Cause of Injury:

  • Heat or Cold Exposure 
  • Contact With 
  • Caught In or Between 
  • Fall or Slip – From Different Level 
  • Motor Vehicle Collision 
  • Strain 
  • Striking Against or Stepping On 
  • Struck or Injured by Object 
  • Absorption, Ingestion, or Inhalation 
  • Rubbed or Abraided By 
  • Miscellaneous Causes

Car Accidents:

Wed

16

Oct

2013

What is Your Right as a Policyholder?

Almost all of the citizens have insurance policies if not, they plan to purchase one in order to prepare for unexpected events since contacting a wrongful death attorney still requires time and money. But keep in mind that only a credible and experienced attorney can defend and represent their clients during the litigation process. It is their responsibility to work their way out in order for the clients to be given the right compensation to recover on the injury or loss. 

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Thu

03

Oct

2013

A Guide for Policyholders on Residential Property Claim

In any case involving property loss caused by hurricanes and other natural calamities and even disputes with regard to the property insurance claim, a Florida accident lawyer knows how to keep his client safe and protected from all these troubles. Keep in mind that there are things that could not be avoided. Disasters and calamities caused by nature cannot be stopped. Property loss and recovering from the torments of nature is the most difficult to deal with. This article will enlighten policyholders when they needed to file for a claim in order to recover and move on with their normal routine.

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Mon

23

Sep

2013

Easy Guide for Victims and Witnesses

Oftentimes, a Florida accident attorney understands that any person, being a victim or a witness to a crime is the most difficult task. Although we know that the Florida law is fair and just in making decisions and providing justice to the victim, it is still the most frightening task anyone can ever take. This article will give an overview of how a victim or a witness should be treated in order to hasten the litigation process and for justice to prevail. There may be some terms that are too complex. It is always wise to have even a simple knowledge on where you are heading.

 

Stages of the Criminal Justice System

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Sat

14

Sep

2013

Hazardous Spills: Definition of Terms

Oil Spill

Any Florida accident attorney is keen in investigating who would be liable whenever a hazardous spill in a certain place causing injuries to certain individuals. This article will be all about the definition of the terms and the person/s responsible for the incident as well. It would be most preferred to have at least an overview on how to handle cases such as this. The Florida law provides a section in their statutes that solely takes care of these incidents.

 

The term “hazardous materials” refer to the materials and substances which are designated by the Federal law or state as hazardous. There are certain materials or substances that can be harmful for humans, animals and the environment. Thus, it is needed for these hazardous materials to be treated and handled with extra care. Otherwise, any spill or damage it would result, victims must not hesitate to contact a Florida accident lawyer and be assessed legally on how to go about when filing for a claim. These experts would be able to determine the person liable and would be willingly represent the victim upon the litigation process. Remember, they have to allow the victim to be rewarded with the right compensation to recover on the damages and the expenses from the accident.  

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Sat

07

Sep

2013

Prevention from Infection Caused by Hospital Errors

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are two million people in the United States get infections upon their stay in the hospital and some even contact an injury attorney to ask for legal advice on how to go about with the damage and loss caused by hospital errors. Other than getting caught with infection in the hospital, it is possible for a person to be infected in a non-hospital setting such as nursing homes, physician’s office, and dialysis centers and even at home. Therefore, it is required of patients and even an individual with good health condition be treated with extra care and precautions in order to prevent from getting an infection. 

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Sat

31

Aug

2013

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

It is an essential to contact a wrongful death lawyer when a loved one passed away in a nursing home due to negligence of responsibilities and duties of the nursing home employees. Nursing homes are for those individuals who are undergoing the rehabilitation usually after their hospital stay. Nursing homes or commonly known as skilled nursing facilities can serve long-term residents and there are other who wanted to stay only for a short period of care. These people are provided and served regardless of the period of stay. Also, staying in a nursing home can give a relief to the primary caregiver. In addition, this facility can handle the elderly. It can be a part of the continuing care retirement community. Overall, it is a safer environment for people recovering from an ailment and for the elderly. Any individual can send their loved ones to these homes in order to be given the proper care when they cannot else, primary caregiver is not available.   

 

It is considered to be an important and oftentimes a difficult decision in selecting the right nursing home. No one would want any accidents and even a wrongful death to happen to their loved ones. In choosing the right nursing home, it is wise to include the entire members of the family before making the final decision. Moreover, there are also things and steps to consider along the process of selecting the right skilled nursing facility. The resident’s family has to be ready with all the information needed when unexpected events or incidents would happen during the stay. Else, do not hesitate to contact available wrongful death attorneys. After all, keeping the residents safe is part of the duties and responsibilities of the employees in the home. Keep in mind that the nursing facility is liable for any accident, injury, or death that has happened.  

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Fri

23

Aug

2013

An Overview of Personal Injury Protection Benefits

A well-experienced Florida injury attorney believes that a victim of a motor vehicle accident may be able to have his rights and benefits even under the no-fault law in Florida. There are two very important things that this law does. First, the law provides a limited exemption from taking responsibilities caused to others in a vehicle accident. And second, it enables the personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to take care and pay for the losses or damages resulting from the accident.

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Thu

15

Aug

2013

Practical and Legal Guide to an End-of-Life Issue

Most people are uncomfortable thinking and even talking about the end-of-life issues. However, the moment an individual learns on the legal and some practical guide on how to face when the time would come. The thought of losing a loved one may be depressing, but, preparation will help lessen the stress and fear of what should be done when a family, friend or loved one will reach the end of life. 

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Wed

07

Aug

2013

Requirements to File a Medical Malpractice Case

Personal injury is a big thing in the American Justice System. Although most are caused by road traffic accidents and the like, some happen even in the safety of the hospital rooms, where one is supposed to receive the much needed treatment for injuries and other ailments. Medical malpractice is a horrific thing to go through. You trust your life on an individual’s expertise, and then something absolutely horrible, whether accidental or intentional, happens. First off, the term Medical Malpractice is a term used to coin a situation where in a patient has been harmed by a doctor. The most common causes include wrong prescriptions and complications that have arisen due to a failure in surgery. Like all personal injury suits, this involves the negligence and incompetence of the accused party. Before you can file a case however, there are some principles and instances that must have existed or happened prior or after the treatment.

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Mon

29

Jul

2013

Facts about Pharmaceutical Liability

Whenever doctors prescribe medications, patients would consider it their hope in order to bring back their normal life. However, it would be a traumatic feeling as the pharmaceutical products, including over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements and other remedies are not the solution to the pain suffered and experienced. Who are we to blame? This is how the term “pharmaceutical liability” refers to. This law is considered as an amalgam. A mixture of concepts, notions derived, principals from other sources. This law is subject to further research, investigation and thorough refinement and change in order to have justice to those who are involved in these cases.  

 

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Thu

18

Jul

2013

Coping from a Vicious Dog Attack

Raising a pet tags a greater responsibility with it. Dogs and even puppies are like kids. You feed, train and allow them to grow into a good companion and best friend. It may be difficult to raise a dog, but it is more difficult when dogs do not turn out the way we want them to be. Last year, in the year 2012, 38 fatal dog attacks were recorded while 22 of these incidences involved family dogs. Dog owners have to be responsible of their pet’s actions. Even if they would be in a public place or in a private area which includes the owner’s property, dog owners are still accountable of any dog bite or any form of dog attacks. They have to be liable for any dog bite incident even if it isn’t serious. Keep in mind that dog attacks can result to injuries and worst, death. In this case, victims may contact a wrongful death lawyer to assess the survivors in the litigation process. This isn’t any different than solving a case filed to recover from an injury or death caused by an accident. Bottom line is someone is negligent causing the accident to happen.  

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Tue

09

Jul

2013

How to Recover from a DUI Accident?

Driving Under the Influence

Reading from the news, some auto accidents are caused by driving under influence or DUI. Although drinking can be fun, but driving with the influence of alcohol isn’t good and dangerous. Not only will it cause an accident also, chances of injuries and even death would arise. Months ago, there was an 83 year old man who was put to jail the moment he met an accident. His driving while under the influence of alcohol caused a 53 year old man and another 40 year old man both riding in a motorcycle injured. The authorities in Florida detained him to jail and released him after the police filed the report of the incident.

 

It is obvious in a DUI accident that the driver is negligent and reckless. It is the right of the victim to contact an attorney and file charges and against the driver causing the accident to recover on the damages from the accident. There are steps to follow whenever caught in an accident when the driver is under the influence. It may be a traumatic experience; expert lawyers assist their clients all the way until the compensation will be rewarded. Keep in mind that the victim should report the incident immediately. As the police record the accident, ensure to ask for a copy of the report with all the information in it. It is necessary to seek for medical attention. The personal injury protection or the PIP can cover on the medical expenses and all the necessary care and attention else, it would be up to the courts in Florida to decide on how much would be needed to recover on the damages. Also, take photos of the incident should it be possible. 

 

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Fri

28

Jun

2013

Survivor’s Tale from a Truck Accident

We read it on newspapers and it never fails to be present all the time. Accidents happen every now and then. Picture this scenario, an old man on his 70’s riding on a scooter and driving at a normal speed. All of a sudden a truck hit him leading him to unconsciousness. It is the most difficult to cope after the incident has happened and survivors do not know what to do. It is about time to contact an experienced lawyer and be guided with the things that should be done in order to survive from the nightmare of a truck accident.  

 

According to statistics, 12% are registered as truck accidents that lead to fatal. And although there are only 2% registered medium and heavy trucks all over the country, Florida is disturbed on the fact that they have the highest fatality rates that are caused by these truck accidents. These accidents lead to the many brain injuries, amputations and even serious injuries that lead to deaths.

In order to reduce these accidents to happen, here are some of the things to avoid.  

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Tue

11

Jun

2013

Learning About Hyperextension/Hyperflexion Injury or Whiplash Injury

Neck Injury

There are lots of results when a person is involved in a motor-vehicle accident. One of these results is whiplash injury. Though, the symptoms may seem so vague that may include simple headache and dizziness, the effect to the person's life is quite long term and devastating.

 

Whiplash is a term used to describe a wide variety of neck injuries, like the soft tissue damage to the neck. This is common to many rear-end collisions. When the car is hit to the rear, the impact of the collision propels the passengers and drivers forward while their neck and head stay in place. The situation puts the neck and the head to sudden and extreme flexion and extension that a whip-like motion. Thus, the injury to the neck that resulted from this sudden jerking or snapping is called whiplash.

 

However, personal injury attorneys avoid using the term “whiplash” because this is associated to exaggerated or fake personal injury claims. This scarred up images of many lawyers who handed neck braces to their clients before they appear to court. It is a good idea to avoid using the term in your personal injury claim or action. Whiplash injuries are now referred to as hyperflexion injury, hyperextension injury, neck sprain or strain, myofascial injury, sprain and cervical strain.  

 

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Thu

30

May

2013

Product Liability Cases: The Basics of Making a Claim

There are accidents happened as a result of misuse, overuse and underuse of a product, usually the fault lies on the manufacturer or the victim's failure to adhere precautionary standards. This field is called product liability and anyone who get injured because of the misuse, overuse and underuse without initial precaution, then a claim must be filed. 

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Sat

27

Apr

2013

Types of Driver Error and their Consequences

Accidents happen because of one person's negligence that endangers another person's safety. When it comes to car accidents, many people find it hard to determine who is at fault, since both parties are raising a claim against each other. In this scenario, a detailed statement from the witness is very crucial. The police officer or the authorities will try to look the fault from the angle of collision and amount of damage the vehicles sustained.  But if I were to ask, what are the main causes of car accidents? Because by default, drivers are driving with all care, adhering the standards of safe driving. But why still accidents happen?


As we can see, there are lots of causes of accidents that the driver himself is the culprit. This is called the driver error. The most common driver error is distracted driving, which consists of many kinds, including texting and driving, drinking and driving, putting on makeup, eating, listening to music and the like. These elements are very common, regardless how drivers would say they are cautious. But still, the danger is just waiting something to be uncovered.

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Mon

08

Apr

2013

How to Prove Other Party's Negligence?

Accidents can just happen anytime, anywhere. When one person is negligent, the other person will suffer damages due to the former's lack of care. We all know that negligence is the person's breach of duty and whereby the said breach resulted to the cause of injury and damage to the victim. There are lots of accidents that could occur because of someone else's negligence. May they be an accident caused by  a reckless driver, negligent doctor or nurse, negligent company owner, building owner, manufacturers, government and the like. 


In every accident occurred, negligence is always the issue. Any compensation may only claim when the plaintiff proves the fault or negligence of the defendant. In most cases, in order to prove the fault or negligence of the responsible person, the plaintiff must gather all of the important documents that contain a link to the person's negligence. Whereby if the said link speaks about the proximate cause of the injury to the breach of duty of negligence of the responsible person. The plaintiff must gather the following evidences.

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Thu

14

Mar

2013

Understanding Wrongful Death Actions and Inactions

Wrongful Death cases

Wrongful death is a term used to describe death caused by an accident, of negligent conduct, omission or an act. It can be distinguished from any criminal act like murder or manslaughter because the doer has no intention on inflicting pain or harm to the victim. Sometimes, it is hard to determine whether the presumed responsible party is indeed liable of his actions. Thus, the plaintiff or the decedent's family needs to follow some procedures in order to establish a link between damage and negligence.


In civil courts, negligence has to be determined or proven in order to decide for a verdict. The elements of negligence must be followed and determined one by one to prevail in any civil action like wrongful death. Just like any other personal injury claims, the level of care or duty has to be determined whether the responsible party has to owe duty to the victim. Then, the plaintiff must also determine whether the said duty was breached, thus resulting to further damages of the victim. There has to be link between the breach of duty and the injury itself. Because when there's none, then negligence has never been proven. And, there is no wrongful death occurred. 

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Thu

24

Jan

2013

Types of Car Accidents

Texting While Driving

Every year vehicular accidents claim the most lives of the innocent individuals on the road. There are about ten million accidents happened involving motor vehicles that resulted to more than 35,000 of lives being lost. All these incidents have various direct effects from the types of accidents that occurred in unsafe driving, negligent drivers and many other factors. Driving a car usually entails a great responsibility, not merely a great show-off. Simple mistakes or errors can lead to huge damage with the costs more than taking the life of an innocent person.


Because of these, governments are imposing stricter rules regarding speed, safety equipments, safety measures, traffic signals and many more. But it seems that there are still many who are violating the same rule over and over again, and trigger more collisions and threaten the lives of the most individuals on the road. There are various kinds of car accidents depending on how severe the impact and the damage would be. The following are the list.

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Wed

05

Dec

2012

Results of Negligence - How to Sue for Personal Injuries?

Avoiding Personal Injury

Many times each day, accidents can happen about anywhere. One careless act of an individual can unfortunately hurt many people. A single mistake can harm someone innocent. Meanwhile, if others are busy doing their normal lives, some loses a chance to continue living. There are events that are unforeseen and you cannot stop these things from happening in the future. In most mishaps, chances are you will be one of those victims and be the defendant.


More than a few people understands the legal definition of personal injury, which is a part of category of legal claims. This type of law normally deals with individuals who are victims of auto accidents, medical malpractice and others which are certainly cause by negligence of another person. In most cases, there is absolutely someone to blame. Lots of cases like these end up having settlements between the victim and the defendants. However, it is stated in the law that no person will be penalize imprisonment for this kind of case. 

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Sun

02

Dec

2012

Medical Negligence and the Myths in Filing a Claim

Medical Personnel

In some rare occasions, negligence happens in hospitals, clinics and other medical establishments. And when they do, it can lead to some further injury to the person. Loss of earnings, stress and medical issues can also resulted from an act of negligence of a medical professional and sometimes what is left is the legal right to sue and pursue the responsible party for a legal compensation.


But those patients who experienced medical malpractice chose not to make a claim because of some of the myths that exist in medical field and professions. Patients think that filing a claim against a medical practitioner may be very expensive. They think that they only have limits in hiring a legal representative that could help them fight the issue in the court. And they also think that they might wait many years to resolve the situation. 

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Wed

24

Oct

2012

Common Birth Injuries that Could Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Birth Injuries

Birth injury or birth trauma refers to an injury that occurs on babies that result from complications during the birth, labor or delivery. If your neonate has suffered from this birth trauma, you can contact an expert medical malpractice lawyer through this website Dolan-law.com.


Birth injuries or birth trauma ranges from mild to severe. It may be from minor bruising to severe brain damage. All these are results of medical malpractice that any parent needs to take into consideration very seriously with a medical malpractice lawyer. 

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Mon

15

Oct

2012

Personal Injury Law: The Nuances of Negligence and Intentional Torts

Injury Laws

Personal injury claims usually occurred when there are road accidents, workplace accidents and negligence of third-party individuals. Road accidents take the form like when you are strolling down the road then you are hit by a car. When you are injured after the incident, you can file a road accident claim with a personal injury lawyer.

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