Have You Suffered Injuries At Someone Else’s Premises?

If you have suffered a slip-and-fall or some other type of mishap on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for personal injury. Slip and falls can happen anywhere – from grocery stores to shopping malls to office buildings – and they may result from a variety of reasons, such as loose tiles, poorly constructed steps, rough walkways, slippery floors, or wrinkled carpets. The most important aspect of a personal injury lawsuit is proving that the property owner was negligible; if you can do this, you have a solid case,… Read More →

It Pays To Be Prepared For All Traffic Eventualities In South Florida!

It makes good sense to allow for any eventuality when driving in South Florida, including traffic jams, roadwork, poor weather, and much more. Of course, no one can anticipate being involved in a car crash, but close to a quarter-million traffic accidents occur in the State of Florida each and every year for a variety of reasons – driver distractions, driver fatigue, excessive speeding, erratic driving patterns, road construction and drunk driving – so it is an extremely logical idea to always be prepared for that eventuality as well. Here are some simple rules to keep in mind in case… Read More →

Have A Fun And SAFE Halloween!

It’s that magical time of the year again for hungry goblins and elves to roam our neighborhoods, and while Halloween is one of our most enjoyable evenings each year, we need to be aware that it can also be one of the most dangerous as well. Here are some easy-to-follow rules to keep this fun evening as safe as possible for trick-or-treaters of all ages: Parents or responsible adults should accompany children at all times – no child or group of children should ever go trick-or-treating alone. Careless drivers represent the major threat for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Make sure… Read More →

Are Head Injuries Immediately Noticeable After An Accident?

Although signs of severe head trauma can be readily apparent immediately after a car crash or slip and fall incident, milder head injuries may not reflect initial symptoms, and sometimes may even be confused as indicators of other types of medical conditions. Symptoms that could indeed be a direct result of the accident may sometimes show up weeks or even months after the incident, and these may include blurred vision, confusion and disorientation, loss of memory and lack of concentration, headaches and dizziness, nausea and vomiting. A medical checkup is highly recommended after any type of accident, and if head… Read More →

Where Do I Turn For Professional Legal Help If I’ve Suffered A Car Crash In South Florida?

Traffic accidents occur in the United States at the alarming rate of over 6 million per year. While poor driver decisions – including intoxication and texting while driving – are usually the leading cause of vehicular accidents in our South Florida roadways, very often these accidents are the product of extenuating circumstances, such as poor road conditions or misleading signage. Besides physical injury, long-term rehabilitation and even permanent disability, individuals involved in car crashes may also experience protracted psychological trauma. If you’ve been involved in a vehicular accident, even if it is minor in nature, you may suffer mental stress… Read More →

Save As Much Evidence As Possible If You Are Involved In A Car Crash

Car accidents do happen with alarming frequency, no matter how safely we drive, so it makes sense to be prepared for any eventuality. If you are involved in an automobile accident in South Florida caused by the negligence of others, it is extremely important to try to gather and preserve as much evidence as possible to support your argument. If you have been involved in a car crash, take photos with your smartphone of the car you were driving or in which you were a passenger, the other vehicle and of the actual scene of the accident. If you’ve suffered… Read More →

Texting While Walking More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving

We are all well aware of the dangers and consequences of texting while driving, but the number of injuries suffered by people texting while walking is actually much higher than for those texting behind the wheel. According to a University of Buffalo study, three types of distractions (manual, visual and cognitive) can occur when a person is texting while walking, and these can potentially lead to dangerous mishaps, such as walking into moving traffic, slip and falls, and bumping into walls and other objects, which quite often result in both minor and severe injuries. Texting while walking accidents may not… Read More →

Pedestrian Accidents Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime In South Florida

More stringent laws about vehicle safety and driver behavior have succeeded in reducing the number of fatalities in car crashes, but the number of people killed in pedestrian accidents has actually increased in recent years. Pedestrians have a great responsibility in staying attentive at all times and following simple rules such as crossing the road only at the designated crosswalks, but accidents still can occur when they act carelessly, texting or talking on their cell phone or listening to music while walking. Always be as alert and aware as possible when walking in our South Florida streets, as a combination of… Read More →

How Safe Are You On An Airplane?

The answer is: Flying is an extremely safe proposition. While your odds of being involved in a fatal aviation accident are along the lines of 1 in 10 million, your odds of being involved in a road accident, by way of comparison, are only 1 in 100. And flying with the top airlines almost literally doubles your odds for a safe flight. However, aviation accidents do happen, with much more extreme results than road accidents. Aviation accidents are most commonly linked to three primary sources: Pilot error, aircraft mechanical errors, and inclement weather – including lightning strikes, heavy winds, hazardous… Read More →

Stay Safe This Labor Day!

All of us at the Law Offices of Robert J. Fenstersheib and Associates wish you a very happy Labor Day. And we’d also like to remind you that, if you are driving anywhere, this holiday is typically one of the busiest – and most dangerous – travel weekends every year. A couple of tips: Make sure you allow enough time for your trip so you can avoid excessive speed both coming and going. And make sure you are well rested before undertaking your trip and plan in advance for frequent stops along the way. Here are some additional tips for… Read More →

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