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.
Personal injury litigation arising out of a car crash is among the most common forms of civil litigation in the state of Florida. Many years ago, the State of Florida enacted laws that were intended to encourage smaller claims to be resolved without a lawsuit. In general, the laws sought to provide quick and hassle-free payment of minor medical bills in exchange for a threshold for personal injury claims that were allowed to go to a lawsuit. The threshold is a permanent injury, which can be a broken bone, significant scarring or a severe sprain that will be permanent. If the injury does not meet this threshold, you cannot claim pain and suffering damages for your car accident injury.
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.
The life of Steven Leonard, the only male cast member of the “Paradise Coast Wives” reality show, was tragically cut short in 2015 after he died in a fire that engulfed the historic Eagle Eye Building on Fifth Avenue South where he had an apartment.
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.
When it comes to personal injury claims, you’re typically going to be involved in some type of liability claim investigation. What this means is that an investigation is used to determine the negligence of the accused party or entity. Sometimes the process of determining negligence can be confusing and that’s why we’ve decided to break it down into the four elements needed to prove your case.
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.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released its annual Traffic Safety Culture Index identifying driver’s attitudes and behaviors as they relate to traffic safety. What is most striking is that while most drivers desire a greater level of security of the wheel, they way they behave pretty much contradicts that desire for safety. Some highlights from the Index include:
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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