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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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What Happens if Evidence is Lost or Destroyed?

By Celeste Law Firm |

One of the biggest concerns for injury victims is how evidence that is needed to prove their case will be saved or preserved if the other side has it. Put simply: What prevents a party that’s being sued for negligence from simply “losing” or destroying evidence that can be used to prove that party’s… Read More »

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Does Drug or Alcohol Addiction Prevent You From Being Awarded Social Security Benefits?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Social Security defines drug and alcohol addiction (DAA) as “maladaptive patterns of substance use that lead to clinically significant impairment or distress.” The key to this definition is the requirement that to have DAA, a claimant must have a pattern of abuse, and not just be impaired, but “significantly impaired.” Without these, Social Security… Read More »

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Study Looks at the Most Dangerous Jobs or Professions

By Celeste Law Firm |

The best way to avoid being embroiled in the frustrating work of Florida workers’ compensation benefits is to avoid getting injured in the first place. That’s in an ideal world, of course, because many professions simply are more dangerous or expose workers to a higher chance of injury than other jobs. Which professions have… Read More »

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Experts in First-Party Insurance Cases Can Help Get Your Case to a Jury

By Celeste Law Firm |

In most cases, when there is a dispute over the facts of the case, the homeowner in a first-party homeowners’ insurance dispute is entitled to have a jury decide the dispute. Florida civil law does provide for a summary judgment procedure, which allows a judge to decide a case before it even gets to… Read More »

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Partially Favorable Disability Rulings and Changes in Onset Dates Can Cut Benefit Awards

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you go to a Social Security disability hearing, you either win disability benefits, or you lose the case and get no benefits. At least, that’s what the general public may believe. In practice, there’s an entire area in between these two extremes, called the “partially favorable decision.” Whether such a decision is something… Read More »

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The Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine

By Celeste Law Firm |

Let’s imagine that you let someone borrow your car, and they get into an accident that injures someone else. Can you be held liable? You may not think so, but under the doctrine of dangerous instrumentality, you can be held liable for injuries, even when they are caused by someone else. Making Owners Insurers… Read More »

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