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Florida Civil Statute of Limitations

In the State of Florida, civil cases must be brought before a court within a certain time frame if the case is to be heard. The laws that state these time frames, usually in years, are called statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations apply for any civil matter including matters related to product liabilities claims. [...]

2021-03-22T02:46:17+00:00Personal Injury law|

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident cases are a complex and uniquely challenging subset of personal injury auto accidents.  Like auto accidents involving cars, motorcycle cases usually involve multiple insurance companies with different types of coverage and on the scene evidence including skid marks, vehicle damage and debris.   However, in many cases, the similarity stops there. Here are [...]

Suing a Drunk Driver in Florida

Driving under the influence (DUI), is a serious criminal offense in all 50 states including Florida. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs can severely impair a driver’s ability to control their vehicle and is extremely dangerous.  In many cases, driving impaired by alcohol and drugs can lead to serious personal injury and death. [...]

Common Personal Injuries

Personal injury cases include auto accidents and trucking accidents; slip and fall or trip and fall accidents; pool and poolside accidents; intentional torts and more.  Many injuries can be life threatening and potentially result in wrongful death actions brought by the survivors of the accident victim. More commonly, people survive their accidents and become a [...]

Swimming Accidents to Avoid

If you or your business has a swimming pool on premises, then it is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of all of your guests and customers.  Being extra cautious while managing a swimming pool is wise because, statistically, swimming pools can be very dangerous places. Here are five avoidable yet common accidents that [...]

Airbnb Owners: Beware of these Five Legal Pitfalls

Airbnb and Vrbo are the most popular of several "peer-to-peer" online services that allow you to share a residence you own with visitors for a fee. These platforms provide an excellent way to earn money either as a side income or as a full-time business. Despite its many advantages in terms of independence and being [...]

Q&A with Attorney Jared Newman: Elder Negligence in Florida

Elder negligence is very common and can result in emotional harm, personal injury and wrongful death.  Elder negligence is a form of elder abuse, which the World Health Organization defines as being "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes [...]

2020-03-22T20:54:06+00:00Personal Injury law|

Intentional Torts: Frequently Asked Questions

Intentional Torts are a lesser understood area of our Personal Injury practice.  Here are five of the most common questions we get from our clients when it comes to torts in general and Intentional Torts in Florida in particular: Q: What is a tort? A: A tort is an action or failure to act that [...]

A Few Personal Injury Concepts For Superbowl Weekend

Attorney Jared Newman of South Florida Law wishes everyone in South Florida a safe and injury-free Super Bowl weekend.  As we celebrate and watch the game, let's be mindful of three very important legal concepts that help us to limit our liability and look after the best interests of others as well as of ourselves: [...]