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Tag Archives: West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorneys

Impairment Suspected in Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the person who died last month in a two-car accident as Etienne Leclerc Chery, 63. According to the police, a 2011 Toyota van was being driven by Christopher Burkhardt, 26, in the southbound lanes of the Dixie Highway on January 28th. Mr. Burkhardt swerved… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Cause of Action in Medical Practice Claims

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

As every good attorney knows, the facts of many cases can support multiple causes of action (or, said somewhat more colloquially, theories of relief). The choice of an appropriate cause of action is important. It determines, most vitally, exactly what elements need to be proved in order to prevail. Sometimes the evidence will be… Read More »

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Drivers Identified in Fatal West Palm Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A two-car crash killed one man and seriously injured another in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. The West Palm police have identified the victim of the accident as Rudolph Dansby, 55, of West Palm Beach. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 26-year-old Jacob Donovan of Palm Beach Gardens. The accident happened… Read More »

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Handling a Disappointing Verdict: When Not to Seek a New Trial

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

It’s one of the most fundamental tenets of our legal system that, in a jury trial, the judge rules on issues of law, while the jury finds the facts. Only in rare and extreme cases is the judge allowed to step in and find that the jury has come to an erroneous conclusion—for instance,… Read More »

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When Should You Misrepresent the Facts at a Deposition? Never!

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Suppose that, as a result of an automobile accident, you developed severe, persistent migraine headaches. Suppose further that, although you’d had headaches before, you’d never had them with the severity or frequency with which you were getting them after the accident. If questioned about your history of headaches at a deposition—an out-of-court, under-oath examination… Read More »

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Delivering Tough Truths: Avoiding Losing on Appeal in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

One of the most difficult aspects of any lawyer’s career is having the courage to tell a client with sympathetic facts that he or she has no case. That is what the lawyers in the 2013 case of Shartz v. Miulli should have done — deliver the tough truth. What follows is a tragic… Read More »

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Sports Torts: Can You Sue for Injuries Sustained in a Karate Match?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

If you choose to participate in a contact sport — such as football, soccer, or some form of martial arts — and are seriously injured in the course of a sporting event, can you sue to recover damages? Many people’s immediate answer to this question is simply “no.” As with so many things under… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Disabled Woman

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A West Palm Beach man is being held without bond after being arrested for sexually abusing a disabled woman in her home. Antonio Rivera Jr., 31, is facing charges of burglary, assault and battery, and sexual assault of a handicapped person after he abused an “extremely handicapped” woman with ALS. Mr. Rivera was arrested… Read More »

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Staying Vigilant about the Evidence in a Personal Injury Trial

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

One of the most important advantages a good attorney provides is constant vigilance about the evidence that’s being admitted. Good counsel’s guard is never down during a trial—he or she is always listening closely to the testimony, ready to shout “objection!” at any moment. This skill is so important, in fact, that if you… Read More »

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CMS Withdraws MSP Future Medicals Rule

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has officially withdrawn their proposed rule on Medicare Secondary Payer: Future Medicals. Many organizations have been actively lobbying against this rule since its introduction in August 2013. Many are happy that a rule which would have left injured people without the benefit of Medicare coverage while seeking… Read More »

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