Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nursing Home Abuse: What You Can Do About It

The elderly and the infirm are some of the most vulnerable people in our society because they cannot easily defend themselves.  When the elderly are placed in a nursing home, there is a risk that they will be abused. The abuse can take many forms — physical, emotional and financial.  Recognizing the signs of abuse… Read More »

Prevailing on a Lost Wages Claim

A lost wages claim is a claim for wages that you were unable to earn because of the defendant’s actions or omissions.  In other words, the defendant’s actions or failure to act in a required way caused you to miss work.  If you were involved in an automobile accident that was another driver’s fault, for… Read More »

Dealing With Insurance Companies After an Automobile Accident

Even though you might feel certain that you did not cause an accident, it is advisable to contact your automobile insurer as soon as possible after one occurs.  Your insurance policy likely contains a clause requiring you to notify the insurer of any car accidents within a set amount of time. Try to collect as… Read More »

Florida Statute of Limitation in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Actions

A statute of limitation is a law that places a time limit on your ability to pursue a legal action.  Unless there’s an exception, once the time limit expires, you lose your ability to file a lawsuit. There are different time limits for different causes of action.  An attorney can help you determine which statutory… Read More »

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

According to a June 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcycle Crash Courses and Outcomes: Pilot Study, the number of motorcyclist crash-related fatalities has more than doubled during the past 10 years. Figure 1-1 from the study compares the number of passenger vehicle occupant fatalities with motorcyclist… Read More »

What To Do If You Accidentally Drive Into a Canal

As Floridians know all too well, drivers can easily find themselves in a canal, whether because they were swept in by floodwaters or the impact of another vehicle drove them into the canal. Sometimes these accidents are fatal. Back in January 2012, Harlow Harless, 56, and Diane Harless, 72 died after driving their car into… Read More »

When Does Medical Malpractice Cause Birth Injuries?

In 2002, a New York jury awarded Brad and Maureen Brenner $80 million to care for their child who was prematurely born with cerebral palsy 12 years ago. It is still one of the biggest awards on record in New York. The jury found malpractice on the parts of Doctors Steven Kline and Ira Spector… Read More »

Signs Your Health Care Practitioner Committed Malpractice

Usually getting your tonsils out means a routine, outpatient surgery and all the ice cream you can eat. The tragic death of 12-year-old Carly Jane Liptak during her tonsillectomy two years ago shocked Floridians who wondered how this could happen to an otherwise healthy girl. Doctors claimed that “complications of tonsillitis” killed Carly, but her… Read More »

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