Little League Association Found Not To Be Liable for Injury Occurring on Baseball Field

Earlier this month, another state’s supreme court issued a written opinion in a case brought by a parent injured while attending her son’s little league baseball game. The case was brought by the parent against the little league association, claiming that the association was negligent for failing to maintain the field. The court ultimately dismissed the case against the association, based on the court’s determination that the association did not owe the plaintiff a duty to keep the field safe. Carlson v. Towne of South Kingstown: The Facts of the Case The plaintiff was the mother of a boy who was competing in a baseball game organized by the defendant. The defendant, however, did not own the field. The injury occurred shortly a...

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Punitive Damages in Florida Personal Injury Cases

When a Floridian is injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, that accident victim usually will be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries through a Florida negligence lawsuit. There are several different types of damages awards that may be appropriate in any given situation, depending on the type of conduct that led to the accident, the severity of the victim’s injuries, and the effect the injuries will have on the victim’s life moving forward. The most common type of personal injury damages award is called economic damages. These damages are meant to compensate the victim for the out-of-pocket expenses they incurred as a result of being involved in the accident. For example, economic damages in Florida include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and decreased earning capacity. Another type of damages award, which is also quite common, is non-eco...

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Florida Supreme Court Holds Accident Victim’s Future Medical Payments Through Medicare and Medicaid Not Admissible at Trial

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Florida decided a case that may have wide-ranging implications in many Florida personal injury lawsuits. In the case, Joerg v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the court held that the defendants were not entitled to introduce evidence of future medical payments that the injured party may receive through Medicare or Medicaid at the trial. The Facts of the Case In the case, the plaintiffs were the family of a developmentally disabled man named “Luke,” who was entitled to reimbursement for his medical expenses and medical bills through Medicare and Medicaid. Back in 2007, Luke was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle. Luke’s family filed suit against the driver o...

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