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    • Rules of the Road: Motorcycles 101

      Before most of my fr ee time became consumed with attending and coaching my young boys’ soccer games, I was an active motorcyclist. I even conquered the Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap on my own bike ...

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    • This Week On LawCall™ — All About Injuries

      LawCall™ is a weekly, thirty minute call-in show about legal topics of interest. Each week, we discuss personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, slip and ...

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    • Injuries To Children Under The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine In Florida

      Everyone knows that children are curious about the world around them. We also all know that young children are not able to make sound and logical decisions about what is safe and what is not. Finally, ...

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    • Common Crashes in the Capital City

      Observations of a Tallahassee Car Accident Attorney After five years of practicing personal injury law in Tallahassee, Florida, I’ve noticed that car accidents happen in the same spots in Tallahassee ...

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    • Why do I need health insurance if I have car insurance?

      Many of my clients are surprised to learn that the insurance company which insures the driver who hit them won’t immediately pay for their medical care after their accident. Instead, my clients have ...

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    • Tales from the vault: A car crash, a shooting, and a baby

      As a tri al lawyer, many of our cases are relatively straightforward: a defendant’s negligence has injured our client and we work to make them as whole as possible with a settlement or jury verdict. ...

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    • NICA: Florida’s “No Fault” Scheme To Avoid Compensation For Birth Injuries

      Many parents and expectant parents in Florida do not realize that they may have already given up their right to sue if their infant was injured during labor and delivery. That is because the Florida ...

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    • Avoidable Birth Injuries And Brain Damage In Children

      Medical science has made incredible advances in obstetrics over the last 20 years. When a pregnant woman is hooked up to available equipment, just about every variable of her health and the health of ...

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    • Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Steroids That Could Protect Preterm Babies

      A new study shows that only half of eligible women in low- and middle-income countries at risk for preterm births receive an inexpensive group of drugs, called antenatal corticosteroids, to prevent ...

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    • Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Florida

      What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is a civil lawsuit which is brought on behalf of a deceased loved one whose death was caused due to another person’s intentional, reckless, ...

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    • Working Together To Solve The Gender Gap

      By now, we have all heard of the gender gap – the gap between salaries earned by men and women who perform the same exact job. This issue has been buzzing in the press for some time and probably ...

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    • Workplace Bullying: What You Should Know (And Do)

      Bullying in the workplace, or at least our awareness of it, has become much more prevalent in recent years. It is therefore important that we – employees and employers alike – be educated on what ...

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    • When the lawsuit ends: Understanding the emotional aftermath

      You two went to battle together; maybe even war. She saw you at your worst and you saw her try to do her best in spite of it. In the end, you probably got a result you can live with. It might not have ...

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    • Holding Businesses Accountable: Attorneys vs Regulations

      Regulation Isn’t Working – That’s Why We Need Lawsuits One thing many Republicans and Democrats seem to agree – at least those who own businesses – is that American businesses are overly burdened by ...

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    • Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Perspective

      I got so excited recently when I opened the mail to find my biennial jury summons. I’m one of those people who seems to get summoned every other year. But unlike most, I actually look forward to it. ...

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    • I Was Injured by a Drunk Driver – Is the Bar At Fault?

      Tallahassee is a college town. With three college campuses within its city limits, Tallahassee is home to tens of thousands of college students when school is in session. It is no secret that college ...

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    • Tallahassee Drunk Driver Cases: Nightclub or Bar Owner Liability

      Drunk driving events often cause catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, the drunk drivers in Tallahassee often don’t have enough insurance or assets to cover the damages caused by their carelessness. ...

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    • Drunk Drivers Need Good Attorneys: The Real Cost Of Defending Yourself In A Civil Case In Tallahassee

      Drunk driving accidents result in some of the highest jury awards; juries tend to give the benefit of the doubt to victims of drunk driving accidents. In Florida drunk driving cases, juries can also ...

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    • 15 Reasons Why You Don't Have A Medical Malpractice Case

      Medical errors and malpractice are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Not surprisingly, every year we receive thousands of phone calls and emails from people who are seeking advice ...

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    • What is it like to have your life displaced by a hurricane?

      What is it like to have your life turned upside down after a hurricane? What is it like to deal with the aftermath of a storm’s fury? It’s something we’re thinking about now, in the wake of Hurricane ...

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    • Doctor Discipline: Does It Happen?

      The answer is: Rarely. Regrettably. A medical malpractice case is meant to help the victims of malpractice and their families. If successful, it can pay for necessary medical care, make up for lost ...

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    • Mark Nonni named Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

      Fasig & Brooks is pleased to announce that attorney Mark Nonni has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. According to The National Trial Lawyers, [The] Top 40 under 40 is a ...

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    • Attorneys on TV: Outtakes from our 2017 Commercial Shoot

      When you’re a busy personal injury law firm in Tallahassee, it can be difficult to find a day when every attorney is available. If you’re trying to schedule a commercial shoot, the calendar can be the ...

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    • Fasig & Brooks is representing former FAMU student in lawsuit against university

      Nataya Boyd was a student at FAMU when she fractured her ankle on school property. She lost credit for the semester, and lost her financial aid. She recently filed suit against the university, and our ...

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    • What is it like to have your life displaced by a hurricane?

      What is it like to have your life turned upside down after a hurricane? What is it like to deal with the aftermath of a storm’s fury? It’s something we’re thinking about now, in the wake of Hurricane ...

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    • The Path to Law School

      I never wanted to be a lawyer. Ever. And yet, I’m about to begin my first year of law school. How did that happen? Well… The importance of education, and of finding work you are passionate about, was ...

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    • Tallahassee Bans Overnight Towing From Bars

      In what has been described by city officials as an effort to discourage driving under the influence, the Tallahassee City Commission unanimously voted to place a ban towing vehicles from ...

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    • Why Uninsured Motorist Coverage is the Most Important Insurance in Florida

      Uninsured motorist coverage is the most important insurance Florida drivers should purchase. Unfortunately, the lack of such coverage is a recurring theme in our practice. Recently a prospective ...

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    • What is Judicial Review (and why is it important)?

      We learned in our high school civics classes about the three branches of government in the United States: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. In broad terms, the legislature enacts laws, ...

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    • (More) Tales From The Vault: The Top Ten Things You Should Know About The Law

      I have a deep love and respect for our legal system. It is indeed the glue that holds our society together and, at its enlightened best, is an equitable leveling mechanism where all Americans have ...

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    • Roam Towing In Tallahassee

      Illegal towing has become so rampant in Tallahassee that some apartment complexes are now advertising something I have never seen before – “NO ROAM TOWING.” Although you may not be familiar with the ...

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    • Tallahassee Bans Overnight Towing From Bars

      In what has been described by city officials as an effort to discourage driving under the influence, the Tallahassee City Commission unanimously voted to place a ban towing vehicles from ...

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    • What are your rights if your car is repossessed?

      When your car is being repossessed by a creditor or lender, what are your rights? Most of us purchase a car by securing a loan from a bank or other lender. While there is still an unpaid balance on ...

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    • What is my personal injury case worth?

      The most frequent question I get asked by my clients is, “What is my case worth?” This is never an easy question to answer, because case value is subjective. You could ask ten different attorneys the ...

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    • The Truth About Personal Injury Lawyers (And Cases)

      When I first decided to attend law school, I had no interest in being a personal injury lawyer. I believed the narrative (crafted and heavily promoted by insurance companies) that personal injury ...

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    • Plaintiff vs Defense Doctor: Who should you believe in a personal injury case?

      One of the challenges I face in a personal injury case is how to handle the testimony of a doctor who has been hired by the defense team to testify against my client, the plaintiff. In almost every ...

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    • Common Crashes in the Capital City

      Observations of a Tallahassee Car Accident Attorney After five years of practicing personal injury law in Tallahassee, Florida, I’ve noticed that car accidents happen in the same spots in Tallahassee ...

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    • Case Study: Condo Slip and Fall

      A few years back, I had a client who slipped and fell on condensation in the lobby of a condominium complex. The floor was tile and the lobby had no air conditioning to speak of. Talk about a recipe ...

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    • What you need to know about the proposed changes to the car insurance requirements in Florida

      The Florida Legislature is considering changing the minimum security requirements for Florida motor vehicle insurance policies. What does that mean? The type of automobile insurance coverage you are ...

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    • Settlements for Minors in Personal Injury Cases

      I recently wrote how a personal injury case involving a minor is different than a case involving an adult. Not only is the case treated differently, but the way a settlement for a minor is dispersed ...

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    • Mark Nonni named Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

      Fasig & Brooks is pleased to announce that attorney Mark Nonni has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. According to The National Trial Lawyers, [The] Top 40 under 40 is a ...

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    • Vaccine injury compensation: what a new (lawyer) dad learned about the law

      My wife just gave birth to our first child about five months ago. Like many first-time parents, there are many things that I never previously cared about – or even thought about – which are suddenly ...

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    • 15 Reasons Why You Don't Have A Medical Malpractice Case

      Medical errors and malpractice are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Not surprisingly, every year we receive thousands of phone calls and emails from people who are seeking advice ...

      Read More
    • Doctor Discipline: Does It Happen?

      The answer is: Rarely. Regrettably. A medical malpractice case is meant to help the victims of malpractice and their families. If successful, it can pay for necessary medical care, make up for lost ...

      Read More
    • Why you might not be able to sue for medical malpractice, even if a doctor makes a mistake (and why you need to be your own advocate)

      Imagine you called a medical malpractice attorney with the following story: “I had a terrible sudden pain in my abdomen and started vomiting uncontrollably. I went to ER and they told me it was just ...

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    • Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet or Seatbelt Could Save You More Than Your Life

      As children, we are often taught to take extra precautions to ensure that we are safe. Generally, when kids are taught to ride a bicycle, they are taught to wear a helmet and sometimes even elbow and ...

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    • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

      If you live in Florida, you know that there are many motorcycle riders on the road. What you may not realize, however, is that motorcycle riders are at a very disproportionate risk of injury and death ...

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    • Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

      Last month, a Florida motorcyclist was struck and killed by a car in a hit-and-run accident . His motorcycle erupted into flames following impact with an SUV, which immediately fled the scene. After ...

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    • Newly Approved Nursing Home Construction Worries Some Elder Abuse Advocates

      After nearly 14 years, the Florida state agency responsible for nursing home oversight has lifted the ban on the construction of new nursing homes in the state, according to news sources. Last month, ...

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    • Two Employees Arrested For Tallahassee Assisted Living Facility Abuse And Neglect

      On July 17 th , the Florida Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested the administrator and assistant administrator at a local assisted living facility for failing to protect facility ...

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    • Why Uninsured Motorist Coverage is the Most Important Insurance in Florida

      Uninsured motorist coverage is the most important insurance Florida drivers should purchase. Unfortunately, the lack of such coverage is a recurring theme in our practice. Recently a prospective ...

      Read More
    • Settlements for Minors in Personal Injury Cases

      I recently wrote how a personal injury case involving a minor is different than a case involving an adult. Not only is the case treated differently, but the way a settlement for a minor is dispersed ...

      Read More
    • The Truth About Personal Injury Lawyers (And Cases)

      When I first decided to attend law school, I had no interest in being a personal injury lawyer. I believed the narrative (crafted and heavily promoted by insurance companies) that personal injury ...

      Read More
    • Drones and Liability: When It’s Not Fun Anymore

      Reme mber “Hoverboards?” They were one of the most popular gift found under Christmas trees last year but they were also among the most dangerous. Concussions, stiches, broken bones, spontaneous ...

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    • Judge Deals Blow To Zoloft Lawsuits

      Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dealt a blow to a group of products liability plaintiffs by dismissing more than 300 lawsuits filed against ...

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    • EOS Lawsuit: How can someone sue over lip gloss?

      In the past week, several class action lawsuits have been filed in federal court against the maker of EOS lip balm, with the respective plaintiffs claiming that the popular, celebrity-endorsed, lip ...

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    • Case Study: Condo Slip and Fall

      A few years back, I had a client who slipped and fell on condensation in the lobby of a condominium complex. The floor was tile and the lobby had no air conditioning to speak of. Talk about a recipe ...

      Read More
    • This Week On LawCall™ — Slips, Trips, and Falls: Premises Liability

      LawCall™ is a weekly, thirty minute call-in show about legal topics of interest. Each week, we discuss personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, slip and ...

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    • Slip and Fall: An Attorney Tells You What To Do Next

      It happened in an instant. You are stunned, surprised and embarrassed. But even worse, you are in pain. As you pick yourself off the ground after your fall, the last thing on your mind is protecting ...

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    • How do medical bills get paid after a car crash?

      If you are injured in a car crash or truck accident, how do your medical bills get paid? Who pays your medical bills? It’s a multi-step process, and can get complicated. Here’s how it works: In ...

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    • Why do I need health insurance if I have car insurance?

      Many of my clients are surprised to learn that the insurance company which insures the driver who hit them won’t immediately pay for their medical care after their accident. Instead, my clients have ...

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    • Who are better drivers…men or women? Student seeks answer with science fair experiment

      Ever since Henry Ford first unleashed his mass produced Model Ts out onto the market, we have been arguing over one, basic question: Who is better behind the wheel…men or women? Ethan Stewart, middle ...

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    • The “Black Box” and Its Crucial Role in Trucking Cases

      If you’ve ever seen a news report about a plane crash, you’ve likely heard the term “black box” used to describe the information storing device located in all commercial aircrafts. However, most ...

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    • Tallahassee Man Receives Settlement In Garbage Truck Accident

      The Florida Legislature has approved a settlement with a Tallahassee man for a wreck that happened in 2009. Mark Sawicki was riding his motorcycle to work and waiting for a red light when a garbage ...

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    • Truck Accidents In Florida

      Unfortunately, truck accidents are a sadly common occurrence on the highways in and around northern Florida. To be sure, Interstate 10 gets shut down all too frequently because of accidents involving ...

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    • Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Florida

      What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is a civil lawsuit which is brought on behalf of a deceased loved one whose death was caused due to another person’s intentional, reckless, ...

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    • What are My Rights in a Wrongful Death Claim?

      The death of a loved one is never easy. But, when that loved one has been killed as the result of another’s negligence, your grief can become complicated by legal issues. Unfortunately, in addition to ...

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    • Surprising Facts About Wrongful Death Cases

      It is well-established throughout the nation that when a loved one dies prematurely because of the careless or negligent actions of another person, a wrongful death action may be brought on behalf of ...

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