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What are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

Car accidents occur on a daily basis all over the country, and the injuries sustained from car accidents range from soft-tissue damage to catastrophic injury.  While the degree and types of injuries vary, most injuries seem to occur to the upper body:  Brain and Head Injuries: One of the most common injuries suffered by drivers […]

Florida Law Update: Slip-And-Fall

A 2010 law makes it more difficult, but certainly not impossible, for an injured victim to receive compensation after a slip-and-fall accident.  House Bill 689 requires that an injured plaintiff prove that the defendant either actually knew about the defective condition that caused the injury, or that the condition had been present long enough to […]

Fatal Boating Accident in Clearwater Kills Two

On September 28, 2013, two people died when their personal watercraft collided with a tour boat near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge.  The 51-year-old man and 49-year-old woman, whose names were withheld (authorities only stated that the victims were from out of state), collided with the boat about an hour before sunset. No one on […]

Florida No. 8 in Nation in Dog Bites

An industry report placed Florida in the top ten of the 50 states with the most dog bite claims in 2012.  State Farm named Florida number 8 in the report, with $7.1 million in claims in 2012. The top ten, in order, were California, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Georgia and New York. […]

Recovery for Noneconomic Damages

Florida insurance law provides for no-fault coverage of some damages incurred in an auto accident. Generally, such damages are limited to lost wages and medical bills. Under some circumstances, you may be entitled to recover additional money.  Pain and suffering In addition to economic damages, many victims of auto accidents in Florida suffer noneconomic damages […]

Hit-And-Run Driver Placed in Custody

 On September 29, 2013, police arrested a man in St. Cloud, FL, after he allegedly struck a police vehicle and then fled the scene. Fifty-year-old Richard Nielsen is accused of hit-and-run of a patrol car near the intersection of Neptune Road and Old Canoe Road, injuring the police officer in the car. The officer was […]

Three Arrested for PIP Fraud

In September 2013, Miami police officers made three different arrests in two different personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scams.  David Louis Hirschenson, a 55-year-old chiropractor, was arrested for allegedly using false credentials to obtain collision reports and then illegally soliciting business from the victims. Authorities also charged 39-year-old Nester Sanchez and his wife, 45-year-old Chakira […]

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Orange County

On September 27, 2013, a Florida motorcycle rider was killed in a collision in Orange County.  Authorities state that 33-year-old Tarrick Carlton was riding near the intersection of 24th and Rio Grande in Orlando when Mr. Carlton’s bike struck a vehicle that was attempting to turn left. Mr. Carlton was ejected from the motorcycle, which […]

Six Signs of a Bad-Faith Insurance Claim

Despite what their advertising campaigns may claim, insurance companies are very reluctant to pay claims. After all, the insurance companies make money by collecting and investing premiums, and not by paying claims. The bottom line is that insurance companies are only concerned with their bottom line.  If the insurance company begins to act unreasonably, bad-faith […]

SUV, Large Truck and School Bus Collision Kills One

On August 16, 2013, a collision in which a large truck hit an SUV (sports utility vehicle) head-on caused mayhem in the Florida Panhandle.  Investigators state that the semi-truck crossed the center line near the intersection of Stewart and Magnolia in Milton, Florida. The SUV spun around clockwise and collided with a school bus. No […]

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