Month: February 2013


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Category: Personal Injury

If you have been in an accident in the Fort Lauderdale area, you may have suffered a personal injury that did not present symptoms until days or maybe even weeks after the accident. That is why it is so important to speak with an accident lawyer prior to accepting any settlements from an insurance company. Insurance companies often seek to settle accident claims in a hurry, but when you accept an initial offer for a settlement from an insurance company in the days following an accident, you must often cede any right to pursue further compensation, even if serious symptoms arise.
 
When you first meet with your Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer, your lawyer will thoroughly review your case and inquire as to the medical care you have received and what diagnostic tests were performed.…

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Category: Insurance Claims

If Fort Lauderdale residents have heard the question from friends and family who live elsewhere in the nation, they have heard it multiple times: What about the storms? It is not an unreasonable question despite the fact that those of us who live in the area may tire of hearing it. The fact is, we know that we live in an area that is susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms, which is why the majority of property owners in the area go to great pains to ensure that they have purchased appropriate and adequate insurance. That is why it can be incredibly infuriating when claims are denied after a storm does make landfall in the Fort Lauderdale area.…

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Category: Accident Injury

Many drivers in Fort Lauderdale benefit every day from the directional assistance of a GPS device. When travelling in unfamiliar sections of town, an on-board or portable GPS system can be an incredible help. That having been said, most of us have also heard stories of drivers who have crashed into buildings, turned the wrong way down one-way streets, and even driven into rivers and lakes at the behest of their GPS devices. If you have suffered an injury in an accident with a driver who did not exercise common sense while following GPS instructions or who was distracted by a GPS device, a Fort Lauderdale injury attorney may be able to help you in your efforts to obtain compensation to cover your losses.…

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Category: Accidents

If you experience car trouble, have been in a wreck, or have any other reason to be pulled over to the side of the road in Fort Lauderdale, it is not advisable to exit your vehicle. Increasingly, individuals are susceptible to injury while at the side of the road. If you have been the victim of a roadside accident because a driver was not paying adequate attention, an injury attorney can review your case to ascertain the extent to which you may be eligible for financial benefits as the result of your injuries.
 
Though it has long been standard practice to exit the vehicle following an accident or other roadside emergency, police in Fort Lauderdale and across the nation are now advising motorists to remain inside of their vehicles until emergency help has arrived.…

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Category: Personal Injury

Ask Las Vegas residents and tourists alike what the most congested spot in the Valley is, and many will immediately respond: The Strip. The hotels, cars, pedestrians, cabs, limos, and buses that occupy The Strip make it arguably the most crowded stretch of road in the area.
 
Consequently, it is often the site of numerous accidents which then cause even more congestion as drivers slow to a near stop to gawk at the accident site. Unfortunately, such rubbernecking can cause a chain reaction of accidents that can result in personal injury or even death for victims. If you have been injured as the result of another driver’s distracted rubbernecking, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can help you to get whatever compensation you may deserve as a result of your injury.…

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Category: Accident Injury

We have all heard the warnings regarding cell phone use and driving. Whether it is because of a call or a text, most drivers have, on one occasion or another, responded to one or the other. And, many drivers can also relate stories of near misses while they were distracted by cell phones. Unfortunately, many drivers can also tell of times when an accident ensued rather than a near miss. If you have been the victim of an accident in Deerfield Beach caused by a distracted driver, an injury lawyer can help you in your efforts to recoup whatever losses you may have incurred due to the accident and the injury that resulted.…

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Category: Car Accidents

If you talk to members of the Weston Police Department, watch the news, or read the newspaper, you will hear or see reports of a car accident at least every day, such that the accidents come to seem routine: just another collision, another report to write up, the same citations to write or charges to be filed. However, when you are the one who has suffered injuries in a wreck, it is anything but routine. It is a tragic, unsettling, and stress-filled event, and if you have been the victim of negligence or some other irresponsible driving, you deserve to be compensated for your very specific and very personal injuries. Often, however, it requires retaining a personal injury lawyer to ensure that your claim is treated as anything other than routine by the insurance company.…

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