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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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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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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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How Expensive are Spinal Cord Injuries?

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The spinal cord plays a vital role in bodily movement and sensation. It links the brain to more distant parts of the body. In a traumatic accident, many victims have their spinal cords crushed, stretched, bruised, torn, or nicked. In some accidents, the cord is partially or completely severed. As one of the most… Read More »

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Two Car Insurance Rules You Might Not Know

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida’s no-fault insurance scheme has many hidden pitfalls that can frustrate an injured motorists’ ability to receive compensation. One little known rule requires that accident victims receive medical care within 14 days of an accident. If victims delay, then their insurer can reject their insurance claim, potentially leaving them without any compensation for their… Read More »

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Can You Receive Compensation for Pain and Suffering?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Yes. The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is to put the victim in the position he or she would be in had the accident never occurred. This means that a victim can receive money to cover medical expenses and lost wages, which an accident victim should not have to shoulder. If… Read More »

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What Makes a Personal Injury Case Big or Small?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

If you’ve watched enough late-night TV, you’ve probably heard the big promises. Attorneys offering millions in compensation for injuries. To be fair, experienced and dynamic lawyers like the ones at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A. have received numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. But it’s not enough to just boast results. It… Read More »

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Florida Drowning Deaths Often Preventable

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

For south Florida residents, having a pool is just a part of life. Many Floridians can’t imagine life in the sun without one. In fact, Florida has the second-highest ratio of pools to people in the country, just behind Arizona. But in terms of total pools, Florida still has more. What’s more, over 40%… Read More »

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E-Scooters Come to South Florida

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If you’ve been paying attention, you might have recently noticed a new trend in urban transportation – electric scooters. These e-scooters are taking the country by storm, popping up in just about every major city. In places with year round sunshine and great weather, like Miami, the trend is growing even faster. As with… Read More »

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