Frequently Asked Florida Dog Bite Injury Questions

Frequently Asked Florida Dog Bite Injury Questions

It is not always easy from first glance to tell if a canine is friendly to others or prone to biting. This is why it is always an important safety step to ask an owner before petting a dog. It is also vitally important to keep an eye on children around dogs they are unfamiliar with because children tend to be some of the highest risk groups for animal bites. If you or a loved one has suffered a [...]

Can I Collect Punitive Damages in My Florida Personal Injury Claim?

How To Build Successful Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

Most individuals who go see their doctors do not question the advice and diagnosis or lack of diagnosis that the medical professional provides. We almost have it built-in that doctors are always correct and many times, we don’t think twice about what we are being told even when it comes to something as important as our health and wellness, or that of our family. Trusting our medical providers is baked in and if you are given poor advice or [...]

Factors That Affect Your Florida Personal Injury Timeline

Traumatic Brain Injury And Personal Injury Claims In Florida

Serious car accidents can have very serious consequences. Catastrophic injuries from car accidents can include paralysis, disfigurement, severe emotional distress, traumatic brain injury, or even death. When it comes to traumatic brain injury, the damage to the brain can range from mild to severe. The impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) on a victim’s life can be life-changing and life-long. Recovering from TBI can also be a time-intensive process and one may never fully regain the quality of life [...]

How Medical Costs Are Covered After An Accident In Florida

How Medical Costs Are Covered After An Accident In Florida

After any type of car accident from the most minor fender benders to the most severe, there is always going to be a financial impact on those involved. Especially when injuries result, the costs associated with the aftermath can add up fast. Here are some considerations and information to be familiar with after an accident occurs. What To Do After A Car Accident Immediately after a car accident, you must check yourself and your passengers for injuries. Then, assessing your location [...]

Unforeseen Dangers Of Dog Bite Injuries In Florida

Unforeseen Dangers Of Dog Bite Injuries In Florida

One may think that a simple dog bite is just a puncture wound that needs to close. Indeed, a bite will often lead to a puncture that will take time to heal, but the pain that a victim can endure is often much more complex. Many times, one will not feel the full effects from the bite until well after the incident occurs. Not only can puncture wounds, scrapes, and cuts occur, but bites can also cause: Broken bones Soft tissue [...]

Proposals for Settlement in Florida

Is a Florida Proposal for Settlement (“PFS”) Made by Multiple Offerors to a Single Offeree an Enforceable PFS? Florida Proposals for Settlement were created to reduce litigation but they have done anything but. Florida Statute 768.79 is the “Offer of Judgment” statute. The rule states that if the defendant in litigation files a “proposal for settlement” under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442, the plaintiff must obtain a verdict of higher than 75% of the amount proposed by the defendant. If [...]

Basic Facts About Workers' Compensation in Florida

Understanding The Basics Of Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice can be hard to define, complex to prove, and difficult to resolve in many situations. However, if you believe you have been victimized by medical negligence, it is important to understand what medical malpractice actually is. Any questions you may have about an encounter or event you experienced can be answered by a knowledgeable Florida medical malpractice attorney. Familiarity with the basics is also helpful. Medical Malpractice and Duty Explained Duty is the responsibility of your medical provider to [...]

The Dangers of Springtime Driving in Florida

Understanding The Basics Of Florida Wrongful Death Claims

The needless loss of a loved one to an accident is a tragedy that is difficult for anyone to work through and cope with. When you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim to help you with their final expense and recoup compensation for that loss. If you believe your loved one suffered the loss of their life due to another’s negligence, talking to a [...]

Slip And Falls In Florida

Slip-and-Falls In Florida

Slip-and-falls are more common than most people think. Over eight million hospital emergency room visits are a result of falls. The reason is, even though they are more prevalent in older individuals, they affect everyone. Men, women, children, and adults alike can be injured in a slip-and-fall; no one is immune from these accidents. Anyone who sustains an injury from a slip-and-fall on another’s premises, such as a business, private individual, or any other entity, is entitled to compensation [...]

How To Prove Pain And Suffering In A Personal Injury Claim In Florida

How To Prove Pain And Suffering In A Personal Injury Claim In Florida

Pain and suffering is something that can be a bit of a gray area, as far as proving the amount and the viability of the claim are concerned. It is something that under Florida law, victims who sustained injuries as a result of accidents that were not their fault can include in their personal injury claims. Pain and suffering can include mental, physical, and emotional distress and/or trauma that result from an accident.  Pain and suffering is a non-economic form [...]