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Wrongful Death & Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon

By Douglas & Carter |

A number of important lawsuits have recently been filed against shipping giant Amazon, both for wrongful death and unpaid overtime, as we discuss below: Wrongful Death in One of Amazon’s Warehouse Facilities One of those lawsuits involved an incident where an employee collapsed at an Amazon facility and emergency services were not notified about… Read More »

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Florida More Dangerous Than Ever for Pedestrians

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According to a new report, Florida is still the most dangerous state for pedestrians, with Tampa Bay and seven other Florida cities ranking as the most dangerous areas in all of America. The state far outranks the next highest state—Alabama—in the number of pedestrian deaths that occur there each year where, nationwide, 2016 –… Read More »

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A Review of Aviation Accidents & Deaths in 2018, and What Caused Them

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According to the Aviation Safety Network, and as recently reported in Forbes, there were 16 aviation accidents that killed more than 550 people in 2018. Why that may not sound like a lot of accidents, according to reports, that number represents a 900 percent increase over 2017, when only 59 people died in aviation… Read More »

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The Holidays, Drunk Driving Accidents, and Dram Shop Laws

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Unfortunately, the period between Thanksgiving, to New Year’s Eve, to Super Bowl Sunday, tend to foster the highest rates of drunk driving and therefore car accidents and personal injury litigation. While, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol-impaired driving is causing fewer holiday driving fatalities each year, the number of lawsuits spurred… Read More »

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What Do Effective Settlement Agreements After Accidents Look Like?

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An historic $1.5 million settlement over a slip-and-fall accident at an elementary school points to just how important it is to have the right premises liability attorneys working by your side; attorneys who can help those responsible see that settling makes more sense due to the likelihood of protracted litigation and the potential for… Read More »

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Limousine Accidents and the Damage They Can Inflict

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Unfortunately, as injury lawyers in the busy state of Florida, the lawyers at Douglas & Carter often handle accidents where multiple people are injured. These tragic accidents are devastatingly sad. They call it the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. over the last nine years: A limousine accident that killed 20 people last month… Read More »

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Duck Boat Accidents in Florida

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The injury lawyers at Douglas & Carter work tirelessly every day to bring awareness to negligent behavior that causes injuries to others. Florida—like many other states—has seen its share of “duck boat,” or amphibious tour boat accidents similar to the one involved in the recent Missouri wrongful death settlement. Federal officials have long tried… Read More »

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Employment Discrimination Continues for Transgender Individuals Under Administration

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In late October, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that it hopes to have reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court. It is legal for businesses to discriminate against transgender employees based on their gender identity because federal civil rights laws… Read More »

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Lethal Spike in Deadly Truck Accidents Due to Lack of Collision-Avoidance Technology on Trucks

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Motorists on today’s roads are more vulnerable than ever to being rammed by an 18-wheeler; and it’s only expected to get worse as freight shipments increase every year to meet a growing economy and online shopping-based culture. According to federal data, more than 4,300 individuals died in accidents involving trucks in 2016—an almost 30… Read More »

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New Study Reveals Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injuries & Employment Outcomes

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A new study released by the Kessler Foundation focusing on the link between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and difficulties obtaining and keeping employment could have broad implications on the personal injury community, especially when it comes to victims whose ability to work is permanently affected due to their injury. It could also help the… Read More »

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