Month: June 2014


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Hurricane Season Underway – How Are Floridians Getting Ready?

 
Ah, summer. The kids are out of school, nearby bodies of water are beckoning, and lots of people are finalizing their vacation plans (or already heading off on a summer trip). And then there’s the other hallmark of summer in Florida: the tropical weather.
 
June marked the beginning of hurricane season in Florida, and while the National Hurricane Center is not currently predicting any tropical storms, it’s always wise to be prepared in the event that a hurricane does descend upon our state.
 
If you’ve recently moved to Florida from a less hurricane-prone region, you may be wondering exactly how to prepare for this time of the year.…

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Category: Truck Accidents

Dangers of Drowsy Driving Still Not Widely Recognized

 
A lot of us may recognize on some level that it’s not a good idea to drive when we’re sleep deprived. However, many drivers rationalize staying on the road when they shouldn’t because they’re trying to get home at night, have cargo to deliver, or want to cover as much ground on their road trip as possible—and the convenience of being able to continue driving seems to outweigh the risks of getting into an accident.
 
Perhaps one reason drowsy driving is still a relatively common practice is because it hasn’t been as heavily stigmatized as other risky practices, such driving drunk or texting behind the wheel. However, that doesn’t make it any less risky.…

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Category: Premises Liability

How to Gather Evidence in a Premises Liability Case

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you’ve suffered a serious injury after tripping and falling on someone else’s property, your priority should be getting the medical attention you need.
 
However, after you’re out of danger, you might start thinking about how you’re going to cover your medical expenses or make up for the lost income in case you missed work. You may also start thinking about the circumstances surrounding your accident and whether or not the property owner was at fault.
 
If you believe your accident was a result of the property owner’s negligence and want to receive compensation, you’ll need to gather evidence for a premises liability suit.…

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How to Tell If Your Insurer Is Negotiating in Bad Faith

 
In theory, filing an insurance claim should be relatively straightforward: you submit a claim to your insurance company, an adjuster investigates the facts of the accident to determine the amount you’re entitled to under your policy, and the insurer makes the payment. But that’s just in theory. While filing a claim may go smoothly, many insured Floridians discover that their insurance company is reluctant to pay, gives a lowball offer, or denies the claim altogether.
 
If the insurance company denies a legitimate claim in bad faith, it could be liable for much more than the original cost of the claim. If you suspect that your insurer isn’t negotiating in good faith, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.…

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When Do I Have a Professional Malpractice Case in Florida?

 
There’s a reason professionals who work in fields such as medicine, law, and accounting have to complete years of specialized training: these are the people who can affect our health and finances based on how well they perform their job. They have a duty of care to their patients and clients, and they’re expected to do everything that a professional in their position reasonably could to ensure their patients’ or clients’ well-being.
 
Because of this, we generally think we’re in good hands when dealing with a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, and have respect for their authority. So it can be quite shocking when something goes wrong and we realize that a professional has not lived up to their field’s standard of care.…

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