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Family of Teen Who Died in Crash Sues Tesla

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The family of a teen who died in a fiery crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tesla. One bump in the road, however, is that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has ruled that the primary cause of the crash was that the teen was driving 116 miles per hour. His father… 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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Tesla Targeted in Autonomous Car Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In a recent lawsuit, a Florida resident was doing 80 mph on a highway when a stopped vehicle “suddenly appeared” in his lane. The man crashed into the back of the vehicle and proceed to sue Tesla for a failure of their autonomous driving AI. The car had stalled in the lane that he… 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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State Farm Files Federal Lawsuit Alleging Widespread PIP Fraud

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Could Florida’s PIP insurance scheme be repealed?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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Detroit Sues Over No-Fault Insurance Law

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

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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Hit And Run Or Unfortunate Accident?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A public works driver was under investigation after hitting a transient woman described as having a drug and alcohol problem. Nonetheless, the man left the scene of the accident after he had hit the woman and witnesses described the incident as a “hit and run”. According to reports, the woman was “lying in the… Read More »

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Six People Seriously Harmed In Multi-Vehicle Wreck On Florida Turnpike

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

When two vehicles collide, the chances of someone getting hurt are fairly high. When multiple vehicles are involved in a collision, the chances of bodily harm skyrocket. An unfortunate example can be found in the wreck that occurred on Florida’s Turnpike and Southwest 288th Street. Reports indicate that eight vehicles were involved in a… Read More »

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect Personal Injury Lawsuits?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

As both car manufacturers and technology companies combine their collective minds to hammer out new technologies that allow the elderly and blind to get from point A to point B without a driver’s license, questions arise concerning legal issues. For instance, if a self-driving car is involved in a car accident, who would be… Read More »

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