As with all of the other information on this page, your experience may be completely different even if your injury or accident is categorized similarly. This is why it is so important to work with an attorney who will take a customized approach to your case in order to understand the exact way forward to get you the money that you deserve.
With more than 15 million registered drivers in Florida, it is no surprise that accidents are extremely common. In accidents that do not cause serious injuries, it is extremely common for the victims to submit an insurance claim for their property damage and personal injuries, wait to get an offer from the insurance company, and then move on with their life. Unfortunately, this offer is rarely, if ever, even close to the amount that the victim deserves. With an attorney assisting with the claim, they have a much better chance of getting the money that they deserve, not just the money that the insurance company would like to pay.
When you consult with a medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will provide you with appropriate guidance and treatment. Medical professionals are expected to act in accordance with the prevailing medical practices with the intention of the best possible outcome, and when a doctor fails to adhere to prevailing practices and their patient is injured, this is an example of medical malpractice. Specific situations include things like misdiagnoses or failures to diagnose, prescription errors, surgical mixups, or errors during childbirth.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When you visit someone else’s property, whether private, semi-private, government, or public, you have every right to expect that the people responsible for managing the property have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that your visit is free of hazards and avoidable accidents due to structural or maintenance issues. In colder climates, a common slip and fall cause is due to icy walkways, but we don’t need to worry about icy walkways in Florida, and there are many other ways to fall – broken stair treads, faulty escalators, and more.
Florida is the most dangerous state in the country when it comes to fatal motorcycle accidents, meaning that it is absolutely essential for all motorcycle drivers and passengers to know their rights, and how to get in touch with an attorney quickly who can help them build a strong case for the damages they suffer in the event that they are involved in one of the 9,000+ motorcycle crashes that happen every year in our state. Since a motorcycle rider is much more likely to be injured in an accident than the driver of a car in the same crash, it is important that all of these additional costs are accounted for during your claim.
Getting into an accident of any type is dangerous and damaging, but being in an accident with a commercial truck can be catastrophic, simply because of the size difference between a semi-truck or 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle. In addition to the differences in size, the insurance claims process is more complicated when dealing with a commercial policy, especially commercial trucking policies that typically have in excess of $1 million in coverage. The good news is that there is more money available for victims, but the bad news is that there is a lot of complicated work involved before you are able to receive a comprehensive and fair settlement.
When a consumer purchases a new product, there are often inherent dangers that come with using the product, which the manufacturer (or other parties along the supply chain) is legally responsible to disclose these risks, along with the appropriate way to use the product in order to avoid these injuries. If a user is injured as a result of their own actions, the manufacturer is generally free of any liability, but in the event that the injury is the result of some sort of failure on behalf of the supply chain, this introduces what is known as a product liability case.