The “Reasonable Person” Standard – What Does it Mean For My Negligence Case?

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence claims. A person might be negligent if they failed to act with the same level of care that a reasonable person would have used in a similar situation. The “reasonable person” is used to judge what someone… read more

Who Pays for the Medical Bills After a Car Accident in Boca Raton?

In almost all cases, insurance will pay for the majority of medical bills after a car accident. But you and the driver that caused the car accident might also need to contribute to the cost. The amount will depend on the medical bills and the… read more

10 Worst Celebrity Car Accidents

Anyone can get into a car accident, including celebrities. Many celebrity car accidents produce minor injuries and go unnoticed by the public. But in some cases, car accidents claim the life of a celebrity and others involved in the accident. Celebrity car accidents, like many… read more

Can You Sue For A Car Accident If You Are Not Hurt?

Florida is a no-fault insurance state for automobile accidents. When you are involved car accident, you file a claim against your no-fault insurance policy. You can only sue another driver for damages in Florida if you sustained serious injuries because of the collision. How Does… read more

Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Florida?

Yes, with very few exceptions, it is illegal to wear headphones while driving in Florida. If you wear headphones while driving, you could face criminal penalties for violating the law. Additionally, you could cause a distracted driving accident.  Florida may be a no-fault insurance state,… read more

Victims, Families Searching For Answers After Miami Building Collapse Injures Hundreds

After the recent devastating collapse of a Surfside, Florida apartment building, people are searching for answers. Floridians and other U.S. citizens can generally expect facilities to adhere to building codes. The lack of answers makes this more tragic for those affected.  As of this writing,… read more

What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Every medical malpractice claim is unique; each claim includes different facts and variables, from injuries to corrective treatments. But Florida does track and publish data from its insurance industry. This report discloses the total claim payments made by medical malpractice insurers. It also publishes the… read more

4 Types of Brain Injuries and 3 Levels of Severity

A brain injury can cause permanent cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments. Prompt medical treatment is essential after a head injury or any accident that could result in injury to the brain. Knowing the symptoms of a brain injury can help you know when to seek… read more

Can You Sue a Doctor for Negligence?

When patients experience negative outcomes due to insufficient or neglectful medical care, they may want to sue for damages. Under Florida state law, there are many factors that determine whether a patient can sue a doctor for negligence.  For example, your ability to initiate a… read more

7 Common Motorcycle Crashes and How to Avoid Them

Thousands of riders are killed and injured in motorcycle crashes each year. Motorcycle accidents often involve human error and negligence.  Riders may not be able to prevent all accidents, but they can reduce their risk of injury by wearing motorcycle helmets, gloves, and other protective… read more

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Florida?

Florida law requires that drivers stop when they are involved in a traffic accident. Moreover, drivers must report car accidents that cause a person’s death, bodily injury, or $500 or more of property damage.  The easiest way to report a car crash in Florida is… read more

What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are physical injuries that have an increased risk of resulting in permanent impairments or disabilities. These injuries are traumatic and may be life-threatening. A catastrophic injury can have a substantial impact on a person’s ability to perform daily activities. In most cases, catastrophic… read more

Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress Caused by a Doctor?

When a doctor causes harm or injury to a patient, the patient may experience physical pain and suffering. The patient may also incur financial losses because of medical malpractice, such as medical bills and lost wages. In some cases, a patient could sustain a permanent… read more

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