Family Sues Day Care After Child is Injured Due to Negligent Care

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Negligent Care |

Child is Injured Due to Negligent Care

A family launched a lawsuit against their daughter’s local daycare provider after multiple incidents involving their young daughter were brought to their attention.

The first incident was when their daughter was bitten by a copperhead snake while at daycare.  Phillip and Lindsay Zellner say this was just the first of three incidents.  On Sept. 24, 2013 the toddler was let out onto a playground without the teacher properly checking it over for poisonous snakes, a rule directly stated in their handbook.  The 13 month old spotted the snake on the sidewalk and bent down where she was bitten on the hand.  The doctors had to perform emergency surgery, stating that the young child could have easily lost her hand up to the elbow.

In February of the following year the toddler came home and refused to use her left arm.  After speaking with the day care this particular incident is being referred to as “playground accident.”   Both parents agree that they feel an employee jerked their daughter to hard causing her left elbow to be dislocated, causing yet another trip to the emergency room.

In September of that same year when The Zellners picked up their child from daycare and she was in horrible pain.  After making an attempt to calm their daughter her mother finally noticed a hair clip in her hair, and to her horror when she removed it she found a huge wound on her head.

Family Sues Day Care After Child is Injured Due to Negligent CareThe Zellners had finally had enough and filed a lawsuit claiming the daycare consistently failed to follow the handbook provided to parents and that the facility is not a safe and suitable facility.

Other children have also sustained injuries such has a bruised collar bone and a hairline fracture.  Kathleen Allison is the owner of Live Oak Little School and is listed as the defendant in the lawsuit.

“Cases like this one are the reason I went into personal injury law. Hurting a child is one of the most heinous acts an adult can commit.  These poor children are too young to verbalize the abuse they endured at the hands of those who were supposed to be carrying for them while their parents worked. There is no excuse for this type of abuse,” says Matthew Jacobs of Jhon Bales, an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer.

The first thing a person should do when dealing with gross abuse of a minor, in cases like this one is to consult an attorney.  It can be very hard to work through all the details of a lawsuit like this one.  You want to retain the best attorney when dealing with a complicated case like the one above.

All children are precious and deserve to be treated kindly, and with respect.  When hardworking parents leave their children at establishments like this one for care, they should be sure to receive the highest quality care available for their sweet children without having to worry about these types of needless injuries. The best way to handle a child injuries is getting in contact withJohn Bales Attorneys.


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How to become a lawyer in Tampa

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Become A Lawyer, Law |

Practicing law seems to be a very lucrative profession, and especially if you practice it in Tampa, a city that is on the rise in every possible way. This profession offers various opportunities in which you can make a lot of money, and become one of the richest persons for whom the law is a business. These lawyers earn huge sums of money doing their job, and there is no wonder that the personal injury law is extremely popular and is on the rise. But, how to become a lawyer in Tampa? Well, the principle is very hard, but the problem is that it cannot be done quickly, but requires some time. Let’s see how it works.john-bales-team

First of all, you will need to get a Bachelor’s degree in law. And that’s just the first step. So, if you thought that this is it, you were very wrong. This is just the first step, of course, not counting the elementary and high schools. And near the end of your Bachelor’s studies, you will be required to take a Law School Admission Test, a test that measures your talents as a lawyer.

After this, you will have to earn a Law degree. This requires additional 3 years of school. And not just any school or college, it has to be a college that has been approved by the Bar Association. Also, it is advised that during this time you take up an internship because several studies show that people who have been involved in an internship have become better lawyers. In fact, some schools insist on it.portrait-of-an-african-american-businesswoman-full-of-work-holding-a-pile-of-filing-documents-vertical-shot-isolated-on-white-2

After you’ve completed that, you will need to enter the Bar Association, and in order to do that, you will have to take the Bar exam. And here is where the important part comes: in order to practice law in Tampa, you have to take this exam in the State of Florida. This gives you permission to practice law not only in Tampa, but all over Florida, but not in the other parts of the United States. However, if you wish to practice law in other states as well, you can take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, which will allow you to do it (if you pass it, of course).

court2And, that’s it. You’re not just a lawyer now; you are a lawyer who can practice law all around the United States of America, no matter in which state you’re in. However, you need to keep one thing in mind – even though you are a lawyer now, you can never stop learning! You need to keep up with the times and all the novelties that appear in law. That is why learning is so important, even though you are no longer in school. By keeping in touch with the modern trends, you will always be in you’re A-game, and no one will ever be able to take that away from you. If you follow these rules and abide them, there is no reason for you not to be the top player in this game.

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How to find a good medical malpractice lawyer in Tampa

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Law, Medical Malpractice Lawyer |

There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to get some medical attention. And that’s nothing to be scared about – if you’re feeling bad, you go see a doctor, he tells you what’s wrong with you, tells you how to treat your problem, and you do what he says. After that, you get fine, and are free to go home a healthy man. However, it doesn’t work out like that every time. Sometimes, the doctors make a mistake that could have grave dangers to the patient, and even possibly lead to his death.medical-malpractice What to do then? Well, is such a thing happens, God forbid, you need to get a hold of a good medical malpractice lawyer, who will help you get a conciliation prize, in any way, shape or form. And here, we are going to show you how to find a good medical malpractice lawyer.

First of all, you need to ask around for good lawyers. Just keep in mind that not all lawyers are experts in every field of law, and you specifically need a lawyer who is an expert in the field of medical malpractice. If you live in Tampa, you are more than likely to know someone who was in need of a lawyer’s assistance. Even if he does not know a medical malpractice lawyer, perhaps his lawyer will help you get in touch with a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice. However, if you do not trust the person in question, it is better to follow a different advice.main-image1

Next, you can look around for a medical malpractice lawyer online. You can find anything on the internet, and there are good chances that you’ll be able to find a good medical malpractice lawyer there. Just pay attention to the lawyer’s (or law firm’s) rates and reviews. These rates and reviews were given by this lawyer’s previous clients and only if the rates and reviews are overwhelmingly positive, should you pick that particular lawyer.

Next, you should make a shortlist of all those lawyers who seem okay to you, and give them a call. Talk to them for a while and see if you like them based on their responses to your questions. Ask them about fees, the approximate length of the process, and anything else you wish to know. And after that, and only when you’ve finished talking to all the lawyers from your shortlist, pick the one that appears to be the perfect one for you.index

Then, after you’ve picked a good medical malpractice lawyer, schedule a meeting with him, and see him face to face. At that meeting, you should agree on everything that was left to be agreed upon, and then, if you agree with everything what the lawyer has proposed to you, sign the deal. Now, he’s officially your medical malpractice lawyer, and hopefully, he will help you reach that goal you’ve been chasing, and help you get that conciliation prize that you were going after.

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Case against Tampa attorneys wrapped up

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Attorney, Law |

These days it seems that the law gets broken every single day by those people in whom we had the utmost faith. And that is always heart shattering and leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths. Well, something like that has been happening in Tampa too, where one case has gotten the attention of the entire City of Tampa, and perhaps even the entire State of Florida. Actually, this incident took place around two years ago, but the case was just recently wrapped up, according to the news.

By now, most of you are probably wondering what the case is about. Well, according to the news, it all took place two years ago, when some attorneys from Tampa used a police officer from the very same city in order to get him to write up DUI (Driving Under the Influence) tickets to a rival attorney.

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These two attorneys, whose names are Stephen Diaco, Robert Adams and Adam Fillhaut, are looking at suspension from their jobs, or even disbarment. Of course, that will happen only if the judge decides that they have indeed pulled some strings to get a DUI ticket to their rival attorney, Phillip Campbell. This alleged incident took place on January 23, 2013, and after it, the firm of these three attorneys found themselves in an advantage against the firm of Campbell.

This week, Judge James David Arnold, who proceeded over the trial in which all four abovementioned attorneys were involved, was put on the stand, and he said that he remembers that the next day he found out about the DUI ticket, and then had to deal with it. According to him, this was the biggest misconduct that he has seen or heard about ever!

Also, some of the police officers from Tampa were called to testify before the court of law about what they know about the DUI ticked that was issued that night to Phillip Campbell. A certain officer named Mike Lyon has said that he was informed to watch out for Phillip Campbell, who was leaving a bar two months before the incident in question took place, and before he was

Also, important evidence has appeared. That evidence includes a recording of a certain Melissa Personius, who has admitted that the set up had taken place that night, and that it was all rigged. However, this piece of evidence was not yet submitted by the Bar Association. Most experts believe that it will be submitted as evidence on Tuesday, when the court resumes its session.

As we have seen, some people go to extreme limits to get what they want, and ethics does not seem to be that important to them. Of course, none of this has yet been proven in the court of law, but it still shows that there are people out there who will stop at nothing to get what they want, no matter how wrong, immoral, or just unfair it is. And according to the news, this is happening all the time.

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Filing personal injury lawsuit in Tampa

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Law, Personal Injury Lawsuit |

Tampa is a nice and quiet place, but nevertheless, something can happen to you there. And what can you do then? Well, no matter it this thing has happened to you in your Tampa home, or anywhere else in Tampa, no matter if you’re just visiting or if you are a Tampa local, you need to know how to file a lawsuit and seek appropriate damages in order to come out of that hardship without any loss. And especially if you’ve suffered from someone else’s negligence; it that case you can sue that person, or that organization, and seek damages. lawsuit document

However, before doing that, you need to know what exactly you need to do before filing a personal injury lawsuit in Tampa, and we are going to show you that. Just read this article to the very end, and you should be fully equipped, but mentally and physically, to start a battle for the damages that you deserve. So, without any further ado, let’s start listing the things you should do.

Firstly, you should find out if you have the legal grounds to file this lawsuit. In case you were wronged by someone’s negligence, you should be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, you need to prove that you were wronged by someone. Personal-Injury-LawsuitOn the other hand, if the insurance companies offer to pay your bills immediately, that is a good sign that you’ve got the grounds for a lawsuit. But, do not fall into temptation and take that offer from the insurance house, because if you do, you will not be able to file a lawsuit!

Next, you should gather all the evidence you can that can support your claim that you were wronged. Take everything you can get your hands on: police reports, medical reports, injury photos, etc. Also, gather all your bills, so you could prove exactly how much money you’ve spent.

Then, you should find a good personal injury lawyer, who will fight the battle for you. Tampa is a home to some great personal injury lawyers, and you just need to pick the best one. Make sure you choose someone with experience, someone who is honest, and someone with good recommendations. He will represent you in the court of law, and also during the settlement negotiations. And only if these negotiations fail, you shall go to the court. However, if you have a good case, most people or companies that are being sued will rather negotiate than go before a judge. Top-5-worst-sporting-injuries

So, as we have seen, accidents can happen anytime, and it is always good to know how to file a personal injury lawsuit, even in a place such as Tampa. You need to gather up all the evidence and make sure you have a solid case. Your personal injury lawyer will help you with that, and he will show you how to do everything properly. Then, all that’s left for you is to wait and hope the result will be favorable for you.

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