I crashed into a car, am I automatically at fault in Florida?

As a Miami personal injury lawyer, I see lots and lots of car accident cases! The majority of these cases involve a rear end collision. Most people mistakenly believe that just because you hit someone,  you are automatically at fault. However, that is not always the case. In Florida, there is a rebuttable presumption of…

My Child Was Injured On A Playground, Do I Have A Case?

My child was injured on a playground. Do we have a case? The short answer is it depends. In order to have a case for injuries, there had to be some sort of negligence on the school or entity that built and/or maintains the playground. Playground injuries are very common. I recently settled a  large…

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test During a DUI Stop?

A very common question that a lot of people wonder is, “if I’m stopped for a suspected DUI (driving under the influence), should I refuse the breathalyzer test?” This is a question that I myself had wondered about. What is the right thing to do? It is your right to refuse the breathalyzer test. People…

How Long Will My Car Accident Case Take?

A question that I get asked a lot is “how long will my car accident case take ?”  The short answer is that it depends.  When it comes to most injury cases, a lawyer should never settle your case until you have reached MMI (maximum medical improvement). In other words, you reach a state where your…

What is Negligence?

         What is negligence? This is a question that I often get asked by my clients. Most people have a basic understanding of negligence. It is when someone does or doesn’t do something without caring about what could happen. This definition is basically correct. Negligence is the basic legal concept that almost…

A Thanksgiving Day Lawsuit?

           Thanksgiving is a time to bring family and friends together to give thanks. Usually, when one thinks of thanksgiving, thoughts of food, family, friends, pilgrims and football comes to mind. But what about a Thanksgiving Day lawsuit, do they happen?             In 2003, Neil Jacobs and James Kent were hunting…

How Does A Lawsuit Work?

            What happens when you sue someone? What is the process? Lawsuits can be a mysterious and often over complicated thing. Movies and television series only give you a glimpse of the process and how it works. After I file a lawsuit on behalf of a client, they always ask…