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Product Liability Claims

Statutes of Limitations in Florida

Statutes of Limitations in Florida

Time is an important factor when it comes to Statutes of Limitations in Florida and legal cases. Unfortunately, it can become a pressing issue. While trying to gather information and coordinate legal findings quickly can be difficult to do while grieving, caring for injuries, adjusting to a new way of living, or any combination of these challenges, it is essential to do in order to achieve justice and secure maximum allowable compensation in lawsuits. An important aspect of law that relates directly to being able to take legal action in the majority of potential and provable law cases is the statute of...

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Boating Accidents: A Look At Florida Maritime Law

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Boating accidents can fall under Maritime law, also referred to as Admiralty law, is that which governs businesses providing services that involve being in or on the water. In Florida, the “water” is specifically defined as navigable waters, as per Florida Statute 768.191. According to the Department of Transportation2, Florida’s navigable waters include: Atlantic Intracoastal WaterwayGulf Intracoastal WaterwayHarbors, Bays, and BayousInlets and PassesCanals and ChannelsRivers and Creeks Types of Boating Accidents Under Florida Maritime Law Any personal injury or death resulting from activities provided in or on navigable waters by a company or entity falls under the regulatory requirements of Florida Maritime law....

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Wrongful Death In Florida: What You Need To Know From A Legal Perspective

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Among the civil lawsuits able to be brought to court in Florida are those involving wrongful deaths. Per Florida statutes section 768.19, when a death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of another person, including those occurring on navigable waters, it is considered a wrongful death.1 Overall, there are three main aspects to keep in mind with regard to Florida wrongful death claims: 1) only certain parties may bring a wrongful death claim in Florida; 2) there are specifics on damages; and 3) there are time limits for filing a claim. What Parties...

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Legal Help For Victims Of Motor Vehicle Safety Defects

Motor vehicle safety defects

Motor vehicle safety defects are the cause of tens of thousands of injuries and deaths annually.1 Injuries sustained include severe lacerations, brain damage, spinal injuries, severed limbs, and dislocated, broken, or fractured bones. In addition, the mental and emotional toll can be devastating. And while the number of motor vehicle safety defects detected and reported to the public each year may be lessening, there are still far too many incidences in which individuals are injured, handicapped, or killed as a result of faulty vehicle safety equipment.  Over 390 million vehicles, 46 million tires, 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment, and 42...

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Product Liability Claims & Recovery: Proving Defectiveness

Product Liability

From toys to tools to airbags – and an endless list of other potential products in between – there are times when products just don’t work properly. Unfortunately, such products can cause injuries that range from minor to life-threatening…or worse. Such incidences often end up as product liability claims. Product liability generally falls into one of three arenas based on errors in design, manufacturing, or marketing. Here is a brief overview of each: Design Defects In these instances, manufacturers can be liable if a product is proven to endanger whoever uses it. Some examples would include toys that are choking hazards and hair...

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