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E-Scooter Accidents on the Rise

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Fort Lauderdale doctor, Jason Mansour told the Sun-Sentinel that he treats numerous patients on Friday and Saturday nights who have sustained serious head injuries including cranial bleeding and fractured skulls. Of course, that should be no surprise. Friday and Saturday are prime time for hitting the town for a night with friends. Yet Florida… Read More »

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NTSB To Announce Likely Cause of FIU Bridge Collapse

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

On October 29th, the National Transportation Safety Board will announce the likely cause, according to their investigation, of the FIU Bridge Collapse. The collapse, which resulted in six deaths and eight injuries has been subject to finger-pointing from the various parties tasked with various aspects of the construction of the bridge. The NTSB will… Read More »

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Lawsuits Emerge From Boat Fire That Killed 34

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Thirty-four people lost their lives on the California diving boat Conception. Could a law limiting the liability of the boat owners prevent them from successfully filing claims against the boat’s owners? According to one maritime legal expert, claims against boat owners and companies fail about 50% of the time due to regulatory limitations of… Read More »

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Train Derailment Victims Square Off Against Amtrak

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Earlier in September Amtrak faced the first set of victims in the DuPont train derailment in court. Two years earlier, an Amtrak train flew off the tracks while taking a dangerous turn at twice the speed limit. While this may not be apparent to those who don’t understand how commuter or delivery trains operate,… Read More »

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Self-Driving Cars Pose Interesting Liability Questions

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Ninety-nine out of every hundred car accidents involve operator error. The other 1% constitutes all other possible factors. Within that 1%, one of the most common reasons for accidents is a defective auto part. These cases tend to be complex insofar as they require expert testimony from engineers and others technically proficient in the… Read More »

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Venus Williams Settles Wrongful Death Suit Filed by Passenger

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Court records indicate that tennis superstar Venus Williams has settled a lawsuit concerning a fatal traffic accident. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the estate of Jerome Barson by his grieving widow. According to the police report, an unknown vehicle illegally cut Williams off as she tried to enter the intersection of a… Read More »

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Is Florida a “Judicial Hellhole”?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Florida has been called a “judicial hellhole” and a recent report from Florida Watchdog argues that Florida’s “flawed” tort laws cost the state nearly $12 billion annually in lost productivity. Florida Watchdog is a product of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity which publishes investigative reports that seek to shine a light… Read More »

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Riviera Police the Target of Car Accident Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Riviera Beach police department has been targeted in a negligence lawsuit after chasing an SUV that ran a stop sign early in 2017. The man injured, Domonique Washington, was left with permanent brain damage and other severe life-altering injuries. Washington, who had recently celebrated the birth of his son, was a personal trainer… Read More »

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Can Social Media Destroy Your Personal Injury Case?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

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, P.A. |

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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