Commercial Crash: Common Lawsuits in Common Carrier Crashes
Whether it is a transport truck, a taxi, or a delivery van, commercial vehicles are always on the road. Depending on the extent of the crash, getting into this kind of vehicular accident can be especially troublesome, given the nuance of a third party at play.
When you have unwittingly collided with a commercial vehicle on the road, be prepared for three common lawsuits from all sides of the court. It is good to know what you can do, whether you are the driver of a commercial vehicle, the driver of a private vehicle in the accident or a passenger.
are those that are used for commercial and business purposes. This can involve company cars,
delivery trucks, shuttles, ride-sharing vehicles, and rentals.
These vehicles also
need insurance, so accidents will need to be covered by commercial auto
insurance once the liability is proven to be on the side of the commercial
Suing as a Passenger
Passengers aboard the
commercial vehicle... ...read full post
Personal Injury: Understanding Florida Law
Accidents happen every day. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you end up being involved in one. Whether it is due to slip and fall or even from a dog bite, if you get injured in Florida, you should look into a lawyer. It has to be a priority, especially if someone else is to blame for your injury.
However, to win a case, you have to be able to show that the injuries you have acquired are because of the carelessness or negligence of another person. To do this, you may have to investigate some things. You also need to provide evidence.
What To Do
If you become a victim of personal injury, you will have to preserve as much evidence as you can. Here are a few things you can do if you can move:
List everything you remember about the incident. If there are any witnesses, get their names and contact information.Report everything to authorities. If it involves animals, contact animal control. If it is an accident, call the local police or sheriff.Take photos of visible injuries or property damages.Consult a lawyer. A... ...read full post
How A Pre-Existing Condition Can Impact Your Settlement
When you file a claim for a personal injury, the insurance companies will investigate your whole medical history. They do this to find ways to get out of your claim. For example, imagine if you injured your back and sought medical treatment five years ago. Then when the accident happened, you sustained a back injury. They may use the injury from years ago to argue that your new injuries are the result of a pre-existing condition and not the accident. If they are successful, they may be able to get out of paying the full compensation you are legally owed.
What The Insurance Companies Will Argue
The insurance companies are in the business of protecting
their profits, so they will do anything to get out of paying a fair claim. We’ve
seen insurance companies use a number of arguments against people with
pre-existing conditions including:
Your injuries were not from the accident but are
from the pre-existing conditionYour injuries were the result of overmedication
or that your medication contributed to the accidentYour pre-existing condition contributed... ...read full post
Four Dirty Tricks Florida Insurance Companies Use Against Auto Accident Victims
No matter how nice the insurance adjuster seems, they are not your friend. Insurance adjusters work for the insurance company and their whole job is to reduce the value of a claim. In order to do this, many of them use very sneaky and underhanded tricks to get out of paying victims a fair claim. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, it is critical you understand these tricks in order to protect yourself. Here are just four of the most common dirty tricks we’ve seen Florida insurance companies pull on victims just like you.
Spying On You
Insurance companies will hire private investigators to spy
on you. They will follow you on your daily routine, dig into your past, and
even scroll through all your social media accounts. They do this to find
anything they can to undermine your credibility and “prove” you are lying about
your injuries. After filing a claim, be careful about what you do, because
anything they find will be used against you.
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How to Avoid Rear End Collisions
Rear end collisions are very common auto accidents that occur in Florida. This kind of accident can ultimately leave a driver and passengers suffering from serious injuries that can also result in more long term problems down the road. For this reason, it is important to understand how rear collisions happen so you can learn better ways to prevent them and keep everyone much safer on the road.
What Is a Rear End Collision?
A rear end collision happens when a vehicle slams into the
vehicle in front of it. This is usually the result of a driver failing to stop
in time. Rear end collisions can result in a number of serious injuries as
well, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, whiplash, broken
bones, sprains, strains, crushing damage, and even amputations in some cases.
Causes of Rear End Collisions
While there are many causes for rear end collisions, the
most common is distracted driving. When distracted, the driver fails to notice
that the car in front of them has stopped so they... ...read full post