What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

Where hotel and airline liability are fairly concise in what's required for an outcome in favor of the plaintiff, cruise line liability becomes murky when dealing with Maritime Law (also known as "admiralty law"). Every common carrier (rail line, bus line, airline, and cruise line) must exercise reasonable care for passengers. There is no exception to this law. In the event of negligence on the part of a cruise line, admiralty law supplies that the cruise operator will be held liable for any passenger injuries caused by "willful actions".

What is Airline Liability?

What is Airline Liability?

In 2018, we’ve all used airlines to get us anywhere we want to travel. Safer than railroads and faster than automobiles, airplanes cut down our travel time and provide the luxuries and comforts that other means of travel simply cannot. Travel today is not so much unlike it was in the early 1900s when air travel became the way to get from one coast to another more quickly than ever before. Aside from the convenience that remains the same, we’re still offered food and beverage in-flight, and safety precautions are still announced over the speakers.

What is Hotel Liability?

What is Hotel Liability?

In a matter of days Summer will officially be upon us, although most of us in Florida are already feeling the sweltering heat of the season. Aside from the heat, Summer is known for being a time of BBQ, swimming, sun, and of course, vacation. Whether we take that yearly trip to Walt Disney World, or go farther away, we're most likely to stay at a hotel. We like to think of hotels as clean, relaxing home-away-homes where everything is taken care of and all we have to focus on is that much needed R&R. Unfortunately, hotels in recent years have let customer service and therefore their standards fall by the wayside.

How Can Nursing Homes Better Keep the Elderly Safe?

How Can Nursing Homes Better Keep the Elderly Safe?

Hurricane season is here. As much as we all hate the sound of those words, we must be diligent in our preparations in the event of a storm. As Floridians, many of us native to the state, we've all learned how to prepare our "just in case" supplies ahead of time and stash them away, hoping we won't need them. Floridians as a whole became complacent last year in the wake of Hurricane Irma, who struck our state with a vengeance, leaving most of South Florida without power for days or weeks. The state recovered and life went back to normal, but there was still a sense of fear instilled in all of us.

Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life?

Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life?

In Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life? we'll provide in-depth Personal Injury insight on what happens after a victim suffers an amputation, either as the result of a work-related accident or a surgical error that left them bodily injured. This insight is firsthand information from a board certified civil trial attorney who has tried and won numerous amputation-related lawsuits and recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of his clients.

Neck Injuries After Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Personal Injury Prognosis

Neck Injuries After Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Personal Injury Prognosis

After a motor vehicle accident, victims are left with any number of injuries that span from head-to-toe. Strains, sprains, broken bones, bumps and bruises, dislocations, and whiplash injuries can all cause a victim widespread chronic pain. However, one of the most serious injuries sustained in a road-related accident is any impact to the head and neck area.

Knee, Leg Injuries Reduce Both Mobility and Quality of Life

Knee, Leg Injuries Reduce Both Mobility and Quality of Life

Within this article, we'll seek to explain the seriousness of knee and leg injuries and how they can gravely affect the quality of life for a victim of an accident. We'll also provide a clear picture of how Personal Injury attorneys handle knee injury claims on behalf of their clients. In the last few years, laws regulating how slip and fall injuries are upheld in a court of law have changed dramatically, and it's important to understand how that can affect those injured today and in the future.

Why Are Herniated Disks a Cause for Concern?

Why Are Herniated Disks a Cause for Concern?

One injury that's not discussed frequently, but causes a great deal of pain for accident victims, is what's known as a herniated disc. Within this Shaked Law Blog article we'll provide the information you  need to fully understand the painful reality of this type of injury and the lengths an accident victim may have to go to achieve pain relief.

Insurance Policies 101: Automotive Insurance

Insurance Policies 101: Automotive Insurance

Although insurance policies vary from state-to-state, they all have at least one thing in common: all licensed drivers are required by law to carry automotive insurance. What’s more, it’s a good for drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage, although that’s not required by law in every state. As part of our “Insurance 101” series of articles, we’ll break down what drivers most need to know when selecting an auto insurance policy, and what coverage best protects them in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

Insurance Policies 101: Commercial Trucking Insurance

Insurance Policies 101: Commercial Trucking Insurance

Whether you drive, own a home, see a doctor, or want to protect your loved ones after you’ve passed away, insurance is everywhere. Our daily lives are busy and we don’t often think of the accidents that can occur in the blink of an eye. That’s what insurance is there for. Insurance protects our interests in the event of a catastrophe, such as a death, natural disaster, or illness. The same principle applies to those in the trucking profession. Those who deliver our Amazon packages, transport cargo to and from warehouses safely, and make it easier for us to buy the things we need without a second thought are all considered trucking operators, and there’s very specific insurance coverage that protects these hard working citizens.

Who Becomes Liable for Violent Crime in the Wake of Negligent Security?

Who Becomes Liable for Violent Crime in the Wake of Negligent Security?

Who becomes liable if you become the victim of a violent crime? Everywhere we go while out in public, we're at-risk for crime. No matter how well we protect ourselves, no one is one-hundred-percent safe from becoming the victim of violent crime. There are ways, however, to protect ourselves and our loved ones and reduce that risk. Most notably, when we enter a business to shop or work, we often notice security cameras and posted signage stating that the property is under 24-hour surveillance. The average person won't have a problem with this, and will continue to do their job or run their errand unbothered.

Negligent Security: After Injury, How Does a Plaintiff Prove Fault?

Negligent Security: After Injury, How Does a Plaintiff Prove Fault?

Negligent security can happen to anyone, anywhere. None of us are immune to this dangerous mistake business and property owners make, and we can all pay for this carelessness at any given time. When one is hired to do a job, or has reason to be at a residence or business, their safety must be ensured. Accidental shootings, stabbings, and assaults resulting in permanent injury and fatalities are more likely happen when a business owner or landlord fails to secure their property.  These business owners and landlords must put the safety of their customers, employees, and tenants above all else! If they don’t, they’re putting themselves at-risk for becoming liable and ultimately sued.

Moving This Summer? Here’s What You Need to Know About Moving Truck Safety!

Moving This Summer? Here’s What You Need to Know About Moving Truck Safety!

Summer is just weeks away and the kids are out of school, work might be winding down for the season, and you’re planning that big move to your dream home. The boxes are packed, the kids are excited about new adventures, and you? You’re just stressed out! Because let’s face it: moving is a hassle. Picking up the family and moving to a brand new house whether it’s one mile or a thousand miles away is a pain. The last thing you need is a problem with the moving truck. Unfortunately accidents happen, but you can be as prepared as possible should anything go awry. This article will provide our readers planning a move with exactly what they need to know when it comes to renting, driving, and returning their moving truck.

Medical Malpractice: What Happens After Misdiagnosis, Negligence in the Healthcare Profession? Part 2

Medical Malpractice: What Happens After Misdiagnosis, Negligence in the Healthcare Profession? Part 2

In Part 1 of our What Happens After Misdiagnosis series, we began to explain to the reader exactly why negligence leading to a medical misdiagnosis can cause as much injury to the patient as something physical, such as a surgical error. We also looked at the specific criteria that needs to be met in order to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice: What Happens After Misdiagnosis, Negligence in the Healthcare Profession? Part 1

Medical Malpractice: What Happens After Misdiagnosis, Negligence in the Healthcare Profession? Part 1

When it comes to medical malpractice, it’s not always a surgical error or a visible, physical injury that a jury can see. In fact, this is not the number one cause for a medical malpractice claim. There are the rare instances where a surgical tool is left inside the patient’s body, or a surgeon performed a procedure they were not qualified to perform, resulting in serious bodily injury to the patient. However, more than likely if a patient chooses to pursue a medical malpractice claim, it’s due to misdiagnosis.

Why is Trying a Brain Injury Case Different? A Personal Injury Perspective on a Complex Claim

Why is Trying a Brain Injury Case Different? A Personal Injury Perspective on a Complex Claim

When it comes to the nuanced specialty of Personal Injury Law, most lawyers are prepared to try any and all of the orthopedic injuries that walk through the doors of their office. However, the same can be said for a brain injury case. Many lawyers, while experienced in the standard practice of Personal Injury Law, are not equipped to handle the complexities of a TBI-related claim. Why is that? In our brief one-minute-video we provided the Cliff’s Notes version of the answer to that question. Now, we’ll follow up with a more in-depth article that expands on what we already explained to our viewers.

The Legal Side of TBI Part 2: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

The Legal Side of TBI Part 2: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

The CDC estimates that 1.5 million people every year suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to accident, injury, birth defect, or other less common causes. The legal aspect of this proves difficult for attorneys. It takes an experienced attorney to take on a TBI case. As we previously established in “The Legal Side of TBI Part 1″ this is because TBI victims are said to have an “invisible” injury.

The Legal Side of TBI Part 1: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

The Legal Side of TBI Part 1: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

A personal injury attorney has been entrusted with protecting the rights of their injured clients. In fact, personal injury attorneys see their clients during the worst, and most fragile time in their lives. Clients have usually been severely injured and are seeking justice during a vulnerable time when they’ve become the victim of an accident as a result of another’s negligence or recklessness.

Hours of Service: Trucking Carrier Fatigue is a Road Hazard, Major Public Safety Risk

Hours of Service: Trucking Carrier Fatigue is a Road Hazard, Major Public Safety Risk

Trucking carrier fatigue accidents post a serious liability issue to both the trucking carrier and the operator. According to the Department of Transportation, these accidents are responsible for 13% of all commercial motor vehicle-related collisions on the road. That’s a staggering statistic! That’s why the DOT is doing their part to enforce stricter regulations for operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Truck Accident Law: What is it? (And Why it Matters!)

Truck Accident Law: What is it? (And Why it Matters!)

Truck accident law isn’t something we think of very often. Yet, we see commercial trucks out on the road every day. When we get on the overcrowded South Florida highways to go to work, it’s hard to miss them. While commercial trucks on the roads are commonplace, the laws that regulate their commutes are complex. Statistics show that each year nearly 4,000 Americans suffer fatalities from truck-related accidents.