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The Intersection of Criminal and Civil Justice in Wrongful Death Cases

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

When it comes to legal proceedings, wrongful death cases occupy a unique space where the paths of criminal and civil justice intersect. This intersection raises intricate questions about how criminal proceedings can influence civil lawsuits, particularly in the context of wrongful death claims in Florida. Wrongful Death in Florida Wrongful death claims in Florida… Read More »

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Helmet Laws and Liability in Florida

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

In Florida, the interplay between helmet laws and liability in motorcycle accidents presents a complex legal landscape for riders, attorneys, and insurers. The state’s approach to helmet use, and its implications on personal injury claims and insurance outcomes are critical for all motorcyclists to understand. Consult with our Florida Injury law firm to gain… Read More »

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Most Popular Drugs with Truckers

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Federal regulations require drug testing of truck drivers, and an astounding 56,000 failed drug tests in 2020. The numbers have remained elevated ever sense. Trucking companies are supposed to suspend truckers and not let them get back on the road until they successfully complete a return to duty process. Unfortunately, however, the trucker shortage… Read More »

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How to Avoid Work Zone Accidents

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Construction zones are magnets for car accidents. Packing so many cars together in a tight space means there is no room for driver error. Unsurprisingly, hundreds of people are injured every year in construction zone collisions, and you might qualify for compensation if you call our Boca Raton car accident lawyer to review your… Read More »

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Safety Tips for Children Riding Bicycles

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Getting on a bike is a rite of passage for most children. At some point, the training wheels will come off, and you’ll stand on the sidewalk waving to your child’s back as he goes flying down the road. This is a scary moment, and parents naturally fear for their children’s safety. We recommend… Read More »

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Who is Responsible for a Tractor-Trailer Rollover Accident?

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Tractor-trailer rollovers can crush other motorists on the road, leading to amputation, back injuries, and even death. If you were injured, you probably have high medical expenses and need legal assistance. Call Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather today to speak with a Port St. Lucie truck accident attorney at our firm. We can help… Read More »

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Dangers of Drowsy Driving

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

This time of year is an important time to reflect on the danger tired drivers pose toward the public. At Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather, our legal team has helped many people injured in car accidents with drowsy drivers. These motorists are a major menace to public safety, and we appreciate all attempts to… Read More »

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What is Biker’s Arm?

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Motorcyclists suffer many painful injuries in accidents, but “biker’s arm” might be one of the most serious. What is it, and how do motorcyclists suffer this injury in a collision? Our motorcycle accident lawyer takes a look. Nerves in the Arm The brachial plexus nerves branch off from the spinal cord at the neck… Read More »

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Florida Tort “Reform”: Key Changes That Impact Injured Plaintiffs

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Florida’s sweeping tort reform legislation (HB 837) has made a number of important changes that will impact those who are injured in terms of how long they have to bring a claim against a defendant (known as the statute of limitations). HB837 further  changes  the comparative negligence standard and the ability for injured plaintiffs… Read More »

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OSHA Penalizes Florida Company Responsible for Wrongful Deaths of Workers

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

It was a day many in Florida will never forget: A $153-million bridge expansion project on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale that went terribly wrong last December, and set off a chain reaction. Suddenly the project’s crane sank forward, sending carpenters tumbling onto the pavement  below. Sadly, as a result of negligence exhibited by this… Read More »

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