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babyMedical malpractice cases are extremely complex, and multiple causes of action may be appropriate in a single situation. The success of a claim depends heavily on having significant and concrete evidence to show a medical facility or doctor’s malpractice. This is why it is important to consult a capable Miami injury lawyer if you are considering a potential medical malpractice claim.

In Spangler v. Mcquitty, the parents of a boy, Dylan, filed a personal injury lawsuit against a physician who delivered the child on behalf of their son, contending that the son’s severe disabilities were a result of birth injuries caused by medical negligence.

While pregnant with Dylan, the mother’s doctor failed to obtain informed consent for the treatment that was administered to her, causing a placental abruption, which ultimately left the son with cerebral palsy and other long-term injuries. Cerebral palsy is a broad term for a variety of disorders that impair the motor functions and development of a child.

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houseMold can be extremely harmful to anyone who is exposed to it. In fact, people can sustain long-term or even lifetime conditions as a result of mold exposure. If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury from mold, it is imperative to reach out to a skilled Miami injury attorney who can evaluate your case. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we have helped many South Florida clients resolve their personal injury claims and can help you as well.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the term “toxic mold” is inaccurate. This is because, in most cases, the mold itself is usually not toxic or poisonous. Large mold infestations can typically be seen or smelled. Some harmful effects of mold exposure include nasal congestion and irritation, eye irritation or wheezing, coughing, breathing issues, headache and fever, and memory loss.

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dronePersonal drones are becoming more and more popular. As drones become more common, so do injuries resulting from their use. Many times, drone operators treat drones like toys, but the reality is that these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can cause serious harm. If a drone has injured you or someone close to you, our skilled Miami injury attorneys can help. We understand the nuances of personal injury law, and you can rest assured that we will make every effort to get you the compensation you deserve for your harm.

People use personal drones for a number of reasons, such as flying them for fun, photography, filming, and more. The FAA estimates that by 2020, approximately 300,000 drones will be used for all types of commercial uses.

Drone accidents can take place because of user error, battery failure, or faulty parts, among other reasons. One way a number of people have been recently injured around the country is because of a drone falling and directly hitting a person. This type of accident can cause eye injuries, facial lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Furthermore, the sharp blades may cause cuts and bruises on the victim as well.

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RVA recreational vehicle (RV) refers to a motor vehicle or trailer equipped with a living space and amenities traditionally found in a home. These vehicles are sometimes called campers, motor homes, or travel-trailers as well. While RVs can vary in size, all of them are larger than an average car on the road. RV drivers are operating these huge vehicles like trucks, but they do not have to take any special driver training or possess a higher-level driver’s license, as truckers do. As a result, RV driver errors, such as sideswiping a car in the next lane, failing to stop in time, making too tight a turn, or failing to secure equipment on the top of the RV properly, are often the cause of accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in an RV accident, we can help.

RV accidents can have severe and catastrophic consequences. RV accidents can result in a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, broken ribs, herniated discs, the loss of a limb, and more. In the most serious cases, RV accidents can result in death.

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Unfortunately, automobile accidents injure a number of children in Florida and throughout the United States each year. In Allen v. Montalvan, a grandmother was killed in a tragic car crash, and her adult daughter, minor son, and three minor grandchildren were hurt to varying degrees when a drunk driver slammed into their vehicle.

The mother hired personal injury lawyers and gave them the authority to prosecute any suit and settle, dismiss, or discontinue the lawsuit. The lawyer sent a letter to the plaintiff’s insurance carrier, asking for the insurance policy coverage information. The insurance policy had limits of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per incident.

The insurance company then mailed a letter to the attorney, globally tendering the policy limits. Two checks were enclosed, as well as a proposed release for each claimant. The release for the decedent was for $25,000. However, due to the uncertainty regarding the allocation of money for the surviving occupants, the insurance company left the amounts blank in the remaining releases. Two years later, the attorney returned the signed releases, accompanied by a letter that said that all the claims with regard to the settlement were released. The consideration on the mother’s release was filled in as $25,000, and the consideration for each of the kids was marked as $0.

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kayakKayaking can be a great source of fun and entertainment. Whether you do it alone or with a group, it is supposed to be an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, there are times when a kayaking adventure can turn into a nightmare if something goes wrong. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a kayaking accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party. These cases are highly fact-intensive, so it is important to seek the help of a skilled Miami attorney who can thoroughly examine what happened in your case.

The Outdoor Foundation estimates there are about 10.3 million Americans who participate in kayaking at least once each year. The majority of these kayakers, approximately 8.1 million, participate in the activity recreationally, while 2.4 million partake in sea/tour kayaking, and 1.9 million are involved in whitewater kayaking.

Kayaking injuries can take place in a number of ways, including a kayak overturning or colliding head-on with another vessel in the water. Other risk factors for kayakers include a lack of familiarity with the water, an inadequate skill level, no spare paddle, poorly maintained equipment, high water, and changing weather conditions.

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childrenMany children attend summer camps to learn new things, make friends, and have a good time. Summer camp activities will often include things like gymnastics, sailing, boating, and other sports. When you send your child to a summer camp, you expect them to be safe. If your child has been injured while away at a summer camp, it is important to seek the help and guidance of a Miami injury attorney who can thoroughly analyze the facts of the case. Summer camp accidents can be tricky, since most summer camps require parents to sign some type of release or waiver. We can meticulously examine a waiver and let you know about your rights and options.

Summer camp injuries can take many forms, including physical injuries, bus accident injuries, food poisoning, food allergies, sexual abuse, and drowning. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, and there could be many others as well.

If your child was injured while at a camp, you may be able to seek compensation for your child’s harm. Whether the summer camp is liable usually will depend on whether or not the camp acted in a reasonable and timely manner. For example, if your child is injured because he or she fell off a bridge that the summer camp knew or should have known was broken or in disrepair, the summer camp will likely be liable for your child’s resulting harm. This is because the summer camp had a duty to provide your child with a safe environment and make sure there were no dangerous conditions on the property. In such a scenario, a premises liability claim would be appropriate. These claims are rooted in the theory of negligence. Most claims against a summer camp will be rooted in the theory of negligence, although other causes of actions may be appropriate in certain situations.

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hot air balloonIn Florida, many people go on hot air balloon rides each year. Some are celebrating a birthday or a wedding, while others just want to enjoy a picturesque view. If you or someone you know has been injured in a hot air balloon accident, it is important to seek the help and guidance of a Miami injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we can apply the law aggressively to your case to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

While hot air balloon rides are relatively safe, the sad reality is that devastating accidents do happen. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recorded that 775 hot air balloon accidents took place between 1964 and 2014. Of those accidents, approximately 70 involved fatalities, and 16  deaths occurred between the years of 2002 and 2012.

Just as with airplane and helicopter pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration licenses hot air balloon pilots. These pilots are subject to strict federal aviation rules and regulations intended to promote the safe operation of hot air balloons.

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law booksIf you or someone close to you has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for your harm through a personal injury claim. Dealing with an injury can be difficult enough without having to think about the legal process. Clients often want to know how long the process will take, and the answer to that is simply that it depends on the situation. Perhaps understanding the stages of a personal injury claim can provide some clarity.

Personal injury is an area of law that covers situations in which a person suffers harm due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct.

The first stage of any claim involves investigating the facts of the case and determining whether or not there is a possible claim. The investigation portion may consist of visiting the scene of the accident, figuring out when the accident occurred, taking note of the weather conditions, speaking to witnesses, and obtaining medical records, bills, and other documents pertinent to the accident (such as a police report).

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Ifestivalt is not uncommon in Florida to go to an outdoor concert as well as other entertaining events. The sad reality is, however, that not all outdoor events turn out to be safe places. Many people in Florida and throughout the United States are injured each year at outdoor events. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and in some cases, they can be fatal. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in an outdoor event, it is important to speak to a Miami premises liability attorney who understands the nuances of personal injury law.

Outdoor concerts, art walks, street fairs, festivals, and sporting games are just a few examples of outdoor events that are frequent in Florida. If you were injured in an accident at an outdoor event caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the at-fault party.

Injuries at outdoor events can happen in a variety of ways, such as slip and falls, objects falling from a height, gas explosions, uneven ground, faulty handrails, and other dangerous conditions that harm victims.

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