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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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A Message From Jay Halpern About Equality, Justice and Peace

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5 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Before hiring an attorney to represent you, you should schedule and attend an initial consultation. We encourage all injured victims to take advantage of this opportunity. A consultation is a great time to ask questions about the law and for the lawyer to learn a little more about your case. You can also find… Read More »

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Unstable Bureaus & Chests are a Danger to Children

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Several recent manufacturer recalls of bureaus and chests are very concerning. These bureaus have been recalled because they pose a hazard of tipping over given their faulty design. When these heavy pieces of furniture fall on young children, serious injuries can result. If you were injured by a bureau toppling over, please contact our… Read More »

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Were You Sexually Assaulted on a Cruise Ship?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Although taking a cruise might seem like a great way to unwind, it is rife with dangers for many people, particularly women. As established Florida cruise ship lawyers, we understand the danger of sexual assault on cruise ships and how damaging these attacks can be. According to government statistics, most crimes on cruise ships… Read More »

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Sexual Assault on Airplanes: Legal Options

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Airplanes pack people in like sardines, especially those flying in coach. It is not surprising to hear reports that sexual assaults are on the rise. According to the New York Times, a former speed skater was arrested in November 2019 for sexually assaulting a female passenger seated beside him. He started by caressing her… Read More »

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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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