What Are Your Rights If Injured At A Florida Resort?
Florida may be one of the most populated states in the country, but it's also one of the most heavily visited. In fact, the state is synonymous with destinations, theme parks, beaches, and resorts, and every year millions of people flock to Florida to enjoy themselves for a few days.
But what happens if you're injured while visiting a Florida resort or destination? The process of recovering physically will take up a large amount of your time and energy, but it's important that you don't forget about the challenge that can come from making a total financial recovery as well.
In Florida, those injured on the property of someone else could have the right to seek financial compensation in certain instances - notably, if the property owners or managers are found to be at fault and thus responsible for the accident that led to the injuries. However, many don't fully understand what that means or how to go about getting the restitution that they deserve. Luckily, a few basic points can make it easier to understand what rights you have if you're injured at... ...read full post
Where Do Slip & Fall Accidents Happen Most?
Because we provides services for anyone in need of a slip and fall lawyer, see a lot of clients come in who have experienced this type of injury in a variety of situations. Make no mistake about it; a slip and fall injury can, and does, happen anywhere. But while a slip and fall injury is something that no location is 100% secure from, there are certain places where the risk of it happening go up. But where and why? We’ll go over some of the more common causes and locations so you can be more aware and more careful.
This includes people who are working in these areas, and people who come to visit them or do business. An auto repair garage is a perfect example where these two types of people meet in a potentially hazardous environment. One of the necessary fluids for good automobile operation is oil, which is, of course, slick and slippery. It is nearly impossible, depending on the type of work required, for a mechanic to work on a car without causing the release of some oily fluids... ...read full post
Self-Driving Cars And The Question Of Accident Fault
When you're involved in an accident today, you have a few options when trying to seek additional compensation. While your PIP insurance policy could help you offset much of your costs, it's important to remember that you also have the right to seek compensation from those who are responsible if they acted in a negligent or reckless manner.
But what happens if the vehicle involved in your accident was a self-driving car? It is a question that is becoming more and more common as the rise of these vehicles continues, and a recent Arizona accident that involved a self-driving Uber killing someone crossing the street illustrates just how important the question will be in the future.
The Most Recent Accident
This most recent accident occurred when a 49-year-old woman named Elaine Herzberg was crossing the street with her bicycle. She later died from her injuries at a hospital. The vehicle itself was moving at 40 miles per hour and while it was in autonomous mode, there was a human safety driver on board.
However, recent videos released of the incident show that that driver - Rafael... ...read full post
PIP Repeal Stalls In Florida Senate
After near-unanimous approval in the Florida House of Representatives, a recent bill that would have repealed the state's no fault Personal Injury Protection insurance laws and start changing things towards a fault-based insurance approach like most other states have has stalled in the Senate.
Lobbyists, insurance representatives, and more all arrived at the beginning of March to defend the PIP system, ending in a vote that currently means things aren't likely to change anytime soon. The Senate appropriations subcommittee on health and human services voted 6-1 against the measure to repeal.
What Is PIP And What Was It Going To Be Replaced With?
PIP coverage was created in the 1970s as a way to reduce litigation in the courts. This type of insurance is required of every motorist in Florida, and it covers them regardless of who is at fault in the accident.
In short, if an accident occurs, drivers would submit a claim to their own insurance provider, even if they aren't responsible for the accident. Then, the PIP policy would pay out directly to them regardless of fault. However, the system doesn't provide total restitution in most instances,... ...read full post
Was Negligence Involved In The FIU Bridge Collapse?
When an accident occurs in a public space, such as a shopping mall, or even in a private space, such as the backyard and swimming pool of someone’s home, people always want answers. If an injury is involved, the most important question to answer will be “who is at fault? Is anyone at fault?” And right now, that is the question that police, engineers and other professional investigators are asking of the tragic bridge collapse that happened on March 15.
The bridge, still under construction and closed to the public for at least another year, fell apart, of its own accord, crushing vehicles that were still allowed to drive underneath it. The accident took the lives of several people, including motorists driving under the bridge as well as staff onsite. There was no earthquake, no storm, no fire, no other outside causes that could have contributed to a sudden, catastrophic, structural failure, so what happened?
The Pursuit Of Fault
This is where forensic engineers will be critical to the investigation. Clearly something went wrong, some error occurred somewhere down the line as many structures are built all... ...read full post