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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Have You Been Injured by an Uber Driver?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Uber, the popular online application that allows for people to hire drivers within their area, has taken off in recent years, to the chagrin of taxi and limo companies. Uber is less expensive and, according to its user base, more convenient. But unlike taxi and limo services, Uber drivers do not have to go… Read More »

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Personal Injury in Schools

By Celeste Law Firm |

The victims of serious physical injuries are not always adults involved in traffic collisions. Children of all ages get hurt too and not just skinned knees from recess. Unfortunately, inexcusable injuries occur on school grounds all the time and responsibility for these injuries may fall onto the shoulders of the school. Negligent school districts… Read More »

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In the Mind of the Judge: Employee Plausibility and Demeanor

By Celeste Law Firm |

There are well over 200 fatal occupational injuries in Florida every year, and tens of thousands of injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With all those cases, and thousands ending up in the hands of judges, how are the final decisions made? The Power of a Judge in Workers’ Compensation Claims Workers’… Read More »

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Workplace Accidents to Become Easier for Employers to Hide

By Celeste Law Firm |

Unfortunately for employees, their workplaces may become less safe in the near future due to a new law that was passed in early April. The law will weaken the requirements for employers to report employee injuries and illnesses. Specifically, the law will decrease the amount of time that employers within hazardous industries are required… Read More »

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Common Slip and Fall Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

The leading cause of unintentional injuries treated in emergency department visits throughout U.S. hospitals is falling. Every year, roughly 10 million Americans seek emergency medical care after falling, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But what do these injuries entail? Below are some of the most common types of severe… Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Workplace

By Celeste Law Firm |

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden jarring of the brain. This happens from a blow, jolt, or penetrating object, such as a nail or other piece of metal. The brain is an incredibly delicate organ, and, of course, maintaining its health is extremely important. While most TBI victims recover within… Read More »

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Is Your Employer Meeting OSHA’s Standards?

By Celeste Law Firm |

All employers must adhere to state and federal laws when it comes to workplace safety and sanitation. Employees who are injured on the job or come down with a workplace illness deserve to be financially and medically compensated through Florida’s no-fault workers’ compensation system. Only when an employer expresses egregious negligence or malicious intent… Read More »

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Dangerous Consumer Items: Nursery Products

By Celeste Law Firm |

With all the potential hazards to babies and young children in everyday life, such as vehicle traffic, falling from a height, or eating a toxic substance or allergen, the last place an ordinary parent would expect to find a threat is in their own home. Even more surprising is that the threat could potentially… Read More »

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Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

By Celeste Law Firm |

The Florida Highway Patrol reported 99,004 hit and runs in 2016. In fact, 25 percent, or one in four crashes are hit and run events, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. And, only 15,851 of those nearly 100,000 hit and runs resulted in charges being filed. That is because,… Read More »

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Injured by a Drunk Driver

By Celeste Law Firm |

Drunk drivers may only cause a small portion of total auto collisions, but they are responsible for roughly one third of all traffic fatalities. Recently, a 29-year-old drunk driver killed a 19-year-old Coral Springs resident while traveling over 100 miles per hour. Four of the teen’s friends, who were passengers, were injured. The drunk… Read More »

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