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Struck by a Passing Vehicle After Pulling Over in West Palm Beach: Can I Sue?

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Drivers pull over for numerous reasons in West Palm Beach. Some encounter mechanical issues that force them to get off the road. Others pull over due to a sense of responsibility – perhaps to answer an important call or address a potential distraction. If you were struck by a passing vehicle after pulling over,… Read More »

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Suing for Airbag Injuries After a Palm Beach Gardens Crash

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

After a car crash in Palm Beach Gardens, you may discover injuries caused by defective airbags. Although these safety features are designed to prevent injuries, they sometimes do more harm than good. If you were injured by an airbag in Florida, you may need to approach your injury lawsuit slightly differently compared to a… Read More »

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Common Injuries After Chain-Reaction Truck Crashes in Boca Raton

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Although all truck accidents in Boca Raton can be dangerous, a “chain reaction” crash represents a particularly hazardous scenario. This type of accident has the potential to affect numerous motorists, and past truck accidents of this nature have been described as “mass casualty events.” If you were hurt in a chain reaction crash, you… Read More »

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Long-Term Effects of Car Accident Fractures in Port St. Lucie

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Fractures can lead to lasting consequences that are far more serious than many people realize. A quick Google search will tell you that fractures tend to heal within a few months. But this two-month average healing period does not tell the whole story. Even after your bone “heals,” you may struggle with a range… Read More »

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The Difference Between Scooter and Motorcycle Accidents in West Palm Beach

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

You might assume that all accidents on two-wheeled vehicles are the same. However, the difference between a motorcycle accident and a scooter accident in West Palm Beach may become clear as you attempt to pursue compensation. Different laws may apply to these different vehicles, and there are also distinct insurance implications. The best way… Read More »

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Suing for a Defective Helmet After a Bicycle Accident in Palm Beach Gardens

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Cyclists depend heavily on their helmets to provide protection against bruises, lacerations, and head injuries. While many of these helmets prove effective, others fail to offer any protection whatsoever. Cyclists may only discover the defectiveness of their helmets after they suffer serious, traumatic head injuries. If you believe that a defective bike helmet contributed… Read More »

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Playground Accidents Due to Defective Equipment: Liability and Claims

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Playground accidents involving defective equipment can lead to serious injuries for children, raising immediate concerns about liability and compensation. In such cases, determining who is liable and understanding who can legally represent a minor in a claim are crucial steps for parents and guardians. Liability for playground accidents caused by defective equipment can fall… Read More »

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How to File Injury Claims Against Public Entities in Florida: Understanding Statute §768.28

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

When someone is injured due to the negligence  of a Florida governmental  entity or their employees, such as during a ride on a municipal bus, they have the right to seek compensation. Florida Statute §768.28 outlines the process and limitations for these claims, offering a pathway to hold public agencies accountable under specific conditions…. Read More »

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Florida’s Pre-Suit Medical Malpractice Procedures

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Medical malpractice claims in Florida are governed by specific statutory requirements, one of which is the pre-suit screening process outlined in Florida Statute §766.106.  Unlike other types of personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases mandate injured parties to strictly follow the procedural requirements of this statute before they are permitted to file a lawsuit…. Read More »

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Dog Bite Claims in Florida

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Florida, you have specific legal rights under Florida Statute §767.04. This law outlines the liability of dog owners for injuries caused by their dogs , whether the incident occurs in a public place or while you are lawfully on private property. Understanding this statute is crucial… Read More »

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