If you are a survivor of Hurricane Irma in Florida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still offering assistance – but not for much longer. You must act quickly if you need federal help.
The date has been extended so you can file for FEMA individual disaster assistance through Nov. 24. FEMA extended the deadline for anyone who needs coverage for personal property loss, home repairs, or rental assistance which has not been covered by insurance.
How to get help from FEMA
Contact FEMA online at disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day of the week.
You can also access other recovery resources, including unemployment help, family services, and mental health services.…
When a widely used product causes damages to a lot of people, the victims may all file together against the manufacturer in something called a “mass tort” or a “class action lawsuit.” These types of lawsuits make it easier for each person to get the compensation they need.
How do they work? By taking part in a class action or mass tort lawsuit, each individual plaintiff will not have go to through the long, drawn-out process of going to trial (although this often results in less money awarded per person).
If you are considering filing a claim in a mass tort or class action lawsuit, you may want to check in with your lawmakers first.…
If you’ve suffered an injury and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you’re probably wondering how much your case might be worth. Is there some specific formula that is used?
Yes and no.
Generally speaking, insurance adjusters do use a formula to help determine a settlement:
Cost of medical expenses + (medical expenses X 1.5) + loss of income
In other words, if you have $10,000 in medical expenses and lost $5,000 because you weren’t able to work, their settlement offer will likely be in the neighborhood of $30,000. But here’s the thing: that’s just a starting point. And depending on the severity of your injuries and what you’ve suffered, they may end up multiplying by up to 5 – or more – instead of 1.5.…
If have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered. But trying to get compensation by yourself isn’t easy. You need the help of an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer.
But you shouldn’t turn to just anyone. You need the right injury attorney. Before you make a decision on who you want to represent you, here are five things you should look for in a personal injury lawyer.
1. Experience. This is one of the top qualities you want in a personal injury lawyer. Talk to people around you and see if they have any good recommendations.…
Whether you were involved in a car crash, medical malpractice incident, or dog attack, being injured in any kind of accident can be a stressful and painful experience.
In the aftermath of an injury or accident, you may be faced with a whirlwind of things to do, decisions to make, and bills to pay. You may find yourself overwhelmed by hospital and doctor bills, medication costs, and therapy expenses. You might have to take time off from work to recover from your injury and make appointments. On top of everything else, the pain you experience may be tremendous and constant.
Nothing can make up for all the losses you’ve suffered.…