When you’re injured in an accident due to the negligence of someone else – whether that is in a car accident or a slip and fall in a local grocery store – you can usually pursue compensation for your injuries from the at fault party’s insurance company.
Everyone has an opinion, but what are the facts? Below we uncover 5 basic misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits that can hinder a victim in achieving fair and just compensation for their loss.
Despite the adoption of new safety features and investments in self driving technologies, deadly vehicles crashes spiked again in the U.S. according to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) late last year. Car accidents killed 37,461 people in 2016, up 5.6% from 2015.
Can you believe that 2017 is coming to an end? After an incredible year across South Florida, Naples and beyond, which included countless highs, some lows and a hurricane this summer, we have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. This time of the year should be dedicated to spending time with family and friends and reflecting on and appreciating all the great things in our lives.
With so many vehicles on the road, especially this time of year, safety is and should always remain your top priority. Seatbelts should always be worn no matter what seat you find yourself in. Properly installed car seats should always be used for children. And remaining undistracted should always be a top priority of anyone behind the wheel. However, even if you take all the necessary precautions, accidents are still a reality.
When an emergency happens and medical care is required, we go to the hospital. We simply assume that the nearest hospital will be clean, sterile and staffed with great doctors, nurses and technicians that will work to ensure we make a quick and effective recovery. However, a recent grading of South Florida hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency, has revealed an alarming reality – not all hospitals are created the same.
It’s not every day as an attorney in South Florida that you get to argue in front of the Supreme Court of Florida. But for Weinstein & Cohen Founding Partner Judson Cohen, he got to do exactly that. As Chair of the Florida Bar Rules Judicial Administration Committee (RJAC), Cohen appeared before the Florida Supreme Court this week to argue on behalf of changing a Florida legal rule as it pertains to the computation of time for response.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. The same can be said about your lawsuit. Even when you’re trying to do the right thing, there are many ways that your unsuspecting auto accident case can be compromised. This list will hopefully help you go a long way in preventing damage to your case when dealing with your insurance company or a defense lawyer.
Witnessing a car crash can be a harrowing experience, especially if you just avoided the crash yourself. Your first instinct may be to immediately pull over and help out. But should you? If you do, to what extend should you actually help? Are you obligated by law to stop or even provide a statement?
National Teen Driver Safety Week officially kicks off today October 16th and runs through Sunday, October 22nd. This week is about reminding young drivers and the parents of young drivers across South Florida and Collier County just how important safe driving habits are for not only them, but also for everyone else on the road.
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