Contingency Fees – Definition And Meaning
Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis. This means that compensation for their legal services gets recovered only after they have managed to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict for their client. Normally, contingency fee plans are based on a percentage of the money that has been recovered in the case, and… Read More
Be Aware Of Aggressive Drivers On South Florida Roads!
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner which endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” It is equally dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists as well as a motorist. As reported by NHTSA, approximately one-third of motor vehicle accidents resulting in deaths are… Read More
Ban On Texting And Driving Advancing Through The Legislature
A bill that would let law enforcement pull over Florida drivers they see texting and driving is moving closer to becoming law. House Bill 107, filed by state Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, was passed unanimously by the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. The bill will now go to the House Appropriations Committee. The new proposed bill… Read More
Motorcycle Safety – Dress Right When You Ride!
Every year more and more motorcycle enthusiasts will take to the roads. If you are one of them, make sure you are safe. According to 2018 reports from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a nonprofit organization representing state highway safety offices, nearly 5,000 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017. That’s significantly higher than… Read More
Head Injury Is Not Always Immediately Apparent After An Accident
When head injuries are suspected after an accident, immediate medical treatment is of utmost importance. Although signs of head trauma can be readily apparent immediately after a car accident, mild head injuries may not result in any major symptoms and may even be confused with symptoms of other types of medical conditions. But symptoms may indeed… Read More
How Is Compensation For A Personal Injury Determined?
When someone has suffered personal injuries resulting from the negligence of others, the amount of compensation is largely determined by the nature and extent of the injuries. Most accidents yield only minor bumps and bruises, but severe accidents can have catastrophic consequences for the victim and their loved ones. Whatever the extent of the injuries,… Read More
Have You Sustained Injuries In A Slip And Fall Accident?
Under the law, property owners are required to take reasonable care in the maintenance of their premises. If hazardous conditions exist, property owners need to make visitors aware of the possible dangers. But as common as slip and fall accidents are, the laws covering them are complex, requiring many issues to be analyzed before fault… Read More
Is There A Time Limit To File A Claim For Injuries In Florida If You Did Not Report Injuries At The Time Of The Car Accident?
Yes, depending on the type of claim being filed. If you find yourself involved in a car crash in Florida, you should immediately report it to the police, even if no injuries are apparent, as a police report can assist the insurance companies in determining who was at fault. If you’ve suffered injuries in the… Read More
Insurance Companies Do Not Always Act In Your Best Interests!
Even though, you are paying your insurance company to protect your assets, they are mainly interested in protecting their own vested interests and bottom lines, and paying out any claim in full is detrimental to their profits. When dealing with insurance companies, it is important to understand how they work, so your settlement is full and… Read More
What Action Should I Take If Involved In A Car Crash In Florida?
While we all try to be safe and responsible drivers, someone else’s reckless decision behind the wheel may only take a second, and the resulting injuries to you or your loved ones could last a lifetime. Here are seven important steps to keep in mind if you’re faced with an automobile accident in Florida due… Read More