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Court Again Changes Expert Testimony Admissibility Standard

By Celeste Law Firm |

The issue of how expert testimony is admitted in court has once again been changed by the Florida Supreme Court. This time, the court has reversed itself on a prior decision that determined what legal standard is used to determine whether expert testimony is admissible or not. Frye vs. Daubert As a quick review,… Read More »

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Death on a Cruise Ship is a Reminder of Deficient Medical Facilities on Ships

By Celeste Law Firm |

A passenger’s death on a cruise ship tends to make the news. A recent news story about a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines is an illustration of the potential dangers of cruising on the high seas. Man Dies on a Carnival Cruise The lawsuit alleges that while a man and his wife were on… Read More »

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Falls Inside Hospitals Are Becoming a Big Problem

By Celeste Law Firm |

When we think of ways that people get injured while in the hospital, our attention is drawn to medical malpractice. We are concerned whether medical staff are missing anything important, or whether they are making the right decisions as to our care. We often don’t give much thought to the threat of falls inside… Read More »

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Differences Between the Roles of Judges and Juries

By Celeste Law Firm |

In any criminal prosecution, the accused has the right to a trial by an impartial jury. However, we also know that judges hear and try cases, and make important decisions. It can be confusing when people read cases and hear both about what judges do, and then read verdicts about what juries do. What… Read More »

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Lessons from an SNL Cast Member’s On-the-Job Injury

By Celeste Law Firm |

Workers’ compensation and injuries on the job don’t often make headlines. They even less frequently make headlines in the entertainment news. A recent story about a former Saturday Night Live cast member should serve as a reminder that injuries on the job can happen to anyone–and that anyone can miss important time frames when… Read More »

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Can You Recover in a Car Accident if you Weren’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

By Celeste Law Firm |

In many car accident cases, negligent drivers (defendants) try to ascribe some responsibility for the accident or injuries on the victim. This is normally done by asserting that a driver that was injured did or failed to do something that contributed, in part, to the accident, or to the severity of the his/her injuries…. Read More »

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Be Prepared for the Upcoming Hurricane Season

By Celeste Law Firm |

Hurricane season is approaching quickly, and although this happens every year, surprisingly, many people still don’t bother to take inventory of their homeowners’ policy to make sure it fully covers your property. Here are some basics that you should check before a storm strikes. Flood Insurance Remember that your regular homeowners’ policy does not… Read More »

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How Strong is the Accident Report Privilege?

By Celeste Law Firm |

After a car accident, most people who go to see an attorney will talk about what was said at the scene of the accident (assuming they were conscious and physically able to hear what anyone was saying). Many victims feel that what the investigating police officer said, or what other people at the scene… Read More »

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Cosmetic Surgery Death Highlights the Lack of Laws that Regulate the Industry

By Celeste Law Firm |

The quest to look better and meet the ideals that we see on TV and online has claimed another victim. A young woman recently died in Hialeah while undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure. The accident is a reminder of the importance of selecting the proper health care providers, as well as a reminder of… Read More »

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The Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine

By Celeste Law Firm |

For a moment, assume that there are two separate hypothetical slip and fall accidents that happen at the same time and place. In the first, a young healthy bodybuilder slips on liquid left on a business’ floor. As he is young and healthy, he suffers a sprained wrist, which heals nearly completely. As such,… Read More »

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