How to deal with electrocution injuries

Every now and then you may hear a story on the news about someone who was electrocuted. Sadly, instances of these injuries happen much more often than most people know – and researchers are telling the story with some shocking U.S. statistics:  ● At least 30,000 non-fatal electrical shock incidents happen every year. ● 1000 fatal electrical injuries yearly.  ● …

Injured in a truck accident? Here’s what you need to know.

Throughout Florida and South Florida, tractor-trailers 18-wheelers, smaller commercial trucks, city buses and school buses are among the most common – and dangerous – vehicles on the road. Because of their sheer size and numbers, truck accidents are a frequent occurrence. In 2019, more than 5,000 large trucks involved in a fatal crash represented an increase of 43% since 2010. …

Can You Sue After an Accident Caused by a Roadway Defect? 

Car accidents are incredibly common. And, they usually happen as the result of a driver’s negligence or error. While many can be fender benders without any real injuries, not all are so lucky. So when a car accident happens and an injury results, personal injury lawsuits are always an option for receiving compensation.  Let’s talk about it. What if a …

Florida Counties with the Most Accidents

Florida drivers have a reputation for driving carelessly. This likely explains why we have so many accidents. As our population continues to grow year-round – and even more during the winter months – so do our accident rates.   As expected, there are certain cities in the Sunshine State that seem to have the highest number of collisions, according to the …

Understanding Florida’s Careless Driving Statute

If you find yourself in an accident, the responding law enforcement officer will have to assess what happened and hold somebody at fault. Often, this results in the issuance of a ticket for careless driving.  Does this mean the driver was intentionally driving without care for the cars, people, and property around you? No. Does it mean the driver could potentially put …

How to determine if you have a good case

If you’ve been in an accident, your first step is to seek medical attention. A physician will conduct diagnostics to determine the level and severity of your injuries.  This is a critical step because many injuries may take days, weeks, and even months to show symptoms. Injuries like concussions, internal bleeding, blood clots and traumatic stress disorders reveal themselves over …

Establishing liability in a dog bite case

Dog bites can be terrifying, and they most often result in long-term mental trauma and physical injuries.  It almost always comes as a surprise, leaving the victim unsure how to react or what to do. Dogs that have not been adequately trained or restrained by their owners are the most common perpetrators of these attacks. Because dog bite cases can …

Everything You Need to Know About Gross Negligence

The gross negligence concept is essential. After all, it helps in protecting you when another person’s neglect injures you. Injuries suffered due to another person’s negligence can upend your life and make it more complicated in the future. Under Florida law, the person responsible for your injuries is guilty of gross negligence if they meet specific criteria. If you win …

What to do after a motorcycle accident

Accidents don’t wait for invitations. They come when least expected. Immediately after a motorcycle accident happens, you will want to take your time, calm down and gather your thoughts. This is a situation that can render you in a state of shock. Whether a veteran rider or a novice, it always pays to be prepared for the worst whenever you …

Essential steps to take after a ride-sharing accident in Florida

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have become everyone’s go-to travel option to get from one point to another throughout the city. And, why not? They are convenient and they save time. Nobody really thinks twice about grabbing one of these rideshares — until an accident occurs. Here are five steps to take if you have been involved in a …