Proving Fault in a Car Accident Case: Understanding Negligence

If you were the victim of a car accident, the other driver or a third party might be responsible. Our team of lawyers can assist you in proving liability by showing that another party was negligent after an accident. An Overview of Negligence Negligence means that the other party acted irresponsibly, and they will be held liable for the harm done to you. Negligence can occur in one of two ways: (i) the defendant did something that they should not have done, or (ii) they did not do something that they should have done. Examples of the former include drinking... Read More

Mistakes to Avoid in a Slip and Fall Injury Case

If you slip and fall in a public place like a store, you can easily experience both immediate and long-term pain, as well as debilitation. If you’re going to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries, you want to make sure that you don’t make the following mistakes: Deciding Not to Report the Accident When you fall in a store, your first feelings might be embarrassment and a desire to leave the store as quickly as possible. But it’s essential to any future legal action you might take to stay in the store long enough to file a... Read More

What Damages Can Be Recovered In Florida Personal Injury Claims?

The unthinkable has happened. Through no fault of your own, you were injured in an accident. Now what happens? Here are the different types of damages that may be recovered in a Florida personal injury claim: Non-economic damages: Mental anguish and injury, pain, disability, disfigurement, or loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. Mental anguish: If your injuries result from someone else’s negligence, you could recover damages for mental anguish. However, the impact rule in Florida states that you cannot recover damages for mental or emotional pain and suffering that cannot be linked to the physical injury. Injury, pain, disability, disfigurement, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life: The... Read More

A Slip and Fall Attorney Explains What You Need To Know Before You File Suit in Florida

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury lawsuits. Florida law states that property or business owners must repair the problem if they know, or should know, an area of their property is unsafe. If they do not repair the unsafe area, someone could fall, suffer an injury, and may be able to sue them. However, in a slip and fall lawsuit, Florida courts look at the comparative liability. In other words, each party has some responsibility. The injured party has to show he or she exercised reasonable care, and the property owner has to show he or... Read More

Insurance Adjuster Calling After Your Car Accident? What to Do

Insurance adjusters often waste no time calling the other party involved in an auto accident with the person the company insures. Unfortunately, they often count on that person to be so rattled from the accident that he or she is willing to answer any question. It is in your best interest not to give a personal statement to the insurance adjuster. Even if you feel confident that you were the victim in the accident and have nothing to hide, you should still use caution. Anything you say to the insurance adjuster will be recorded and will likely be used in your case.... Read More

The Penalties for Hit and Run Drivers in Florida

In Florida, the number of hit-and-run incidents has increased steadily in the last two years. Already, the Florida Highway Patrol has posted at least 7 ongoing hit-and-run reports since the start of 2015. This number will likely rise by the end of the year. In 2012, there were a staggering 69,994 hit-and-run total crashes in the state of Florida.  Given this frightening statistic, Florida has recently toughened penalties for hit-and-run drivers and removed the incentive for drunk drivers to flee the scene of an accident. What are the Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers in Florida? Penalties are now more severe than ever for drivers that leave the... Read More

What is a Personal Injury Case?

You’ve suffered an injury which has left you in pain and maybe even immobilized. Whether it is a temporary setback or an injury which will affect you for the rest of your life, several people have suggested you visit an attorney and file a personal injury case. You may be hesitate contacting a personal injury attorney because you have many questions. To help you better understand the personal injury process, we’ll start with the definition of personal injury. Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought about as a result of wrongful conduct…. Most personal injury cases are based... Read More

Wrongful Death Attorney Notes Motorcyclists With Green Light In Wreck

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 45-year-old motorcyclist from Gibsonton who was critically injured in a January 3, 2015 accident has succumbed to his injuries at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. Motorcyclists Had Green Light The motorcycle accident in which the biker suffered injury happened in eastern Hillsborough County at State Roads 60 and 39. He and another motorcyclist were southbound on State Road 39 as they approached State Road 60. They reportedly had a steady green light at the time of the incident. Vehicle Allegedly Turns Into Their Path A northbound 2006 Toyota SUV operated by a 65-year-old female then... Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Discusses Safety Concerns for Riders

Riding a motorcycle is a unique experience. Motorcycles appeal because of their speed, maneuverability, and closeness to the road and environment, but they can also be a far more dangerous mode of transportation when compared to a car. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 80 percent of all motorcycle crashes result in a death or injury to the motorcyclists. Here are a few reasons why: Lack of Protection Cars have solid bodies, steel frames, seat belts, and air bags to protect their occupants. Motorcycles don’t have such built-in defenses. During a crash, motorcyclists are often ejected and... Read More

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury Accident

Wet floors, torn carpeting, poor lighting and areas with uneven surfaces are just some of the dangerous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents can happen at work, in a shopping center, at a pool or just about anywhere. In order to recover damages for slip and fall injuries, there must be a negligent party who caused the injury. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. Here are a few tips to follow if you become a victim of a slip and fall accident. Seek Medical Attention, Immediately... Read More
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