t’s fairly standard that an attorney will work on a contingency fee basis when it comes to a personal injury claim. But what does this mean?
Civil lawsuit plaintiffs typically receive two main types of damages. Those are punitive damages that punish a defendant’s wrongdoing and compensatory damages that seek to make a victim “whole” again after an accident. Every state has different laws concerning punitive damages, their limits and the types of damages available in particular civil claims. However, compensatory damages are generally the same for any civil lawsuit depending on the effects of defendant’s negligence.
Shorter days, fatigue, compromised vision, rush hour, holiday traffic and impaired driving all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous this time of year compared to any other. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, the risk for fatal crashes is three times higher at night.
Every year, school administrators and teachers grapple with the decision whether to allow students to celebrate Halloween on campus. Inappropriate costumes, poor conduct and religious reasons have all factored into the decision making process behind an increasing number of schools that are banning Halloween parties and costumes. Even many private schools have joined the fray as they try to juggle cultural sensitivity among an increasingly diverse student body.
Some of the most serious injuries that people sustain are often treated at the nearest hospital. And hospitals treat a wide variety of patients with varying degrees of injury or sickness that can require a multitude of treatments – from emergency surgery to long-term care. Unfortunately, with any hospitalization comes the potential for medical malpractice from healthcare provider negligence.
Ridesharing is part of the fabric of our lives now. And whether you’re a passenger, the driver, or in the other motor vehicle involved in an accident with a company such as Uber or Lyft, there are certain procedures essential to the insurance and claims process that you need to be aware of.
At Weinstein & Cohen, we have been practicing personal injury law for more than 30 years. This tenure has afforded us extensive experience in dealing with and settling personal injury claims with insurance adjustors. And just like in any profession – there are both good and bad adjustors out there. However, one thing that adjustors have in common is they are skilled in the tried and true practice of negotiating.
Defective products cause thousands of injuries each year. Everything from recalled vehicles to contaminated food products and furniture that too easily topples over are sold to consumers on a regular basis.
Businesses, both big and small, are the economic backbone of South Florida and employ millions of people from Miami north to Palm Beach and west to Naples/Ft. Myers. And of those millions of employees, many find themselves in the unfortunate position of being injured at work with little understanding of what to do next.
Whether you’ve been injured in car accident, slip and fall or any other incident due to the negligence of someone else, chances are you’ve probably thought about filing a personal injury lawsuit. In Florida, it’s critical that you comply with and understand the statue of limitations for these kinds of cases.
Our team has demonstrated the ability to achieve fair and just compensation for our clients. We are an aggressive litigation firm known for the absolute highest quality representation and staffed by the finest and most skilled litigators, paralegals, investigators and support staff.
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