August 21, 2013 in

Important Car Safety Recalls July/August 2013, Continued

To keep our readers informed and safe, we wanted to share more July and August recalls and alerts announced by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI). If you think your vehicle needs to be inspected, bring your car to your local dealership right away. Toyota Seat Belt Failure...
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August 14, 2013 in

Why is Neck Pain Sometimes Delayed after a Car Accident?

As a personal injury lawyer, I have seen countless individuals who have been injured in car accidents. Oftentimes, I am told their neck pain did not commence until a few days after the accident. Surprisingly, this is a very common occurrence.  Based on numerous sources, whiplash injuries can remain dormant for weeks after a car...
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August 9, 2013 in

How To Address an Incorrect Accident Report

Auto accidents are chaotic events for all involved. Oftentimes, there are various things being taken care of by numerous people at the scene of an accident – paramedics, police officers, bystanders, and of course, the accident victims, themselves. The commotion at an accident site can sometimes lead to improper handling of the situation, including...
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July 23, 2013 in

Convertino Privacy Act Case Reinstated: A Major Blow to the War on Whistleblowers

In Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2012, the Privacy Act case of former U.S. prosecutor Richard Convertino was reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. This Privacy Act case accused the Bush Administration of deliberately leaking illegal information that was used to attack and tarnish the reputation of Mr....
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July 2, 2013 in

Car Manufacturers Can Be Held Responsible for Failure to Install Side Air Bags

Many of us confidently secure ourselves into our cars daily. We use seat belt safety and defensive driving skills to ensure our well-being on any given car trip. However, numerous cars on the road are concealing a hidden danger: the lack of adequate airbags – specifically side-impact airbags – that are integral in preventing...
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July 1, 2013 in

How Proof Is Essential in Qui Tam/Whistleblower Cases

A word of warning: Don’t ever bring a whistleblower case based on accusations alone.  They will be treated as speculation and given no weight.  You must have some level of proof.  What that proof needs to depend on the judge. Recently, US District Judge John E. Steele in Fort Myers, FL decided the proof...
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May 10, 2013 in

Florida’s New “NoTexting while driving law” now in effect

Studies have shown that texting and driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. The Florida legislature just passed a ban on driving and texting. In doing so, our state has joined 40 others that have bans on texting while driving. BUT, the bill did not go through in its original form and was...
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May 1, 2013 in

Can an Establishment Be Held Responsible For Your Auto Accident?

West Palm Beach Auto accidents can happen for many reasons. Most commonly, the cause is driver distractions, including drunken driving. In West Palm Beach personal injury cases, suing a negligent driver is fairly straightforward. Yet, when the driver is drunk, other elements come into play. For example, if the driver is a minor, the person or...
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April 26, 2013 in

What Auto Insurance Coverage Do You Have?

Do you think you have auto insurance coverage? What happens if a guest in your house borrows your car and then causes an accident? Are you covered? Yes, it would seem. Not so fast. Many factors have to be considered before answering in the affirmative. If the guest is a relative the answer comes...
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April 23, 2013 in

Punitive Damages for Texting and Driving in Palm Beach County

We all hear and see from the media the dangers of texting while driving an automobile. It doesn't take much to imagine that having your focus on a small phone while driving a vehicle is a bad idea. However, did you know that doing so could lead to punitive damages being assessed against you? Punitive...
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