Understanding the Most Common Personal Injury Claims

personal injury accidents

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 …

Here’s how Florida’s No-Fault law affects compensation

No-Fault Law With so many distractions luring your eyes off the road, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with Florida’s No-Fault laws. Not only will it affect how you file a claim, but it will also impact what financial compensation you’re entitled to. Important Key Points You have four years from the date of your accident to file …

Summer Recreation: Accidents and the hidden dangers of rental waivers

The hidden dangers of rental waivers Summer vacation is just weeks away for many Americans. That means travel, campouts, fireworks, fun in the sun, and beach outings – among others. Most people let their guard down when they take off for a few days. But this is the time when injuries and accidents pile up, especially among children. Consider these …

How Florida law treats e-scooters

Electric Scooters Electric scooters accidents are popping up in South Florida, and now one unlucky rider died in a crash with a car on a busy Fort Lauderdale street. Florida law lacks specifics to deal with the proliferation of e-scooters like Bird, Lyft, Lime, and Bolt now popular in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In Florida, mopeds, electric scooters, and motorized bicycles …

Be Safe on Spring Break

Spring Break

Being safe on Spring Break Spring is here, and the spring breakers are too. That means South Florida beaches are packed, bars are overflowing with college students, and cops are busy busting up fist fights. Did you see what happened on Miami Beach? Take a look You don’t want to get caught up in the melee. For most, the key …