Things You Definitely Should Not Do While Driving
The most important thing to realize about all the horrible driving habits outlined below is that everything on this list can either be accomplished before getting behind the wheel, or it can wait until you get to a place where the vehicle can be safely parked. While you can’t expect everyone to show common sense,… Read More
Is A Head Injury Always Immediately Apparent After A Car Crash?
When head injuries are suspected after a car crash, 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… Read More
Has A Skilled Nursing Facility Provided Inadequate Care?
According to a study conducted by Medicare’s Inspector General, the rate of medical errors resulting in injuries and death in skilled nursing facilities was much higher than that reported for hospitals. Skilled nursing facilities, which include certified nursing homes, typically provide follow-up treatment for patients after they have been discharged from acute care at a… Read More
Are Your Children Properly Prepared For Road Safety In This New School Year?
Thousands of school children across South Florida head back to school in mid-August. As students get back to their daily travel routines, it’s important for all parents to take a little extra time to ensure their children’s safety. This becomes a peak time for accidents and injuries while walking, biking or riding to school. Most… Read More
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