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  • Pedestrian Killed By Self-Driving Uber Vehicle in Arizona

    A woman was killed by a self-driving car being tested by Uber in Tempe, AZ at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. This is believed to be the first pedestrian death connected to automated vehicles. Uber suspended their vehicle testing in Tempe, as well as in Toronto, San Francisco, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA in response to the crash. The ridesharing company is not the only company testing these ...
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  • The Issue of Holding Schools Liable for Injuries to Students

    In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, our firm has received inquiries into the obligations and duties of schools and educators to safeguard children, and whether schools even have a duty to students. The answer is yes: Florida law imposes a duty on schools to take reasonable steps to protect the safety of students and a negligent ...
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  • Pedestrian Bridge Collapse in Miami Kills at Least One Person

    Officials report that at least one person was killed after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on Florida International University on March 15. "There are eight vehicles that are trapped underneath as far as we know and we are going to try and get to them as quickly as we can,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Wednesday. The bridge cost approximately $14.2 million to build, and was constructed ...
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  • Did the Marlins Make a False Claim?

    As reported in the Miami Herald , the sale of the Miami Marlins by former owner Jeffrey Loria in September of 2017 potentially triggered a windfall for Miami-Dade. A clause in the 2009 profit-sharing deal between the ballclub and Miami-Dade supposedly required the team to provide 5 percent of sale proceeds to the city. But an accounting statement released following the sale of the club for $1.2 ...
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  • Freidin Brown, P.A. Donates Toys to St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

    Members of the team at Freidin Brown, P.A. visited St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, to donate toys to underprivileged kids. “Thank you to St. John’s Baptist Church for letting Santa’s helpers at Freidin Brown share our holiday cheer with you again this year!“ said attorney Dave Werner. Giving back to those in need is a core part of what our team at ...
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  • Freidin Brown, P.A. Attorneys Secure $730,000 Settlement

    We are proud to announce that our attorneys have secured a $730,000 settlement with the Public Health Trust (PHT) and Miami-Dade County in a case where the jail’s medical staff failed to provide Pascual Diaz-Plasencia with necessary treatment, resulting in his kidney failure and eventual loss of that kidney. “Mr. Diaz-Plasencia suffered for weeks while in jail, and then his life was permanently ...
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  • Spinal Cord Emergencies & Medical Malpractice

    A spinal cord injury can have dramatic, life-altering consequences for you and your loved ones. This is because the spine protects the spinal cord, which is made up of the nerves running along the back and neck that control the flow of information, including critical motor and sensory information, between the brain and the nerves of your body. Spinal cord injury can be damage suffered to the ...
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  • Freidin Brown, P.A. Hosts Local High School Students for a Private Screening of Marshall

    Freidin Brown, P.A. recently hosted local high school students from Miami Central High School and North Miami Senior High to enjoy a private screening of the recently released movie Marshall . The movie, based in the 1940s, tells the story of a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court, as he faced great challenges while working for the NAACP. We coordinated ...
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  • First Exploding Airbags, Now Exploding Sunroofs?

    In recent years, drivers of some of the most popular cars on the road have been inundated with recall and repair notices from manufacturers regarding defective and dangerous airbags. In fact, most major auto manufacturers had models subject to recall notices to repair or replace airbags to prevent harm to consumers. Now, there may be a new rash of recalls for another seemingly-harmless component ...
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  • Minimize The Risk Of Malpractice By Picking The Right Doctor

    The relationship between patient and physician is an important one, no matter how long you plan on seeing your physician. You’ll want to make sure you pick a physician with whom you feel comfortable having open conversations with, as well as someone with the credentials in the areas that meet your health necessities. Finding the right doctor should involve just as much research as you would when ...
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  • What is Subrogation?

    If insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or a similar provider paid medical bills and expenses related to your personal injury or medical malpractice claim, you may have to reimburse the payer, to some degree, for these costs if you are able successfully to recover on your claim. The right to recover these costs from your recovery is called the right to subrogation. Those with the right to subrogate may ...
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  • Suing a Cruise Line for Personal Injuries

    In light of the tragic news about an 8-year-old girl who passed away after falling several floors on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship, Glory, it is almost certain that a lawsuit will eventually be filed. While we don’t know all the details of the accident, one news report indicates that the fall could have been 25 to 50 feet. This would raise the question of whether the Glory had adequate railings ...
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  • Workers Compensation vs. Personal Injury: What are my options?

    Are you limited to a workers’ compensation claim if you were injured on the job? Not always. Just because you were injured while working doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t file a personal injury claim. While the majority of on-the-job injuries will be workers’ compensation claims, there are several exceptions. The first step in determining whether you have a personal injury or workers’ ...
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  • Why Filing a Post-Irma Lawsuit Against The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Requires a Specific Type of Lawyer

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma, perhaps the most tragic news is coming from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, a 152-bed nursing home facility serving patients from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. As has been widely reported, as many as 9 patients have now passed away as a result of high temperatures when the power went out at the nursing home. Unfortunately, the nursing ...
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  • How to apply for FEMA relief for house and business damages caused by Hurricane Irma. DO NOT DELAY

    Hurricane Irma has caused devastation across the State of Florida. We're wishing you all a speedy recovery during these difficult times. When a loss occurs, you deserve a fast, full settlement of your insurance claim so you can focus on your family, your business, and your life. Freidin Brown is ready to help guide you through the claim process to ensure everything is done properly from the moment ...
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