Archive for March 2018

Why Your Attorney’s Experience Matters!

Good vs great: lack of experience could be standing between you and substantial financial compensation for your injury: When you’re injured due to injury or accident caused by the negligent behavior of another, it’s an unsettling, scary, and emotionally taxing experience. What’s worse, being injured can keep you out of work and wreak havoc financially on you and your family.

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Recklessness vs. Negligence, Part 1: Recklessness

When a person’s conduct becomes so reckless it warrants a lawsuit, he or she become what’s known as “liable” for injuries caused by that recklessness. Under the law there are four basic principles of liability, and depending on the type of lawsuit, can leave the reckless party liable for any pain and suffering caused by their actions.

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Wrongful Death: The Law After Tragic Loss

Wrongful death: No one wants to think about the loss of a loved one under any circumstances, but when a beloved family member passes away due to the negligence of another person, the victim’s family has the right to sue for “wrongful death”.

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Hiring an Attorney 101: What’s Defined as “Personal Injury”

Personal injury law can be defined as follows: “physical injury inflicted on a person’s body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation.” Accidents resulting in serious bodily injury happen often due to the negligence of others. Be it a business owner or a healthcare professional, their negligent behavior can result in a direct risk to your safety (and at times even your life).

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Hiring an Attorney 101: Your Claim Step-by-Step

There are few things in life that can be expedited and still have a successful outcome. Unfortunately, a personal injury claim isn’t one of them. After retaining a board certified civil trial attorney, there is a process to your personal injury case that must be followed to obtain the maximum compensation on your behalf and to abide by the laws set forth in your state.

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Being Rear Ended: A Look into Who’s at Fault and Why

Let’s face it: car accidents happen. From head-on collisions with drunk drivers, being sideswiped on the highway, hit-and-runs on a busy street, to minor fender benders in parking lots after a long day at work. No matter the type of accident you’re involved in or the severity, someone is at-fault. This is called liability, and as a safe driver, it’s important to know the laws surrounding it while out on the road.

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The Week of March 11th-18th in Review: Malpractice, Liability, Negligent Security

During the week of March 11th-18th on the Shaked Law Firm Blog we covered several important topics ranging from malpractice to nursing home abuse and neglect, to negligent security and liability. These topics are important because they can touch any of our lives at any time. We went in-depth about both malpractice and negligent security in a series of articles on both subjects.

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FIU Bridge Collapse: Liability for Unspeakable Tragedy

Less than 24-hours after the tragic bridge collapse that claimed six lives, state and federal officials are investigating the behind-the-scenes on the project that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was quoted Thursday night per the Washington Post as saying: “It was going to be a significant project … to see it on the ground and underneath it those who died and who were injured is a tragedy.”

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FIU Bridge Collapse: Neglectful Builders, Architects to Blame

The news channels dubbed it an “engineering feat”; it was supposed to make the campus commute easier and save workers, commuters and pedestrians time. Sweetwater on-campus housing students were expected to utilize the bridge to make their commute easier. Instead, tragedy struck early on March 15, 2018 when FIU’s pedestrian bridge collapsed mere days after installation, trapping helpless victims underneath the rubble. Some of those victims have already been reported to have not survived the collapse.

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