What exactly is mediation?

Simply defined, mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution by which parties attempt to resolve their differences without going to court. Suffice it to say, there are some instances in which mediation is a much more attractive alternative.

What is FIRPTA?

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) is a law passed by Congress in 1980 allowing the United States to tax foreign persons purchasing and/or selling property within America.

How can I determine who’s responsible for my slip and fall accident?

The owner of the premises on which the injury was sustained may be legally responsible if he or she directly caused the accident (i.e. causing a spill, allowing a surface to remain slippery, etc.), or if he or she knew of the danger and did nothing to fix it.

What are my rights as an employee?

As is true throughout the United States, workers in Florida enjoy the right to privacy, equitable compensation and freedom from discrimination. Florida employers may not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity or religion during and after the hiring process.

What constitutes a “catastrophic” injury in the state of Florida?

In Florida, catastrophic injuries resulting in workers’ compensation benefits often include head injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, burns, multiple fractures and/or neurological disorders.

When can I file a wrongful death suit?

Laws governing wrongful death cases are extremely complex but, simply defined, when someone dies due to the negligence and/or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family may sue for wrongful death.

Who’s liable for a personal injury resulting from a dog bite?

More often than not, a dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance will cover liability resulting from a dog bite that occured on the owner’s property. In 2012, more than 16,500 dog bite claims were filed in the United States.

What does “product liability” mean?

Product liability laws hold manufacturers and sellers liable for selling defective products to consumers. Responsibility for a defective product that results in an injury lies with all sellers of the product who make up the distribution chain.

Who’s responsible in a premises liability claim?

When someone enters another’s property, he or she has a reasonable expectation of not getting injured. This means that property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment, making them legally liable in the event of another’s injury.

What sets Thompson & Thomas, P.A. apart from other firms in Palm Beach County?

A couple reasons. For starters, the attorneys at Thompson & Thomas, P.A. pride themselves on accepting cases many other attorneys often deem too challenging. Secondly, when you come to Thompson & Thomas, P.A., you’ll receive personalized care and attention, working alongside partners as opposed to associates.

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Thompson & Thomas, P.A. takes great pride in providing West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie residents with personalized legal counsel in cases involving personal injury, employment law, real estate law, Social Security Disability and civil litigation. Call (561) 651-4150 to schedule a free consultation.