Month: March 2017

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Category: Auto Accidents

New Drivers, More Driving Lead to Surge in Florida Crashes

If you have driven on Florida roads for a few years, you already know that our state does not have a perfect driving record, much less many of the people on the roads. Florida tends to be one of the top states for auto accidents, year after year. If you’ve noticed an increase in the amount of crashes, you’re not alone. The rising number of Florida auto accidents isn’t going to bring us down in the rankings any time soon.
In 2016, Florida saw over 3,200 traffic fatalities. That’s almost nine deaths throughout the state every day. The number of traffic fatalities also comes with close to a 10% increase in accidents from 2015, as well as an increase in hit-and-run accidents.…

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Category: Medical Malpractice

Why You May Need a Lawyer after Winning a Medical Malpractice Case

After months and months of hard work and stress and hope and fear, the moment of truth is finally here. Both sides have rested their case in regards to your medical malpractice claim. All that’s left is the decision… and you win!
Thank goodness. Now it’s all over. You can finally use the compensation you receive to start getting your life back on track. Right? Not quite.
As Nancy Plummer learned the hard way, just because a verdict is given doesn’t necessarily mean that a court case is completely settled.

The Ongoing Tragedy of William Plummer
In 2013, Mrs. Plummer sued Dr. Annabel Torres and her insurance company, The Doctors’ Company, over the death of her husband William two years prior.…

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Do Florida PIP Laws Cover Pedestrian Accidents?

No accident is simple, especially if insurance companies or lawsuits are involved. Since there are so many car crashes in Florida every year, though, there is a lot of information out there about what to do after an auto accident and how PIP comes into play.
Pedestrian accidents are a little more complicated. The driver (probably) has insurance, but (obviously) the pedestrian wasn’t using a car when they were hit. So what happens next? Is there PIP for pedestrians? Sort of.
Pedestrians Can Use PIP for Accident Coverage
If you have personal injury protection and you are a Florida resident, you can still file a claim with your auto insurance after a pedestrian accident.…

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Category: Wrongful Death

Abortion May Soon Potentially Qualify as a Wrongful Death

Whatever your opinions on abortion itself, it is hard to argue against the sentiment that the decision to have an abortion is typically a painful one. Many women suffer from mental anguish and trauma after terminating a pregnancy.
A bill now making its way through the Florida legislature – HB 19 – seeks not only to acknowledge this suffering, but offer women who have had an abortion to take legal action against the doctor who performed the procedure and receive compensation for what they have had to endure. Essentially, they can file a wrongful death lawsuit because the doctor terminated their pregnancy.
How would this work according to the law?…

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Prepare for the Potential Fallout of Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

We’ve all heard the story of the woman who sued McDonald’s after her coffee spilled and burned her legs. Many news sources and comedians joked about the story, essentially shaming the woman for taking McDonald’s to court.
The worst part is that most of these people likely didn’t do their homework. They heard about a woman suing over spilling coffee on herself and immediately found the story ridiculous and frivolous.
If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a product or premises liability, it’s important to understand that you may end up facing similar ridicule due to a lack of true understanding. This should in no way stop you from fighting for the compensation you deserve, but you need to know the public perception that you may be up against in addition to your battle against those who caused your injury.…

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