Archive for June 2018

Alarm Systems Can Offer Peace of Mind During Swimming Season

Today on the blog, we’ll touch on a topic not discussed often enough when it comes to swim safety: alarm systems. The Shaked Law Blog will offer insight to this all too important safety concern and how our readers should act quickly to secure their homes before hosting gatherings this Summer. Remember, it’s important in warm weather climates like Florida to utilize this information year-round to keep family as well as guests safe while enjoying a day in and around the pool.

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Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents, Part 2

In Part 2 of Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents the Shaked Law Blog will seek to provide readers with even more can’t-miss information. We’ll cover a wide range of topics from the perspective of an experienced Personal Injury attorney who understands wrongful death cases on a personal level, and who has recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients who have endured these tragic events.

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Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents

Each and every year in Florida and all over the United States, hundreds and even thousands of families fall victim to entirely preventable drowning accidents. Too many children have lost their lives to drowning accidents, simply due to lack of adult supervision. The adults in charge look away for a minute only to turn around and find the child has turned blue and cannot be revived.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 2

Now, in Part 2 of “What is Cruise Ship Liability” we’ll wrap up our extensive Travel Liability series with another in-depth look at how a skilled Personal Injury attorney must present a cruise operator’s negligence to a judge. We’ll also take the opportunity to dive deeper into the complexities behind “willful intent” and what that means within the scope of Personal Injury law. Finally, we’ll provide an experienced attorney’s insight into foreseeability on the part of cruise ship employees, carefully explaining the ins-and-outs of “reasonable care” to better inform our readers of this common legal term.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

Where hotel and airline liability are fairly concise in what’s required for an outcome in favor of the plaintiff, cruise line liability becomes murky when dealing with Maritime Law (also known as “admiralty law”). Every common carrier (rail line, bus line, airline, and cruise line) must exercise reasonable care for passengers. There is no exception to this law. In the event of negligence on the part of a cruise line, admiralty law supplies that the cruise operator will be held liable for any passenger injuries caused by “willful actions”.

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What is Airline Liability?

In 2018, we’ve all used airlines to get us anywhere we want to travel. Safer than railroads and faster than automobiles, airplanes cut down our travel time and provide the luxuries and comforts that other means of travel simply cannot. Travel today is not so much unlike it was in the early 1900s when air travel became the way to get from one coast to another more quickly than ever before. Aside from the convenience that remains the same, we’re still offered food and beverage in-flight, and safety precautions are still announced over the speakers.

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What is Hotel Liability?

In a matter of days Summer will officially be upon us, although most of us in Florida are already feeling the sweltering heat of the season. Aside from the heat, Summer is known for being a time of BBQ, swimming, sun, and of course, vacation. Whether we take that yearly trip to Walt Disney World, or go farther away, we’re most likely to stay at a hotel. We like to think of hotels as clean, relaxing home-away-homes where everything is taken care of and all we have to focus on is that much needed R&R. Unfortunately, hotels in recent years have let customer service and therefore their standards fall by the wayside.

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How Can Nursing Homes Better Keep the Elderly Safe?

Hurricane season is here. As much as we all hate the sound of those words, we must be diligent in our preparations in the event of a storm. As Floridians, many of us native to the state, we’ve all learned how to prepare our “just in case” supplies ahead of time and stash them away, hoping we won’t need them. Floridians as a whole became complacent last year in the wake of Hurricane Irma, who struck our state with a vengeance, leaving most of South Florida without power for days or weeks. The state recovered and life went back to normal, but there was still a sense of fear instilled in all of us.

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Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life?

In Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life? we’ll provide in-depth Personal Injury insight on what happens after a victim suffers an amputation, either as the result of a work-related accident or a surgical error that left them bodily injured. This insight is firsthand information from a board certified civil trial attorney who has tried and won numerous amputation-related lawsuits and recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of his clients.

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Knee, Leg Injuries Reduce Both Mobility and Quality of Life

Within this article, we’ll seek to explain the seriousness of knee and leg injuries and how they can gravely affect the quality of life for a victim of an accident. We’ll also provide a clear picture of how Personal Injury attorneys handle knee injury claims on behalf of their clients. In the last few years, laws regulating how slip and fall injuries are upheld in a court of law have changed dramatically, and it’s important to understand how that can affect those injured today and in the future.

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Why Are Herniated Disks a Cause for Concern?

One injury that’s not discussed frequently, but causes a great deal of pain for accident victims, is what’s known as a herniated disc. Within this Shaked Law Blog article we’ll provide the information you  need to fully understand the painful reality of this type of injury and the lengths an accident victim may have to go to achieve pain relief.

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Insurance Policies 101: Automotive Insurance

Although insurance policies vary from state-to-state, they all have at least one thing in common: all licensed drivers are required by law to carry automotive insurance. What’s more, it’s a good for drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage, although that’s not required by law in every state. As part of our “Insurance 101” series of articles, we’ll break down what drivers most need to know when selecting an auto insurance policy, and what coverage best protects them in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

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Insurance Policies 101: Commercial Trucking Insurance

Whether you drive, own a home, see a doctor, or want to protect your loved ones after you’ve passed away, insurance is everywhere. Our daily lives are busy and we don’t often think of the accidents that can occur in the blink of an eye. That’s what insurance is there for. Insurance protects our interests in the event of a catastrophe, such as a death, natural disaster, or illness. The same principle applies to those in the trucking profession. Those who deliver our Amazon packages, transport cargo to and from warehouses safely, and make it easier for us to buy the things we need without a second thought are all considered trucking operators, and there’s very specific insurance coverage that protects these hard working citizens.

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Who Becomes Liable for Violent Crime in the Wake of Negligent Security?

Who becomes liable if you become the victim of a violent crime? Everywhere we go while out in public, we’re at-risk for crime. No matter how well we protect ourselves, no one is one-hundred-percent safe from becoming the victim of violent crime. There are ways, however, to protect ourselves and our loved ones and reduce that risk. Most notably, when we enter a business to shop or work, we often notice security cameras and posted signage stating that the property is under 24-hour surveillance. The average person won’t have a problem with this, and will continue to do their job or run their errand unbothered.

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