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Personal Vs. Bodily Injury—What’s The Difference, And Where To Begin?

It’s a common source of confusion: how to distinguish between bodily injury and personal injury…and also why it matters. In a general context, the term ‘bodily injury’ is used to refer specifically to physical injury to the body, such as bruises, broken bones, burns, cuts, muscle tears, and dislocations. In contrast, the term ‘personal injury’ is used to refer to… Read More →

Do You Have A Personal Injury Claim In Florida?

Critical Information to Know Moving Forward What exactly is personal injury law? How do you know whether you have a valid claim? And what does it take to actually pursue one? These are great questions, but they don’t always come with straightforward answers. All too often, people who deserve compensation for a personal injury never get it, simply because they… Read More →

What Should You Look For In A Personal Injury Lawyer?

South Florida is literally overrun with lawyer ads, billboards, bus ads, and lawyer referral services, so finding the right personal injury lawyer in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties can prove daunting and confusing. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of others, you need a lawyer with a practice concentration in… Read More →

Rights Of Construction Workers Regarding Workers’ Comp And Workplace Injuries

Construction sites are one of the most accident-prone workplaces in America, and some of the most frequently reported worker fatalities occur in the construction sector. Common causes for construction site accidents include falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, scaffolding accidents, and trench collapses. While many accidents are the result of worker distraction or failure to follow established workplace rules, some… Read More →

Simple Guidelines To Keep In Mind In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit in South Florida, there are a few basic steps to follow in order to help your claim progress as quickly and efficiently as possible. First and foremost, look after yourself and get the medical attention you need. But when all the confusion and stress pass, consult with a qualified, experienced Florida… Read More →

Are You Experiencing Side Effects From Your Prescribed Drugs?

When patients are issued prescriptions for new drugs, ever so often they may experience a reaction from the new medicine. That reaction is commonly known as a side effect. 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… Read More →

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 since the attorney is only… 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, the actual amount of pain… 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 can be assigned and liabilities… Read More →

How Is Liability Determined In A Slip And Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents, believed to be the second-leading cause of injuries in the United States, impact the U.S. economy heavily, with millions of dollars spent in hospitalization and medical expenses, and time missed from the workplace. The laws covering slip and fall accidents are complex, requiring many issues to be analyzed before fault can be assigned and negligence (and… Read More →

How Can I Obtain Justice For Personal Injuries In South Florida?

When personal injuries are the result of reckless or negligent behavior on someone else’s part – be they individuals, professional enterprises, medical concerns or product providers – the injured party is entitled to file a claim against the party at fault. Personal injuries are not limited to bodily damage, but may also include infliction of damage to the mind, resulting… Read More →

What Factors Determine The Damages Awarded In Personal Injury Cases?

When someone has suffered personal injuries as a result of the negligence of others, the amount of compensation awarded is largely determined by the nature and extent of the injuries suffered. While the majority of accidents yield only minor bumps and bruises, severe accidents can result in catastrophic consequences for the victims and their loved ones. Regardless of the actual… Read More →

Have You Suffered A Workplace Accident In South Florida?

Workplace accidents are relatively common, even in safe working environments, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. But if a business owner fails to provide a healthy and secure workplace, the chances of an accident increase exponentially, and workers may be entitled to legal compensation. Most Florida workers receive Workers’ Compensation benefits from their employers, to help them… Read More →

Majority of Americans favor tougher texting-while-driving laws

The results to a survey conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC) show two thirds of the respondents being in favor of stronger enforcement of the existing texting while driving laws, and half of those respondents also favor harsher penalties – such as loss of the driver’s license and higher car insurance premiums – for those ticketed for texting while… Read More →

The Most Common Workplace Injuries in Hallandale, South Florida

People in all kinds of jobs are under threat of different workplace injuries. According to a recent report from the BLS, sprains, tears, and strains were the most common types of injuries which required the person to take days off of work. They accounted for about 38% of all workplace injuries. Common Workplace Injuries From the above 38% strains, sprains… Read More →

The Different Personal Injury Types and Causes

Personal injury is quite simply the label which is given to lawsuits involving a person whose negligence and misconduct caused an injury to another person – the person who is filing for the personal injury claim. Basically, that is the personal injury definition. The Most Common Causes of Personal Injuries There are many personal injury causes, but the most common… Read More →

Recovering Damages from a Text Messaging Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving increases the chances of you being involved in an auto accident by a factor of 23. Texting while driving includes all three of the main driving distractions – manual distraction i.e. the removal of the driver’s hands from the wheel, visual distraction i.e. the driver is not looking… Read More →

Understanding Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be one of the most terrifying experiences in a driver’s life. Most of these accidents result in the automobile driver being severely injured or even killed, and because of the protection offered by the bigger vehicle, truck drivers rarely get injured or deceased. Common statistics point to the fact that trucks, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and similar… Read More →

Things you don’t know concerning Aviation Accidents

Florida is the heart of general aviation in the United States. Figures from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirm that Florida is second only to California in the number of FAA certified pilots. If an aviation accident occurs, the residents of South Florida can rely only on the aviation accident lawyers at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. Aviation Accidents Statistics… Read More →

Reckless Driving Accidents ? What you should Know

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributes close to 43,000 car accident fatalities to reckless driving accidents. Reckless driving can be dangerous not only for the passengers in the vehicle, but also for innocent pedestrians and people in the other vehicles on the road. Most Common Causes of Reckless Driving There are a lot of causes when it… Read More →

Vital Information about Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys

Pedestrians are at a very high risk of being hit by cars or other vehicles, especially in the big cities. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries and even death, if the motorist is completely irresponsible. If you take a look at some pedestrian accidents video or some pedestrian accidents caught on tape, you would understand the dangers that befall… Read More →

Choosing the Right Burn Injuries Attorney in Florida

Estimates of 450,000 Americans receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burn injuries every year. However, these statistics don’t take into account the burn injuries treated in private medical offices, hospital clinics, or community health centers across the country. More than 44% of all admissions to burn centers result from fire or flame burns while 33% of them are a… Read More →

What Everyone Should Know about Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful death is the legal term used to describe the death of some person for which another person is responsible. For instance, deaths caused by distracted driving, nursing home negligence, and other related events may be classified as wrongful deaths under the law. Wrongful Death Damages Usually, there are two categories of wrongful death damages which are typically defined by… Read More →

Vital Information about Birth Injury Attorneys

A birth injury is quite simply a damage sustained during the birthing process. Most usually, birth injuries occur during the transit through the birth canal. In very rare cases, nerves can be damaged or bones can be broken. Whatever the case is, you will most probably require the expertise of a birth injury attorney. But first, a little more important… Read More →

Things you should be aware of that concern Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is one of the biggest causes of auto accidents on the road. Drunk drivers not only endanger their own lives, but also the lives of innocent people around them – other drivers on the road and pedestrians. Most often drunk driving ends in a bad way. And the numbers are here to show that. Drunk Driving Accidents Statistics… Read More →

Motorcycle Accidents in South Florida

As you would have probably guessed, motorcyclists face a lot more danger when driving on the road. They are not protected by the body of the car as other drivers, which is what makes them so vulnerable. And when this is combined with the negligence of other drivers around them, the results can be catastrophic. Most often, motorcycle accidents result… Read More →

4 Things You Didn’t Know about Highway Construction Accidents

Nowadays, road construction and construction projects of some sort are a common sight across the United States. And sadly, sometimes things go wrong. Either bad signage, debris from the construction site, or driver distraction caused by the construction itself, can lead to serious highway construction accidents with possible injuries and fatalities not only for the drivers of the vehicles involved,… Read More →

The dangers of cell phone use while driving

Preface Cell phone distraction rates are at an all-time high. Despite the media attention and all the expensive campaigns aimed at lowering the incidents, the statistics are staggering. In this article we will further examine the mere facts behind this behavior – the statistics, what the law says, how to limit the risks and what is the punishment and compensation… Read More →

Quick guide to Slip and fall law

Slip and fall lawsuits Slip and fall accidents can occur on various settings – outdoors on indoors, on public or on private property. In many situations it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that the conditions are hazard-safe. And despite the multitude of accidents occurring due to a responsible party’s negligence, only few people victims seek reimbursement in court.… Read More →

Getting the most from Hurricane and Wind Damage Claims

Hurricane insurance In areas where hurricane damage is common, there is no specific “hurricane insurance” available – since storm damage is covered by your standard homeowner’s insurance policy. However not all damage is covered by it, and most people do not know how to get the full amount they deserve ‘ leading to a big amount of controversy on the… Read More →

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Florida?

If you have lost someone you love to an accident, it may be possible to get compensation. Sudden loss can be very traumatic for family members and, while money can never undo the harm, it can help ease financial burdens. Wrongful death cases in Florida can be the result of several situations, such as: Medical malpractice Car accidents Bicycle accidents… Read More →

Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident

Premises liability comes into play if you have a personal injury case that involves an injury by an unsafe condition on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability cases, and these accidents can happen anywhere, whether it is an uneven city sidewalk, a friend’s home or a wet floor at a store.… Read More →

What to Do After a Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents can occur whether you are in a supermarket, apartment or even in a stairwell that is why it is very important to note the things that you should do when injured. First, you should immediately seek medical attention. It is also advised that you make an incident report and take the names of the manager or… Read More →

Be Cautious of Motorcycles on the Road

Motorcycles are very popular vehicles in Florida because they can be easily driven all year round. Motorcycles are a great way to get around and offer a cost effective mode of transportation. There are also some dangers in riding a motorcycle. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to… Read More →

Work Injuries

10 Most Typical Place of Work Injuries And The Ways To Minimize Them Place of work injuries happen constantly. Probably the most susceptible employees who experience place of work injuries are individuals employed in more harmful areas for example construction sites and industrial facilities. However the most typical kinds of injuries that have greatly affected both employees and companies are… Read More →

4 Major Categories For Personal Injury Settlement

Have you ever suffered any injury due to an accident that was caused by a third party? When you do, you will have to know the different rights that are legally yours. However, you may not be able to learn the rules about the claims on personal injury settlements; you will need to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer… Read More →

3 Common Types Of Premises Injury Lawsuits

A premise liability relates to someone getting injured on someone’s property not due to their own negligence. The definition of a “premise” can vary: it could be a house, apartment, condo, parking lot, parking garage, place of business, playground or park. Whatever it is, it is a piece of property owned by someone else. This type of injury lawsuit can… Read More →

Car Accident Kills 10 People

In the busy streets of South Florida, 10 people and an unborn child were killed in 24 hours last August 18-19, 2012. Four people were found dead on a fiery head-on collision that took place in Gratigny Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade on Sunday. The seven month pregnant woman along with a 5 year old girl and elderly churchgoer were killed… Read More →

Tractor Trailer Crash Wrongful Death

Tractor Trailer Crash Wrongful Death … on the paved shoulder of I-4, the victim’s car burst into flames leading to Ms. Daniels’ death on the spot.

Kids Injured in South Florida Animal Attack

A 7-year-old boy and his friends were victims of an animal attack by a dog in Homestead, FL.

Shops at Sunset Place Parking Attendant Stabbed Over Fee

Shops at Sunset Place worker Jimmy Wombie, 23, was stabbed in chest and arm by Felipe Rodriguez, 19, for the $8 parking fee requested by the former. In the investigations conducted, Rodriguez may not be the only liable party. The owner of the establishment may hold some responsibility in the incident if the establishment failed to offer security especially to… Read More →

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