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Can Social Media Destroy Your Personal Injury Case?

By Alan Goldfarb |

As if personal injury attorneys did not have enough to deal with, social media is becoming a major concern as the age of mass media ushers in unprecedented access to our client’s personal information. Those who make careless comments, discuss their lawsuit, or even tell close loved ones that they’re feeling better if for… Read More »

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Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine and Liability

By Alan Goldfarb |

A recent case involving a construction worker who lost his finger in a workplace accident made its way before the Florida Supreme Court. Two lower courts ruled that a loader was not considered a “dangerous instrumentality”—or at least not dangerous enough to warrant liability under the law. However, the Florida Supreme Court overturned their… Read More »

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State Farm Files Federal Lawsuit Alleging Widespread PIP Fraud

By Alan Goldfarb |

Could Florida’s PIP insurance scheme be repealed? If major insurance companies like State Farm have their way, it will be. This comes in light of recent allegations of insurance fraud against PIP insurance plans that insurance companies like State Farm are claiming run rampant in PIP insurance states like Florida. In case you’re unaware,… Read More »

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Months After FIU Collapse, Information Still Hard to Come By

By Alan Goldfarb |

Several months after the deadly bridge collapse that took the lives of six people and there has not been more than a peep out of those who are responsible for investigating it. Nonetheless, some new information has managed to make it past the media blackout that the state has put on the case since… Read More »

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Family of Renowned Linebacker Settles Lawsuit with NFL

By Alan Goldfarb |

The family of hall-of-fame linebacker, Junior Seau, recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL. Seau spent 20 years in the NFL, 13 of which were with the San Diego Chargers. He retired from the league in 2009 and in 2012, at the age of 43, he took his own life, delivering a… Read More »

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Family of Slain Motorcyclist Pushes for Stiffer Vision Standards

By Alan Goldfarb |

The family of Sean Parke, a Fort Myers teen who was killed in an auto accident, is pushing for stricter laws concerning vision tests and drivers. The young man was hit when a 78-year-old motorist, who is legally considered blind, struck his motorcycle in 2014. Although Florida is technically considered a no-fault state as… Read More »

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Parkland Victims Capped at $300,000 in Sovereign Immunity Dispute

By Alan Goldfarb |

The families of those who were killed in the Parkland Shooting are challenging a ruling laid down that the Parkland School is protected from tort claims by sovereign immunity. Indeed, sovereign immunity has been in the news for a number of reasons lately. Not only was Jackson Memorial Hospital the beneficiary of sovereign immunity… Read More »

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Should EA Sports be Responsible for the Madden Shooting in Jacksonville?

By Alan Goldfarb |

It’s not always easy to be a personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes people think of us as ambulance chasers or think we invent problems where there aren’t any. You’re probably thinking that the case against EA Sports is very likely one of those “frivolous lawsuits” that you hear politicians bemoaning as they present their strategy… Read More »

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Detroit Sues Over No-Fault Insurance Law

By Alan Goldfarb |

No-fault insurance is one of those ideas that look good on paper. Instead of carrying liability protection, each driver carries personal injury protection. When an accident ensues, they go to their own insurance company which covers any injuries that may result. In theory, this is great. The bill, which was sponsored by notable politician… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits And Police Shootings

By Alan Goldfarb |

It’s hard to find a news publication nowadays that doesn’t have a recent story of a black suspect being shot and killed by a police officer. That story has a familiar and distasteful ring to it. Florida recently made headlines when a jury awarded the grieving family of a police shooting $4 in a… Read More »

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