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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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)


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Can Zoos Be Liable for Patron Injuries?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Taking a trip to the zoo can be a worthwhile experience for all involved. While children and adults are always intrigued at seeing exotic animals, children, naturally, take things a step further, reveling in the sheer enjoyment of what must be like a trip to an amusement park. In some cases, however, zoo visitors… Read More »


Suing for Chiropractor Injuries

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When suffering from physical issue, condition, or disease, most individuals put their trust in the abilities of the medical profession to diagnose and correct the problem. And, in the majority of instances, this trust is well-placed. However, options for treatment are not necessarily limited to doctors and hospitals, and many turn to other practitioners,… Read More »


Resolving an Insurance Dispute Outside of Court

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

No one wants to deal with insurance companies. Considered a necessary evil, while individuals realize they need insurance, and, in some cases, are required to have insurance, these same individuals also have come to loathe dealings with insurance companies, primarily because, at least perceptively, insurance companies seem quick to deny every claim made on… Read More »


Medical Malpractice for a Medication Error

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When a patient visits his/her medical professional, there is almost always some medical issue prompting the appointment. In cases where surgery is not appropriate, many medical professionals will typically prescribe medication for the patient. It is extremely important that the prescribed medication be the appropriate medication for the complained condition, as an error in… Read More »


Medical Malpractice: What Is the Standard of Care and Why It Matters?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suffering an injury while under the care of a medical professional can be a traumatizing experience. Whether it is during a surgical procedure or merely while at a dentist’s office, feelings of betrayal typically are immediate. A patient naturally puts his/her trust in the medical professional, and, if there is a preventable problem, the… Read More »


Qualifications for Medical Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When an individual is injured following medical care, many questions arise. Obviously, first and foremost is how to recover from the injury. Once recovered (or once the individual comes to the realization that recovery may be delayed or impossible), it becomes intuitive to address exactly what happened, and question whether the injury was preventable…. Read More »


Structural Design Flaws Can Be Deadly

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When a building or other structure collapses, the initial concern is to account for all individuals known to be in or around the structure at the time of the collapse, and then to search for any unaccounted-for survivors. Once the health of each individual has been addressed, questions turn to whether the collapse was… Read More »


Personal Injury Lawsuits and Insurance Company Surveillance

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When an individual is injured as a result of the actions of another, the injured party naturally wants to recoup some of the expenses incurred during recovery from the responsible person. Retaining the services of an attorney experienced in personal injury law can help in these situations. However, in many cases, the other party… Read More »


Is It Malpractice to Withhold Information about Treatment Options?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Patients must place their complete trust in their medical professionals. Conversely, it is also expected that a medical professional will educate his/her patient about the relevant medical conditions affecting him/her and the available  treatment options. In most cases, medical professionals are thorough in their analysis and typically inform the patient about all treatment options…. Read More »


PWD Obtains 1.1 Million in Semi-Truck Crash Case in Pensacola

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

On the morning of September 28, 2017, a semi-truck driver created mayhem in Pensacola. The driver lost control of the truck while driving at an excessive speed. He was attempting to burn through a yellow light. The driver veered into oncoming traffic, first striking the side of one pick-up truck, then veered further, crushing… Read More »


Food Recalls May Lead to Liability for Manufacturers

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

While automobile recalls make the top stories on a regular basis, they are not the only recalls that consumers should think about. Numerous food recalls are instituted on a regular basis for a variety of reasons. They are so common that many of them go unnoticed by consumers. As a result, consumers may consume… Read More »


What If You Are at Fault for an Automobile Accident?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

As many residents know, Florida is a no-fault car insurance state. Generally, this means that the operator of an automobile involved in an accident is expected to look towards his/her own automobile insurance policy for reimbursement for injuries, and not to the operator of the other automobile, regardless of who is at fault. However,… Read More »


Negotiating an Automobile Accident Settlement

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Being involved in an automobile accident, unfortunately, is oftentimes the start of a frustrating experience. Dealing with both medical recovery, as well as with insurance companies, many individuals become thoroughly exasperated from the whole experience. However, not paying attention to the myriad of documents that accompany the accident can result in much more frustration… Read More »


Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Social media holds a very prominent place in society today. From posting pictures of meals to vacations to family members, many people spend so much time curating their social media presence many wonder how society functioned before. A lot of personal information about a person’s daily life and major events go on these platforms,… Read More »

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