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Avoiding Tailgating Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

We have all found ourselves in a situation where we were in a hurry to get somewhere and ended up behind a car that was going much slower than we would have liked. In circumstances like that, drivers sometimes get too close to the car in front of them in an effort to nudge… Read More »

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Car Accidents Can Cause Disabling Nerve Damage

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The tremendous forces generated by car accidents can break bones, injure soft tissue, and lead to concussions. Nerve damage is also a problem. This is a type of invisible injury that can be very difficult to come back from. At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A., our car accident lawyers will review your medical records… Read More »

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Injuries At Sport Venues

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Florida is home to a dozen professional sports teams and hosts such world-famous sporting events as the Daytona 500, the Miami Open, and the Super Bowl. For those whose interests run to collegiate athletics, our state offers dozens of colleges who participate in all major American sports. Millions of people head out to a… Read More »

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Shoulder Injuries after a Car Accident

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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

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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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