How Settlement Negotiations Work in a 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

These are the 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 is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Res ipsa loquitur is a Latin phrase that can be translated in English as “the thing speaks for itself.” It is also used in the law to prove negligence by circumstantial evidence when there is not enough evidence to prove actual negligence. To use res… read more

What Happens if Your Insurance Claim 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

What Types of Lawyers Are the Highest Paid?

Many people assume that the highest-paid lawyers are corporate lawyers. While corporate lawyers can earn millions of dollars, personal injury lawyers, criminal lawyers, and lawyers in other areas of law can also earn millions of dollars.  It may surprise you to learn that the average… read more

Can Fault Be Determined By Car Accident Damage?

One of the most important things to do after a car accident is determining whose fault the accident was. While it might sound simple, and in some cases it is, establishing fault is often far from easy.  There are so many factors to consider and… read more

Average Neck and Back Injury Results from Car Accidents

Neck and back injuries are very common in car accidents. The forces exerted on the body during a collision can be strong enough to cause organ damage, break bones, and damage soft tissues. Because of the violent back and forth motion or twisting motions of… read more

What is a Demand Letter and Why Should I Have an Attorney Draft One After an Accident?

The plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit is the party who was injured. However, long before a lawsuit is filed, most personal injury cases involve a demand letter to the insurance company. The insurance company for the at-fault party generally handles negotiations for settlement of… read more

Can I Get a Lump Sum Workers’ Comp Settlement?

Every company in Florida that has four or more employees (even regular part-time employees and owners) is required by law to pay into a workers’ compensation insurance policy. This policy ensures that workers are covered in the event an injury they suffer while at work… read more

What Does Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover?

The Workers’ Compensation System in Florida provides certain benefits for workers injured on the job. The system covers most workers who become ill or hurt during the ordinary course of employment. If a work accident causes your injury, it is important to understand the workers’… read more

Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth In Florida?

While many sloth fans think these slow-moving mammals are cute and harmless, that might not always be the case. Sloths are wild animals and might not make the best pets. They can bite, scratch, and injure children and adults alike, especially if they feel threatened. … read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Florida?

It is tempting to jump in the car at the beach to drive home without stopping to put on your shoes. It may be tempting to go without shoes while driving to run errands or take your children to school. However, is it legal to… read more