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The #1 Cause of Car Accidents in the U.S.

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Because we drive so often without incident, most Americans don’t give driving a second thought. However, there are considerable risks when on the road. In 2017, there were more than 34,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. There were 2,922 fatal crashes in the state of Florida during the same time. Within seconds,… Read More »

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Determining the Amount of a Wrongful Death Settlement

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A wrongful death claim is one filed against a defendant who allegedly caused the death of someone due to intentional harm or negligence. Claims of this nature permit the estate of the deceased party to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally responsible. Typically, the suit is filed on behalf of the… Read More »

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Causes of Boating Accidents Not Often Considered

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Recreational boating is supposed to be a fun, safe way to spend time outdoors with friends and family. Fishing off the coast is a very popular pastime in Florida. No one wants the possibility of a boat accident in their mind, but mishaps on the water do occur and can be very dangerous for… Read More »

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Indications of Nursing Home Abuse

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Often, members of a family don’t have the skills or financial resources essential when addressing the needs of the elderly who require special medical attention. Their only option is to entrust that responsibility to the staff of a nursing home. Elder care facilities are then in charge of the well-being of the family member… Read More »

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How a Spinal Cord Injury Affects the Body

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The importance of the spinal cord can’t be overstated. With no exaggeration, its function is to connect the brain to every other part of the body. It’s crucial for mobility and normal function. Dissimilar to most areas of the body, the spinal cord is unable to repair itself if it sustains an injury. If… Read More »

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Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Those who operate commercial vehicles are required to undergo specialized training that educates them on safety procedures and specific traffic regulations. This is done to ensure both the driver and the driver’s employer adhere to state and federal guidelines. Over 4,100 people were killed in large truck accidents in 2017. Unfortunately, drivers and their… Read More »

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Product Liability Law in Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

It’s no secret that America’s economy runs on consumer goods. Given the sheer volume of products that are manufactured, shipped and purchased, mistakes are inevitable. Organizations like the Consumer Product Safety Commission and laws established by the federal government were created to regulate this process, but it’s not always an adequate measure to guarantee… Read More »

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Laws Governing Boat Safety

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Off the coast of Florida each year, thousands of people are injured due to boating accidents. Dozens more sustain fatal injuries. Accidents in this category can occur on a cruise ship, privately owned vessel, ferry, jet ski or other form of watercraft. The issue is particularly serious in Florida. Though the number of registered… Read More »

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The Process of Resolving Construction Disputes

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Disparities between parties of a contract will lead to construction disputes. There are a few reasons disputes may arise, such as an unclear understanding of the contract, delays or unsubstantiated claims made by those involved. The dispute itself may not constitute a breach of contract. However, it may become one or result in the… Read More »

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The 3 Most Common Types of Business Disputes

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

During the course of their life cycle, businesses encounter a variety of legal concerns. It seems the concepts of business and warfare are often interchangeable. Both have several terms in common – tactics, strategy, ruthlessness, and leadership. The top three forms of business disputes are: Professional negligence claims Contract disputes Shareholder disputes All three… Read More »