Did you know that according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 235,778 motor vehicle accidents in Florida in 2009? This means there are seven traffic deaths per day in the state.
And even more sobering is the fact that there were 2,563 fatalities.
If you have been involved in a car accident, the question always arises: do I need a Florida personal injury lawyer? The answer to this question depends on the circumstances surrounding the Florida car crash. If it’s a simple fender bender, probably not. If bodily harm or injury has been sustained, absolutely so. Because the moments after a car crash are so chaotic, err on the side of at least consulting a personal injury lawyer.…
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America, killing 100,000 people every year.
From 1996 through 1999, Florida hospitals reported 19,885 incidents but only 3,177 medical malpractice claims. In other words, for every 6 medical errors only one claim is filed.
Why are the medical malpractice claims in Florida so low even though Florida is the fifth largest market for medical malpractice claims? The U. S. Department of Justice estimates that in 2003 (the latest available), medical malpractice is the second-toughest type of tort case for plaintiffs to win at trial, with defendant physicians prevailing in 63.3% of verdicts.
Florida medical malpractice claims are by no means easy to win.…
Trial lawyers help obtain access to our civil justice system for the powerless in America—working families, individual workers, and consumers who often lack the resources to take their grievances to court.
Trial lawyers play a valuable role in detecting the rights of American families. They champion the causes of those who deserve redress for injury to their person or property; they promote the public good through their efforts to secure safer products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care; they uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of the acused; and they preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and seek justice for all.…
Drivers and passengers may suffer auto-accident injuries when other vehicles fail to stay on their side of the road. What causes these “failure to maintain lane” accidents? Rainy, snowy, or icy weather is one reason. Faulty brakes, nonfunctioning windshield wipers, and bald tires are among other reasons. Even roadway design or maintenance may create conditions that cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles. Negligent drivers cause many accidents due to inattention, roadside distractions, or fatigue. Additional reasons are driving too fast for conditions, driving too aggressively, or driving while impaired.
Premise liability law is the body of law which makes owners of land or premises responsible for injuries suffered by people who are present on the premises. Florida premises law states that the person who is responsible for maintaining a property in safe condition is liable if someone is injured due to negligent maintenance. Property owners have a legal obligation to warn visitors or tenants of hazards that exist on their property. This applies to all types of Florida properties – stores and businesses open to the general public, private homes or even rental properties. Too often, no warning is issued, resulting in serious injury.
In a Ft. Lauderdale shopping mall, the management company may be responsible for the common areas while the individual store owners must maintain their store in good condition .If someone slips and falls, the injured party has a legal right to sue.…
Q. What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
A. A wrongful death claim generally consists of four elements: (1) the death was caused, in whole or part, by the conduct of the defendant; (2) the defendant was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death; (3) there is a surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents; and (4) monetary damages have resulted from the victim’s death.
Q. What are some types of wrongful deaths in Florida?
A. Florida wrongful deaths can result from any of the actions listed below:
Construction site accidents: Bulldozer accidents, scaffolding falls, cement mixer accidents, passing vehicular accidents, dangerous premises, contractor accidents due to faulty back up alarms, chemical exposures, etc.…Read more