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Accidents Involving Distracted Drivers

By Hornsby Law Group |

Both the state of Florida and the U.S. federal government recognize distracted driving as one of the most dangerous behaviors one can perform behind a wheel. Data reported in Forbes estimates around 3,000 deaths per year occur in accidents where distracted driving is a factor – roughly 9 percent of all road fatalities in… Read More »

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Elderly Plaintiffs & Slip-And-Fall Accidents In Florida

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Data from the 2020 U.S. Census reports that roughly 21 percent of Florida’s population is over the age of 65 – the highest percentage in the nation. Because of this, Florida businesses must be hyper-aware of potential hazards facing elderly customers, and many do. However, the most common cause of serious injury among those… Read More »

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What Not To Do After An Auto Accident

By Hornsby Law Group |

Most people who are involved in a Florida auto accident are experiencing this scenario for the first time, and the legal process of seeking damages or filing suit against a person who allegedly caused that accident can feel very overwhelming. It is all too easy for a well-meaning plaintiff to torpedo their own case… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover My Commute?

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Florida workers’ compensation laws cover employees’ injuries if they are sustained on the job. However, there is quite a lot of time that may or may not count as being ‘on the clock,’ such as the moments during breaks or lunch. One common situation where injuries may or may not be covered is during… Read More »

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Retaliation After Workers’ Compensation Claims In Florida

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Florida’s workers’ compensation system protects those who are injured at work, covering most or all of their medical bills so that they are able to focus on physical and mental recovery. Most employers willingly make this bargain in exchange for workers giving up their right to sue over injuries. However, some do try to… Read More »

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Is Florida Workers’ Compensation Different Between Industries?

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Workers’ compensation law exists as a mutually beneficial arrangement between employers and their employees. In exchange for employees not filing suit against their employers if they get hurt on the job, the employer provides medical care for any such injury. However, one size does not fit all; in Florida and several other states, the… Read More »

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After A Florida Motorcycle Crash

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Motorcycling is a hobby enjoyed by millions across the United States, but Florida’s relatively sunny weather makes the state a premier destination for riders, particularly around events like Daytona Bike Week. That said, the state’s declining infrastructure and heavy traffic in many areas can make riding a motorcycle in Florida especially hazardous to one’s… Read More »

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Surgical Errors In Medical Malpractice

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While the majority of surgical procedures go exactly as planned, it cannot be denied that every surgery carries risk, even a small outpatient procedure. Medical professionals are human, as are we all, and while the rate of error is low, mistakes do happen. However, it is sadly not uncommon for doctors and hospitals to… Read More »

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How Long Does Workers’ Compensation Last?

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No one ever wants to be injured on the job, but it does happen. Most of the time, if you are in Florida, an on-the-job injury means you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim, which then grants you benefits and medical care if approved. That said, what many injured workers are… Read More »

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Holding A Third Party Liable For Work Injuries

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In most cases, a Florida work-related injury is compensated (if at all) by the employee filing a workers’ compensation claim. In general, an injury on the job can only be compensated via workers’ compensation – but there are exceptions, and one of those exceptions will happen if a third party, not related to the… Read More »

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