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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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