Many people often think traumatic brain injuries are only suffered by soldiers or professional athletes, but they frequently happen to everyday people. An auto accident is one of the most common ways people suffer from traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, will heal and the person will ... Understanding recovery after a traumatic brain injury
When a worker gets hurt on the job, they typically have the right to request workers’ compensation benefits. Unlike many forms of insurance, workers’ compensation provides no-fault coverage. A worker neither needs to show that they were without fault to seek benefits, nor do they need to prove that their employer was to blame for ... What’s third-party liability? How does it differ from workers’ compensation?
This past month, we learned of yet an alligator-related tragedy in Florida. According to law enforcement, an 80-year-old woman who fell into a pond at a country club in Sarasota County was fatally attacked by two alligators. Alligators are attracted to any place they can find water – preferably fresh water. That means that in ... Are property owners liable for alligator attacks in Florida?
Most people know to practice the safe handling of a firearm – whether practicing at a range or going hunting. But mistakes and accidents do happen. Maybe someone bumps a gun that is sitting on the table at the range and it falls to the floor. Maybe you trip in the woods and drop your ... Should a gun fire if you drop it?
There are many different types of roadway accidents involving motorcycles that lead to serious injuries. Bikers can lose control when they hit gravel on the side of the road, they can collide with another driver who carelessly runs a red light, and they can be involved in accidents due to poor weather conditions. But the ... Left-turn accidents plague motorcyclists
When it comes to automobile safety technology, there has generally been two schools of thought. The first was simply to make it less likely that people would be severely injured or killed in car accidents. The second was to prevent accidents themselves. In modern vehicles, both are designed to combat car accidents. But how? Seat ... Auto safety tech: Preventing injuries vs. preventing accidents
When someone dies unexpectedly, their passing can leave those who survived with a profound sense of loss and injustice. It is normal and natural for people to look for someone to blame. In certain scenarios, direct family members of the deceased may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against a person or ... When is a wrongful death claim possible in Florida?
If you’re driving a vehicle in Florida and it suddenly fails, it’s possible that you could have a claim against the manufacturer, the dealership or someone else who recently worked on your vehicle. Your vehicle’s design is supposed to be free from defects. If a part is defective and you recently purchased the vehicle, you ... Who can you sue if your vehicle fails?
One in three accidents this year will be caused by road rage in the United States. Of those accidents, approximately 30 will involve murder by enraged drivers with guns. With our roadways looking more and more dangerous, drivers need to be more alert than ever. Learning how to avoid becoming a victim of road rage ... Road rage and auto accidents
When workers consider their injury risks, many think of major injuries that stem from handling heavy machinery or slipping and falling off a ladder. And these are certainly major risks that a lot of workers face on a daily basis, but it’s important to note that even the small things can cause injury. For instance, ... Is a cluttered workplace an injury risk?
An evening out with friends at your favorite nightclub should never end with a tragedy. Unfortunately, certain hazards can make the establishment perilous to customers. If you slip and fall at your favorite nightclub and suffer injury, you may be able to pursue compensation. Under Florida premises liability laws, nightclub operators are legally required to ... How do I prove liability in a slip and fall accident at a nightclub?