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Duties Colleges May Owe Students

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As students soon head off (or return) to college for studies, worried parents across the nation will do what they can to help ensure their children are safe while at school. Preventative measures and planning can go a long way in helping protect college students from injury and victimization, but these measures cannot prevent… Read More »

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Contributory Negligence in Traffic-Related Wrongful Death Suits

By Roman & Roman |

In the ongoing saga of tennis-superstar Venus Williams’ legal battle with the family of a man whom Ms. Williams is alleged to have killed in a traffic collision, Ms. Williams is alleging that the decedent was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the fatal collision. In a way, then, Ms. Williams is… Read More »

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Responsible Social Media Use with Criminal Charges Pending

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Use of social media has reached epidemic proportions. It seems as if everyone has one or more social media profiles on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and they are not afraid to use these platforms and profiles to report to the world on every new development and experience in their lives. Take one… Read More »

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Who Pays the Costs of Uninsured Patients in Florida?

By Roman & Roman |

Thanks to a 1985 federal law, whenever an uninsured or underinsured patient shows up at a hospital in need of certain medical care, the hospital is obligated to provide lifesaving and essential medical treatment to that patient regardless of that patient’s ability to pay for those services. However, as the old adage goes, “There… Read More »

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The Risks and Rewards of “Explaining Your Side of the Story”

By Roman & Roman |

It is a scene common to cop dramas and real life alike: a suspect, placed under arrest and taken to the local police station, is placed in a room with a hardened detective. The detective announces to the suspect that the police have information that implicates the suspect in criminal activity: a witness or… Read More »

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Most Common Hazards on Florida Properties

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Three Common Hazards That Result in Florida Premises Liability Lawsuits  Because of its location, climate, and culture, there are several hazards and dangers found on Florida properties that, which also found on properties in other states, appear with greater regularity in Florida premises liability accident. These hazards and dangers include: Swimming pools: Swimming pools… Read More »

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Is Possession or Use of Fireworks in Florida Per Se Negligent?

By Roman & Roman |

The Fourth of July holiday has passed, and across the nation individuals likely either traveled to attend fireworks displays or staged a fireworks show of their own on their own property. The latter group does not include residents of Florida, though, where private possession and use of most consumer fireworks are banned. Nonetheless, there… Read More »

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Succeeding in Your Florida Distracted Driving Lawsuit

By Roman & Roman |

By now, many Florida residents have heard or seen reports, announcements, and advertisements advising drivers of the dangers of texting while driving or driving while distracted. Despite the dangers of distracted driving being well-known, a shocking number of drivers in Florida and throughout the United States still choose to engage in such behaviors. While… Read More »

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Assigning Blame in a Florida Car Wreck

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It would be nice if car crashes and other personal injury accidents always had clear and singular causes. Oftentimes a Florida car wreck is the result of two or more factors and/or the actions of two or more individuals. It becomes incumbent, then, upon the trier of fact – either a judge or a… Read More »

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Can an Accidental Death Result in Wrongful Death Liability?

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The basic legal premises behind a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida are simple: those that cause the death of another person through careless or negligent (or worse) conduct can be held responsible for the losses and expenses experienced by the decedent before his or her death (such as the decedent’s final hospital bills) as… Read More »

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