Does It Hurt My Case if I Delay Seeing a Doctor After an Accident?

2020-02-18T02:14:45+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Car accidents are always on the horizon for every driver, no matter how careful one may be. One minute you can be cruising the highway at the recommended speed, and the next minute you are in a hospital ward surrounded by your family members. It is therefore essential to know your options, as well as your legal obligations in case you're involved in a car accident. So Why Should you Seek Medical Help Immediately After an Accident? Not all road accidents result in fatal injuries. When you get away with a few cuts and bruises, you will probably be tempted to buy some painkillers instead of going all the way to the hospital. However, it is in your best interest to visit a doctor immediately after coming out of the accident. For one, [...]

What Do I Do in an Uber/Lyft Accident?

2019-08-26T07:12:27+00:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are renowned for upholding high safety standards. Their drivers are highly trained, and they are required to observe strict rules to protect passengers from harm. With this in mind, you can rest assured that you will reach your destination safely. Nevertheless, accidents are almost inevitable, and they are bound to happen even if you have the best Uber driver behind the wheel. So what should you do in case of an accident? Well, let's find out. Details about insurance coverage in an Uber accident The sad truth is that your car insurance does not cover you from anything in case you are involved in an accident as a rideshare passenger. This can be extremely depressing, particularly if medical bills are involved. Fortunately, Uber, Lyft and other [...]

Common Medical Errors That Lead to Lawsuits

2019-01-01T04:23:17+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , |

We rely on medical professionals to treat us when we go to a clinic, hospital, or office. While most of the time these professionals live up to the name, there are times when errors are caused by negligence or even bad intent. When a nurse, doctor, or other medical practitioner does not provide the expected standard of care and it results in errors, that could be a case for going to court for malpractice. Errors happen frequently, some more often than others. Mistakes do not always equate to malpractice. Neither does a death or an injury or bad result a lawsuit make. Even if patients or family are not happy with the outcome of what happens, legally, malpractice in the medical field is defined as involving negligence on the part of one or [...]

How to Handle Social Media After An Accident

2018-08-29T13:28:12+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

We tend to go to social media naturally for as lot of things in our lives. We post to social media sharing sites and update people on the events that are going on with us constantly, often without thinking twice. When something is done daily, you may not consider the consequences of posting on social media. You may have a public or a private account; regardless, car accidents can be really tough to go through. Furthermore, you may be having a tough time when it comes to dealing with the aftermath. You may have already had a tough time dealing with the insurance agency as well as your own. When it comes to getting what you need, you may have to turn to suing or a lawyer to help you with your attempt to [...]

Can a State Law Affect How Injured Drivers Get Compensated?

2018-09-04T13:44:03+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Florida Law, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

When was the last time that you were in a car accident? If you or someone you know has recently had the misfortune of being a car accident victim in Florida, then you can probably relate to the feeling of being upset and feeling a loss of control. What can make this sense of anxiety worse is when you start researching the laws and what to do about them. Your first instinct may be to contact a lawyer, and that is an astute move. Consulting with legal experts about a car accident situation is a wise idea and will help you to know what your rights and options are moving forward. It may even be necessary if you live in a state where certain laws have been created that make the whole situation [...]

Practicing Safety While on the Road: Biking, Walking, Driving

2018-02-13T19:43:13+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: |

How safe are you while out and about? Whether you are biking on the side of the road, crossing the street, or a driver behind the wheel, you've got to be alert at all times. Just because you are paying attention does not mean that someone else is. Many car accidents are not just two-vehicle collisions. In fact, many car accidents involve vehicles striking cyclists and pedestrians. Sometimes the person survives the encounter and other times they are not so lucky. Whether you're crossing the road, walking on the sidewalk, riding your bike as a cyclist, or a driver, you can benefit from having your senses about you and practicing basic safety. That's what we're talking about today, so read on and find out more about this subject if you're interested! As a [...]

Should You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

2018-09-04T13:50:58+00:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

Should you be hiring a personal injury attorney? Well, that depends-- have you or someone that you know been injured? Sustaining an injury can be really frightening. Car accidents and other incidents can be physically painful but also cause emotional and mental trauma and scarring. That's just the personal stuff, and doesn't even account for time recuperating, wages lost, and how your life can be disrupted or even changed forever. No matter what type of event you have been through, the first thing that you should do is whatever it takes to take care of yourself. The second thing that you should do is contact an attorney and see what your options are. If you think this topic applies to you or someone that you know, read on and find out more. Once [...]

Forms of Personal Injuries

2014-10-27T19:13:59+00:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

What Are The Different Stages In A Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?

2014-01-09T07:56:50+00:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

What Damages Are You Entitled To In A Medical Malpractice Case?

2013-08-07T07:54:09+00:00August 7th, 2013|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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