Florida Towns See More Pedestrians

Florida is known for being the “Sunshine State,” its numerous beaches, and for being home to many amusement parks. It also happens to be home to nine of the 20 most dangerous cities for pedestrians, including Tampa. Perhaps one reason for this is that Florida towns typically have more pedestrians.

How Does Medical Malpractice in Florida Work?

How Does Medical Malpractice in Florida Work?

Medical malpractice cases can be emotional for everyone involved. At a time when you or a loved one believed you were getting appropriate medical care, your medical providers let you down, possibly making things worse. If you believe you or a loved one have been a...
What Are My Workers Comp Rights?

What Are My Workers Comp Rights?

Workers compensation, or workers comp, refers to insurance that most employers are required to carry for all of their W-2 employees. Its purpose is to cover lost wages and medical expenses for employees who become injured or ill in the workplace as a result of their...
Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause great harm due to a truck’s size, weight and cargo. Liability is highly complex in truck accidents compared with passenger car accidents, with their own unique set of laws and challenges. If you have been involved in an...
Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws: A Complete Guide

Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws: A Complete Guide

According to transportation statistics from the CDC, about eight people in the United States are killed every day in crashes involving a distracted driver. While distracted driving is a nationwide problem, laws vary by state.  On July 1, 2019, a new law took...
Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents

In the United States, a pedestrian dies in an accident every 88 minutes. Many other people, including pedestrians and the drivers involved, sustain injuries. Roughly half of the deaths occur in just five states, and Florida leads the pack. If you live in Florida, you...
How Can Semi Truck Accidents Be Avoided?

How Can Semi Truck Accidents Be Avoided?

When you are driving on the road, one of the biggest threats to your safety are collisions with 18-wheel commercial trucks. Each year, around 500,000 semi-truck crashes occur. About 20 percent of those involve injuries and approximately 1 percent involve fatalities —...
When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

After an on-the-job injury, some people file a workers’ compensation claim, get reimbursed for expenses, and all goes smoothly. Too often, however, claims get denied, payouts are too low to cover expenses, the employee gets let go in the midst of a claim, or other...
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one causes pain enough. It can feel many times worse when an untimely loss occurs due to the actions of another person, company, or entity. If you experience such a loss, you may be able to hold another party responsible through a wrongful death claim....
Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

As COVID-19 has swept across the country, it has dramatically changed the face of the American workforce. As the virus gained a foothold in February and early March, many non-essential workers continued to go to work each day where they may have unknowingly spread the...
Does Medical Negligence Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Does Medical Negligence Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Generally, we trust doctors and other medical professionals to provide competent, informed care. Unfortunately, negligence and malpractice sometimes happen. In some contexts, these two terms may seem synonymous. However, if you find yourself wondering if you can sue a...
Spinal Injury Claims: Everything You Need To Know

Spinal Injury Claims: Everything You Need To Know

If you or a loved one has recently experienced a spinal cord injury, you probably have questions. Spinal injuries are some of the most complex and potentially devastating injuries a person can suffer—after all, the spine serves as the body’s neurological “command...
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you were injured or became ill because of an incident that happened while you were on the job, you are probably facing lost wages, medical bills, and anxiety about what comes next. Luckily, if you can provide qualifying evidence linking your injury to your...
A Concussion is a Brain Injury

A Concussion is a Brain Injury

Concussions are the most common type of brain injury, leading to thousands of emergency room trips each year. These mild or moderate traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump or blow to the head, making your brain move back and forth at an accelerated rate. While...
Common Personal Injury Cases

Common Personal Injury Cases

Typically, we can trust that we will go through our day safely and happily, without coming to personal harm. Unfortunately, some people—other drivers, business owners, manufacturers, and even medical providers—violate that trust. Chances are, someone you know has had...
Summer: The Most Dangerous Season to Be on the Road

Summer: The Most Dangerous Season to Be on the Road

The sun is shining, the weather is nice, but summertime brings with it increased hazards for those hitting the road. But did you know that the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day represents the most dangerous time for drivers in Florida? Staying alert and practicing...
Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Mediation?

Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Mediation?

Before a case is taken to trial, it is common for a mediation to take place. This process involves the plaintiff and the defendant agreeing to use a third-party mediator in an effort to resolve a claim before going to trial. The main purpose of a mediation is to give...
Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Deposition?

Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Deposition?

A deposition occurs after a lawsuit is filed but before a personal injury case goes to trial. It is an oral statement made by a witness under oath. Depositions are conducted to find out what the witness knows while preserving the facts of their testimony. This can...