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Florida Motorcycle Accidents by the Numbers

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

South Florida is a motorcycle enthusiast’s dream.  The flat terrain, beautiful scenery, wide roads on a grid pattern, and sunny weather provide an ideal environment for riding a motorcycle.  While you might enjoy the sound of the wind rushing past your ears, you probably have at least one family member who worries every time… Read More »

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Beyond Slip and Fall: Premises Liability Lawsuits in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Not everyone who causes an accident does so by mishandling their car, truck, or motorcycle in such a way as to collide with another vehicle or a pedestrian.  Sometimes the party who is responsible for causing the accident is not even present when the accident happens.  If the accident happens on a commercial property,… Read More »

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Comparative Negligence in Premises Liability Lawsuits: You Can Still Sue If You Fail to Heed Safety Warnings

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Slip and fall accidents are the classic case of premises liability lawsuits.  In a premises liability lawsuit, a customer who got injured at a place of business sues the company for causing unsafe conditions.  The court must decide whether the company truly failed to maintain a safe environment or whether the guest only got… Read More »

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Truck Driving Safety Requirements, According to Each Class of Commercial Driver’s License

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Think of a profession that requires both adhering to a detailed plan and reacting appropriately in the moment, one where, if you make even a small mistake, multiple people could die or be seriously injured.  Driving a truck is one profession that fits that description.  The stereotype is that truck drivers spend their days… Read More »

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The Daubert Standard: Using Medical Research as Evidence in Florida Personal Injury Lawsuits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When an injured plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit requests damages for past and future medical expenses, they must give evidence that treatment they already received was necessary and prove that they will continue to need the treatments they are claiming as future medical expenses.  To do this, they often summon medical expert witnesses,… Read More »

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Whiplash: An Invisible but Sometimes Very Painful Injury

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Have you ever had a minor injury that drew lots of attention even as it was healing, such as a cut that had scabbed over or a bruise that continued to look black and blue after it had stopped hurting?  You probably assured your family and co-workers that the injury looks worse than it… Read More »

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Are There Different Premises Liability Rules for Public Versus Private Properties?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Everyday in America, people get hurt while visiting places outside of their own home. In fact, it could be said that Florida has a particularly high number of public places where injuries can occur, as there are hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms, resorts of all sizes, world-class theme parks, and businesses of every… Read More »

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Are Truck Drivers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The question of whether or not a truck driver is eligible for workers’ compensation is a bit more complex question than it may seem at first glance – but generally, yes, truckers can get workers’ comp. Just like any other employee, truck drivers can get reimbursed through the workers’ compensation system for damages that… Read More »

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What Is the Average Settlement Amount for a Slip and Fall?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may find yourself wondering whether or not you should sue, who you should sue, and how much would you likely be able to get if the suit was successful. These are perfectly legitimate questions that must be answered before you make a final… Read More »

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Should I File a Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury Claim?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When you’ve been injured at work, you may have many questions regarding how to go about the business of healing while not losing your job or too much time from work. In this scenario, there are two types of claims that have the potential to help you: a workers’ compensation claim and/or a personal… Read More »

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