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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Pedestrians Blamed for Getting Hit Crossing the Street

By Celeste Law Firm |

In Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigated 47 pedestrian fatalities in 2017, as reported by Spectrum News 13. The majority of these fatal pedestrian collisions were, under Florida law, partially the fault of the pedestrian, says Lieutenant Kim Montes of the FHP, the reason being that most occurred outside of crosswalks. When… Read More »

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Recent Case Interprets Florida’s Dog Bite Liability Laws

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people aren’t aware that Florida law makes you a virtual insurer of injuries caused by your dog. That means that you are strictly liable for any injuries that your dog causes. You may have sweet little Fido, who would never harm a flea, but the law makes people responsible for “damage” done by… Read More »

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Struck-By Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida workers are being killed at an alarming rate on the Interstate-4 Ultimate Highway Project, and the private-public joint venture SGL Constructors have been fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According to Construction Dive, SGL has been fined over $12,000 for serious violations of exposing workers to struck-by incidents, which is… Read More »

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Defective Infrastructure

By Celeste Law Firm |

Six people were killed and at least nine were injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed over a Miami highway, according to CNN. Rescue crews worked to remove nearly 1,000 tons of debris, uncovering crushed cars and victims in the process. Engineers knew that there was a crack in the bridge, and met hours before… Read More »

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My Insurance Company Denied my Dog Bite Liability Claim

By Celeste Law Firm |

When your dog injures another person on your property by biting them, or attacks or bites someone outside of your property, you are most likely going to be held responsible for their injuries. You may be liable for their medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional or psychological harm, scarring… Read More »

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Train Collisions

By Celeste Law Firm |

Two people in less than one week were killed while crossing in front of the Brightline train in South Florida, as reported by USA Today. The first casualty was a Boynton Beach woman who drove her car through the already dropped guard rails in an attempt to beat the train. The second was a… Read More »

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Social Security and Evidence of Disorder of the Spine and Major Dysfunction of a Joint

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you have a spine injury or major dysfunction of a joint, you are not alone. In fact, according to World Spine Day, lower back pain is the leading cause disability worldwide. 80 percent of Americans will develop back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the leading cause of missed… Read More »

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Aid and Attendant Care

By Celeste Law Firm |

After a serious injury, it is not uncommon for an injured worker to rely on a home aid and attendant-care person to help him/her with activities of daily living (ADL’s). However, procuring these benefits can be difficult. If you were seriously injured on the job or became sick as a result of the work… Read More »

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Employee Misconduct and TPD

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you get injured on the job, or if you suffer a workplace illness that was caused by your occupation, your employer must pay you lost wages (temporary partial disability – TPD) when your condition renders you unable to earn at least 80% of your normal weekly wages. However, these benefits can be denied… Read More »

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Supermarket Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

A Deerfield Beach grocery store employee was injured recently when her leg became trapped under a pallet moving device, called a low lift walkie, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Motorized lifting devices come in all shapes and forms, and are one of the leading causes of grocery store, outlet store,… Read More »

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