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E-scooter Rentals, Statistics and Safety in Fort Pierce

By Andrew Sholtes |

The popularity of individual motorized transportation is on the rise, and more attention is being focused on a relatively new term used to describe this trend in transportation: micromobility. According to Forbes, statistics show that 46 percent of automobile trips in the United States are three miles or less, and that approximately 60 percent… Read More »

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Punitive Damages in Civil Lawsuits in Florida

By Andrew Sholtes |

Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are one of the types of money damages that a plaintiff can recover in a lawsuit. If punitive damages are awarded, they are generally designed to punish the defendant for untoward conduct and/or serve as a deterrent to others who might contemplate the same or similar behavior… Read More »

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Actual and Constructive Notice in Slip and Fall Cases

By Andrew Sholtes |

Slip and fall lawsuits arise when dangerous conditions that exist on one person’s property cause injury to another. Slip and fall personal injury lawsuits generally fall within the class of civil tort claims known as negligence causes of action, and, within that class of cases, a subclass known as premises liability. In a premises… 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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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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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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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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Buckling Up in the Sunshine State – Florida’s State Seatbelt Laws

By Andrew Sholtes |

Americans today are buckling up, whether they are drivers or passengers. Statistics show that in 2018, the national seatbelt use rate was near 90 percent for all vehicle occupants, according to NHTSA reports. In Florida, statistics from 2017 and 2018 show a seatbelt usage rate of just over 90 percent, and an increase in… Read More »

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E-Bike Basics

By Andrew Sholtes |

Have you ever ridden an electric bicycle (commonly known as an e-bike)? Have you seen someone else riding and e-bike on the bicycle path, the bike lane, or even the road? In any of these cases, have you wondered whether there are specific rules and regulations that apply to e-bikes, and whether they are… Read More »

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