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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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Slip-And-Fall Accident and Injuries

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What Is Premises Liability? When customers and other guests on corporate property slip and fall in incidents like these, the company or parties who own, possess, and/or manage the premises have a duty to guests – as well as other members of the public, such as business invitees – to exercise the highest degree… Read More »

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New Study Finds that Traumatic Brain Injuries—Including Concussions—Are Linked to Higher Risk of Suicide

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Douglas & Carter routinely helps individuals who have received traumatic brain injury caused by another person’s negligence. To strengthen our clients’ cases, we work closely with neurologists and other experts to stay current on the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries.  According to a new study just out of the… Read More »

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Exploding E-Cigarettes Can Not Only Injure, But Also Kill

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This summer has, unfortunately, seen its fair share of people injured and killed by exploding e-cigarettes, including incidents here in Florida. According to recent reporting, one in every 10 American adults has tried or regularly uses e-cigarettes. These “cigarette-like” devices are battery-powered, whereby the battery heats an “e-liquid” containing nicotine that is then released… Read More »

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Death, Negligence, and Other Issues Arise for Florida’s Trains & Railroads

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On June 26, a Broward County pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, making him the third confirmed death on South Florida’s railroad tracks just in the past week. According to witnesses, the pedestrian tried to dodge the train, but the train did not stop. This unfortunate accident comes a mere three days… Read More »

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Investigation Reveals that Tesla Battery Posed Danger after Fatal Florida Car Accident

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According to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on June 26th, the battery in a Model S Tesla car involved in a fatal car accident here in Florida reignited twice after firefighters extinguished the blaze that consumed the vehicle on impact, presenting a significant hazard to consumers. The report is… Read More »

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As Summer Approaches, Truck Companies Must Take Steps to Keep Everyone Safe on the Road

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Summer is a tricky time when it comes to truck accidents because summer is construction season in many states like Florida, which means that many lane deviations and traffic patterns pop up every day and surprise drivers. It also makes it more difficult for State Patrol officers to do their job because the shoulders… Read More »

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