney. Your attorney is going to need to evaluate whether the airbags were supposed to go off in the…

The damages in a death case involving an 18-wheeler are going to be the same type of damages that would be available in any other type of accident case. The damages are set forth by a statute and whether anyone has a claim on behalf of the dead person or the deceased then, will be…

In many ways they are very similar, the police will typically respond to the accident, assess the situation, and then take proper action. If 18-wheelers are involved, often times, other investigators will come out to the accident scene and make an investigation. These will be situations that involve a serious accident. If it’s not a…

If you have the unfortunate situation of being involved in an accident with an eighteen wheeler or a semi tractor, then you should definitely call an attorney from the accident scene as soon as possible. Let them know what’s going on. They might want to come to the accident scene, or send someone to the…

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