Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dangers of Boating and Drinking

Recently, a 20-foot boat with five passengers collided with a navigational buoy at Fort De Soto Park.    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers suspect alcohol played a part in the crash, which left one passenger in critical condition. This incident, however, is not unique.   According to the U.S. Coast Guard, as many as one-third of… Read More »

Comparative Negligence Law In Florida

What is it and How Might it Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Case? Every person who under the law has a duty towards others and breaks that duty because of his or her negligence, or lack of care, can be liable to the injured party for damages. Drivers have a duty towards others to drive their… Read More »

Why Sue for Personal Injury When There is Insurance Coverage?

When a person is injured by the fault of another, he or she is generally entitled to payments for the damages that he or she received. These payments for damages are designed to compensate the victim for the injuries and their effects. These damages typically come in two forms:  economic and non-economic. Economic damages include… Read More »

The Most Dangerous Highways in Florida

Three men died in September when their pickup trucks were struck on the shoulder of I-95 by an out of control car.   On the day of this writing, traffic on I-95 was halted by a crash involving a police car. In fact, I-95 has been rated the most dangerous stretch of highway in the United… Read More »

Dog Bites and Kids

In June of this year, a neighbor’s dog attacked a three-year-old girl after she walked past and fell on it by accident. The dog bit the girl in the face and did not let go until its owner struck it. The girl was hospitalized in serious condition. Sadly, it is common for dogs to bite… Read More »

Your Mold is Not My Problem — How Insurers Try to Avoid Paying You For Mold Damage

A home is often an individual or family’s most valuable asset. It is also an extremely delicate one, subject to damage or destruction by natural disasters or man-made accidents. It is therefore essential to get good homeowner’s insurance coverage. Homeowner’s insurance pays back the insured homeowner for damage or destruction to the property (by fire… Read More »

Going to Court or Settling The Case: Which Will Get You More Money for a Personal Injury?

Going to trial can be a gamble. Like a good game of poker, you may never be sure what the other side has, the stakes can get pretty high, and in the end most players fold rather than face losing the whole pot. While the poker analogy can only take us so far, the truth… Read More »

The Importance of Having Witnesses to Your Auto Accident

James Green, a security guard at the Tampa Bay Times building, saw the whole thing. While driving behind a white Chrysler convertible, he watched the police cruiser run a red light and hit the car in front of him. “I kept thinking, ‘Oh, he’s going to stop,’ but he kept on coming,” the Tampa Bay… Read More »

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

In late September 2012, Teresa Kermani went missing from her St. Petersburg nursing home. According to police she just walked out of the facility. While nothing has been mentioned yet about this being a case of nursing home neglect, some of the signs appear to be present. Nursing home neglect happens when the workers or… Read More »

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