Month: March 2014


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Category: Accidents | Car Accidents

In Florida, Traffic Accidents Can Lead to Drowning Deaths

 
With its miles of coastline as well as plentiful lakes, streams, and channels, Florida is the ideal setting for anyone who loves spending time on the water. Unfortunately, our easy access to water also means that traffic accidents involving submersion are a problem in our state.
 
Not only does Florida lead the nation in boating accidents, our state also leads the nation for most drowning deaths from traffic accidents, with an average of slightly more than one accident per week. There are around 400 traffic accident submersion drowning deaths in the country each year, which means that Florida has about 13-14% of all these accidents.
 
With 1,197 miles of coastline and more than 30,000 lakes covering over 3 million acres of land, there are plenty of places around Florida where people involved in a car accident are at risk for getting into a submersion accident.…

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Category: Insurance Claims

How to Fight Stingy Insurance Companies

 
When it comes to filing insurance claims, it’s hard to know how things will play out, despite the seemingly clear terms of your policy and how valid you believe your claim is. With regards to disability claims in particular, it seems that insurance companies have recently been denying some perfectly valid claims on unfair and sometimes unintelligible grounds.
 
In December, two lawsuits were filed
 
against insurance companies in West Virginia following alleged bad faith practices.  In one case, a man claimed that he was unfairly cut off from receiving disability payments approximately ten years earlier. In the other case, an insurance company was sued on behalf of a student who broke his ankle while playing basketball with a pre-existing injury.…

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Category: Personal Injury

Events That Draw a Crowd Also Put Pedestrians at Risk

 
Whether you’re the kind of person who thrives at crowded venues or the kind who cringes when popular events draw hordes of people to your town, there’s one thing you should keep in mind: drivers and pedestrians at these events need to be extra vigilant to avoid getting into an accident.
 
That’s what law enforcement officers want people in Daytona Beach, Florida, to remember during the iconic Daytona 500 weekend in February. As of 2010, the Daytona 500 was the third-most attended sporting event in the country (behind only the Brickyard 400 and the Indianapolis 500), and thousands of racing fans are expected to flood Daytona Beach this year,as well.…

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Category: Insurance Claims

Winter Comes to Florida, Leads to Increase in Insurance Claims

 
Freezing temperatures, snow, ice. That may be par for the course during winter in northern states, but it’s not something we see too often in the south. This year, however, the severe Winter Storm Leon brought inclement weather to much of the southern region of our country, including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. That storm is part of the reason insured losses from severe weather are anticipated to be the costliest in decades, and part of the reason why insurance companies may be looking for reasons to delay or deny claims.
 
Insured losses from winter weather have totaled an estimated $1.5 billion so far this season, according to the Insurance Information Institute.…

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