We see doctors and other medical professionals for a variety of reasons. But regardless of whether we’re dealing with something minor or major, we expect medical professionals to competently and correctly perform their duties.
But sometimes that doesn’t happen. After all, those in the medical field are still people, and we all make mistakes. In the event that a medical professional doesn’t live up to their standards and causes an injury to a patient, that patient might have a medical malpractice lawsuit on their hands.
Having a valid malpractice claim is the first step, but you also needed to be aware that Florida has certain rules in place concerning medical malpractice that could potentially limit your options.…
When you turn on the news, look at stories online, or are even just driving down the road, you’re bound to hear about, read about, or see a car accident.
Last year, there were 373,754 total crashes in Florida. Of those crashes, 159,671 were injury crashes and 211,423 were property damage crashes. And 2,660 crashes resulted in fatalities.
So far this year, we’re at 70,640 crashes and we’re not even a quarter of the way into 2016.
With these numbers continuing to grow, it’s more important than ever that we are fully aware when we’re driving. Despite car accidents becoming a normal occurrence, they are often preventable. In order to prevent accidents from happening, we should look at the most common types of car accidents so we know what to look out for when we’re on the road as a driver, passenger, or bystander.…
If you’ve suffered an injury and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you’re probably wondering how much your case might be worth. Is there some specific formula that is used?
Yes and no.
Generally speaking, insurance adjusters do use a formula to help determine a settlement:
Cost of medical expenses + (medical expenses X 1.5) + loss of income
In other words, if you have $10,000 in medical expenses and lost $5,000 because you weren’t able to work, their settlement offer will likely be in the neighborhood of $30,000. But here’s the thing: that’s just a starting point. And depending on the severity of your injuries and what you’ve suffered, they may end up multiplying by up to 5 – or more – instead of 1.5.…
When you hop on your bike for an afternoon ride, you never expect to wind up injured. But accidents happen, and if your bicycle collides with a vehicle, it’s vital to take certain steps to protect yourself. This is especially true if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, because you may be able to collect for certain damages, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
However, how you handle the situation during the incident and after will have a significant impact on any legal proceedings. Follow these crucial steps if you’re ever in a bicycle accident.
1. Call 911. When involved in a bicycle accident, the first thing you want to do is call 911.…
Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, especially if you suffer injuries. Every 14 seconds, a vehicle accident results in an injured victim. While it’s not always possible to prevent an accident from occurring, there are some things you can do to make the aftermath progress more smoothly. If you’re ever involved in a car accident, do your best to avoid these common mistakes.
1. Failing to Contact the Police. In Florida, a car accident that involves property damage or injuries over $500 must be reported. However, regardless of the amount of damage, a car accident should always be reported at the time of the incident.…