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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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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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Collectability Matters in Personal Injury Cases

By Celeste Law Firm |

People who file personal injury lawsuits have a lot of concerns that need to be addressed in order to win his/her case. “Winning the case” means obtaining a jury verdict in the victim’s favor, which adequately compensates him/her for the injuries and damages. But that’s not the end; now we must collect the verdict…. Read More »

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Why Getting Treatment is Especially Important in Car Accident Cases

By Celeste Law Firm |

Treating with your doctors following a car accident is important towards achieving full recovery. It is also important to document you injuries for possible presentation in court. Showing a Threshold Injury In Florida, in order to recover monetary damages, you must establish a permanent injury. You may wonder, “don’t I need a permanent injury… Read More »

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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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