Living in Florida is wonderful for many reasons, but most people would probably agree that being out on the road isn’t one of them. Year after year, our state has been consistently named as a place with some of the worst drivers and most dangerous roads in the country.
Car drivers aren’t just the only people in great danger on our roads – motorcyclists face even higher risks of accidents and fatalities. Perhaps not surprisingly with our overall traffic accident record, Florida takes the top spot as the most dangerous state for motorcycle riders.
The Tragedy of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
In 2015, after almost a decade of decreasing fatalities, motorcycle accident deaths jumped up by 5,000 across the United States.…Read more
The debate over “no-fault” personal injury protection has been raging for the past few years, and it looks like we may be at a breaking point. Currently, all drivers in Florida must carry $10,000 worth of no-fault personal injury protection (PIP), but if some lawmakers have their way, this could change soon.
Because of this, it seems like a good time to examine both the benefits and drawbacks of PIP, as well as what the system might be replaced with if legislators decide to go another way.
What Are the Benefits of PIP?
Many of these benefits of PIP have been taken away in the past few years, weakening the argument for keeping it around.…
If you enjoy a good night of gambling in South Florida, chances are you’ve been to, or heard of, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
You might know that the casino is on tribal land, but did you know this makes it subject to different laws than the rest of the United States? It’s not something you’ve likely given much thought to – but you should.
Why? Because if you head to an Indian casino like the Seminole Hard Rock and get hurt, the rules of getting compensation are different. What are those rules?
What Happens After You Are Injured On Tribal Land?
The Seminole Tribe has specific laws about how to file a claim after an injury.…
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.…
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.…
As a business owner, you probably see risks all around you. A business is like a child, and you are constantly putting your child’s wellbeing in the hands of other people, such as employees, other businesses, clients or customers, and so on. With all of the possible things that could go wrong, you might wonder what options are out there to protect your business.
One way that many people opt to protect their business is to get professional liability insurance.
Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Professional Liability Insurance
Who Needs Professional Liability Insurance?
Anyone who works in a field that receives advice or counsel from other businesses or organizations could benefit from professional liability insurance.…
Kids will be kids. They love to run, jump… and get themselves into situations where they get hurt. Your children need to explore and learn from little bumps and bruises, but it is still your number one job as a parent to keep your children safe.
So what can you do to protect your child? Focus on the most prevalent dangers. There are a number of common child injuries that can lead to fatalities, including:
In our country, though, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration consistently reports that automobile crashes kill more children than any other type of child injury or accident.…
After unsuccessfully going through the process of filing a personal injury suit or defending against criminal charges, the last thing you probably want to do is pick up the phone and call another lawyer. We understand this frustration – especially if you believe that your lawyer was the reason your case ended with unfavorable results.
That, however, is exactly why you need to seek out the advice of another attorney. There are all kinds of reasons that you might not have gotten the result you wanted in your case. It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes the reason is that the lawyer you hired to help you on your case committed legal malpractice by not living up to their legal responsibility to represent you to the best of their ability.…
Imagine you’ve filed a medical malpractice lawsuit and asked for a sum that will cover your financial damages, as well as any emotional damages or stress that has come from the negligence of a medical professional. Your case is solid, and the judge rules in your favor, but the compensation you are awarded is reduced. Because the law says you’re only entitled to a certain amount. Regardless of your individual situation.
Where is the justice in that?
Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens to many medical malpractice victims who ask for compensation higher than Florida’s current cap on damages. State judges and district courts have ruled that these caps are unconstitutional, but the fight still rages on for victims whose damages exceed the cap.…
Cruise ships are a great option for vacations year-round: you can explore new places, enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive pricing, and relax while you send your kids off to do activities and play throughout the ship.
Unfortunately, this form of vacation also comes with serious risks. After all, you are out on open waters. Here are a few different types of cruise ship injuries to keep in mind before you head out on your next all-inclusive vacation.
Fires – The idea of a fire on a cruise ship may seem odd at first. You’re in the middle of the ocean and worrying about a fire? However, they do happen.…