Is it Legal to Have a Child on a Motorcycle in Florida?
Posted on July 17, 2019 in General
Motorcycling is a common activity in Florida, where clear, sunny weather more than 100 days of the year makes for perfect motorcycling conditions. If you want to bring the kids along for the ride, however, make sure to do so within the state’s traffic and transportation laws. Otherwise, you could risk a ticket or even… read more
Dental Malpractice vs. Medical Malpractice
Posted on July 15, 2019 in General
Malpractice refers to the negligence of a professional in fulfilling his or her duties of care to clients, resulting in harm to the latter. Any type of malpractice that causes personal injuries to the victim could be grounds for filing a civil lawsuit in Florida. Medical malpractice and dental malpractice are both serious acts of… read more
Firework Safety 101
Posted on June 28, 2019 in General, Personal Injury
As you gather with your friends and families to celebrate this Fourth of July, remember to be extra careful around fireworks. This can be a great day for pool parties, barbecues, and summer fun, but if handled incorrectly, fireworks can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Emergency departments treated over 9,000 fireworks-related injuries last year. 5,600… read more
K|U Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2019
Posted on June 28, 2019 in Eric S. Rosen, Firm News, John J. Uustal, Kristin E. Bianculli, Michael A. Hersh, Peter K. Spillis, Robert W. Kelley
We are thrilled to announce that Kristin E. Bianculli, Eric S. Rosen, Peter K. Spillis, and both of our founding partners, Robert W. Kelley and John J. Uustal have been selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the… read more
How to Report a Hit-and-Run in Florida
Posted on May 23, 2019 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury
A hit-and-run is a car accident in which the at-fault driver flees the scene without bearing responsibility for the crash. Hit-and-runs can leave victims feeling helpless about how to obtain compensation for their damages. Although Florida is a no-fault car insurance state, identifying the at-fault party is still important for obtaining full recovery. Thus, state… read more
Who Else Can Give Medical Consent Besides the Patient?
Posted on May 21, 2019 in General
Informed medical consent is every patient’s right according to the law. Informed consent means a physician has explained the procedure in enough detail to reasonably allow the patient to give his or her consent based on its potential risks and benefits. If a patient does not give his or her informed consent, performing the procedure… read more
Florida Bicycle Helmet Laws
Posted on May 20, 2019 in General
Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of serious head injury by about 50%. Every year, helmet wearing prevents hundreds of bicyclist deaths. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself from potential injuries while biking in Fort Lauderdale. Riders over the age of 16, however, do not legally have to wear helmets in… read more
What Are Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Laws?
Posted on May 18, 2019 in General
Every state in the U.S. has different laws pertaining to civil claims between private parties. When one party causes injuries and economic damages to another due to negligence or an intentional tort, the injured party can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Most states follow some form of comparative negligence law, meaning that both… read more
What Happens If You Hit a Car That’s Illegally Parked?
Posted on May 17, 2019 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury
All drivers have various responsibilities they must meet when it comes to proper use of their vehicles. Drivers have a duty of care to avoid hitting parked vehicles and to anticipate the actions of other nearby drivers to keep the flow of traffic moving safely. Drivers also have a duty of care to park their… read more
How to File for an Abandoned Car in Florida
Posted on May 16, 2019 in General
Some vehicle owners abandon their vehicles for various reasons. The vehicle may need extensive repairs and the owner simply decides to leave it wherever it comes to a rest, and some simply no longer want their vehicles. Florida law allows anyone to claim an abandoned vehicle as long as he or she follows the state’s… read more