Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall

By Janelle Squire, Esq. Over the years, I have handled hundreds of cases that involved a slip (or trip) and fall incident. Sometimes these falls happen in a grocery store, gas station, theme park, or even a city/county owned sidewalk. But what makes the owner responsible for your incident? Tripping over your own feet is just an accident where no one is responsible, but in certain situations where your fall is caused by someone or something else, you may be entitled to make a claim. EVIDENCE The most important thing
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What Kind of Coverage Do I Need?

Far too many times, I have had to tell a client that unfortunately there was no insurance coverage available for us to pursue for their damages. And mostly clients were simply unaware that they could have purchased specific kinds of coverage on their car insurance policy to protect themselves. According to one source, the national average of uninsured drivers is 12%, but in Florida that statistic has gone as high as 26.7%! The following are just a few of the types of insurance that you need to consider when purchasing
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How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?

When you’re fighting to bounce back from a serious injury, a team of professionals supports you throughout your recovery. Doctors, nurses, physical therapists, counselors, and pharmacists provide the services that help you heal. When a negligent or reckless person causes your injuries, a personal injury attorney plays an important role as well. Each professional is there when you need them. They provide valuable knowledge and services. As you’re working your way back to good health, you’ll grow to appreciate every member of your recovery team. You will also realize that
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How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement?

Car accidents victims often face sudden physical and emotional trauma that makes life feel overwhelming. The significant financial difficulties that follow on the heels of car accident injuries only serve to deepen the crisis. Here at the Law Office of Jerry Jenkins, Florida car accident victims and their family members come to us seeking relief from the multiple challenges of the aftermath of a devastating motor vehicle crash. Many of them hope to obtain as much compensation as possible for their injuries and losses, as quickly as possible. They ask
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Truck Blind Spots

Large blind spots on commercial trucks are a known safety issue that automakers have attempted to address through technology even as truck driving instructors and government officials have worked to mitigate the issue through driver training. For example, doctors removed a 23-year-old man from life support four days after a dump truck allegedly struck him while riding his motorcycle. The morning accident occurred when the driver of the dump truck attempted to make a left turn and allegedly struck the motorcyclist. The truck driver, allegedly unaware that he had hit
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Drunk Driving Accidents

When you drive Florida’s highways, you have a road trip experience like no other. You see lush tropical landscapes and scenic views wherever you go. Each road is a pathway to a trendy resort, an impressive entertainment venue, or a thrilling theme park. Florida is filled with exciting destinations and family-friendly adventures but as a conscientious driver, you must also be aware of drunk driving car accident dangers. When you’re on the road, there’s always a possibility that a drunk driver is operating the car in front of you, behind
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Driver Fatigue: Just as Dangerous as Drinking

When we think of the risks associated with driving, we tend to think of speeding, driving under the influence, or distracted driving. Drowsy driving doesn’t sound that bad, but statistics show that it certainly is. For most of us, our days are long and stressful, full of work pressures, family responsibilities, and long commutes. How do we cope? We sleep less, and suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. Many people are not getting enough sleep. According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who got only
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Distracted Driving

It causes the deaths of about nine people each day in the United States, and results in injuries to about a thousand more. The yearly death toll across the nation is more than 3,000, and hundreds of thousands are injured. It affects every age group, but the youngest drivers among us are particularly susceptible. It can be anything: your cell phone, your music, your passenger, a billboard. Distracted driving is a major problem, and a hazard not only for drivers and their passengers but for pedestrians and bicyclists as well.
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Truck Rollovers

The size, weight, and center of gravity of trucks make them more likely to roll over than other vehicles. Truckers have the protection of a large vehicle, so they often walk away following traffic collisions. Rollovers are a different story. Not only do truck drivers face a severe risk of injury and fatality, so do any other drivers or passengers in the vicinity of a rollover. We offer this guide about truck rollovers to help you avoid severe injury or death if you are near a truck when it rolls.
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Sexual Assaults in Florida Theme Parks, Hotels and Resort Areas

Florida’s theme parks and resort areas are perfect for exciting family vacations. Of course you can anticipate some inconveniences you may encounter, and you try to plan accordingly. You will budget for park admissions and overpriced food. You will try to get plenty of rest so long amusement ride lines don’t leave you exhausted and frustrated. It may be easy to plan for typical theme park-, restaurant-, and hotel-disturbances. However, it is often difficult to strategize for the possibility of a sexual assault. Moreover, security has the responsibility to keep
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