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4 Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

4 Types of Commercial Truck Accidents - Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

If you drive in the Miami area, you regularly drive around large commercial trucks like semis, big-rigs, and tanker trucks. These vehicles perform an essential function in our economy, hauling untold tons of goods and materials from place to place each day. Unfortunately, when they are involved in accidents, they also cause tremendous damage and serious injuries. Commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than the passenger vehicles with which they share the road. In addition, unlike the cars and trucks most of us drive, many commercial trucks are articulated, meaning that they are made up of multiple segments connected by...

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4 Steps to Take after a Miami Car Accident

4 Steps to Take after a Miami Car Accident - Miami Car Accident Attorney

While car accidents are among the most common causes of injury in the United States, many of us are caught completely off-guard when we are personally involved in one. Unfortunately, the things that you say and do in the days and weeks following an accident can have an impact on the amount of compensation you recover, so it’s important to take steps to protect your rights. Here are 4 of the most important things to do after a car accident in the Miami area. For more information, call Flagler Personal Injury Group and schedule a free case evaluation with a car...

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A Broken Bone Can be More Serious Than You Think

A Broken Bone Can be More Serious Than You Think - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Miami Personal Injury Attorney News: Some people write off broken bones as a minor injury that happens to everyone at one time or another. After all, many of us broke an arm as a child and enjoyed having our friends sign our cast. Not every broken bone is a simple injury that heals in a few weeks, however. Some fractures can be extremely serious and can affect victims for months or years. Common Causes of Broken Bones Broken bones can happen as a result of violence, though they most often occur due to unexpected accidents. The following accidents are leading causes of broken bones: ...

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Do You Know the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

Do You Know the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

  Statistics show that there are around 700 licensed nursing homes in Florida, which are at about 85 percent capacity and house more than 73,000 residents. There are also more than 3,000 assisted living facilities that can house up to 92,000 residents. However, the Florida government updates a nursing home Watch List that identifies a shocking number of nursing homes that failed to meet safety standards, have only a conditional license, or are operating under bankruptcy. There are currently more than 100 facilities on the Watch List. This means there is a substantial chance that your loved one may be living...

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Were You Injured in a Miami Hotel? Fight Back!

Were You Injured in a Miami Hotel-Fight Back-Miami Hotel Accident Lawyer

Statistics reveal that there are currently over 700,000 hotels and resorts around the world, with the individual numbers of rooms totaling more 15.5 million. With this many rooms, hotel accidents are bound to happen. If you or a loved one was injured while at a hotel, it is important to understand that you may be able to obtain compensation for the resulting injuries. An experienced Miami hotel injury lawyer can help make sure that the responsible party is held accountable for your injuries. Common Hotel Accidents in Miami [caption id="attachment_4756" align="alignright" width="300"] Were You Injured in a Miami Hotel-Fight Back-Miami Hotel Accident...

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What to do if You are Bitten by a Dog

What to do if You are Bitten by a Dog - Speak with a Miami Dog Bite Lawyer

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 4.5 million Americans each year are attacked by a dog. One out of five of these individuals are seriously bitten and require medical care. While we hope that you never end up the victim of a dog bite, it can be helpful to understand how to respond if you are attacked by a dog. In addition to following the steps outlined below, you should also make sure to contact a dog bite law firm in Miami for help in obtaining compensation for your injuries. Clean the Wound  [caption id="attachment_4749" align="alignright" width="300"] What to do if...

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Protect Your Children With the Right Car Seats – Miami Personal Injury Attorneys

Protect Your Children With the Right Car Seats - Miami Personal Injury Attorneys

There are a vast number of different car seats that are available on the market, and it can be difficult to determine which car seat is best for you. Unfortunately, too many children die each year in car accidents. Statistics compiled by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reveal that between 2010 and 2014, 2,885 children were killed in motor vehicle accidents. The proper car seat, however, can greatly reduce the risk that your children end up injured in a serious car accident. If you do end up...

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Can You Recover Compensation after a Florida Slip and Fall Accident?

Can You Recover Compensation after a Florida Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are invariably among the most common kinds of injury-causing accidents. They can happen anywhere, including the grocery store, a parking lot, at work, at school – even in your own home. In addition, they can cause surprisingly severe injuries like broken bones, joint dislocations, and even traumatic brain injuries. If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you're probably curious to know whether you will be able to recover compensation for your accident-related expenses and other losses. The answer to this question depends on whether another person's negligence caused your slip and fall accident....

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Be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers in Miami this Holiday Season

Be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers in Miami this Holiday Season - Personal Injury Attorney

For many Americans trying to escape the winter chill, Miami is a popular destination. Even for locals, the holidays are meant for family, friends, food, and drink, but things often go too far. A glass of wine with dinner, a drink of unknowingly spiked eggnog, and a nightcap can leave Florida’s roads with many intoxicated drivers. Police officers often set up DUI checkpoints during the holidays, but many drunk drivers purposefully avoid these areas. Knowing how to spot a drunk driver this holiday season may save both your life and the lives of others. How to Spot a Drunk Driver [caption...

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4 Ways Florida Insurance Companies Try to Minimize Car Accident Payouts

Insurance Companies Try to Minimize Car Accident Payouts - Miami Car Accident Attorney

It’s easy to forget that car insurance, though mandated by Florida law, is controlled by private, for-profit enterprises. Your car insurance company is looking to maximize profit by minimizing risk. Car insurance companies operate solely for this purpose. Most insurance companies perform a risk-benefit analysis when offering coverage and setting your premiums. However, after a car accident in Miami, your insurance adjuster will immediately try the following tactics to reduce the payout you’re entitled to. Excluding you from Coverage Minimizing your payout to $0 is the ultimate goal of most car insurance companies. Every car insurance policy contains certain exclusions...

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