Category Archives: Personal Injury
So, what is comparative fault? It’s a legal term used to determine who is responsible for the damages caused in an accident. Florida used to follow a pure comparative fault system, which meant that damages would be awarded according to the percentage of fault each party had in the incident, regardless of how small… Read More »
Unsurprisingly, personal injury cases account for a high proportion of Florida civil litigation. An individual can file a personal injury case when harmed by the negligence or intentional action of another person, business, or government agency. The most prevalent examples include auto accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and defective products.
After suffering an injury that was someone else’s fault, victims want to file a personal injury claim and collect money as soon as possible. After all, most personal injury victims face lost wages and mounting medical bills almost immediately. Time spent recovering from an unexpected injury is time spent falling into debt, in many… Read More »
On average, personal injury lawsuits take 1–3 years in Florida, though they can settle in less time or take longer if they continue through trials and appeals. Most cases end in a settlement, so exceeding this timeframe occurs only in rare situations.
Personal injury law is a branch of the legal profession that serves people who have damages because of negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another. Lawyers in this practice area represent individuals with physical, emotional, and psychological injuries. In some cases, all three come into play.
An injury accident always comes as a shock. One moment, you are driving, and the next, your vehicle is smashed, leaving you sitting on the side of the road in pain and waiting for an ambulance. In another case, you may be pushing your shopping cart through the supermarket and suddenly find yourself on… Read More »
Intersections are one of the most dangerous areas to drive, causing a great number of accidents. But what if there were a way to do intersections differently, in ways that they could still move traffic, but significantly lower the amount of car accidents that happen? It turns out that there is such a way—although… Read More »
More and more, people are being forced to sign hold harmless agreements before entering business properties, participating in team sports, going into gyms, or before they can engage in any kind of activity or extreme sport. But are these hold harmless agreements really enforceable? What Does a Hold Harmless Agreement Do? As the name… Read More »
In medicine, we generally understand that in many cases, mistakes happen, and while these mistakes may constitute medical malpractice, and thus, negligence, they do happen. But there are some malpractice events that are so horrible, so careless, and so egregious, that they actually have their own category: Never Events. What are Never Events? The… Read More »
Many people who are injured, whether by a car accident, at work, or who slip and fall at a business, may choose not to file a lawsuit because they believe they were partly at fault for their injury. It could be because they believe they should have seen the puddle on the floor, they… Read More »