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 [...]
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 [...]
According to the Florida Department of Health, more than 124,000 non-fatal injury hospitalizations were reported in 2011 in our state. Of those, almost 7,000 were reported in Orange County alone. If you have been in an accident, an Orlando personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you in obtaining damages for your injuries. In an Orlando personal injury case, you must prove that someone else acted negligently and thereby caused your injury. Since Florida utilizes a contributory negligence system, you may be able to obtain compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. In Florida, courts may award compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make you “whole again,” even though money may not be able to truly compensate you for your injuries and personal loss. Compensatory damages [...]