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11-year-old injured in fall at Marlins Park

What should have been a joyful family experience at the ballpark turned into a nightmare over the Memorial Day weekend. A father stood with his cellphone camera poised, videotaping his 11-year-old daughter scale a climbing wall set up just for kids at Marlins Park in Miami. The girl had reached the top, and began to […]

Settlement Demand Package

Before initiating litigation, especially if it concerns car accidents, your attorney will give the other driver’s insurance company (or your own, if making an uninsured motorist claim) an opportunity to settle. After you finish medical treatment, your car accident attorney will prepare what is commonly referred to as a demand package (also referred to as a settlement package, demand, […]

Boat Injury Verdict – $350,000

Several weeks ago, Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert was approached by another law firm. This other law firm represented a man who was injured when an old wooden set of stairs (connecting a yacht to the dock) collapsed as the man was disembarking from the vessel. The owner of the boat had been previously notified of […]

Personal Injury Mediations (Pt 2)

Yesterday’s personal injury mediation blog post discussed personal injury mediation preparation. Now that we’ve set our best foot forward, here’s a summary of what will happen on the day of the actual mediation. Clear your calendar because mediations are slow and time-consuming events. If the mediation doesn’t end within an hour (i.e. it becomes obvious that one […]

Personal Injury Mediation

Occasionally, there are pre-suit mediations. But for purposes of this personal injury blog post, I am going to discuss the more typical mediation variety. If you have an upcoming personal injury mediation, chances are that pre-litigation negotiations broke down and you have filed a personal-injury lawsuit. In Florida, mediations are required before an injury case can go to […]

Man sues warehouse after slip and fall accident causes injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly one million Americans sustain some level of personal injuries in slip and fall / premises liability accidents. While slapstick Hollywood and cartoons have been known to depict such accidents as involving the proverbial banana peel on the floor, slip, trip and fall cases can arise in […]

Claims against Florida government, subdivisions, public hospitals

Historically, the state and its subdivisions and agents could not be sued – enjoying what is known as sovereign immunity. Modern government entities, however, recognize that their employees and agents occasionally act negligently – causing serious injuries to good law abiding citizens, and that it would create a great injustice if those who are so […]

Four killed, one critically injured in fiery I-95 car accident in Martin County

Four people lost their lives in a fiery head-on collision on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning; one person is in critical condition. The Florida Highway Patrol says that a Port St. Lucie woman was traveling the wrong-way on 1-95, when her Jeep SUV slammed into a Chevrolet Silverado. A passing motorist stopped to lend assistance […]

Some Recent Drug Recalls

While we want to be able to trust the products we purchase in stores and pharmacies, it is an unfortunate fact of life that some of these products are deemed dangerous after they have been sold to you the consumer – thus requiring a recall. Luckily, most recalls do not involve catastrophic consequences. Below are […]

Junior Seau’s death renews public awareness of brain injuries

The recent suicide death of former Miami Dolphins player Junior Seau shocked the football world. In the aftermath of the original breaking news, many people suspected that the suicide may be linked to brain injuries the former NFL superstar may have sustained during his professional football career. Seau played for several teams, and appeared in 12 Pro […]

Miami area hit-and-run accident results in bicyclist’s death

A fatal hit-and-run car and bicycle accident that took place in the Miami area is receiving media attention due to the driver involved so far having escaped all criminal liability. The accident also raises pedestrian and bicycle safety concerns as the victim of the crash happened to be a cyclist. The driver thought to be responsible for […]