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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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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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Defendants Often Hide Behind Trade Secret Objections to Keep Evidence Hidden

By Celeste Law Firm |

In the course of litigating a personal injury case (or any other type of case) one of the most important stages of the case is discovery. Parties do not go to trial without knowing the other side’s evidence. The discovery process allows both parties the opportunity to discover what evidence the other side has… Read More »

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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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