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  • Maher Law Firm Awarded First-Tier Ranking in "Best Law Firms in Florida"

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 8-Dec-2015

    Join us in congratulating the Maher Law Firm on being named one of the "Best Law Firms in Florida" by U.S. News & World Report, achieving First-Tier Rankings for 2016. The firm has earned recognition for outstanding achievement in the practice areas of “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” and “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.” You ...
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  • Stay Safe on Your Thanksgiving Travels!

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Nov-2015

    Thanksgiving is here! Today, tens of thousands of individuals and families across the state and country will be packing up the car and heading out to spend the holiday at a destination away from home. With so many people out on the road, there is sure to be an abundance of holiday traffic, and of course with traffic comes more opportunities for accidents to occur. Rear-end accidents are very ...
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  • Drowsy Driving Facts & Statistics

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Nov-2015

    Most people are aware that drunk driving and distracted driving are two major causes of car accidents, but did you know that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated that driver fatigue is responsible for at least 100,000 accidents each year, resulting in more than 1,500 fatalities and over 70,000 injuries, not to mention ...
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  • Honda Drops Longtime Partner Takata After Airbag Recall

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 4-Nov-2015

    On Tuesday, November 3, Honda Motor Company made the decision to drop its longtime business partner, Takata, as its airbag supplier. This decision comes after more than 30 million vehicles manufactured between 2002-2014 were recalled for an airbag defect that was determined to be the result of poor quality control in manufacturing, among other causes. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer if They Refuse to Pay Me for My Overtime?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Oct-2015

    When your paycheck is smaller than you were expecting, your first reaction is to double check the hours you actually worked against the hours that you were compensated for. Sometimes, incorrect paychecks are the result of payroll errors, which can often be quickly remedied. But what happens when your missing wages and/or hours are unaccounted for? Overtime and the FLSA Under the Fair Labor ...
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  • Maher Law Firm Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 16-Oct-2015

    Every year in the United States, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among American women, and is estimated to affect one in eight women during their lifetimes. The American Cancer Society is instrumental in conducting the research that is needed to prevent, detect, and treat this disease. Throughout the month of October, people ...
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  • Study Finds High Number of Elderly Car Crash Victims Face Persistent Pain

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 6-Jul-2015

    A newly published study finds that one in four elderly people may continue to suffer pain several months after being injured in a car accident, including pain that keeps them from being able to perform their daily living activities. If you or a loved one is an older person who has been involved in a car accident, resulting in what may have seemed at the time to be only "minor injuries," ...
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  • What Do the Stars Say About Nursing Homes?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 26-Jun-2015

    If you are considering life in a nursing home for your elderly loved one, you are right to be concerned about the quality of care at the home and the risk of nursing home abuse and neglect. One tool you can use to research homes near you is Nursing Home Compare. This is a government-run site. It provides information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. The ...
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  • Jury Awards $24 Million to Husband of Pregnant Wife Killed in 2012 Riverside Hotel Cabana

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Jun-2015

    Winter Park, FL – Dan Cotter of The Maher Law Firm along with Brad Edwards and Gary M. Farmer, Jr. of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale, FL obtained a $24 million dollar verdict on June 23, 2015, in a wrongful death suit against a Fort Lauderdale hotel for the death of a hotel guest. Alanna Demella, seven months pregnant at the time, was killed ...
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  • Takata Expands Defective Air Bag Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Jun-2015

    After years of denying there was a problem, Takata recently changed course and declared that 34 million units of its air bags are defective. With the announcement, Takata is now responsible for the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Ten automakers are affected, including Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Toyota. Certain Takata air bags have a defect ...
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