Reasons why you need an attorney

Hiring an attorney is a big step, and it’s often a scary one. You can’t help but wonder if it’s worth the expense. Here’s a look at why hiring an attorney is often the best option instead of going it alone or not fighting at all.  Determining the Strength of Your Case An attorney will assess the strength of your case …

Learn the steps to a personal injury lawsuit

The process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is often specific to the kind of claim you have and where you happen to reside. Here are some of the more frequently seen types of personal injury lawsuits you should know: Motor vehicle accidents Medical malpractice Workplace accidents Slip and fall Pet bite Wrongful death Product liability Every personal injury lawsuit …

Can you sue for food poisoning?

The Tex-Mex chain Chipotle agreed to pay a whopping $25 million fine to resolve charges that it served contaminated food that made more than 1,100 people sick over three years.  With so many people opting for take-out and delivery beyond the traditional dine-in option, the safety of our meals has never been more in question. And if you wind up in …

Accidents While Using a Ride-Sharing Company such as Uber or Lyft

If you’re hurt as a ride-share passenger, whose insurance will cover your injuries? Florida’s laws on this subject are broad, and the answer is unlikely clearcut. Here’s a good look at some of the issues you’ll likely deal with if you’re injured in a ride-sharing accident: Insurance Coverage Your riding sharing driver might have a commercial insurance policy that will …

Riding a Motorcycle Legally and Safely in Florida

When temperatures drop in Florida, motorcyclists hit the road in droves. It’s not uncommon to see a gaggle of hogs on a Sunday just taking in the sights and the blue skies. For motorcyclists, there are plenty of laws that apply to just them. And for regular drivers, there’s a lot to be aware of when encountering a motorcyclist or …

Workplace injuries that could ruin your business

Workplace injuries can doom a business. Here’s a look at common injuries that occur in the workplace and how businesses can protect against them. Slip and fall Muscle strains Being hit by objects Repetitive strain injuries Crashes and collisions Cuts and Lacerations Inhaling tox fumes Exposure to loud noises Walking into objects Workplace fights When an employee files for worker’s …

Ensuring your child’s safety at school

Schools are supposed to be a safe space where children are protected away from home. But we know accidents happen. And during a pandemic, when anxiety at an all-time high, concerns about children has reached a whole new level. Parents are keenly aware of the dangers that lurk on school grounds. Beyond contracting the coronavirus, kids are susceptible to injuries, …

DELVING INTO PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES

Defective products are known to cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year in the U.S. Recently, Kids in Danger, a nonprofit advocacy group, reported the largest number of children’s deaths – 38 – before a children’s product recall in the 19 years since it has been analyzing recall data. In August, a defective Takata airbag killed a Honda driver, …

Impact of the CDC Eviction ban

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a national ban on evictions that lasts until Dec. 31 to help the millions of individuals and families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Reports suggest that nearly 40 million individuals are at risk of losing their homes. Ban does the following: Stops the eviction of anyone who has lost income due to …

Are Your Property and Insurance Hurricane Ready?

With countless storms and a hurricane churning in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, now is the perfect time to review your hurricane plan, homeowners insurance and shore up your home. Homeowners have a good outlook on this busy hurricane season, according to a recent survey by ValuePenguin. The personal finance site and lender discovered that 86 percent …