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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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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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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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