The Dangerous Habit of Running Red Lights

It’s one of the first things they teach you in driving school, in fact, it probably goes without saying, red means stop! Why certain drivers run red lights, especially at intersections where the danger is obvious, is often a mystery. Whether it’s due to intentional aggressive driving, an emergency, fatigue, daydreaming, or a distraction, such…

Accidental Injuries Are a Leading Cause of Death

Car accidents, slip and falls, construction mishaps, medical malpractice share a common nexus—they are all accidents. Unless we are discussing intentional road rage, homicide, or recklessness such that an evil intent is implied in the action, the vast majority of unnatural injuries and deaths occur as the result of ordinary negligence (i.e., they are accidental…

Information about Opioid Lawsuits

In February of 2018, the Justice Department announced that it was filing a “statement of interest” on behalf of a group of plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against opioid manufactures claiming that the manufacturers used false, deceptive, and unfair marketing tactics. The lawsuit is actually a consolidation of over four hundred lawsuits that had been…

Main Causes of Pedestrian Injuries

Did you know that Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrian walkers in the country? In fact, almost 500 people are killed each year as the result of pedestrian versus vehicle collisions in Florida. According to the Center for Disease Control, almost half of all pedestrian-vehicle accidents were alcohol-related, whether because of…

Workers’ Compensation for Concussions

Similar to the vast majority of American adults, we spend most of our time at work. Whether you work at the office, travel, or work from home, if you are injured while on the job, also called “within the scope of your employment,” your options for financial recovery are more limited than you might think….

Do I Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Florida?

Many motorcyclists hate helmets, finding them too bulky and an impediment to their freedom. But does Florida law require helmets? Yes and no. It all depends on your age and whether you carry sufficient accident insurance. However, wearing a helmet has many advantages, your health being probably the most important. If you are involved in…

Dangerous Trends in the Commercial Truck Industry

After hitting an all-time low in 2009, the number of trucking accidents has managed to climb again. In 2015, the last year for which complete statistics are available, the number of trucking accident rose 8% to 4,311. This represented a 26% increase from the low in 2009. This worrying trend should be cause for concern…

Broken Bones Can Require Surgery

After an accident, broken bones can leave you in a lot of pain and unable to work. Particularly serious breaks can require expensive surgery. Fortunately, help is available. If someone else is responsible for the accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation. At Dolman Law Group, we help many accident victims get compensated for…

Taking a Road Trip for Spring Break? Tips to Stay Safe

Spring Break is an important period of relaxation for children, parents, college students, and many other busy Florida residents. A road trip can be a fun way to decompress after the stress of the winter months, but it also poses certain risks. With preparation and defensive driving strategies, drivers can reduce the risk of being…

The Problem with Self-Treating Your Pain after an Accident

After an accident, you might hole up on the couch with a heating pad and a bottle of ibuprofen, committed to gritting through the pain. Unfortunately, pain management is too important for you to guess at. Instead, you should go to a hospital or doctor to have a medical professional look at your injury. Below…

Slip and Falls in Pharmacies

You probably expect a trip to the pharmacy to result in you feeling better. Instead, you might end up slipping and falling, which can cause even more serious injuries like broken bones or a concussion. Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to sue the pharmacy for financial compensation. At Dolman Law Group, we…

What Is a Statute of Limitations in a Personal Injury Case?

After an accident, injured victims often want to sue the party responsible for their injuries, and Florida’s courts are open for you. However, the Florida legislature has given personal injury victims only so much time to bring a lawsuit. This amount of time is the “statute of limitations,” and it is important that you abide…