Articles on Florida Personal Injury Law

 

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or craniocerebral trauma is the leading cause of disability and death in children and young adults in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines TBI as a disruption in the normal function of the brain, which can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury, ranging from mild, affecting the body temporarily, to severe, causing permanent or long-term injuries and even death.


Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverage
Under Florida’s Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law, a person that owns a vehicle is required to maintain auto insurance coverage. However, such law only requires the owner to carry at least $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 in Property Damage Liability (PDL). Should you select an insurance policy with only the minimum?


When it comes to car insurance: not just for the elderly
Every week people come into our office who have the misfortune of being injured in an automobile crash to no fault of their own. Often times, these people are victimized twice because the person who negligently struck them either had no insurance or, worse yet, and increasingly frequent, the at fault party leaves the scene of the crash without leaving any information, known as a hit and run.


Lifting the Veil of Silence: Legal Options for the Victims of Sexual Assault
It has been estimated over 40% of women in Florida and over 20% of men have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape.1 These statistics are astonishing to say the least. Historically, victims of sexual violence were silenced because of the lack of understanding surrounding these issues and the stigma associated with their victimization. Our culture did not support the open discourse that we see today.


Why Would I Buy My Insurance FROM A DUCK? The Curiosities of Car Insurance…
The GEICO Gecko, Mayhem at Allstate, Flo at Progressive, the Aflac Duck… the genius behind insurance marketing certainly has its effect: consumers spend more time picking which insurance company to sign up with, than what policy to sign up for.


Police Brutality
The militarization of America is much more than a mere sentiment at this point. Between the Baltimore Riots, Ferguson and everything in between, U.S. citizens are convinced we are becoming a police state. The obvious cause for concern is police brutality is race-related, and while this is readily apparent, perhaps there is a less conspicuous undercurrent of gender-related aggression. One should wonder, would there be less violence if we had more women police officers?


Lasers, Lashes and Light Therapy: The Risk Of Getting More Than What You Bargained For
The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar institution that continues to grow exponentially thanks to technology and insatiable need to stay looking young. The luxurious services that are now available appear to be something out of The Jetsons… laser lights, mink fur eyelashes, miracle creams.


Changes in PIP Law
As of January 1, 2013 changes by the Florida legislature may have a great impact on the way your car accident claim is handled. If you are injured in an auto accident, you now have a mere two weeks to seek medical treatment or risk the potential loss of the coverage you have been paying for. In Florida, drivers are required to have Personal Injury Protection insurance (PIP) and liability protection to cover property damage....


Lawyers & Your Injury: The basics of a car accident
So, you have been in an auto accident or have been injured by another. Sounds like a commercial already, right? Well, accidents and injuries happen every few minutes, and many really don’t know what they should do when an injury occurs. First, you need to immediately collect all of the information about your accident or injury, if you are physically able to do so...


What is a Tortfeasor? Helping you Navigate your way Through the Complicated World of Auto Accident Claims
You have just been in an auto accident. What should you do? You will need to collect all of the information about your accident. More specifically, you will need the names of the parties involved in the car accident and the names of any witnesses to the accident. Most of this can be accomplished by calling the police. You should call the police so that a police report or accident report can be generated.


Do I Stay with my Personal Injury Attorney or do I Go?
Once you get in an accident and are injured, you decide to hire a personal injury attorney who comes recommended from a friend or advertises on T.V. How much do you actually know about this attorney? How aggressive are they? Will they take an active role in handling your case or just turn it over to a "case manager"? Most importantly, will they actually take your case all the way to trial if necessary? It is important to know what questions to ask and what you should know.