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Liability In Florida Trucking Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

The most recent available data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that approximately 499,000 police-reported crashes that involved large trucks occurred on U.S. roads that year. Approximately 33,000 of those were in Florida, with around 5 percent of those resulting in injury or death. If you have been so unfortunate as… Read More »

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Can I Ever Sue My Employer Over A Work Injury?

By Larry Hornsby |

If you are injured on the job, Florida workers’ compensation insurance will cover you (assuming your employer is required to carry it). However, what many do not realize is that it is intended to be the ‘exclusive remedy’ for injured employees, meaning that in the overwhelming majority of situations, an employee cannot file suit… Read More »

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Who Is Covered By Florida Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

When an employee is hired in Florida, a bargain is implicitly made between them and the employer. The employee waives any right to sue their employer except in rare situations, while in return, the employer agrees to provide workers’ compensation coverage to pay for employees’ medical care in the event of an injury. The… Read More »

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The National Trial Lawyers Announces Lawrence “Hank” Hornsby as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Lawrence “Hank” Hornsby of Hornsby Law has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in this exclusive organization… Read More »

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Can I File A Lawsuit After An Auto Accident In Florida?

By Larry Hornsby |

If you have been in a car accident in Florida, it is understandable to think that seeking compensation is as simple as filing suit against the person who allegedly caused the accident. However, in Florida, you may have to pursue a more roundabout method of getting your medical bills paid. Florida is a no-fault… Read More »

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Does My Family Get Benefits If I Am Killed On The Job?

By Larry Hornsby |

Many Floridians work in hazardous occupations; on average, somewhere between 300 and 400 people are killed on the job each year in Florida, many in the construction and transportation industries. While the death rate in Florida is comparably less than in many other states, it is still important to be aware of what benefits… Read More »

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Is A Delayed Diagnosis Medical Malpractice?

By Larry Hornsby |

No medical professional is perfect, but at the same time, they must uphold a certain prevailing standard of care. A 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that almost 500,000 people die each year as a result of allegedly preventable harm to patients. One of the most common types of ‘preventable harm’… Read More »

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The Evolution Of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical care for an employee injured on the job, in exchange for that employee not filing suit against their employer in the same matter. However, navigating Florida’s workers’ compensation insurance laws has never been an easy process, and until a handful of years ago, it can be said that the… Read More »

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Are Soft Tissue Injuries Compensable?

By Larry Hornsby |

An auto accident is an event that no one ever wants to experience, and depending on how difficult the crash was, your injuries can range from cuts and bruises to a damaged spinal cord. However, some of the most common injuries that may arise from auto accidents are known as soft tissue injuries, and… Read More »

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Recovering After A Slip-and-Fall Accident

By Larry Hornsby |

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and most people are trying to stay indoors where possible, people still have to go out for work and normal errands. The same potential pitfalls and risks are in place as they would be in “normal” times; nowhere is this more apparent than in the risk… Read More »

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