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Category: Bad Faith Insurance

No, the Florida Supreme Court’s Recent Decision Won’t Change Bad Faith

 
Bad faith insurance occurs when the insurer somehow fails to honor the terms of an insurance policy, acting in so-called “bad faith.”
 
Bad faith insurance claims can become surprisingly complex, particularly when a third party becomes involved. Courts sometimes rely on precedent from prior bad faith cases to make a final judgment, meaning that high-profile cases often cause a stir in the legal community due to potential changes in precedent.
 
A recent ruling by the Florida supreme court has drawn significant attention, with some predicting that the ruling will significantly change how bad faith insurance cases are handled in Florida.
 
Below, we’re going to detail the ruling, and why it is unlikely to cause much of a change.…

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How Airbags Work (or Not) in Florida Car Crashes

 
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.…

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Florida Parents: Protect Your Kids from These Common Holiday Injuries

Halloween is just the beginning of the holiday season, and there are lots of ways your kids can get hurt over the next few months.
 
Below, we’re going to cover common injuries that kids suffer over the holidays and let you know how you can get help if the worst does occur and your child has an accident.
 
Car Crashes
 
Yes, auto accidents can happen any time of the year, but as more people hit the roads during the holidays, the risk of a car crash increases. To protect your child:
 

Stay alert when you are driving
Make sure your child’s car seat is the right type for his or her height and weight
Always wear your seat belt
Never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking

Choking
 
Your child can choke on any piece of food that is too hard or too big.…

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How Florida Parents Get Kids Riding Again after a Bike Crash (and Why)

 
A bike crash is often a frightening and traumatic experience for children – especially if the crash was severe. This can lead to a lot of anxiety when it comes to getting your little one back in the saddle. Sometimes for parents and children alike.
 
In most cases, it’s best to get your child back to riding her bike as soon as health and safety concerns have been addressed – more on that below. Getting back on the proverbial horse (or bike) will help your kid regain her confidence, and to overcome some of the fear and anxiety that may be lingering from the crash.
 
However, pushing your child to start riding again can often be counterproductive, leading to more anxiety that will ultimately compound on itself.…

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Drivers: The Scariest Thing about Halloween in Florida

 
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.…

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The Difference between Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Florida

 
The death of a loved one is a tragic and devastating event for the entire family, and it is even worse if that death could have been prevented but for the negligent actions of another party.
 
In Florida, the deceased person’s family members may choose to recover damages for the pain, suffering, and financial burdens associated with their loved one’s death if that death could have been prevented. Typically, there are two types of claims that can be filed after the loss of a loved one – wrongful death and survival actions.
 
Although wrongful death and survival actions are similar and are sometimes confused, there are several key differences.…

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Outdoor Slips and Trips: What Causes Floridians to Fall When Outside?

 
Most of the time when you hear about someone slipping and falling outside, it’s due to weather, and the vast majority of those accidents are a result of weather Floridians don’t really see – snow and ice.
 
So, why exactly do people in Florida slip and fall outdoors?
 
Regardless of our warm weather, there are all kinds of conditions that can lead to Floridians falling while outside. Below, we’re going to detail some of the most the common causes of outdoor slip and fall accidents, as well as what you can do to seek compensation if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence.
 
Cluttered areas
 
If you are walking in an area cluttered by items or debris, you have an increased risk of slipping and falling.…

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Florida Hurricane Season Damage? Protect Yourself from Bad Faith

 
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.…

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Apps That Can Save You from Florida Traffic – and an Accident

 
Looking for an app to make your commute more efficient?
 
These apps can help you avoid congested roads to make your trip faster and safer and decrease your chances of getting in an accident.
 
Best Driving and Traffic Apps
 
These are the most popular driving apps on the market right now that can help you have a faster, safer commute.
 
Google Maps
Use this navigation tool to plan your route, whether you are using your car, bike, public transportation, a taxi, or simply walking. People enjoy its accuracy and ease of use. It has intuitive programming to help you find the best way.
 
As a nice bonus, you can also use this app to book restaurant reservations, check reviews, or order food from your phone.…

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Category: Electocution

How Floridians Can Fight Back after an Electrocution Injury

 
If you experience an electrocution injury, who can you hold responsible? In this post, we’ll describe common reasons for electrocution injuries and how you can fight back for compensation if someone else caused your injury.
 
The Risk of Electrocution
 
It’s easy to take electricity for granted in our plugged-in society. It’s also easy to forget that electricity can cause serious health issues or death if the current does not flow properly.
 
Every year, about 400 people are killed in the U.S. due to electrocution injuries, and another 4,400 are injured.
 
Electrocution often occurs on the job, especially in the construction industry. It is second only to falls as the leading cause of death for construction workers.…

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