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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 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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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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Suing Everyone May Not Be A Bad Idea

By Velasquez & Associates |

Who should you sue? Sue everybody! That sounds like a joke. But in the world of personal injury law, there is some truth to it-you could end up with real problems in your case, if you fail to sue everybody who may be responsible for your accident and your injuries. When More Than One… Read More »

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How Dangerous Is The Hot Tub?

By Velasquez & Associates |

It’s relaxing. Calming. It is enjoyable no matter what the weather, and it’s a water-based activity, perfect for Florida. We’re talking about hot tubs. When we think of water safety, we usually think of pools or the beach—we rarely give thought to safety in a hot tub. But hot tubs can present their fair… Read More »

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Can Roundabouts Lower Car Accident Totals And Car Accident Severity?

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Although they aren’t used much here in America, roundabouts are a staple of the roadways in many European countries. More and more, traffic planners here in America are advocating for roundabouts, claiming that they may be the answer to lowering car accidents and traffic fatalities. What is a Roundabout? A roundabout is where, in… Read More »

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