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Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | June 25 2024 | Personal Injury

What are the Elements of Negligence?

When an individual, company, government entity, or any other third party causes harm to someone else, victims are often able to recover compensation for their losses by filing an injury claim. However, injury victims have to prove that the alleged negligent party did indeed cause the injury, and doing this involves establishing four separate elements…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | February 14 2024 | Personal Injury

How to Prove Negligent Security

Property owners, operators, and managers all owe a duty of care to those who have a right to be at a specific location. Their duty of care applies not only to ensuring the premises are properly maintained and free from known hazards but also to ensuring adequate security is present. Individuals who sustain injuries due…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | February 6 2024 | Personal Injury

Do I Need a Lawyer After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to significant medical expenses and, in some cases, long-term disabilities. Individuals who sustain brain injuries caused by the negligent actions of another party are often able to recover compensation, but these types of insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits are complex. A traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you through…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | January 13 2024 | Bicycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Liability in Florida Bicycle Accidents

After a bicycle accident occurs in Florida, it is essential to determine liability so that any injury or property damage victim can recover compensation for their losses. However, determining liability can be challenging, and there could be multiple parties responsible for the incident. Understanding the issues behind determining fault in a bicycle accident can be…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | November 14 2023 | Personal Injury

How Do Personal Injury Claims Against the Government Work?

When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent actions of another party, the injury victim will typically be able to recover compensation. This could be through a settlement with an insurance carrier or as a result of a personal injury lawsuit filed against the at-fault party. However, if the at-fault party is a…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | November 1 2023 | Personal Injury

Dangerous Consumer Products of 2023

2023 has been yet another year of dangerous consumer products reaching the market. As we review some of the most dangerous products on the market in 2023, we encourage you to remain vigilant about the products in your household or business, particularly as the holidays approach. If you or somebody you care about has been…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | September 5 2023 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company After My Accident?

After a vehicle accident occurs, there will be several steps you need to take in order to ensure the validity of your claim. You can be sure that the insurance carriers will want to speak to you fairly soon after the incident occurs. This includes not only your insurance carrier but possibly even the insurance…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | August 4 2023 | Florida News, Personal Injury

Florida’s New Comparative Negligence Laws

Each state around the country has a method for determining how to compare negligence after a personal injury claim occurs. If more than one party was responsible for an incident, comparative negligence laws help determine who pays how much compensation and who gets how much compensation. Recently, Florida passed a tort reform law that changed…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | August 4 2023 | Personal Injury

Florida Personal Injury Damages: Economic, Non-Economic, and Punitive

When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent actions of another party, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. Personal injury claims can be challenging, and we encourage injury victims to work with an attorney who can help them move forward with their claims. Here, we want to discuss three…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | July 11 2023 | Personal Injury

Florida’s New Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury Cases 2023

Under House Bill 837, Florida’s legislature made some major changes to tort laws in the state. One change that has the potential to significantly impact personal injury victims is one that was made to the statute of limitations for filing these claims. Here, we want to review what these changes mean for individuals harmed due…