Category Archives: Florida Law
Skip Pita Selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List!
Congratulations to Skip Pita of Pita Weber Del Prado for being selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List! Only 5% of lawyers achieve this prestigious recognition. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement…. Read More »
Randy Weber selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List!
Congratulations to Randy Weber of Pita Weber Del Prado for being selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List! Only 5% of lawyers achieve this prestigious recognition. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional… Read More »
New Texting While Driving Law in Florida Takes Effect October 1, 2019: What You Need to Know
Florida, which sees nearly 50,000 motor vehicle collisions caused by distracted driving per year, was among the last states to implement primary texting while driving ban. The law, which took effect on July 1, allows law enforcement officers to stop motorists who are texting while operating a vehicle. Previously, texting and driving was not… Read More »
Florida’s Malpractice Caps Take Another Hit
Medical malpractice actions in Florida are, in a word, convoluted. There are many hoops that a plaintiff must jump through before officially filing the lawsuit with a court. And, unfortunately for the plaintiff, it appears that the deck is stacked in favor of the medical professional. In fact, although having an attorney assist a… Read More »
Florida Supreme Court Changes the Rules for Medical Malpractice Procedure
Suing a health care provider for medical malpractice is a big commitment due to the time and complexity these cases require. One of the biggest hurdles, unfortunately designed in favor of doctors and other providers, is the presuit notice and investigation process. The presuit process is represented as encouraging injured patients and healthcare providers… Read More »
Will Florida Repeal No-Fault Car Insurance?
Few unfortunate events inspire disputes the way car accidents do, and dealing with insurance claims and limitations only complicate these matters. Car accidents, while relatively common with most people experiencing three to four over their lifetimes, are usually viewed as one of the more preventable events that exist, but they can lead to significant… Read More »
Florida Supreme Court to Consider a Medical Malpractice Case Involving Anesthesiology
Surgical procedures come with inherent risks that cannot be completely eradicated, but one of the more dangerous aspects of any operation is anesthesia. If anesthesia is administered or monitored improperly, the doctor or other responsible health care provider could be liable for medical malpractice if an injury occurs. When people think about receiving anesthesia,… Read More »
Florida Lawmakers Again Debate Repealing Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Law
Anyone who has purchased car insurance in Florida knows about the mandatory Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that all drivers are required to carry. This coverage is expensive, and often serves as a barrier to recovery for injuries and damages sustained in car accidents. The purpose of PIP coverage is to make Florida’s system for… Read More »
Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Capping Medical Malpractice Damages
Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases do not seek legal action on a whim. To win this type of case often takes years, and frequently exacts a large psychological and physical toll on the victims and their families. While the victims need the compensation demanded to cover past and future financial losses from medical expenses… Read More »
Recent Florida Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice laws seem to be constantly up for debate because of the amount of money doctors and insurers spend to make their positions known to lawmakers. Unfortunately, this situation has led to the passage of laws that often favor doctors and insurers over the lives of injured patients. Consequences from an injury caused… Read More »