Plenty of people live and work throughout Southwest Florida and Florida’s Suncoast. But while Florida is a great state to live in, it’s also nationally and globally renowned as a place to visit. Tourism is one of the biggest industries in Florida and seasonal homes for out-of-state residents who come here to enjoy the winters. As a result, Florida has a lot of people and traffic that aren’t local. This can be confusing to some, especially when it comes to legal disputes. However, there are clear-cut protocols in place so that even people who don’t live in Florida still have…
Bradenton Florida – Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Recognized as a 2021 EAGLE Hall of Fame Member of the Florida Justice Association for his ongoing contributions and support. Bernard Walsh of the personal injury law firm of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh has been honored as a 2021 EAGLE Hall of Fame member of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). Chosen because of their ongoing selfless efforts to protect Florida’s civil justice system, FJA Hall of Fame EAGLE members have proven themselves as leaders within the Florida Justice Association, and within the legal community as a whole. FJA EAGLE members set…
Guardians usually go above and beyond to keep children safe and healthy. For example, they buy them snacks and foods that are wholesome, research toys before purchasing them to ensure they won’t cause harm, and look at vehicle reviews ahead of buying new rides to make sure they’re harmless. What about when those things don’t pan out, though? 

For instance, a person could get a car that’s supposed to be a top-of-the-line model, only to discover that it has one or more issues. Speaking of problems, that’s why we are here today, to tell you about a problem with a…
Florida has plenty of amusement parks full of rides. Most of the time, visitors ride them, have fun, and that’s it. Then, they head home after long days with some impressive memories. However, not all amusement park trips are joyous occasions. Sometimes, accidents occur, and no, we aren’t talking about a child dropping their ice cream cone on the ground. 

Rather, the types of incidents we are discussing are roller coaster derailments, raft ride malfunctions, and things of that nature. Speaking of raft rides, have you heard about the Raging River ride at Adventureland Park in Iowa? We get it,…
Getting into a car wreck can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. Your car may be wrecked beyond repair, you may have serious injuries that need expensive medical care, and your whole life is upended. Fortunately, under Florida state law, accident injury victims are protected. When another driver causes your accident, they and their insurance company are responsible for paying for your injuries. However, sometimes the other driver neither has insurance nor has a good enough policy to cover the full costs of the damages from the accident. This is where underinsured (UM) and uninsured (UIM) coverages can help? What…
When you are in an accident in the state of Florida, you have a legal right to file a claim for the damages caused by the accident. In order to receive this claim you have to prove a lot of things. You have to prove that there was an accident and the accident was caused by the actions of another driver. Then you have to prove that your injuries are a result of those accidents. You’ll also have to prove the value of the damages caused by the accident. This requires a lot of evidence and documentation. If you are…
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating injuries one can experience after a car accident in Southwest Florida. These types of injuries often lead to chronic pain and disability, and they can change your life in the blink of an eye. One may experience altered sensation, loss of movement or paralysis, exaggerated reflexes, intense stinging or burning sensations in the nerves, difficulty breathing or clearing the lungs, and changes in sensitivity after suffering a spinal cord injury. Like other injuries, these come in all shapes and sizes, and not every spinal cord injury will be as severe as…
For most people living in Florida’s Suncoast, slipping and falling is an embarrassment with a little bit of physical discomfort. However, for some, a slip and a fall can be extremely painful and, in the worst cases, permanently crippling or even lethal. It’s one thing, for example, to slip and fall in the kitchen due to a misplaced toy. It’s another for that same toy to be on a stairway as an elderly relative is coming down. Slipping and falling can happen just about anywhere, but these are the most common causes for why it happens. Uneven Surfaces This is…
For some in Southwest Florida, especially men who’ve never experienced it personally, sexual harassment is viewed as an extreme, even criminal act. In other words, sexual harassment only “counts” in their eyes if a woman is forcibly cornered, fights and screams, and is raped. To some, anything less than that is not sexual harassment and is considered legal. However, the reality is sexual harassment does not start at a sexual assault attempt; that is the most dramatic end of the spectrum. That is why this type of harassment has gone underreported for decades. 81% of working women reporting verbal sexual…
With summer vacation season in full swing throughout Florida’s southwest west coast, it’s important to keep your eyes on the road and especially on pedestrians who may be crossing these roads. Ideally, pedestrians will cross within crosswalks, after checking to make sure the road is clear, and only when signage allows them to cross. However, distracted tourists will sometimes make mistakes. Finding yourself in an accident with a pedestrian tourist is a stressful and traumatizing experience and one that is best solved with the assistance of a skilled Florida personal injury and accident lawyer. A few tips for keeping pedestrians…