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Common Features of Wrong Way Accidents

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Although automobile accidents, in general, can be horrific and tragic, automobile accidents which involve one driver going the wrong way down a thoroughfare can be especially catastrophic. Most often, these situations occur at night or at dusk or dawn, when visibility is at a minimum. Additionally, and unfortunately, alcohol is usually a factor of… Read More »

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The Line between Medical Judgment and Malpractice

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When a patient gets injured as a result of an interaction with a medical professional (whether that interaction be surgery, treatment, or something else), the first thought that comes to mind to many individuals is that the medical professional committed medical malpractice. While retaining the services of an experienced Miami medical malpractice attorney can… Read More »

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Valuing Your Personal Injury Claim

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suffering any injury, regardless of the source, can turn a person’s life upside down. If someone else is responsible for the injury, the aftermath can feel even more unfair. Once such an injury occurs, retaining the services of an experienced Miami personal injury attorney can be crucial to receiving reimbursement for these costs from… Read More »

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery leads to $400,000.00 Pre-Trial Settlement obtained by PWD Partner, Randy M. Weber

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

In early 2019, lead attorney, Randy Weber, filed suit on behalf of our 63 year old client who sustained a torn rotator cuff in his non-dominant arm as a result of an automobile crash.  Thereafter, our client underwent arthroscopic surgery. Prior to trial, Mr. Weber mediated and settled the case for $400,000.00 — less… Read More »

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Deciding to Settle or Litigate a Medical Malpractice Claims

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suffering an injury at the hands of a medical professional usually shatters the trust the patient puts in the medical industry as a whole. And for good reason. Medical professionals are given this trust by society as a result of the years of dedication and education that they put into their profession. However, while… Read More »

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Common Myths about Personal Injury Claims

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Injuries caused by someone else can be extremely frustrating. Large medical bills often follow injuries sustained in an accident, and the victim will unfortunately be left to pay them unless the responsible party is held accountable. With serious injuries, the financial impact can be catastrophic. Fortunately, the law allows the injured victim to sue… Read More »

$975,000.00 Settlement For Injured Security Guard

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

PWD partner Randy Weber is happy to announce the following case result: Mr. Jones (FN – client’s real name not used) was working as a security guard stationed in a building in South Florida. One afternoon, the building’s engineer requested that Mr. Jones look into a complaint from a tenant that the air conditioning… Read More »

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Proving a Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Visiting a medical professional, when not feeling all that well, is an exercise in trust. This involves the patient relying on the education and experience of the medical professional, and their ability to properly analyze the circumstances and symptoms of the patient in order to develop a treatment plan to correct the situation. However,… Read More »

PWD Recovers $350,000 for Man Who Slips on Defective Entryway

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Mr. C rented a duplex in Miami.  Mr. C broke his ankle when, before the morning dew had evaporated, he slipped on an outdoor entryway leading into the home.  Mr. C required emergency surgery. Years before Mr. C even rented the property, the landlord placed tile on the entryway that was not suitable for… Read More »

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How the Limitations in Wrongful Death Cases Hurt the Families of Unmarried Adults

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Losing a loved one is a very distressing experience, no matter the situation. Whether the circumstances involve a long illness or a sudden departure, the finality of the situation will cause a mourning period which may last for an extended time. Making matters worse are situations in which the loved one’s death was caused… Read More »

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Accident Claims Involving Commercial Vehicles

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

The automobile is as integral to American life as baseball, apple pie, and mom. A big part of the American reliance on car transportation involves the use of commercial vehicles to move product throughout the country. With all these vehicles on the roadways, accidents happen, including those involving commercial vehicles. Since a good portion… Read More »

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The Police Report Matters in Your Car Accident Case

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Whether a minor fender bender or a catastrophic event that renders a vehicle totaled, all accidents involving automobiles should be recorded in a police report. In many cities, law enforcement does not actually come out to an accident scene, in which case it is incumbent upon the motorists to go to the nearest police… Read More »

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Patients Must Be Honest to Win Medical Malpractice Suits

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Undergoing any medical procedure is risky, no matter how benign it may appear, either by the patient or by his/her medical professionals. In many cases, the quality of medical care reduces this risk significantly. Thus, in the vast majority of medical procedures, the end result will be successful. However, in some cases, accidents will… Read More »

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Legislature Seeks to Reign in Dangerous Plastic Surgery Centers

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Plastic surgery, also known as elective or cosmetic surgery, is big business in this country. And it goes beyond procedures for purely aesthetic reasons, such as breast enhancements or abdominal implants. While still cosmetic, plastic surgery also includes reconstructive surgery after automobile accidents to correct disfigurements or scars. Regardless of whether the surgery is… Read More »

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The Evidence You Need to Prove Medical Malpractice

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Being injured as a result of medical malpractice can potentially be a life-shattering experience. Initially, there is the realization that the trust that the patient placed in the medical professional was crushed. Once this realization comes to light, then there is the very real possibility that the injury caused by the medical malpractice may… Read More »

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Scooter Rider Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

According to reporting from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a person was killed while riding an electric scooter in Fort Lauderdale. The Broward County Medical Examiner told reporters that this is believed to be the first death in the city involving an electric scooter. The victim of this accident — who has not yet… Read More »

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Who Is Legally Responsible for Nursing Home Abuse?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

For some, residing in a nursing home has many advantages. A resident’s health issues are under constant surveillance, making it much easier to ensure the proper treatment and/or medication are taken. Additionally, the resident does not have to concern himself/herself about how to address his/her daily needs. Thus, at least with regard to some… Read More »

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Proposed Changes to Florida’s PIP Laws

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When instituted in 1971, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws were intended to reduce extraneous litigation brought by individuals injured in automobile accidents. However, over time, this has not necessarily proven to be accurate. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature has not seen fit to repeal these laws, so Florida automobile owners are forced to deal with… Read More »

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Liability When Livestock Causes an Automobile Accident

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Experiencing an automobile accident is often a surreal experience. Although many accidents occur at a high rate of speed (which, in some cases, is the cause of the accidents), many operators note that time seems to stand still as they experience the oncoming accident. Another type of automobile accident is where an obstruction suddenly… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible for Drug-Related Injuries?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Whenever an individual acts as a consumer, and purchases a product, he/she does it with the understanding that the product is safe for its intended use. And, in most instances, this assumption is correct. However, there are always exceptions, and injuries do occur from defective products. In these cases, retaining the services of an… Read More »

Another Happy PWD Client

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Testimonial from another great client: “We hired the law firm of Pita, Weber, Del Prado after reading their excellent reviews. Our case involved a serious injury following a mountain biking accident. It was a pleasure dealing with Skip, Randy, Shannon and office staff. They were professional, compassionate and kept us informed throughout the proceedings… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Wrongful Death Claims

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Experiencing the death of a loved one is an understandably negative experience. Even if the death was expected, loss is always very distressing. This pain becomes harder to bear when the death was caused by the actions of another person. In these cases, the law provides an avenue for the family to recover for… Read More »

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Caution Urged for Scooter Riders

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

One of the newer trends has been the rise in shared modes of transportation. What started as city-sponsored shared bicycles has now morphed into electric scooters, owned by private entities. While the vast majority of riders successfully complete their trips without incident, accidents do happen. Dodging traffic and pedestrians, as well as scootering under… Read More »

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PWD Partner, Rosanna Weber, lead the charge to recover the full insurance policy limits of $350,000 for their client who hit a school bus on his motorcycle due to the driver’s negligence

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

In May of 2018, our client, Mr. Y, was riding his motorcycle in the City of Miami when a large yellow school bus (filled with elementary school aged children) made an unprotected left-hand turn directly in his path and then unexpectedly came to a complete stop. Unfortunately, there was not enough time or distance… Read More »

DUI Victim Recovers Confidential 7 Figure Settlement — 10x’s Automobile Insurance Policy Limits

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

During the early evening hours of April 4, 2018, our client, 45 year old, Mrs. X was riding her bicycle in the Little Havana neighborhood of downtown Miami. As she crossed SW 17th Avenue, she was struck by a pick-up truck. Mrs. X sustained trauma to her head in addition to orthopedic injuries. She… Read More »

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Hospital Harm to Pregnant Women

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

One of life’s greatest moments in the birth of a child. Bringing a new life into this world is almost always at the top of every parent’s happiest days of their lives. However, even in countries with advanced medical care, pregnancy is still dangerous for the baby and the mother. Care must be taken… Read More »

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PWD Partner, Randy Weber, Obtains Confidential 7 Figure Settlement — 10x’s Automobile Insurance Policy Limits

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

During the early evening hours of April 4, 2018, our client, 45 year old, Mrs. X was riding her bicycle in the Little Havana neighborhood of downtown Miami. As she crossed SW 17th Avenue, she was struck by a pick-up truck. Mrs. X sustained trauma to her head in addition to orthopedic injuries. She… Read More »

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Legislators Propose Capping Non-Economic Damages

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suffering an injury is never pleasant, but if the injury requires medical attention, the lasting effect is much more serious due to the financial cost and potential for permanent impairment. If the injury was caused by the action of another individual or entity, it is not right that the injured should be forced to… Read More »

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Legislature Seeking to Extended Damage Caps to Medical Malpractice Cases

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suffering a medical injury can be devastating, both from a pain perspective as well as financially. Knowing the final tally for medical bills can take years, and leave a family financially ruined. Thus, shouldering the pain and financial burdens of the injury, knowing that the fault of the injury explicitly lies with another individual… Read More »

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Exposing Personal Injury Claim Myths

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Sustaining an injury, even beyond the pain, is a devastating experience. In many cases, medical expenses may eat into the victim’s savings. Fortunately, there are ways in which an injured individual can obtain reimbursement for these costs, through a personal injury action. Retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney is almost essential… Read More »

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Building a Case for a Defective Shoe Personal Injury Claim

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

As March Madness is fully upon the American sporting world, and people are looking with anticipation (or defeat) at their brackets, one story that has permeated men’s college basketball for the second half of the season is the unfortunate story of Duke University’s talented Freshman, Zion Williamson, who suffered a major knee injury when… Read More »

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Can You Sue for an Automobile Accident Caused by Road Debris?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

With the large number of cars on the road today, car accidents are part of the experience of driving. In some cases, accidents are just that – accidents, either the result of a natural occurrence, such as a gust of wind pulling an automobile off the road into a ravine, or through the fault… Read More »

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When Speeding Is the Central Aspect of a Car Accident Lawsuit

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Being involved in an automobile accident can be full of contradictions. While accidents involving automobiles usually involve a high rate of speed, when facing the impending crash, many individuals insist that time seems to proceed in slow motion. When an accident does happen that results in injury, retaining the services of an experienced Miami… Read More »

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Knowledge of Safety Issues for FIU Bridge Collapse Questioned

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When tragedy beyond one’s control strikes, and an injury results, individuals, after tending to their medical injuries, will often look to figure out who is responsible. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to ascertain exactly who the responsible party or parties may be. Retaining the services of an experienced Miami construction accident attorney is key… Read More »

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Malpractice Claims for Post-Surgical Infections

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Even for some of the more routine procedures, surgery always carries with it a degree of risk. In fact, in all cases, prior to any surgical procedure, a medical professional will go over all risk involved, and obtain consent from the patient to proceed. Although most procedures will go as planned, in some cases,… Read More »

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An Athletic Coach’s Liability for Player Injuries

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Playing sports a normal part of many people’s childhood. With football, soccer, baseball, and basketball, as well as other sports, a child can spend a considerable amount of his/her time on the field. While sports do teach children valuable lessons in teamwork and personal responsibility, they also come with risk – the risk of… Read More »

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Settling a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Making the decision to transfer a loved one to the care of a nursing home is never easy. Many feel as though they are letting the family member down by turning him/her over to the care of the facility. In some cases, the patient himself/herself can get depressed, as they realize that they are… Read More »

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Arbitration in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

There is a certain degree of trust which must be placed into a medical professional each time a patient undergoes a procedure or receives treatment. Thankfully, errors involving medical professionals are far and few between in this country, but when they do happen, the consequences can be devastating. Retaining the services of an experienced… Read More »

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Suing a Bicycle Manufacturer for an Injury

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

More and more individuals are realizing the healthful benefits of bicycling, resulting in more intense bicycle rides. And while the wind rushing through one’s hair on a weekend ride or as part of the daily commute is a freeing experience, bicycles can still present their share of problems. Most are built sturdy enough to… Read More »

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Proving Fault in Rear-End Collisions

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Accidents happen every day. Nowhere is this more prevalent than when operating a vehicle. Further, more car accidents involve rear-end collisions than any other category. Unfortunately, being involved in a rear-end collision is never a good experience. Whether the victim of the accident or the vehicle operator being held responsible, both parties are likely… Read More »

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Suing a Midwife for Malpractice

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Although it is one of the most joyous occasions around, giving birth to a child is, unfortunately, accompanied by risk. Although the medical system in the United States is advanced, and has severely reduced the issues of childbirth injuries, they still can occur. Some women, though, are opting for less invasive options for childbirth… Read More »

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Damages in Personal Injury Cases

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suffering a preventable injury at the hands of another individual can be a very frustrating experience. Recovery from the injury itself can take time, depending on the seriousness. Recovery can involve visits to various medical professionals and specialists, including physical and/or mental therapy sessions. Once recovery is underway, eventually, the invoices start to appear…. Read More »

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PWD Recovers $1 Million in a Single, Roll-Over Trucking Case

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

PWD Recovers $1 Million in Trucking Case from Blanco Transfer On June 1, 2017, Mr. Exposito, a trucker, picked up a loaded trailer from a vendor – Blanco Transfer — in Miami and headed to Sarasota.  After getting off of I-75, Mr. Esposito executed a left turn.  During the turn, the trailer and tractor… Read More »

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The Risk of Neurological Injury during Childbirth

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Although it may seem cliché, almost every parent states that the birth of a child is the best day in his/her lifetime. And, it should be a cause for celebration, enjoyment, and pride. However, while most childbirths in this country proceed without a hitch, unfortunately, childbirth always has some risk, and, in some cases,… Read More »

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Lack of Oversight in Nursing Home Neglect Cases

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Nursing home residents often have to rely on others for basic needs. Fortunately, many nursing homes realize this and do what they can to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of their residents. However, some do not, and, in fact, neglect their residents, allowing them to suffer injury and death. If this occurs, retaining… Read More »

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Congrats to Judge Del Rio on a successful campaign!

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Shannon Del Prado and Skip Pita with newly elected Judge Vivian Del Rio and spouse, Christian Del Rio.  All attended the Miami Dade Presidential Gala last Saturday.  (Shannon is a past President)

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Understanding Proximate Cause in Medical Malpractice

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Seeing a medical professional for treatment or consultation is typically not a pleasant experience. When a patient enters the examination room, and the medical professional shows up, it can feel as if he/she is prying into every aspect of the patient’s personal life. While this intrusion is true, it is also necessary to begin… Read More »

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Crime, Foreseeability, and Negligence Claims

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Property owners, especially those who invite individuals to enter onto their premises, have a general duty to ensure that the property is a safe condition to guard against injury. This includes not only businesses, but also private property owners who may have visitors over for a Christmas dinner. Failure to maintain the property in… Read More »

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Liability for Leaving Objects in a Patient’s Body

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Undergoing a medical procedure, such as a surgery, necessarily involves risk. Even if considered “non-invasive,” a surgery will always require entry into the patient’s body, and whether it is a medical professional’s hand, a medical instrument, or even air, the inside of the patient’s body will come into contact with something foreign to it…. Read More »

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Who Has Liability in Self-Driving Car Accidents?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Driving may be part of everyday life in most of America, but that does not remove the risk that is present every time someone gets behind the wheel. Although speed and road conditions are always factors when vehicles collide, in most cases, operator error is to blame. When an accident does occur, and someone… Read More »

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