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7 FAQs about Professional Liability Insurance in Florida

As a business owner, you probably see risks all around you. A business is like a child, and you are constantly putting your child’s wellbeing in the hands of other people, such as employees, other businesses, clients or customers, and so on. With all of the possible things that could go wrong, you might wonder what options are out there to protect your business.
 
One way that many people opt to protect their business is to get professional liability insurance.
 
Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Professional Liability Insurance
 
Who Needs Professional Liability Insurance?
Anyone who works in a field that receives advice or counsel from other businesses or organizations could benefit from professional liability insurance.…

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How You Can Take Action against Legal Malpractice

After unsuccessfully going through the process of filing a personal injury suit or defending against criminal charges, the last thing you probably want to do is pick up the phone and call another lawyer. We understand this frustration – especially if you believe that your lawyer was the reason your case ended with unfavorable results.
 
That, however, is exactly why you need to seek out the advice of another attorney. There are all kinds of reasons that you might not have gotten the result you wanted in your case. It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes the reason is that the lawyer you hired to help you on your case committed legal malpractice by not living up to their legal responsibility to represent you to the best of their ability.…

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What Is a Mass Torts Case…and Do You Have One?

 
A tort is a civil wrong committed by a person or company that results in physical or emotional harm, financial loss, or property damage. Pretty much every single case that personal injury lawyers deal with involves torts and tort laws. You are filing a lawsuit and seeking damages because you have experienced a tort.
 
So what’s a mass tort? It’s a single tort that causes injury to numerous victims. Like other personal injury cases, mass tort lawsuits usually include some form of negligence – the failure to use reasonable care. But in these situations that negligence impacted a large group of people.
 
Mass tort lawsuits are different from class action lawsuits.…

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Drivers Need to Be Held Responsible for Motorcycle Deaths

 
For any parent, watching your child get behind the wheel of a car is a nerve-wracking experience. No matter how safe the car or how knowledgeable the driver, the dangers of driving are countless and unavoidable. Those dangers increase exponentially when motorcycles are involved, and it’s only natural for parents of motorcyclists to be permanently biting their nails whenever their loved ones go for a ride.
 
Tragically, despite parents’ hopes and prayers for their children’s safety, sometimes collisions do happen and lives are lost. Here in Florida on Monday, December 22nd, 18-year-old Shayne Breene was killed in an automobile accident when his motorcycle collided with an unspecified four-wheeled vehicle near Avon Park.…

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Education Influences Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injuries

 
The type of traumatic brain injuries caused by something like a car accident, fall, or blow to the head can have a life-long impact. Even a mild traumatic brain injury can cause symptoms like headaches, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, and changes in sensory perception. A moderate to severe brain injury can result in all those symptoms, as well as problems like slurred speech, loss of coordination, and profound confusion, often making it difficult for people suffering these injuries to continue working or living a normal life.
 
However, there is some hope for those who have experienced a TBI—new evidence suggests that the higher the education level, the more likely someone is to have no measurable disability a year after their injury.…

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If you have been injured while on the property of a Pembroke Pines business or residence, you could be eligible for compensation. An injury attorney who serves the Pembroke Pines area can review your accident in order to ascertain the extent to which it may be a premises liability or “slip and fall” injury case. In most instances, whether or not you could be entitled to remuneration from the property owner will depend upon your reasons for being on the property and if the owner provided for your reasonable safety while you were on the property.
 
The law requires for property owners to keep guests reasonably free from injury. However, if a trespasser ventures onto commercial or private property uninvited, the owner is usually not liable for any injury the trespasser might sustain.…

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When a victim is injured in an auto accident, medical personnel will often classify the injury as mild/minor, moderate, severe/serious/critical, or catastrophic. A catastrophic injury is one that could be life threatening, but if survived, will likely change the victim’s life forever after. Spinal cord injuries are often categorized as catastrophic because in many instances, an injury to the spine results in so many other medical difficulties, as well. If you have suffered an auto accident in Coral Springs resulting in a spinal cord injury that will entail long-term or lifelong care, an attorney may be able to help you in your efforts to recoup whatever financial losses you may incur.…

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Florida law firm’s 5th annual holiday open house benefits KIDS In Distress
 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The law firm of Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey teamed up with Alpha & Omega Reporting Services, Inc. to host their Annual Holiday Kickoff Open House cocktail party at Lawlor Winston’s Fort Lauderdale office on November 16, 2012.
 
“This is the fifth year the firm has hosted this event,” said senior Partner, John K. Lawlor. “We are proud to continue what has become a tradition of giving in our legal community, and are pleased to welcome Shirley Barber and the court reporting firm of Alpha & Omega as our partner for the second consecutive year.” Read more……

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Driver negligence was to blame in both of the accidents that landed a South Florida man in the hospital this week. The man sustained an extremely serious personal injury after he was struck by a third vehicle, following a two-car accident on I-95. In the initial accident, 49-year-old Gerald Jules was rear-ended by a car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the two vehicles involved in the collision were stopped on the road, and Jules was standing near the car that had rear-ended him when a third car was unable to stop before hitting Jules and causing the car from the first accident to be pushed underneath Jules’ van. The Highway Patrol indicated that the driver who caused the first collision was not using due care, and the driver who caused injury to Jules was guilty of careless driving.…

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Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey fights to uphold Patient’s Right to Know (Amendment 7)
 
Featured in the Broward Bulldog:
 
http://www.browardbulldog.org/2011/12/constitutional-amendment-proves-no-guarantee-to-opening-up-hospital-records-to-patients/…

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