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Florida Appeals Court Considers Duty of Care in Truck Accident Case

By Andrew Sholtes |

Automobile accident cases, whether they involve cars, trucks, or other vehicles, generally fall into the large class of civil cases known as personal injury cases. In personal injury cases, the plaintiffs’ claims are often based on principles of negligence. In order to prove negligence, the law generally requires the plaintiff to establish four elements…. Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Offsite Social or Recreational Activities

By Andrew Sholtes |

Teambuilding in the workplace is a strategy for increasing efficiency and improving job satisfaction. Generally, teambuilding activities are designed to help workers maximize skills for future interactions with coworkers and peers by creating opportunities for collaboration in a variety of non-work-related settings.  As indicated by the results of a recent jobs survey on intergenerational… Read More »

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Mature Drivers: Some Statistics and Safety Regulations

By Andrew Sholtes |

Driving is an important fact of life in south Florida. Where walkability is not available, driving also allows individuals of all ages to maintain an independent and productive lifestyle. Mature drivers are one group of Florida residents that benefits from the independent lifestyle that driving affords. According to AAA, however, senior drivers are at… Read More »

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Working from Home and Workers’ Compensation

By Andrew Sholtes |

Working from home has become a fact of life for many employees in the United States today. In fact, the trend towards working remotely has been visible in our workplaces for nearly a decade. According to a CNBC report, the number of Americans working from home between 2012 and 2017 increased by five percent… Read More »

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Lights On! (and Other Florida Motorcycle Light Requirements)

By Andrew Sholtes |

One of the key factors informing the high rate of motorcycle accidents, according to a 2015 study published in the Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma, is the lack of visibility of motorcycles by other road travelers. According to this study, the lack of visibility is a particularly important consideration during daylight hours.  One conclusion… Read More »

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Wrongful Death in Florida – Who Can Sue and Be Sued?

By Andrew Sholtes |

Wrongful death laws generally allow a loved one’s family members to bring a civil lawsuit and sue and recover damages for arising from the death. Which family members are allowed to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, and who are the potential defendants in a wrongful death action? A Florida statute, as well as decisions… Read More »

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Drag Racing in Florida

By Andrew Sholtes |

Earlier this month, the South Florida SunSentinel reported on the death of a driver who, according to police, got caught up in a high-speed street race.  People who were working in the area who heard the crash said it sounded like an explosion and shook building walls, building walls, according to the news report…. Read More »

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Work Zone Safety

By Andrew Sholtes |

Road construction is a fact of life in South Florida. Optimizing safety in road construction areas necessitates the creation of work zones. Ensuring safety within work zones is important for Florida’s roadway workers as well as its drivers and passengers. In order to maximize work zone safety, Florida drivers must be aware of work… Read More »

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Motor Carrier Not Liable for Third Party’s Negligent Trailer Repair Work

By Andrew Sholtes |

Does a transportation company have a duty to ensure that its tractor trailers are properly repaired when a third party does the repairing?  Last December, the District Court of Appeals of Florida, First District, considered this question. In Le v. Colonial Freight Systems, the court found a transportation company’s need to have repair work… Read More »

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Florida Law – Hit and Run Accidents that Lead to Property Damage

By Andrew Sholtes |

For any driver, being involved in a car accident can be extremely upsetting. Immediately after the accident, drivers may be upset and uncertain – about their injuries, their responsibilities, and what to do next. One requirement Florida imposes on drivers who are involved in accidents is that they not leave the scene of the… Read More »

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