Month: October 2017


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Know These Ways That Florida Insurers Act in Bad Faith

 

If your insurance claim was denied for no apparent reason, bad faith insurance may have caught you in its trap.
Florida law offers some protection from bad faith insurance, so if you have fallen victim, speak with a qualified attorney to learn what options are available to you. Unfortunately, many people never even realize that their insurers are acting improperly and end up suffering at their hands.
 
Because of this, below we’re going to define bad faith insurance and detail several things insurers do that may constitute bad faith practices.
 
A Definition of Bad Faith Insurance
 
When an insurance company fails to provide benefits to an insured individual who holds a valid policy, they may be acting in bad faith.…

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Newest Car Safety Features Floridians Use to Avoid Accidents

Car accidents cause nearly 1.3 million deaths annually, and injure or disable an additional 20-50 million people. Further, even a minor collision with no injuries is costly and stressful for everyone involved. Naturally, most of us drive as safely as we can, but sometimes that’s not enough.
 
So how can more accidents be prevented?
 
Fortunately, there are a number of new safety features available in late-model cars that can help people to avoid more car accidents. Here are some of the most helpful new features, and several recommended car models that have excellent safety ratings and many available safety features.
 
The Features You Need
 
Automatic Emergency Braking. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems detect an impending crash, and if the driver’s response is not sufficient to avoid the crash, the system will apply the brakes to prevent or reduce the speed of the crash.…

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Halloween Safety Tips That Every Florida Parent Should Know

 
The costumes, candy, and spooky decorations make Halloween fun for parents and children alike. However, Halloween also presents several risks for younger participants, so it’s important for parents to use extra precautions on Halloween.
 
Here are some handy tips your children can use to stay safe.
 
Costumes
 

Light colors are best because they are easiest to see at night. For dark costumes, affix reflective tape. You can use the tape on trick-or-treat bags as well.
If possible, choose costumes that are flame resistant. When making your own costumes, choose nylon or polyester fabrics, which are flame-retardant.
Put a name and phone number on a tag inside your child’s costume for easy identification.…

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What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Negligence in Florida

Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and Florida, leaving millions of dollars in property damage in its wake. Property damage can be fixed, though. For the families of 11 residents of a South Florida nursing home, their damage is beyond repair.
 
How so? The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills is being accused of negligence in regards to the deaths of 11 of its elderly residents during Hurricane Irma.
 
In a wrongful death suit brought by the family of Miguel Antonio Franco, one of the residents who died, they claim “the facility failed to provide proper air conditioning and that patients suffered for days because of sweltering temperatures resulting from loss of power to AC units.”
 
The lawsuit also claims that the nursing home didn’t make the necessary and timely calls for emergency help and failed to give proper care to Franco’s wife, who survived, but was in the hospital in serious condition.…

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Protect Your Kids in a Florida Accident by Using the Right Car Seat

 
As a parent, you do your best to protect your child and minimize risks by every means possible, including driving safely to prevent auto accidents. However, some crashes just can’t be prevented, in which case a car set will dramatically reduce your child’s risk of serious injury or death.
 
However, not just any car seat will do. To keep your child as safe as possible, it is imperative that you use the proper car seat for your child’s age and size, and that you follow proper use and installation guidelines.
 
Why you need a car seat
 
The sad reality is that car crashes kill more children in the US than any other type of child injury, causing nearly 700 child deaths annually.…

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