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Eight acrobats who suffered life-altering injuries in a 2014 circus accident in which they fell 20 feet while hanging from their hair reached a $52 million settlement last month with the owner of the arena where it occurred. Notably, the Florida-based circus that employed them was not named as a defendant in that case.West Palm Beach injury lawyer

As our South Florida injury lawyers can explain, much of that has to do with the fact that state workers’ compensation laws stipulate that workers’ comp insurance is the exclusive remedy against an employer for work-related injuries. That doesn’t necessarily mean people who are seriously injured on-the-job don’t have alternative claims against third parties. This type of claim is more common in hazardous professions like construction, truck driving, warehousing, nursing, etc., where workers are often contracted to work at that location by another company. Continue reading

A jury in Florida has awarded Manos Milien $33.1 million for his Broward County car accident injuries. The 62-year-old became a quadriplegic after the 1996 Toyota Corolla that he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a 2004 Kia Sedona driven by Ponte Vedra Beach resident Wendy Whitney. The catastrophic South Florida car crash occurred on December 31, 2008 at around 2:40 am near Deerfield Beach on Interstate 95. Milien, who now lives in the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation in Wauchula, cannot live independently and requires extensive nursing care.

Broward Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips is expected to readjust the amount of compensatory damages awarded to Milien down to $31.4 million. This is account for the fact that the jury found Milien 5% at fault for not wearing a seat belt at the time of the Florida car accident happened.

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