What is an essential business?

Cities and states across the country are issuing communitywide lockdowns and “shelter in place” orders, effectively shutting down the majority of businesses for an undetermined period of time in response to the coronavirus crisis. Only essential businesses can stay open. So is your business essential? All business owners consider their business essential. Cities and states decide what’s essential business. Here’s …

FAQs: Business Interruption Insurance

Many small businesses are relying on their business insurance coverage to pull them through the coronavirus crisis gripping the nation. Already, insurance experts are saying the courts will ultimately determine what claims will be paid. Will my business insurance policy cover the loss of income from the coronavirus? Most policies that include business interruption coverage protect the physical loss of …

Winston Law helps companies with business loss claims

As communities retreat indoors, small businesses are vulnerable to the impact of community lockdowns like what we’re seeing nationwide due to the coronavirus crisis. Sick leave questions Making rental payments Employee absences Overall business interruption The Winston Law legal team helps small business owners on a contingency fee basis to receive the compensation they deserve, reviewing insurance policies, filing claims, …

Slip and Fall Claims: What you need to know about filing in Florida

If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s essential to have proof of the property owner’s negligence. Nothing hurts your case more than evidence to the contrary. Take the case of a Florida woman who sued Walmart for $1.5 million after she said she slipped on a puddle in the store. Store video captured of her fall and …

Understanding the Most Common Personal Injury Claims

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Accidents are common, but jumping into litigation takes careful thought.  The National Center for Health Statistics reports that about 31 million people are injured across our country each year that require medical treatment. Of these, some 2 million require some form of hospitalization. About 162,000 of these injuries are fatal. Here’s a look at the most common personal injury claims. A consultation …

Holiday Scams: Don’t become a victim

With porch pirates, cyber thieves, scammers and fake gift cards floating around, the holidays have become open season on shoppers. You simply have to be aware of the dangers that lurk whether you shop online or head to your nearest mall. “If you are aware of the scam, if you learn about it from listening to the news, you are …

Posting a negative review online could get you sued

Posting a negative review online could get you sued The right to free speech aside, leaving a negative review online could leave you open to a lawsuit. It has to for many others. A Florida man faced $25,000 in legal fees after posting a negative review about a vet on Yelp. A New York woman was sued by her doctor …

Distracted drivers cause accidents, injuries and fatalities

Distracted drivers cause more accidents, injuries and fatalities Statistics show that distracted drivers cause more accidents, injuries and fatalities than ever before.  States like Florida that once held back on passing legislation to reduce the numbers of distracted drivers have stepped up to make roads safer.  On average more than 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed because …

Nodding Off: Fighting driver fatigue

Nodding Off: Fighting driver fatigue For truckers and commercial drivers who often spend long hours on the road, driving drowsy is a common problem and serious hazard. In fact, 13 percent of truck accidents are linked to driver fatigue. Several conditions cause driving drowsy. Here’s a look at what’s behind truck driver fatigue, according to Sleep Help, an independently owned sleep-health …

Before the Storm: Know the risk and prepare

We’re entering into peak hurricane season. Know your risk ahead of time and get prepared for a storm, so you’re ready to act after it hits. Following these tips will ensure a smoother claim process. Prepare to file a claim now by taking pictures and videos of your property – inside and out. Don’t forget to include cars, boats and other …