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What Happens If I Have Been Injured By a Defective Product?

For more than forty years, Goss Law has been helping people who have suffered a personal injury at the hands of someone else. These injuries are caused by the negligence of others, often on the road in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. Just as common, although less discussed, are personal injuries caused by a defective product. Defective products can run the gamut from things you would expect to be dangerous to Read More

7 Tips for Defensive Driving

The hardest thing about driving is that the people around you are as much in control of your fate as you are. Each vehicle has only one driver, but that driver is forced to collaborate with every other driver on the road to ensure each other’s safety. As anyone who has been in a car accident can testify, it just as often as not has nothing to do with you. This random element is frustrating, but it does not mean that Read More

How to Calculate Lost Wages When You’re Self-Employed

If you have experienced a personal injury and are filing a lawsuit to recover damages, it is important to factor in all types of damages you may have incurred. For many people, this will include any lost wages that you would have earned if you were able to work. If you are self-employed, however, this can be more complicated and confusing because you likely don’t receive a normal paycheck. For those who are Read More

A Brief Overview of Passenger Injury in an Accident

Being injured in a car accident as a passenger can be especially traumatic. One minute you’re browsing through your Facebook feed, checking your Google Calendar for today’s meeting time, or even enjoying a long-overdue nap. The next, the car you’re riding in is in the ditch or crushed against a concrete divider and you’re seriously injured. When you’re hurt in a car accident, you have the right to pursue compensation Read More

Understanding Wrongful Death

Wrongful death takes place when a person dies as a result of another party’s intentional, reckless, or negligent actions. It can happen to anyone: adults, children, and senior citizens who are in the middle of enjoying a well-deserved retirement. In this blog, we’ll review a few common wrongful death circumstances and explain how you and other surviving family members can get justice. Wrongful death in nursing Read More

What is Duty of Care?

Personal injury cases come about when one person’s negligence leads to another person’s injury. In order for someone to be considered negligent, it must first be demonstrated that he or she had a duty to protect the injured party from harm. In legal terms, that duty is called “duty of care.” Determining when someone does and does not have a duty of care can be very complex, but fortunately in Florida we have a Read More

What You Need to Know About Good Samaritan Laws in Florida

At Goss Law, we’ve sometimes been asked, “Can I pursue damages from someone who made a mistake when trying to help me and ended up making my injury a whole lot worse?” In today’s blog post, we’re answering that question. Florida, like many other states, has legal provisions that protect those who make an attempt to help in emergency scenarios. Florida’s Good Samaritan Act states that “Any person, including those Read More

How Do You Measure Pain and Suffering?

If you’re involved in a personal injury case, you have probably heard the phrase “pain and suffering.” This is an important legal concept that many don’t fully understand. Many wonder “How can I put a price tag on what I’m experiencing?” In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss! Proving Damages Related to Pain and Suffering Part of filing a lawsuit after an injury is showing your damages. An example of damage as it Read More

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

When we help our elderly loved ones move into a nursing home, there are a lot of things on our minds. Will they want to sell their house? Will they be happy? Will you be able to visit them as often as you want? One question that typically isn’t on your mind is “Will I know if my loved one is subject to nursing home abuse?” Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is far too common and it’s something that should be on the Read More

Assumption of Risk Explained

If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, it can be helpful to know some of the tactics the defense may try to use. Understanding some common personal injury defense tactics can also help you determine whether or not your case will hold up in court. For that reason, today’s blog post is all about the legal concept of “assumption of risk.” Picture this scenario: A man is looking for his lost dog. There is an Read More