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Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.
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Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.

As parents, your number one priority is keeping your children safe, healthy, and happy, and you probably do this in all kinds of ways. You baby proof your home. You have strict rules about staying out after dark. You never let your children get on a bike without a helmet.

 

So then why do so many parents ignore safety where automobiles are concerned?

 

You may have seen the recent story about the car crash out of West Palm Beach.…

Two Florida Women Sue Plastic Surgeons over Punctured Organs
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Two Florida Women Sue Plastic Surgeons over Punctured Organs

All doctors have a duty of care that they have to abide by, and their patients need to feel secure in the knowledge that they are being treated by competent professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job. This is true whether the doctor in question is a general practitioner, a podiatrist, an anesthesiologist… or a plastic surgeon.

 

Even if you choose to undergo plastic surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, you are legally guaranteed a certain level of care.…

What Are Your Rights As a Tenant in Florida?
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What Are Your Rights As a Tenant in Florida?

Living in an apartment complex or leased property definitely has its perks: no mortgage payments, you don’t have the commitment of living there forever, and loans aren’t necessary to put down a security deposit. Most apartments also offer free maintenance. You put in a request, and (for the most part) someone arrives to install your light bulbs, change your filters, and so on.

 

We say “for the most part” because not every apartment complex is perfect. Landlords may be slow at answering your calls and requests, or may not put a satisfying amount of effort into maintaining the area where you live.…

Can You Sue for Negligence After an Auto Accident?
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Can You Sue for Negligence After an Auto Accident?

Have you ever been in an auto accident due to the sheer stupidity of another driver? We see bad drivers all the time: they don’t use their turn signals, they’re texting, or maybe not even paying attention to stop signs or red lights.

 

It can be extremely frustrating if you get into an accident because of a run-in with one of these people. Especially if you get hurt. Florida’s PIP laws ignore fault, but why should you have to pay when the accident was clearly caused by the other driver?…

What Happens When Your Lawyer is Negligent?
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What Happens When Your Lawyer is Negligent?

Deciding to work with a lawyer is a big deal. When you put trust (and money) into a hiring a lawyer, you may have thousands of dollars in damages, a clean criminal record, visitation rights, and more on the line. Additionally, attorneys have a legal and professional duty to do what they can to provide you with the best possible representation.

 

Unfortunately, lawyers make mistakes just like everyone else. Sometimes, these mistakes may constitute professional negligence.

 

If your attorney’s negligence caused you material harm (for example, costing you money or leading to a conviction) the state of Florida gives you the right to sue your representative for legal malpractice in order to hold them accountable for their actions and provide you with the compensation that you deserve.…

6 FAQs about PIP Litigation in Florida
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6 FAQs about PIP Litigation in Florida

It’s not every day that you get into an accident and need to file a personal injury protection (PIP) suit. This type of litigation may be confusing to many, especially since PIP laws are constantly being debated and changed in Florida.

 

However, it is possible for you to get through this process and receive the financial compensation you need to pay off your bills and cover any damaged incurred in your accident. This blog post is designed to answer the big questions you may have about the process and procedures of filing PIP litigation in Florida.…

Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense
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Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense

Texting is one of the most dangerous things that you can do behind the wheel. Sending a quick text may only take your eyes off the road for a few seconds, but those few seconds are still critical for responding to pedestrians, cars, and other things on the road that require a driver’s attention.

 

Case-in-point: almost 1 in 5 traffic accidents are caused by texting and distracted driving (to compare, approximately 1 in 3 traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers).…

Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation
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Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation

When it comes to drunk driving, no one is immune to the consequences of the crime – including law enforcement officers themselves.

 

A few weeks ago, Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Clayton Sperring was leaving a parking lot when he hit a vehicle. Twice. He left the scene without stopping to examine the vehicle’s damage or talk to anyone who owned the vehicle.

 

Sperring was shortly pulled over and officers noticed that he smelled like alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot.…

My Child Has Been Injured by Bullies…Can I Sue?
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My Child Has Been Injured by Bullies…Can I Sue?

Watching your child manage the stress of bullies at school is absolutely heartbreaking. Parents often want to intervene and get administration involved. Unfortunately, many discover that this road does not always yield favorable results.

 

This is particularly frustrating because it is crucial to stop bullies before their behavior gets too out of hand. Bullies aren’t just taking kids’ lunch money and calling them mean names anymore. Bullying can have lifelong effects and escalate to serious injuries if school officials do not stop it early on.…

Boston Market Could Be Held Liable for Boynton Beach Man’s Death
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Boston Market Could Be Held Liable for Boynton Beach Man’s Death

In December 2014, Gary Kidwell was infected with salmonella poisoning. He underwent several surgeries for salmonella sepsis, a condition where salmonella bacteria enters the blood and causes an inflammatory response throughout the entire body. In February 2015, Kidwell passed away.

 

Now, the family of Gary Kidwell are demanding justice for his death. This is where Boston Market comes in.

 

Salmonella infections and deaths are preventable if food is prepared correctly. Kidwell’s family has filed a negligence and wrongful death claim against Boston Market, and the lawyer for Gary Kidwell’s family has been working tirelessly to present evidence that Kidwell died from tainted turkey that he purchased at Boston Market.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

Slootsky Perez & Braxton handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of
some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County