Abusive Insurance Adjusters – Leveling The Playing Field

| December 1, 2016

Accidents interrupt lives. Not just yours, but those who rely on you.  The stress from dealing with ordinary life plus coping with injuries as well as doctor visits and recuperation can be overwhelming.  Added to this is the fact that you will likely have to deal with an insurance company adjuster, whose job in part […]

What Is A Foreseeable Risk?

| January 5, 2016

According to Florida’s premises liability law, business owners have a duty to keep their premises and patrons safe. Which means, when someone slips and falls on their premises the business owner or operator can be held liable for damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages and more.  If the business owner doesn’t have insurance coverage […]

Is A Florida Restaurant Owner Negligent For Failure To Make Reasonable Efforts To Keep Napkins Off The Floor?

| December 3, 2015

Last Update: 12/22/15 According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 39,325 restaurants operating in Florida today, forecast to generate $36.4 Billion in 2015. The restaurant industry is a huge business here. For those of us who live and work in South Florida, this should come as no surprise. We have everything from food trucks […]

Liability for Aggravation of a Pre-existing Condition

| October 6, 2015

Last Update: 01/22/17 When someone is hurt in an accident, and they already suffer from physical problems, then the first thing that an experienced Florida personal injury attorney expects to hear from the defendant’s insurance carrier is that the defendant isn’t liable for the injuries because the injury relates to a “preexisting condition.” While some […]

What is Concurrent Causation?: Determining Who Pays Damages For Your Injuries When More Than One Person is Negligent

| August 25, 2015

Last Update: 01/11/16 In Florida, if you are hurt due to the fault or mistake of another, then you may have a claim for damages to pursue against them (and their insurance coverage). If you are in a car crash, then you may have an accident claim for injuries you suffered as well as property […]

Did You Delay Seeing A Doctor Because It Didn’t Hurt That Bad At First?: The Case Of The 5 Month Back Surgery Delay

| August 20, 2015

Last Update: 12/22/15 Not every injury makes itself immediately known, this is especially true with car accidents (rear-end collisions) and with slip and fall cases. Sometimes injuries to the head, neck, or spine take time to show up and manifest into actual symptoms. It’s not uncommon for someone to suffer a concussion, for instance, and […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Car Accident Claims

| November 18, 2014

Last Update: 09/29/16 Here in Florida, the state government regulates car insurance companies like Progressive, State Farm, Allstate, and GEICO through the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.   Any company that offers a policy providing insurance coverage for any kind of motorized vehicles for loss or damage, liability or expense, must abide by federal laws […]

3 Reasons Why an Injury Claim Becomes a Lawsuit

| September 30, 2014

Last Update: 01/11/16 After any accident, the injury victim just wants to get better as soon as possible and move forward with life. There’s the pain and suffering and the physical recovery that can take days, months, and even longer. There’s the financial stress of lost wages and having to pay monthly bills while dealing […]

Are You Covered?: Who is The Named Insured on Your Auto Insurance Policy?

| September 9, 2014

Last Update: 01/07/16 The simple facts about car insurance in Florida is that all drivers are required to have a minimum amount of insurance coverage (even though most drivers choose to have coverage that exceeds the minimum legal requirements – Read our earlier posts on coverage requirements) and everyone gets insurance coverage the same way: by […]

Will Your Insurance Rates Go Up if You Pursue an Accident Claim or Receive Compensation For Your Damages?

| September 4, 2014

Last Update: 01/07/16 After being in a car accident, being treated by your doctor, and are on the road to recovery, it’s then time to deal with your financial needs and determine how your medical costs and expenses, as well as your lost wages and lost future earnings, are going to be covered. Those issues […]