Here at the South Florida and Naples offices of Weinstein & Cohen, we can tell you without a doubt that insurance is of the utmost importance if you are involved in a serious accident with injuries, no matter who is at fault in the crash.
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are 39.5 million medically attended injuries and poisonings every year, resulting in 42.3 million emergency room visits for accidental injuries? That’s 126.3 medically attended injuries per 1,000 people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that there were 37,461 fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents in 2016 (most recent statistics), which was an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year. And nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017 amid mounting signs that pedestrians and drivers are dangerously distracted.
Getting into a car accident is not something we plan for. In fact, most of assume that when we get into our vehicles, we’ll make it safely to our destination without issue. And for the most part – that is usually the case. However, situations arise and accidents can be an unfortunate consequence of those actions.
The Internet of Things tends to create buzz among tech-enthusiasts with the way by which it connects objects to objects, objects to people and people to people. This has impacted countless industries and changed the lives of billions, but how might you ask is technology affecting the auto insurance industry?
According to a recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study, the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is eight times higher than federal estimates indicate.
If and when you settle on nursing home care for a loved one, you probably imagine a scenario where around-the-clock care is administered in a nurturing and safe environment. The reality, unfortunately, can be quite different.
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.
The holidays are some of the most congested travel days of the year. We’re eager to get home to spend time with loved ones and it’s inevitable that we’ll bear witness to several accidents while on the road. Unfortunately, with an increase in distracted drivers rushing off to holiday celebrations, this time of the year is also one of the deadliest when it comes to traffic accidents.
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.
Florida is a “No-Fault” insurance state as it relates to automobile liability insurance so the likelihood you will ever see the inside of a courtroom after an accident in Naples, Florida is…well, it depends on the actual accident itself. It may sound a little confusing, so let’s take a step back and examine all the pieces.
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