Office Injuries: Tips to Avoid Hazards in the Modern Workplace

When people think of workplace accidents, they often picture incidents involving warehouses, construction sites, or other industrial settings. However, even a comfortable and climate-controlled office setting can carry its own hazards, many of which can result in severe injury. It is important not to underestimate the dangers that can be present in an office environment….

Understanding Worker Rights Under the FLSA: Separating Fact from Fiction

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides workers with powerful rights, yet most workers remain unaware of, or harbor misconceptions about, its protections. With the FLSA protecting 135 million workers in 7.3 million establishments nationwide, it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here is an overview of how the FLSA affects workers in…

An Overview of Emotional Distress Claims in Florida

Anyone who has been injured in an accident or a similar traumatic event knows that some of the most long-lasting pain is often more than physical. Victims of someone else’s negligence or intentionally wrongful behavior often experience psychological effects long after bruises have disappeared and bones have mended. The law refers to these unseen injuries…

Pedestrians Need to be Careful – Even in Crosswalks

New Port Richey pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries. Pedestrians, unlike motor vehicle drivers and passengers, do not have the shell of an automobile surrounding them – or a seatbelt or airbag protecting them. Consequently, when a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, it can cause the pedestrian to fall to the ground or…

Apps that Can Cause more Distraction than Good for Drivers

Distracted driving does not bode well for other motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians who are present on or near a New Port Richey roadway. Distracted driving can take many forms, but it usually involves using a cell phone, tablet, or other electronic device while trying to operate a motor vehicle at the same time. Touch…

Products that Might be Dangerous for Your Kids

Most parents do everything that they possibly can to keep their children safe from harm. However, even when parents exercise the utmost caution, sometimes that is still not enough to prevent children from being exposed to hazards involving dangerous products. When children’s toys and other products do not operate how they are designed to, serious…

What is a Deposition?

Depositions are part of the discovery process in most Florida personal injury cases. If you and your lawyer decide that litigation is the best way to proceed forward with your case, a lawsuit will first be filed in the court system. Once the lawsuit is filed and defense counsel answers the lawsuit, the parties will…

Inadequately Trained Truck Drivers put us all at Risk

Large trucks, including tractor-trailers and big rigs, are heavy and fast vehicles. Consequently, the individuals who wish to operate these vehicles on Florida roadways need the proper training and experience to do so. New Port Richey truck drivers first need to be equipped with commercial driver’s licenses, otherwise known as CDLs. Drivers are also required…

Be Prepared for Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, slip and fall, or other serious accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In order to determine whether or not you can file a personal injury claim, you should meet with a New…

The Costs of Living Assistance After a Catastrophic Accident

Catastrophic accidents can cause serious and permanent injuries and losses. In some cases, these injuries may require lifelong, around-the-clock care at a nursing home or assisted living facility. When someone’s carelessness causes an accident with serious injuries, that person can and should be held legally responsible for all damages that result. If you or a…