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Can I sue the city for failing to reduce speeds in a known area where pedestrians keep getting injured and dying?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

It is probably unlikely that you will have a claim against the city since drivers are the ones who should be held accountable for speeding and other negligent driving behaviors, such as driving impaired, texting, or participating in other forms of distracted driving. However, it isn’t impossible. Cities can be sued just like everyone… Read More »

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My son was injured while walking to school by a careless driver. I want to sue but don’t want to put him through the process of court. Does he have to go to court?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When the other side knows you have a lawyer on your side who isn’t afraid to take the case to court, they may present a more than fair offer. This is because the appearance of filing a lawsuit will scare the other side and show them you are serious about seeking justice and just… Read More »

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If I’m Injured In A Dade, Palm Beach, Or Broward County Work Accident, What Are My Rights?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Unlike car accidents and other personal injury cases, Florida workers’ compensation does not require liability to be involved in an accident in order for an injured workers to file a claim. In other words, even if no one was at fault in your work-related accident, you are entitled to file a Florida workers’… Read More »

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How To File A Defective Tire Claim In Fort Lauderdale

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Question: We were on our way to Fort Lauderdale and had a tire blowout.  One of the tires exploded.  We lost control of the car and crashed into the block wall on the side of the freeway.  The tires were bought a couple of months ago.  How do we know if the tire was… Read More »

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Florida Bicycle Accident Victims From Dangerous Road Conditions

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Question: Recently, my son was severely injured from a bicycle accident at a local Broward County park. Following the accident, he was rushed by ambulance, and I met him at the hospital. I later found out that he had flipped forward when his tire got stuck in a pothole. Do you know if the… Read More »

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Can Denture Cream Cause Zinc Poisoning?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Yes. Denture adhesives are known for securing dentures in place, and certain denture creams have been tied to zinc poisoning. Fixodent is an example of a denture cream that has high levels of zinc in their ingredients. Over time these levels of zinc build up in the body, and denture wearers have been… Read More »

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What Should I Look For In An Attorney?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While we know there are many lawyers in Fort Lauderdale and the South Florida area, not every lawyer is the same or would be good for your case. You will see many law firms advertising on television, the Internet, or even in the Yellow Pages; however, just because they spend money on advertising doesn’t… Read More »

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What’s The New Florida Seat Belt Law? What Does “Click It Or Ticket” Mean?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Florida’s new seat belt law went into effect June 30, 2009, and allows officers to stop and ticket unbuckled drivers. The term “click it or ticket” refers to the fact that failing to wear a seat belt is now a primary offense, meaning that it can be the sole reason a driver is… Read More »

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