Blog Posts in July, 2017

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  • 7 Most Common Reasons for Boating Accidents and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 31-Jul-2017

    According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2016, there were 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and approximately $49 million of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Racing around the lake with friends and family can be a great experience, but it’s important to remember it can also be dangerous. Take measures to prevent common boating accidents by ...
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  • Premises Liability and the Law of Attractive Nuisance

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Jul-2017

    As a whole, premises liability holds owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. While this legal concept applies to everyone, children are entitled to extra legal protections. The attractive nuisance doctrine states that a landowner may be held liable for any injuries sustained by children trespassing on their land, if the injury is caused by an object ...
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  • Does Florida Have a Medical Malpractice Cap?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 13-Jul-2017

    Patients injured by the negligence of a health care professional are able to recover damages through a medical malpractice claim. While many states have strict limits on what you can collect in medical malpractice damages, Florida has no caps when it comes to compensatory damages, which include economic and noneconomic damages, but it does limit punitive damages. Economic Damages Economic damages ...
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  • How Long Do You Have to Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Jul-2017

    In every state, there are time limits for the filing of lawsuits, known as statutes of limitation. If you are injured due to medical malpractice, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is waiting too long to file a claim. A few states have time limits as short as a year from the date of treatment, while the average is approximately 2 years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Discovery Rule ...
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