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Why Are Mass Tort Defective Product Cases So Difficult To Win?

By Velasquez & Associates |

When products are defective and they injure people, those injuries can be limited—but they also can injure a great many people. With the number of people who use many commercial products or medications, all it takes is one defective product to potentially impact and injure thousands, tens, or hundreds of thousands of people. But… Read More »

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When Evidence In Your Case Is Just Too Good It Could Be Excluded

By Velasquez & Associates |

In your personal injury trial, to win your case, the idea is to put forth as much evidence in your favor that you can. Evidence that helps your case or supports your allegations helps you, but so does evidence that hurts the other side, or which puts their side of the story in doubt…. Read More »

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Failed Exactech Implants Lead To Class Action Lawsuits

By Velasquez & Associates |

Often when large companies are sued for defective products, the story of the lawsuit illustrates how products and how they are designed can go very wrong. Design defects are where a product works the way it is supposed to-but something in how the product was initially designed, ends up being faulty or dangerous. Implants… Read More »

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Can You Make A Homeowners Insurance Claim For Mold?

By Velasquez & Associates |

In Florida, many people see mold as a fact of life, what with our humidity, heat and rainfall. But mold is hardly innocuous; depending on the kind of mold, and who you ask, mold can either inflame allergies, or cause cancers. So when you do see or find mold, you may want to make… Read More »

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Can A Non-Parent Bind A Child To Arbitration, Or To A Hold Harmless Agreement?

By Velasquez & Associates |

You probably already know that in many areas where extreme sports or indoor physical activity happen, like trampoline parks, ice skating, or go-carting the facilities will want you to sign waivers of liability. These waivers make you promise that you won’t sue them if you are injured. They also may make you promise that… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Blanket Medical Authorization

By Velasquez & Associates |

There are a lot of problems when you decide that you want to handle your personal injury case yourself, without an attorney. You can often be forced to say things or sign documents, without even being aware of what you are signing or saying. One area where this can become a problem is with… Read More »

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Res Ipsa Loquitur: Funny Name, Serious Help For Accident Victims

By Velasquez & Associates |

Here’s a riddle: Can you show someone did something wrong, and thus, caused you an injury, without having to show what they did wrong? It may sound counterintuitive, even silly, but there is something in the law that allows you to do just that. It’s a legal theory called Res Ipsa Loquitur, and although… Read More »

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A Day At The Spa May Not Be As Safe As You Think It Is

By Velasquez & Associates |

A day at the spa is supposed to be fun, relaxing and rewarding. Usually it is…unless something goes wrong. And what many people don’t know is how wrong a day at the nail salon can go. In fact, people have been seriously injured by a simple visit to the local nail salon. Small Injuries,… Read More »

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How Having The Wrong Kind Of Insurance Policy Could Put You Into Foreclosure

By Velasquez & Associates |

If you have a mortgage on your home, almost every lender will require that you insure the property. Many people are already aware of this. However, what you may not be aware of, is that you could be treated as uninsured by your lender, and possibly foreclosed upon, even if you are actually insured…. Read More »

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Can You Use A Police Report In Your Car Accident Trial?

By Velasquez & Associates |

When you are in a car accident, the first person that will be on site to evaluate the accident and make an initial determination of fault will probably be the police officer investigating the accident. The police officer will draw up a police report, with details about how the accident happened. The report will… Read More »

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