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Disney World may be one of the happiest places on Earth. Disney generally takes good care of their property and rides, but sometimes people get hurt while in Disney World or at one of Disney’s resorts. Over the years, we’ve handled many claims of personal injury by tourists injured in Disney World. disney world - Copy

Personal injury claims are actually fairly common against Disney. Disney even has its own claims department to help settle claims when Disney caused or contributed to the injury. So, what can you do when you get hurt on Disney property and Disney may be responsible?

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If you need a personal injury attorney to file a claim against Walmart as a result of a slip and fall in Florida, here are some things to keep in mind to help you figure out which attorney is best for your case.

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Most Walmart slip and fall claims are handled by a company out of Kentucky called Claims Management, Inc. This means that no matter where in the state of Florida you had your accident in Walmart, the insurance adjusters at Claims Management may be the ones who handle settlement of your case.

January 10, 2016 (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) – Several department stores are reportedly continuing to sell allegedly faulty pressure cookers which can explode during use, causing extensive property damage and burn injuries. Despite increasing claims of injuries, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, made by Tristar Products, remains on display in many department stores throughout the United States.

Pressure Cooker Lawyer“As one of the leading attorneys representing victims of pressure cooker injuries, our law firm has seen an exponential increase in injuries as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL,” said Jason Turchin, Esq., Victim’s Rights Attorney.

These pressure cookers appear to have several faulty parts or defects, including: a defective safety pin, a lid which can pop off during use, directional lettering on the valve which can melt off or disappear over time, a valve which can get stuck, 001and other possible defects.

A former client of the Law Offices of Jason Turchin was injured years later in a slip and fall at WalMart. After he brought a lawsuit against the store, Walmart served a subpoena on the victim’s prior counsel to produce his entire file, less any privileged documents. Immediately upon receiving the subpoena, our law firm filed a Motion to Quash the Subpoena and for a Protective Order.

As we explained to the Court, the  Law Offices of Jason Turchin was a former attorney for the Plaintiff who received a subpoena to produce certain records obtained during the course of the representation. We objected to the subpoena on the grounds that the request directed to it would violate its former client’s privacy rights, and all information sought through the subpoena was either work-product or attorney-client privilege, or involved confidential settlement discussions and/or communications.

Moreover, we argued that any public records requested by the Defendant are equally available to them as to our former client, and would cause undue burden and hardship to produce, and unnecessary expense to produce any such records in our possession.

The purpose of this article is not to give you a sugar buzz kill, but rather to give a brief overview of the possible personal injury and accident cases which could arise on Halloween. We want you and your children to be safe, just as we want to protect our own children.

As a child, I remember trick or treating for hours, year after year. As a candy lover, this was my favorite holiday. It is one, however, which I now realize after having handled more than 4,500 personal injury and accident cases, that comes with many risks.

1. Your neighbor may want to molest your child. Ok this sounds extreme, but there are registered child molesters in many local neighborhoods. Check your local, state or national registry before knocking on their door. The national registry is http://www.nsopw.gov. Also, just be aware that the registry only lists those sexual predators who were caught and convicted. According to a U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey, an estimated 200,000+ people are sexually assaulted every year, or one every 2 minutes. Every year, I represent many victims of child molestation and investigate the cause or contributing factors which could have prevented the assaults.

According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall injuries are among the top reasons for emergency room visits. The average medical expense costs for a slip and fall injury is estimated at $28,000.00 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What does this tell us? There is a significant impact on the public when someone slips and falls.

Florida Sure Step lists safety tips for preventing slip and fall injuries. Among these are selecting proper flooring in stores and restaurants, properly training housekeeping, controlling access to slippery areas, and ensuring proper warning signs where there is a slippery substance on the floor.

Many Florida slip and fall injuries are preventable. As discussed by Florida Sure Step, there are many precautions a company can take to reduce the incidents of slip and fall injuries.

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According to The Tribune, a woman was awarded $15,000,000.00 for injuries sustained in a slip and fall. She allegedly underwent multiple surgeries on her back and incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.Walmart said it would appeal the verdict.

When someone slips and falls in a Walmart store in Florida, whether it is in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Naples or Ocala, Walmart generally has a duty to reasonably maintain their premises. When they breach that duty and it causes a customer to slip and fall and get hurt, a jury may find that Walmart caused the injury and may award a large amount of money to compensate the customer.

Florida’s slip and fall law may allow a victim of a slip and fall to recover money for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other out of pocket expenses.

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