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The Effects of Social Media on Personal Injury Cases

The Effects of Social Media on Personal Injury Cases

If you are filing a personal injury claim after a negligent party harmed you then you should know that your social media can be used as evidence to devalue your claim and harm your case. In fact, when a claim is filed, one of the first actions an insurance adjuster does is to check all social media platforms to see if they can find your accounts. If they do locate them, an adjuster will spend time and effort studying [...]

Legal Strategies for Handling Insurance Bad Faith Claims

Legal Strategies for Handling Insurance Bad Faith Claims

When you purchase insurance it is your duty to pay your premiums and it is the insurance company’s duty to provide the benefits you are entitled to in situations for which you bought the insurance coverage. Still, you may have had a very hard time when you tried to get those benefits. It could be due to insurance bad faith. Insurance bad faith happens when the insurance company fails to treat you fairly and hold up its end of the [...]

Understanding Workers' Rights After On-The-Job Injuries

Understanding Workers’ Rights After On-The-Job Injuries

If you have been injured on the job it is critically important that you understand your rights as a worker. It is the duty of your employer to provide a reasonably safe environment for you to do your job. Yet, even when an employer meets their obligations and does this, that does not mean that the work environment will be completely free of hazards and work-related accidents won’t happen. On-the-job accidents can result in injuries, illness, and death.  The United [...]

Navigating Insurance Disputes after an Auto Accident

Navigating Insurance Disputes after an Auto Accident

Car accidents happen with great regularity throughout the country. In 2023 alone, there were 394,219 Florida car accidents reported for the year. No two car accidents are the same, but what is true, is that depending on how a car accident happened, one or more parties may be able to take legal action and secure financial compensation for their losses.  Filing a Florida personal injury claim is rarely easy and one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is dealing [...]

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

When you have a disease, condition, or injury, you will usually seek out a particular medical provider. Typically, people just don’t make an appointment with the first doctor they find. Instead, they will ask for recommendations from others or do research on the medical providers that they are considering to determine which seems to be the best fit for their needs. The same is true for a lawyer. When you have a legal case, finding the right legal professional matters. [...]

The Importance of Witness Statements in Accident Claims

The Importance of Witness Statements in Accident Claims

Gathering as much evidence as possible is part of the process when you file a personal injury claim. When your claim is evaluated and valued, you will have to prove the extent of your damages to get the highest possible settlement or financial award from your claim.  There are several types of evidence that you can use in a claim to support it and give it a boost including, but not limited to the following: Pictures Video Footage Your personal journal  Expert witnesses Witness statements Medical [...]

Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

There are several ways that a person can be physically harmed. When negligence is involved in an injury accident, it could be possible for the affected individual to take legal action by filing a personal injury claim which is a civil suit. The purpose of a civil action is to recover financial compensation for the damages that were sustained. Damages are the term that is used for the losses that a person suffers as a result of their personal [...]

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Your Rights and Recourses

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Your Rights and Recourses

When you see your doctor you have the right to be treated with respect and quality care consistent with the high medical practice standard any other practitioner would give their patient in a similar situation. If your doctor makes a mistake or error in your medical care, you may be able to take legal action against them for the compensation you need to cover all of the losses you sustained when you are injured. As high as 80% of medical [...]

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Trials

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Trials

The outcome of a personal injury trial is dependent on which side is making the most compelling argument and has the most persuasive evidence. Personal injury cases can use a plethora of evidence, including expert witnesses, to argue their positions. If you were injured in an unintentional injury accident in Florida, then you may want to file a lawsuit in the hopes of being financially compensated for your losses. You may be able to do this. A Tampa personal injury [...]

Premises Liability Protecting Yourself in Public Spaces

Premises Liability: Protecting Yourself in Public Spaces

If you are injured on another party’s property, then you may be able to file a premise liability claim to obtain financial compensation for your losses. Florida premise liability laws are in place so property owners will be motivated to take care of their premises, and when there is negligence on the property owner’s behalf, individuals who are injured on a property are protected. Florida property owners have a duty of care to keep their premises reasonably safe so that [...]