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A Landlord’s Legal Duty to Provide Adequate Security

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Landlords owe many responsibilities to their tenants. One little-known duty is to provide reasonably safe premises. Under Florida law, this duty includes a duty to provide adequate security against criminal activity. If you were attacked in your apartment or on the premises, you might have a legal claim. Meet with a Florida personal injury… Read More »

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Can We Make Cars Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists?

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Over the past decade, the number of fatalities has fallen for those who are riding in automobiles. At the same time, however, the number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities has actually jumped—from 6,300 in 2010 to 8,800. As Bloomberg notes, the roads are much safer now for those travelling inside a car and more… Read More »

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Truck Override and Underride Accidents

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Tractor-trailers sit higher off the ground than other vehicles, and this creates a problem as other cars on the road can easily get wedged underneath. Overrides and underrides are two types of truck accidents that can turn deadly, and motorists are helpless when a larger vehicle rides up over them or they slide under… Read More »

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Right on Red Collisions

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Making a right turn on a red light is legal in Florida unless specifically prohibited by signage. There is a reason for this: the federal government in 1975 included a requirement in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act that states allow right turns on red as a condition for receiving federal funds. However, a… Read More »

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Avoiding Common Summer Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Summer is a great time to go on a family trip or host relatives at home. With children out of school, families get to spend more time together playing, traveling, or just relaxing in their yards. Summer is also a time when many people get injured. Car accidents increase with more teens out on… Read More »

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Have You Fractured Your Hip?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

One of the worst injuries a person can suffer is a hip fracture. The hip is so vital to balance and walking that any injury to the bones or socket, no matter how small, can become debilitating. Many people cannot walk, work, or spend time with their family as they struggle with pain. Our… Read More »

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Florida Car Accidents Cut in Half due to Pandemic

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

According to state data, the number of car accidents has dropped dramatically in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tampa Bay Times analyzed the data and found that the number of accidents dropped by 25% in March compared to the year earlier, but then dropped 50% in April. This is good news… Read More »

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Left-Hand Turn Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Making a left-hand turn is riskier on the road than a right-hand turn because the motorist needs to cross oncoming traffic to get to his destination. For this reason, we tend to see more left-hand turn accidents than right-hand ones. At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we work to obtain compensation when motorists are… Read More »

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Tool Injuries

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Once upon a time, construction workers relied mostly on hammers, nails, and screwdrivers to construct buildings. Today, power tools are some of the most dangerous pieces of equipment that can cause serious injuries. At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A., our Florida construction accident lawyers help those injured a jobsite receive the compensation they need…. Read More »

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Sexual Assault or Harassment in the Workplace: What Can You Do?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Workplace sexual assault is surprisingly common. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 36,500 workers were raped or sexually assaulted from 1993 to 1999. Of these victims, about 80% are women. Harassment is also pervasive, with some studies finding almost 40% of women having faced some form of harassment while on the job…. Read More »

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