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Why Distracted Walking Is More Dangerous Than You Think

When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, people are quick to assume that the motorist was at fault. While this might be the case, it is not always the driver who is guilty of distraction at the time of the accident. Distracted walking has become more of a problem in the last several years as cell… read more

Fishing Regulations in Florida You Should Know

Florida, the “fishing capital of the world,” boasts a $5.7 billion fishing industry. Fishing is a hobby, sport, and career for thousands of people in the Sunshine State. While Florida welcomes fishermen and permits the recreational and commercial fishing of many different species, the state legislature asks that fishermen obey certain rules and regulations. If… read more

How Binding Are Oral Contracts in Florida?

Wondering whether you can hold someone to a verbal promise he or she gave you in Florida? The answer could be yes, you can. Oral contracts might not be as failsafe as written ones, but they still qualify as legally binding agreements in many situations. If your conversation with someone else involved a few necessary… read more

Public Pool Injuries: Who Is Liable?

Swimming in a public pool in Fort Lauderdale can be one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer. Public pools at local parks, aquatic complexes, pool programs, and facilities such as YMCAs can be great places to spend the day, especially for families with children. Unfortunately, not all pool days end… read more

Keyless Cars and Carbon Monoxide Deaths: Who Is Liable?

Pushing a button rather than turning a key to start a car has become the new norm in the auto industry. While starting the engine with just the push of a button can seem convenient to busy drivers, it can also pose serious health risks – namely, accidentally leaving the car running. A combination of… read more

Is Florida’s Gun Industry Being Affected by Gun Control?

The gun industry in Florida might soon be changing – and whether this is good or bad news depends on who you ask. The latest call for stricter gun control could impact what is currently a $1 billion industry in Florida, as well as the 7,000-plus people working in guns and ammunition in the state…. read more

Charges for Hitting a Pedestrian

Filing a civil claim against the negligent or reckless driver that struck you is the best way to obtain compensation for your injuries – but what about the criminal consequences of hitting a pedestrian? In Florida, striking a pedestrian might be a criminal offense if the driver violated the law. While it is not up… read more

John Uustal weighs in for the New York Times: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll

Attorney John Uustal is quoted in this story in the New York Times, and in this May 18, 2018 story from New Zealand. The New York Times article details cases handled by John Uustal, and the evidence he discovered. The Times story surveys 17 car companies regarding their compliance with voluntary standards recommended by the… read more