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Medical Errors: Third-leading Cause of Death

March 08, 2017 Medical Malpractice

The thought of undergoing a surgical procedure or merely staying overnight in a hospital invokes anxiety for many patients. The number of medical error cases hospitals see on an annual basis is often the source of discomfort and apprehension for those who require treatment. Previously regarded as the result of ...

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Do’s and Don’ts During a Traffic Stop

September 15, 2016 Traffic Tickets

Some drivers view police stops as common events that occur inevitably from time to time. Others feel very anxious about being pulled over while driving. The following guidelines will help drivers keep their cool – even if being ticketed – and avoid further legally penalty while navigating routine police traffic ...

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Who’s at Fault in a Rear-End Collision?

September 10, 2016 Car Accidents

Any auto accident can be a nightmare, particularly for the driver of a vehicle that collides with another from behind. Conventional wisdom, which says that driver is always at fault, is true in most cases in Florida – but not all.   Car accident analysts look to determine liability by figuring out ...

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5 Things You Should Do Right After a Car Accident

September 03, 2016 Car Accidents

Memory loss happens to even the best of us on a daily basis, but under high-stress situations, distractions and anxiety become pretty common. Unfortunately, forgetting vital information during a car accident can make or break the financial and medical results. Provided you are not seriously injured, here are five things ...

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Florida Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

August 31, 2016 Motorcycle Accidents

Looking to cruise down I-95 or Florida's Turnpike? Motorcycle insurance is required to ride legally and safely. Before committing to ride, find out the insurance specifics on "stacking," which is a monetary amount that can be combined for coverage against uninsured motorist coverage (UM). Some companies will allow UM from ...

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How Are Truck Accidents Caused?

August 30, 2016 Truck Accidents

Though the number of truck-related fatalities has decreased in recent years, data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that accidents involving large semi-trucks claimed the lives of 3,660 people in 2014. Of this number:   16 percent were truck occupants 68 percent were occupants of cars and other vehicles 15 ...

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Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations for Florida

August 27, 2016 Wrongful Death

Each state carries different "statute of limitations," the deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed. The statutes of limitations varies based on the type of case the plaintiff would like to pursue. In Florida, plaintiffs who wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit must file their claim in the ...

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How is Liability Determined in Florida?

August 26, 2016 Personal Injury

Personal injury law is a vast area that covers slip and fall incidents, car accidents, and even more complex subjects like medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits. In order to receive compensation in court for a personal injury, there are certain elements the plaintiff is required to prove. First, he ...

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The Right Motorcycle Attire Can Save Your Life

August 22, 2016 Motorcycle Accidents

West Palm Beach's balmy weather and scenic landscape make motorcycling a favorite hobby among locals and visitors alike. While riding a motorcycle may induce a thrilling sense of freedom, safety is paramount. Dressing appropriately can play a life-saving role in injury reduction and prevention; therefore, motorcycle riders must carefully consider the ...

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What Constitutes ‘Damages’ in a PI Case?

August 08, 2016 Personal Injury

When a person sustains an injury or experiences property damage due to some one else's behavior, the injured party may seek remedy in civil court. Compensation that is intended to make the injured person "whole" again is referred to as damages. Generally, damages can be categorized as economic, which are ...

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