Safety Tips for the New Year

Celebrating with drinks

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, many Floridians are planning spectacular celebrations to ring in 2019. Because of alcohol-fueled celebrations, some people will inevitably make the poor decision to drive while under the influence. New Year’s Eve can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Stay safe this New Year’s Eve by […]

Personal Injury Protection in Florida: Are You Covered?

Texting while driving

Injuries, property damage, and other significant losses may occur as a result of an auto accident. To recover these losses, victims of car accidents must file claims with an insurance provider, either their own or the at-fault driver’s. The state of Florida is one of ten states that requires personal injury protection (PIP) insurance for drivers. While all […]

How to Stay Safe on the Road This Thanksgiving

kids arguing in the back seat of moving car

Almost 51 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles during the Thanksgiving holiday, with approximately 90% traveling by vehicle. In fact, Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the entire year. If you are planning on traveling by vehicle this Thanksgiving, be sure to use these driving safety tips to make your trip a safe […]

Employee Spotlight: Milly Gulcynski

Employee Spotlight: Milly Gulcynski

About three years ago, Milly Gulcynski became an integral part of the team at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.  Focusing in the pre-litigation section of the office, Milly prides herself in the detail and attention she gives to each of her clients. Milly spends most of her time becoming familiar with the cases and the clients […]

Hit-and-Run Crashes Are on the Rise: How to Prevent Accidents

Car accident

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States, and one of the most troubling types of accidents are hit-and-runs. A hit-and-run is an accident in which one of the drivers involved in the crash, usually the individual that causes the crash, leaves the scene before it appropriate for the driver […]

Can Wearable Technologies Make a Difference in Personal Injury Claims?

Smart watches

Wearable technology is a relatively new trend that offers convenience in many aspects of life, and these devices can sometimes help or hurt plaintiffs in personal their injury claims. Wearable devices, such as the FitBit®, Apple Watch®, and other smartwatches and fitness devices, have several capabilities that can make a difference in a personal injury claim. […]

What You Need to Know About Dog Injuries Under Florida Law

Beware of dog sign

Over the course of a lifetime, approximately one in every 69 people will be bitten by a dog—and because minor nips and playful bites are rarely reported, the true incidence of dog bites is likely much higher. Dog bite injuries can often require medical treatment or even result in permanent disfigurement, disability, or death. It’s important to know more […]

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Pedestrian crossing

As a pedestrian in South Florida, there are a lot of ways to be safe while walking around, even on the sidewalks. Below are some tips to help keep you safe while you are walking around. Be Visible at All Times Whether you are walking during the day or at night, you want to make […]

Ginnis & Krathen Named in the Top 50 Settlements in Florida

Company achievement

Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was recently named number 37 of the top 50 settlements in Florida by TopVerdict.com. Eric Ginnis and H Ross Zelnick worked on the slip and fall case that settled in the amount of $1,400,000 on behalf of their client. Due to the negligence of the Defendant, their client fell in the common area of a […]

How to Prepare Your Teen for Future Road Dangers

Driving lessons

As a parent, you have mixed feelings when it is time for your teen to venture onto Florida’s roadways on their own. Part of ensuring your fears are not realized, is to make sure your teen is prepared for potential dangers that might arise when they are driving. Graduated Driver’s License Requirements One of the […]

Miguel A. Amador joins Ginnis & Krathen

New lawyer announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 17, 2018 — Attorney Miguel A. Amador joins personal injury firm Ginnis & Krathen. Amador is a litigation attorney with experience in the areas of business litigation, insurance litigation, products liability, mass torts, complex civil litigation, professional malpractice, construction litigation, tobacco litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, negligent security, and […]

H Ross Zelnick Becomes Shareholder of Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.

New shareholder announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 3, 2018 — Attorney H Ross Zelnick of the firm Ginnis & Krathen P.A. has been named a shareholder of the firm. He joins the two current shareholders Eric J. Ginnis and Stefanie Krathen-Ginnis as the third shareholder in the firm, effective August 1, 2018. Zelnick has been […]

What You Need to Know for a Slip and Fall Injury

Wet floor sign

For many, tripping and falling is a part of life, and is often attributable to run-of-the-mill clumsiness. But in some cases, a slip and fall accident can lead to injury—through no fault or inattention of your own—and may subject the property or “premises” owner to legal liability. Read on to learn more about the main […]

Employee Spotlight: Cheryl Zartolas

Employee Spotligh Cheryl Zartolas

Something that a lot of people don’t realize is that a law firm can have an army of qualified lawyers at their disposal, but their ability to fight for the rights of clients is ultimately only as strong as the team they have working around them. Such is the case with Cheryl Zartolas, an integral […]

Product Recall Basics

Car air bag

Product recalls have been mandatory for consumer products for quite some time. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1972 so that the public could be better protected from any products that may cause unreasonable risks. Not only was the Act passed but it also included the Consumer Product Safety […]