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Shoulder Injuries after a Car Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The shoulder is a complicated joint, and even a small injury to one of its component parts can lead to excruciating pain. When a person suffers a shoulder injury, they can suddenly struggle getting dressed, bathing, driving, and working. Depending on the injury, a person might be out of commission for months and even… Read More »

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How to Record the Scene after a Slip and Fall

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Slip and fall victims are entitled to compensation when a property owner fails to use proper care to keep the premises safe. However, proving that a hazard existed in the first place is difficult. You cannot expect people to automatically believe your story that you fell after stepping on a puddle of water or… Read More »

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The Case of the Missing Tree

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, our Florida personal injury attorneys regularly sound the bell that accident victims should fully document the hazards that cause their injuries as soon as possible. There is a simple reason: the entity in control of the hazard might quickly fix it, which makes obtaining compensation difficult. In our every… Read More »

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Accidents at the Gym

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Most people go to the gym to push themselves in the quest to get fitter. However, no one expects to be injured by a negligent employee or defective equipment. Yet, injuries are common. For example, there are over 24,000 injuries on treadmills alone. Unsuspecting members can leave the gym in an ambulance as they… Read More »

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Common Reasons Motorcycles & Cars Collide

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Riding a motorcycle is a terrific hobby, but one that carries considerable risk. There is no question that someone riding on a motorcycle will bear the brunt of any collision between a bike and a passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, many drivers are not very careful whenever they see a motorcycle on the road. Below, our… Read More »

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Can a Landlord Be Liable for a Dog Bite?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

If you were bitten while visiting someone in an apartment building, you are probably wondering who you can hold legally liable for the bite. In Florida, owners are generally liable when their dogs bite someone—regardless of whether the dog had a history of aggressiveness. However, suing the dog owner doesn’t always make sense. The… Read More »

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Our Firm Secures a Six-Figure Settlement for an Elderly Client

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Some of our hardest cases we accept involve situations where there is a real lack of evidence. Our client is injured and definitely knows what happened, but we need evidence to back up the claim. Insurers rarely accept a person’s version of events but can be persuaded to pay compensation when our firm finds… Read More »

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Halpern Santos & Pinkert Scores Win for Disabled Veteran

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Accepting difficult cases is something we pride ourselves on. Many of our clients have met with countless other Florida personal injury attorneys, only to be told, “Sorry, but we don’t think you have a case.” When they come to us, they are often afraid that obtaining badly-needed compensation is out of reach. A recent… Read More »

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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?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

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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