Using Cell Phones While Driving Increases Probability Of Accidents
Study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, found that motorists who talk on cell phones while driving made more driving errors compared to drivers who were not engaged in phone conversations. The study revealed that these motorists were found to be much more likely to make common driving errors, including improper lane… Read More
The Importance Of Preserving Evidence In An Auto Accident
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and if you have been injured in a vehicular accident or any other accident, it is important to have as much evidence as possible to support your legal claim. If you have been hurt in a car crash, take photos of the car you… Read More
Happy Birthday America
Reflections On The 4th Of July As we celebrate the 242nd Anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, I am reflecting on how proud I am to be both an American and a Lawyer. While we all laugh at the many jokes constantly directed at the legal profession (and some of them are funny), it is… Read More
What Is The Meaning Of Contingency Fees?
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
Do You Really Need Legal Help For A “Minor” Auto Accident?
While minor “fender benders” in South Florida often result in negligible property damages, it is never safe to assume that such simple accidents always result in logical outcomes. Vehicle occupants, for instance, could have suffered injuries that were not immediately apparent at the time of the collision. And since insurance company adjusters are not necessarily… Read More
Be Prepared For Hurricane Season In Every Way
Hurricane season is with us once again, and along with the typical preparations regarding proper shutters, availability of lanterns and batteries, and stockpiling of portable water and canned foods, it is important to make sure your home insurance is in proper order. While storm damage in Florida is covered by the standard homeowner’s insurance policy,… Read More
Memorial Day – Celebrate With A Plan!
Blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more is the qualifier for drunk driving. Much smaller levels can still put people at an increased risk of accidents. Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. One-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk… Read More
Could Your Prescribed Drugs Have Unexpected Side Effects?
Sometimes, when patients are issued prescriptions for new drugs, they may suffer unexpected side effects. This happens often, and more disturbing than that is the fact that, more than likely, many doctors have not been made aware of the possibility of such side effects by the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the drugs. Indeed, studies have shown… Read More
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Helps Consumers Share Information About Product Defects
By the time a manufacturer announces a recall on a potentially defective product, the warning may come too late for the consumers who already use that particular product. Due to the extreme importance of the public quickly becoming aware of potential product defects, dangers or safety issues, the federal government has established a website where… Read More
Have You Suffered Burn Injuries As A Result Of Someone’s Negligence?
Almost half a million people suffer burn injuries annually in the United States, many resulting in painful, debilitating conditions such as disfigurement, psychological trauma, long-term or temporary disabilities and scarring, and even death. While residential fires are the most common cause of burn injuries, these injuries can also result from car, motorcycle, boat or airplane… Read More