What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?

When you give your consent for medical treatment, there are always risks of errors and mistakes. Just visiting your family physician for a routine yearly examination has risks. Your doctor could misdiagnose cancer or fail to order diagnostic tests because he overlooked symptoms. In some… read more

Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Florida

Child booster seat/restraint laws, though decided at the state level, are fairly uniform throughout the country. With few exceptions, most states have passed and implemented laws requiring children five years of age and under to use a booster seat when traveling in a vehicle. The… read more

Florida Hit and Runs Guide: What Victims Need to Know

Hit-and-run accidents plague Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, about 600,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred in Florida between 2015 and 2020. In recent years, Florida has averaged over 100,000 hit-and-run car accidents every year. These accidents became such a problem… read more

Windshield Repairs Free Under New Florida Law

Florida has a law that prohibits insurance companies from charging a deductible for windshield glass repair. Whether the windshield was damaged in a hurricane, vandalism, or while driving, some Floridians can receive free windshield repair. But this only applies to policies with comprehensive and combined… read more

What is MCS-90?

Here are some things you should know about the MCS-90 endorsement and how it can affect a claim after a truck accident. Liability Insurance for Trucking Companies Like car owners, trucking companies must have liability insurance. Liability insurance pays claims for bodily injury and property… read more

Pregnancy & Car Accidents

Car accidents occur all too frequently. In the U.S., a car accident occurs roughly every five seconds. Many of these accidents are fender benders that result in no injuries. But about 3 million people are injured in car accidents every year. Pregnancy can contribute to… read more

The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents differ from trip and fall accidents in the types of injuries they cause. But the things you need to win a case and the damages you can recover will be the same, no matter whether your accident was caused by a… read more

Rear-End Collisions – Injuries and How to Recover

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most common type of car accident is a rear-end collision. In a recent survey, they found that rear-end collisions make up 32.3% of car accidents annually. Rear-end collisions cause predictable damage and injuries. This… read more

Are Hidden Granny and Nanny Cams Actually Legal?

Originally used to check up on child care providers without their knowledge, the “hidden nanny cam” has become a popular tool to protect against legal liability. In addition to keeping tabs on a nanny, they can be used to capture many types of incidents in… read more

How Settlement Negotiations Work in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice cases often involve more than a physical injury. The doctor-patient relationship is special, and medical malpractice can feel like a betrayal of that relationship. But, in most cases, your lawyer will not even talk to your health care provider. Instead, the provider’s malpractice… read more

Tattoo Infections: Causes, Treatment, Legal Options

Tattoos continue to be popular in the United States. However, there are risks associated with getting a tattoo. According to the FDA, tattoo risks include infection, scarring, allergies, bumps, and MRI complications. Tattoo infections can be extremely risky because they can cause life-threatening conditions if… read more

All About Back and Neck Injuries from Rear-end Collisions

In 2018, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported nearly half a million car accidents involving over 693,000 drivers. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 29% of crashes are rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions happen more frequently than… read more

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Florida?

The use of e-bikes and motor scooters has increased around the country over the last few years as scooter-sharing companies like Bird and Lime have flooded dozens of cities with motor scooters. As recently as 2018, the National Association of City Transportation Officials estimated that… read more

4 Facts About Road Rash

Road rash is one of the most common injuries riders suffer in motorcycle accidents. It’s something everyone who owns a motorcycle should know about. While in many cases road rash is a minor injury, in severe cases it can be debilitating and have life-altering consequences. … read more

It’s Not Just COVID Deaths – Neglect & Abuse Are on the Rise in Our Nursing Homes

Elder abuse continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Thousands of elderly individuals are abused or neglected each day. Many cases of elder abuse and neglect are unreported because the victims are scared or unable to report the abuse.  Many families worry… read more

Understanding Popcorn Lung: Why It Happens and What You Can Do if You Get Sick

Popcorn lung is a serious and irreversible condition of the lungs and bronchi. Its technical name is bronchiolitis obliterans. The condition causes inflammation and scarring of the bronchi and small airway sacs called the alveoli. The condition is progressive and has no cure. Popcorn lung… read more

The Four Most Common Medical Errors

For patients who trust doctors with their lives (literally), it can be scary to know that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Medical errors cause more than 250,000 people every year, according to a 2016 study by Johns… read more

Brain-Stem Injuries: Causes and Effects

Brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can sustain. The brain controls all bodily functions. Depending on the severity and location of the brain injury, the injury could result in permanent impairments and disabilities. The brain stem connects a person’s brain… read more

What Should I Wear to Court?

Although court cases should ultimately be determined based on quality evidence and well-established arguments, your appearance can have a certain level of impact on a ruling. Regardless of the reason for appearing in court, it would be best to look professional and respectful.  Dressing appropriately… read more

What Happens if Your Insurance Claim in Florida is Denied?

Car accident claims in Florida are handled slightly differently from car accident claims in most states. Florida is a no-fault insurance state for automobile insurance. That means that each driver must purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage to protect themselves if they are involved… read more