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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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A Judge Can Alter a Jury’s Damage Findings

By Celeste Law Firm |

Our system of justice is based on a jury making certain decisions of fact, including making a decision as to the value of a victim’s injuries. Rarely does a trial judges intervene and second guess a jury, or overturn a decision a jury has made, because doing so would minimize the power and importance… Read More »

PTSD

Accident Victims Can Recover Damages for PTSD

By Celeste Law Firm |

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is widely recognized as affecting veterans of war, and first-responders responding to extremely traumatic calls. However, PTSD is not limited to veterans and first-responders. The stress from an accident can often be enough to trigger PTSD, and symptoms from the disorder can be compensable in a personal injury case. Symptoms… Read More »

Negligence

Building Code Violations Are Evidence of Negligence

By Celeste Law Firm |

The reasons for building codes are many and varied.  Although not all building codes are related to safety, a recent court decision found that failure to comply with or follow building codes could be evidence of negligence in a trip and fall case. The case involved an elderly man who was exiting a Quest… Read More »

CarAccClaim

Why is Uninsured Motorist Coverage Important?

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you go to purchase car insurance, there are certain types of coverage that you generally know that you need, or that you should have. The law requires that you have personal injury protection (PIP). You probably will purchase liability insurance, to make sure that if you injure someone else, you aren’t paying damages… Read More »

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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 »

SlipSenior

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 »

Judge

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 »

CosmSurg

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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