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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: What Were The Real Facts? And Do They Support Tort Reform?

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McDonalds Hot Coffee Case

Way back in February of 1992, an elderly woman named Stella Liebeck burned herself on McDonald’s hot coffee while holding the cup between her legs when she was driving, which was a highly offensive form of jackpot justice.  She was the undeserving recipient of the most outrageous variety of lawsuit lottery winnings the country ...

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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Caps On Non-Economic Damages In Wrongful Death Medical Malpractices Cases

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Florida Caps On Non-Economic Damages

This is BIG news for the plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice bar in Florida.  Many Florida plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys have been waiting on the edge of their seat for this Florida Supreme Court decision (Estate of McCall v. U.S.).

Economic Versus Non-Economic Damages In Florida Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Cases

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Do Personal Injury Attorneys Take Frivolous Lawsuits? Part II

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As an Orlando personal injury attorney, I am often drawn into debates about so-called “frivolous” lawsuits.  During Part I of this article, I shared my opinion regarding whether filed lawsuits are often frivolous.  Now I want to discuss some little known facts about thousands of cases that never reach the courthouse doors because they are negotiated and settled pre-suit.

If A Frivolous Lawsuit Fell In A ...

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Do Personal Injury Attorneys Accept Frivolous Lawsuits? Part I

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As an Orlando personal injury attorney, I sometimes encounter those who wonder whether personal injury attorneys file so-called “frivolous” lawsuits on a regular basis.  Someone posed that question to me recently online, so I want to give my answer.  

Now Taking An Oath That I Have Never Pursued A Frivolous Lawsuit

tina solemnly swearing no frivolous lawsuits

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Why Insurance Companies Usually Do Not Pay Auto Accident Claims Quickly

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As an Orlando personal injury attorney, one of the things that clients frequently do not understand is why insurance companies do not pay auto accident claims more quickly.

Rare Cases Where Insurance Companies Pay Auto Accident Claims Quickly

why insurance companies delay payment on auto accident casesIn very rare auto accident cases, insurance companies will pay auto accident claims quickly. ...

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Distracted Driving Cases: Why Are Orlando Car Accident Lawyers So Interested In Them?

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Orlando Car Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving, Including Texting While Driving, And Other Distractions

Since I am an Orlando personal injury attorney, I have had many clients who were victims in accidents caused by distracted driving.  Distracted driving includes all sorts of distractions, such as texting, eating food, and even talking on a bluetooth (hands free) phone while ...

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Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys: High Volume Personal Injury “Settlement Mills”

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Personal Injury High Volume Settlement Mill Law Firms
Last week, I stumbled upon a very enlightening law review article about the inner-workings of some of the largest personal injury law firms in the country, past and present, written by Nora Engstrom, a Stanford Law School professor.  Ms. Engstrom performed a rare in-depth investigation of what she labeled personal injury law firm “settlement ...

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What Happens During A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Very often clients hiring a personal injury attorney have very little prior experience with the legal system.  So many do not know what to expect.  The law is highly complex, involving many procedural steps before the ultimate settlement or verdict.  The time from start to finish can be frustrating for personal injury clients and their attorneys.  I spend a great deal of time explaining every step of ...

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