Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall?

Sovereign Immunity and Statutory Cap on Damages Hurts Plaintiffs in Cases Against the Government

DECEMBER 11, 2016: As a personal injury lawyer that helps those hurt in accidents, a common misconception clients often have is that cases arising out of negligence of governmental entities lead to the most profitable recoveries.  This could not be further from the truth.  Most, if not all, cases against the government in Florida are not covered by liability insurance such as cases against private entities. Car accident, slip and fall, or general liability cases against the government fall within Florida Statute, Section 768.28.  While that statute exhaustively sets forth rules and requirements for bringing a suit against a governmental entity, the

Isn’t a Judgment Supposed to be a Good Thing?

APRIL 2, 2014: In Florida, the mechanism that drives personal injury lawsuits is the presence of insurance coverage for the defendant.  Whether a person is involved in a car accident or slip and fall, the most important question that a lawyer asks at the outset is whether the prospective defendant had liability insurance coverage for the loss.  If the answer to this inquiry is “no,” then a decision must be made by the attorney.  And if the potential client comes with significant injuries, thus a very valuable case, the decision as to whether or not to pursue the claim gets that