Hip Pain After an Accident: What it Could Mean

After a car accident, your body might have suffered trauma, even if you do not see any immediate injuries. However, the shock of the impact can cause residual effects to your body, including injury to one or both hips. Symptoms of Hip Pain After an Accident Your hips carry much of your body’s weight. Hip pain symptoms after a car accident can vary greatly. They might include, but are not limited to, generalized intense pain; difficulty moving; pain in the back, groin, or legs; pinched nerves in the lower back; limping; throbbing pain in the upper legs and knee pain.... Read More

Spring Safety Rules for Pedestrians

As springtime peeks her head out from underneath the snow, the rest of the world seems to follow suit. People who have been trapped indoors for months are ready for sunshine and warmer temperatures. Bikers and walkers take to the streets in search of exercise and fresh air. With the warmer weather comes various dangers for almost anyone on the road. However, several safety tips can help keep you safe on the roads no matter if you are walking, biking, or driving. Pedestrians While pedestrians must follow the laws of the road, nearly everyone has seen someone walking and texting... Read More

How to Document a Slip-and-Fall Case

After a slip-and-fall accident, you might wonder if you are responsible or if the property owner or manager can be held liable, especially if unsafe conditions existed that caused your fall. The dangers of these incidents cannot be underestimated as at least one study shows that eight million people annually need to go to the emergency room due to a fall, with one million ER visits due to a slip and fall. The Prevalence of Slip-and-Fall Injuries A slip-and-fall accident can occur almost anywhere – at home, work, school, or while playing. Common locations for accidents include grocery stores, offices,... Read More

Leading Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Florida

In Florida and across the nation, the property owner has a responsibility to make sure that their facility is safe for guests. Every state has different leading causes for various accidents, including slip-and-fall injuries. Although many of these are the same, Florida is exempt from certain causes that plague other states, such as snow and icy conditions. The mild climate and inviting weather means that many individuals spend time outdoors. An Overview of Reasons for Slip-and-Fall Accidents A wet, slippery, or unsafe floor causes a large portion of slip-and-fall accidents. Poor weather, including the rain across the state and the... Read More

Is Your Slip & Fall Your Fault?

After a slip-and-fall accident, you might wonder if you were at fault for what happened. In order to hold the property owner or business liable, you will need to prove that you were injured due to the other party’s negligence. However, they are not necessarily responsible if you injured yourself while on their premises. Proving Negligence in a Slip-and-Fall Accident Our lawyer can help show liability in a slip-and-fall case when certain circumstances exist. For example, an employee, manager, or property owner has a responsibility to maintain property, including addressing dangerous conditions, warning others of these conditions, and fixing said... Read More

The Types of Damages Included in Your Car Accident Settlement

After an injury-accident that is the fault of another motorist, you might be entitled to compensation for the damages and injuries that you or your loved ones have suffered. However, you might not realize that you can seek a variety of types of claims when you pursue a settlement or even take the case to court. Our knowledgeable personal injury team can discuss the types of compensation that might be appropriate in your case. An Overview of Punitive Damages While each case is different, you could ask for monetary and non-monetary compensation for the damages. Monetary damages are direct financial... Read More

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
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