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Personal Injury Protection Reform Being Sought in Florida

By Leifer Law Firm |

In the state of Florida, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is a requirement. It is designed to hold at-fault parties in an accident responsible and protect anyone that sustains injuries. However, reform for auto insurance policies is being sought, and insurers are fighting back against the changes. Lawmakers are fighting to repeal PIP and… Read More »

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Walmart Being Sued for Slip and Fall Accident

By Leifer Law Firm |

A customer who claims she was injured after tripping over a shopping cart that was left in the aisle at Walmart has now filed suit against the retailer. The complaint was filed against Walmart Store 942 in Orlando on April 3 and claims that Walmart failed to maintain its premises and use due care… Read More »

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Why Walking in Florida May Not Be the Safest Activity

By Leifer Law Firm |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released data showing that Florida had the highest incidence of pedestrian fatality accidents in 2016. Florida was ranked as the second deadliest state in 2016 with 3.22 deaths per 100,000 residents trailing only behind New Mexico. In Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties alone, an average of… Read More »

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Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim?

By Leifer Law Firm |

It is no secret that lawsuits take time. Initial investigations, discovery requests, and continuances can take years to complete. Most personal injury cases never even make it to trial. Instead, there is a settlement agreement before the trial commences. Deciding to take a settlement offer is a big decision. This is a decision that… Read More »

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What to Expect in a Personal Injury Case

By Leifer Law Firm |

Contemplating a personal injury lawsuit can be daunting. You probably have so many questions about what is to come, what do you need to be doing, and anything else you are questioning. While all lawsuits are different from each other, every case will generally follow the same path. The first step in any personal… Read More »

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Third-Party Liability in Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Leifer Law Firm |

Being injured at your workplace can be devastating. You can be severely injured, and that injury could even affect your ability to perform your job in the future. There are options available to an injured employee to be compensated for their injury. It is likely that you will file a workers’ compensation claim in… Read More »

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Who Is the Responsible Party in a Driverless Car Accident?

By Leifer Law Firm |

Even with a recent accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian and that was caused by an autonomous car operated by Uber, Florida state senator Jeff Brandes is still pushing to make Florida the helm of self-driving cars. When discussing the accident, which occurred in Arizona, Brandes said that people have to… Read More »

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What to Do If You’ve Been in an Uber Accident

By Leifer Law Firm |

The Taxi and Limousine Commission released statistics from 2015 showing that Uber cars were involved in more fatal car crashes than taxi drivers. There were five fatality accidents in the last half of the year involving Uber drivers and only one fatality due to a taxi driver. Uber drivers were involved in some 753… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Red Light Cameras Constitutional

By Leifer Law Firm |

Earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court ruled against an argument saying that officials in  Aventura, Florida, gave an outside entity too much leeway in determining if camera photos located at red lights showed traffic violations. The Supreme Court ruling maintains Florida’s laws surrounding camera usage at red lights, which lawmakers have attempted to… Read More »

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What is Premises Liability?

By Leifer Law Firm |

Generally speaking, if you are on the property of another, the owner of that property owes you a duty of care. Premises liability refers to the liability of homeowners, landowners, hotels, apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, and other businesses. To be sure, different types of visitors on different types of properties are owed… Read More »

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