Every responsible policyholder expects that their insurance provider will uphold their promise of responding to claims fairly and promptly. Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon for insurers to break the rules when settling legitimate claims that ought to be covered.
When an insurance agent or company fails to act as it is contractually obliged, it is said to be acting in bad faith. There are all kinds of ways that insurers can act in bad faith, but how complicated your case is will largely depend on the type of bad faith case you’re dealing with.
What determines the type of case? Who’s involved.
What Constitutes a Florida Bad Faith Claim?…
Most toys are made with both fun and safety in mind. Toy manufacturers understand that the way to stay in business is to create products that provide parents with peace of mind and children with countless hours of enjoyment.
Sometimes mistakes are made, though. Perhaps someone didn’t really think things through at the design level. Or serious issues were missed in the product testing phase. Or maybe the company did actually allow quick and easy profit to motivate them.
Whatever the source of the problem, the result is a toy that isn’t just bad – it’s dangerous. Unfortunately, there are so many new toys out every day that it can feel impossible to keep track of them and know a safe one from one that is likely to cause harm to your child.…
If you are filing a wrongful death claim in Florida, what damages can you recover from the offender?
In this post, we will explain how wrongful death works in our state, cover the various types of damages, and let you know how a skilled attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Florida Laws on Wrongful Death Claims
Florida law allows for wrongful death claims if a person died because of “the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters.” Damages can be collected beginning from the time of injury that led to your loved one’s death.…
When you are shopping for a new car, you will probably consider a lot of factors before making a decision. Appearance, cost, and safety are all top factors that adults think about as they browse.
When you think about car safety, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It might be airbags.
Airbags are installed in cars throughout the world to prevent harm when an auto accident occurs. They are a tried and true method that has saved thousands of lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that they can reduce death from front crashes by 30%.
Unfortunately, airbags have been getting a bad rap for the past few years.…
You may be surprised to learn that poisoned candy should be the least of your concerns for your child’s Halloween.
What should you be worried about?
Florida drivers. Keep reading to learn how to protect your child from getting hurt by a negligent driver this Halloween, and if a loved one is injured, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer.
Halloween Accident Statistics Floridians Should Know
Here are some chilling Halloween statistics to consider:
Twice as many children are killed on Halloween as compared to other days of the year due to pedestrian accidents that involve a vehicle.
Children are four times as likely to be injured as a pedestrian on Halloween than any other day of the year.…
Hurricane season is no joke in Florida. Every year, thousands – or even millions – of Floridians face damage to their homes, ranging from total destruction to more minor damages such as roof repairs.
The peak of Florida hurricane season is just about over, and it’s been interesting so far. You may have already been hit, or you could face damages before we breathe a collective sigh of relief when the season finally comes to a close.
Due to the threat of Florida hurricanes, the majority of Floridians hold some kind of hurricane insurance policy. As a policyholder, you are paying for the peace of mind that comes with trusting that your insurer will pay damages covered in your policy if the worst were to happen.…
The new school year is upon us, and your child is hopefully enjoying her back to school experience. Although Florida schools are generally very safe places for children, school injuries can and do occur every day.
In fact, about 25% of all child injuries occur in or around school property, and many of these accidents are preventable. In a number of cases, injuries are related to improper maintenance of school grounds or lack of supervision by teachers or school staff. If your child’s injury is due to negligence, you should consider holding the school accountable for the actions that led to his or her injury.
Below, we’re going to cover what Florida parents need to know about school injuries, including what causes school injuries and what to look out for, as well as what to do if your child is injured as a result of the school’s negligence.…
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast in Florida, you need the right gear to stay safe while riding. In this post, we’ll detail the best gear to keep you protected while cruising the Florida highways.
How the Right Motorcycle Gear Protects Floridians
If you have the unfortunate experience of getting into a motorcycle accident, the right gear can protect you from injury or death. Your body cannot withstand injuries at the speed your motorcycle travels even when cruising around town, so protective gear is a must.
Even if you don’t break any bones or experience any internal injuries in a fall, your skin could experience severe abrasions that could even expose muscles and bones at high speeds.…
With their bright, cheery colors and soft appearances, it’s hard to imagine that bounce houses could possibly be dangerous. However, all you have to do is do a quick internet search for bounce house accidents, and you will be greeted with terrifying videos of bouncy castles floating high in the air or trapped in powerlines. And that’s just the beginning.
Here are just a few of the worst-reported accidents:
A 3-year-old in Washington was killed after two adults fell on him, fracturing his skull.
Two New York kindergartners were seriously injured after their bounce house was blown 50 feet into the air by a gust of wind, and they fell out, landing on a parked car and on asphalt, respectively.…
The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family for a barbeque and fireworks.
Unfortunately, this holiday is often interrupted as Floridians make their way back home. Fourth of July is notorious for high rates of car accidents, including fatal car accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that an average of 118 motor vehicle accident deaths happen each year on Fourth of July.
This statistic doesn’t even address the number of serious injuries that occur due to Fourth of July-related car crashes.
Were you hurt by a negligent driver on the Fourth of July? If you have suffered injuries or damage to your car after a motor vehicle accident, you may already see bills and charges coming in.…