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Injuries at School

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Whenever a school shooting makes the news, parents naturally fear for their children’s safety. In many cities, school officials have responded by beefing up security and expressing zero tolerance to any mention of bringing a gun on the premises. However, children are much more likely to be injured in far less dramatic fashion, and… Read More »

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4 Reasons Not to Give a Recorded Statement after an Accident

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As you recover at home from a car accident, you might receive a phone call from the insurance company of the driver who hit you. The person on the other end might sound perfectly nice and express concern over how you are doing. Nevertheless, you should remain on guard. This person is probably calling… Read More »

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Emotional Distress and Burn Injuries

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

It is well established under Florida law that burn injury victims can receive compensation for various economic losses when someone else’s wrongful conduct causes them harm. For example, a person who suffers burns because a defective product explodes in their face can often receive damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and property damage…. Read More »

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Infections in Hospitals

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In many ways, going into a hospital for surgery or other treatment is risky. And there is no graver risk than an infection that might be passing through the halls. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 722,000 people will pick up an infection in a healthcare setting, and around 75,000 people will… Read More »

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What to Do Following a Dog Bite

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Each year, dogs end up biting 4.5 million people. These are serious injuries, and we encourage everyone to treat them seriously. Some dog bites lead to infections, some of which are deadly. Obtaining compensation is critical after a dog bite. In addition to medical care, many people have to take time off from work… Read More »

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How Do You Counter Insurance Adjuster Tactics?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In the 1990s, insurance giant Allstate decided it wanted to boost its bottom line, so the company hired a consultancy firm, McKinsey, to devise a strategy that would send its profits into the stratosphere. McKinsey recommended a strategy known as the 3 Ds—deny, delay, and defend—that has become a blueprint for the entire industry…. Read More »

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How Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Large commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers, dump trucks, and garbage trucks can cause considerable damage when they collide with pedestrians or those riding in lighter passenger vehicles. However, truck accidents are not like regular car accidents, and injured victims and their families need attorneys who are experienced in this area of law. At Halpern Santos… Read More »

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Suing a Drunk Driver for Compensation after an Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

According to state statistics, over 5,000 drivers each year are involved in accidents due to intoxication. Driving under the influence is not only against the law in Florida, but impaired drivers cause millions of dollars in damage when they slam into other motorists and pedestrians. If you were hit by a drunk driver, you… Read More »

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Hit by a Delivery Truck: Who Can You Sue?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The rise of e-commerce has led to an explosion in the number of delivery drivers around Coral Gables and other Florida cities. Whenever a person buys a new pair of shoes through Amazon.com or orders some take-out through Grubhub, chances are a delivery driver is racing through your neighborhood to make a delivery. With… Read More »

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What is a Loss of Consortium Claim?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida law recognizes that family relationships can be harmed when a person suffers a serious injury. For example, a wife who used to enjoy evening walks with her husband could be left alone when her husband’s spinal cord injury leaves him bedridden. Or a person might no longer enjoy sexual intimacy when a spouse’s… Read More »

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