If you’re a parent, you probably know that you’re going to be doing plenty of shopping come this holiday season. Many parents will purchase toys for their children when doing their holiday shopping this year. This year, we want to remind you to shop mindfully. Since 2014 alone, there have been multiple toy recalls in both the U.S. and Canada. Some toys may turn out to have defective parts or a tendency to be a hazard to younger users. Keep in mind that many things can break off or pose life threatening danger to infants, toddlers, and young children. Toys that include small pieces, pieces that might break off, sharp edges, strings or rope, have loosely attached pieces, come with dangerous accessories or project objects may are particularly risky. One of the best [...]
Many people get into texting and driving accidents every day. Some cause the accidents as a result of distracted driving, while others are driving with full attention and get into accidents because of the negligence of others. Unfortunately, accidents that occur due to distracted driving and in particular people using their phones is becoming more common. As more people get cell phones and smart phones, the temptation to look at them or even use them while driving is growing. This is resulting in far more accidents as a result of distracted driving than ever before-- at least a fifth of all car accidents in the United States happen as a result of cell phone use. Sound shocking? Maybe it depends on what line of work you're in. Some civilians haven't been in car accidents [...]
When you've been injured, it can be a difficult ordeal to go through. The initial moment of getting injured can be frightening and scary enough on its own. But getting injured as a result of a car accident can not only be physically jarring, but mentally and emotionally jarring too. When the event happens, you have to deal with your injuries first and all the other damages and details second. But once the initial shock has passed, you may realize that you have other things to deal with. After an accident, your vehicle may be heavily or totally wrecked. That's one of the most common losses from an accident; loss of property. Usually, the insurance company will determine that your car is a loss or offer to pay for repairs. You will need [...]
A personal injury is generally described as a physical or mental injury that occurs due to someone’s negligence, intentional harm, or strict liability. Negligence in personal injury case specifically means that the other party did not act with reasonable care. For instance, you could be in your car at the stop light and you’re rear-ended by another vehicle because he or she did not pay attention. In the event that you suffer a physical injury in this scenario, this could be classified as a personal injury due to negligence. (Damage to you car is not personal injury but considered as property damage.) Intentional Harm in a personal injury case refers to a situation where a person has set out to do harm to you. Cases of intentional harm may include assault, battery, and [...]
Injuries that are caused from a dog bite need immediate proper treatment and care. The most troublesome injuries resulting from it are facial wounds, wounds involving ruptures, abrasions and tearing of body tissues. These injuries can be traumatizing for the victim as they tend to leave some of their adverse effects for a very long period of time or even permanently. Some of them can be deformities in the face or the body part being attacked, scars that are left permanently, marks of facial injuries or may be unhealthy and discolored appearance of the skin. Due to such effects of the dog bites, the person feels socially uncomfortable and keeps being reminded of the incident or the attack that lead to such situation whenever they look at themselves. This not only harms the [...]
Are you looking for an experienced car accident lawyer in Orlando? While the trauma that accompanies auto accidents can easily be overwhelming, it is important to try and keep a level head in order to make sure that you are properly compensated. Hiring a good lawyer is of the utmost importance after a car accident. It is not always an easy decision, especially because car accidents often include personal injury or even the injury or wrongful death of a friend or loved one. And when dealing with such a traumatic event, the costs of repairing your vehicle, or being treated for medical care can cost victims of car accidents financially on top of the already overwhelming emotional and physical costs. Therefore it is important to hire a professional and experienced lawyer to help [...]
According to the National Service for Health Statistics, Americans visited emergency rooms more than 32 million times for injuries in 2009. If you suffered injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering what to expect from your Florida personal injury lawsuit. The first stage for any legal claim consists of an investigation of the facts of your case and your possible claim. Therefore, it is important that you thoroughly document all aspects of your case. Your lawyer will further investigate your claim. Once your lawyer understands your case, he or she sends a letter of demand to the other party or their insurance company. At this stage, the parties will usually try to reach a settlement. If no settlement is reached, your lawyer will file a complaint in the relevant Florida District Court. [...]
In 1999, the Institute for Medicine published research that stated that up to 98,000 deaths were caused by medical errors ― and such errors cause more than 1,000,000 injuries in the United States every year. In 2010, researchers at Harvard University noted that such errors are common and that there is little evidence of widespread improvement. Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, occurs when your doctor or health care provider fails to treat, diagnose, monitor or care for you in accordance with the accepted standard of care for those suffering under similar circumstances. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a health care provider’s mistake, a Florida medical practice attorney may be able to assist you in being properly compensated. Compensation for your injuries can include economic damages as well [...]
How Do Florida’s Insurance Laws Affect Your Ability To Receive Compensation For Your Motorcycle Accident?
According to the State of Florida Department of Transportation, 350 people tragically lost their lives in Florida motorcycle accidents in 2010 and another 6,686 people were injured. If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney to find out whether and how you can get compensated. Florida law does not require motorcyclists to carry insurance. The Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) law does not apply to motorcyclists in general and your auto PIP does not cover you if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Since PIP does not apply to motorcycle accidents, you may be able to get compensated for pain and suffering as well as economic damages, even if you were not permanently injured in the crash. In order to get compensated [...]
What Are The Effects Of Recent Changes In Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law (PIP) On The Compensation You Are Entitled To Receive For Your Car Accident?
On January 1, 2013, changes to Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law came into effect. If you were injured in a car accident, you may wonder whether these changes affect the damages you are entitled to and how an Orlando auto accident lawyer can assist you in obtaining proper compensation for your injuries. All Florida car owners are required to purchase Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) of $10,000. This coverage is also known as No-Fault Insurance, because it covers part of your car accident expenses, whether you were at fault in the accident or not. Under the new law, you are required to obtain initial health services and care within 14 days following your car accident from specified health care specialists. If such a specialist diagnoses you with an emergency medical condition, medical benefits from your PIP are [...]