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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Can a Plaintiff Who is Drunk When an Accident Occurs Still Recover Damages?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Even though someone may act negligently and cause us injury, the law recognizes that all of us have an obligation to do what we can to protect ourselves, to try to avoid injury, or to try to minimize our own injuries, to the extent possible. This is why if a plaintiff (the victim in… Read More »

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Compensation for the Spouse of a Victim of Negligence

By Celeste Law Firm |

When we, or a loved one, are injured due to the negligence of another, we immediately think of compensation for the person who is injured, and with good reason. However, there are instances in which a spouse, who is not directly injured in the accident, can also be entitled to compensation. Consortium Claims When… Read More »

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Courts Sometimes Aren’t Certain About the Sovereign Immunity Damage Cap

By Celeste Law Firm |

There are laws that, even after having been on the books for a long time, are still subject to judicial interpretation. A case in point involved the law in which a governmental agency causes someone to be injured. “Sovereign Immunity” “Sovereign immunity” is a concept that bars individuals from suing the state; however, many… Read More »

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Non-Economic Damages Ruled Reasonable in Tobacco Death Case

By Celeste Law Firm |

In a personal injury case, a victim can be awarded economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are things that we can count, or which are “out of pocket,” such as medical bills or lost wages. Non-economic damages include things that don’t have a price tag on them. They include things like pain, suffering,… Read More »

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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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Motorcycle Safety Should be Common Sense

By Celeste Law Firm |

Safety Laws for Motorcyclists As much a hobby and recreation as it is just transportation, motorcycles are popular in South Florida; helmets are not. Helmet laws are controversial. Since 2000, anyone age 21 or older is not required to use a helmet while riding a motorcycle, yet anyone, not matter what age, riding a… Read More »

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Is a Public Fair Entitled to Sovereign Immunity?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Our legal system is founded in the traditions of English laws. Those laws traditionally held that people could not “sue the king”—a government was free to operate without fear of lawsuits from its own people. Waiver of immunity Of course, in modern times, we realize that people can and should be able to sue… Read More »

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Evidence That You May Think Should be Allowed, but Usually Is Not

By Celeste Law Firm |

Trials on TV or the movies always seem so easy. Almost everything that’s said in a trial gets admitted into evidence. Every now and then there’s an objection, but that’s usually for something that makes for good TV. In real life, in court, there are many things that logic would dictate should be admissible… Read More »

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The Difficulties in Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you suffer a broken bone, or undergo a surgery because of an accident, when you get to trial, you have loads of visual information to show a jury. X-rays, MRIs or scars on your body all help show a jury what you have endured, so they can properly evaluate your damages. Difficulties in… Read More »

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Offers of Judgment: Why Are They Important?

By Celeste Law Firm |

There is a common misconception that if you win your personal injury lawsuit, the other side pays your attorney’s fees. Although most attorneys represent injured victims on contingency-fee basis (that is, will be paid from a recovery, if any), there is no law requiring the other side to pay your attorney’s fees if you… Read More »

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