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Many Road Hazards Can Cause Accidents

Many Road Hazards Can Cause Accidents - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: The condition of roads is important – you have to drive on them, after all. There are many hazards on the roadways that can cause accidents, potentially leading to damage and injuries. Some hazards are seasonal and really can't be avoided or blamed on someone else. Ice, snow, rain, and high winds can't be controlled. Such events can leave the roads littered with debris, which can lead to accidents. Other road hazards are more directly controllable. Proper maintenance and design of roads are far more within the control of the government authority responsible for designing or maintaining the...

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Should You Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Should You Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: Florida doesn’t require all that much in the way of automobile insurance.  When you register your car, you need only prove that you have the minimum coverage required by law, which is $10,000 in personal injury protection and $10,000 in property damage liability coverage. Even with those minimal requirements, about one in five South Florida drivers, including the Miami area, does not carry any auto insurance.  If you are in an accident where the other driver is at fault but has no auto insurance, you stand a good chance of winning a court judgment for...

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Can You Recover Damages for Your Motorcycle Accident?

Can You Recover Damages for Your Motorcycle Accident - Miami Injury Attorney

Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer News: Statistically speaking, motorcycle riders are far more likely to be injured in a traffic accident than are drivers of other passenger vehicles.  Federal statistics show that in 2013, motorcycles made up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles and traveled less than 1 percent of all vehicle road miles that year, but motorcyclists were 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident per vehicle mile driven as compared to passenger car occupants, and nearly 5 times more likely to be injured. Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic deaths in 2013, 18...

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Will Your Car Accident Case Go to Court? Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: When people injured in a traffic accident talk to a lawyer about recovering damages for their injuries, they are presented with options. They can file a lawsuit as a strategy of forcing a settlement. They can directly enter settlement talks without actually filing a lawsuit. Or they can file a lawsuit with the intent of taking the matter to trial. These decisions depend upon the attorneys involved, the circumstances of the accident, and the amount of damages suffered, among other factors that often are personal. Even then, people who file lawsuits for damages suffered in...

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Pedestrian Deaths Are Near All-Time Highs – Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Pedestrian Deaths Are Near All-Time Highs - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer News: Pedestrians are undoubtedly the most vulnerable people using the sidewalks and roads. The human body is simply no match for a motorized vehicle, and pedestrians can suffer extremely serious injuries when they are involved in accidents. In fact, pedestrian deaths are in the middle of a significant spike. From 2007 through 2016, pedestrian deaths nationwide rose 27 percent. This increase came when traffic fatalities for occupants of vehicles were down 14 percent over the same time period. Given that juxtaposition, it should be no surprise that pedestrian fatalities posted a sharp increase during that period...

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What Are the Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury? Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Explains

What Are the Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

While all spinal cord injuries are a serious issue, they can vary widely in severity.  At their worst, though, spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis below the site of the injury and a lifetime of medical costs. Most people don’t give SCIs much thought because they are relatively uncommon. Given the dramatic impact an SCI can have on your life, the topic might be worth more consideration. Suffering an SCI can bring with it significant financial burdens, but it also can carry major costs in the form of diminished quality of life. What is a Spinal Cord Injury? The spinal...

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Miami Beach Construction Accidents Highlight Risks

Miami Beach Construction Accidents - Miami Construction Accident Attorney

Construction workers are the unsung heroes of Miami’s booming economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (see chart) reports year-over-year employment of construction workers has increased nearly 20 percent in Miami, far outpacing the national average of 4 percent growth. Such blistering growth comes with a variety of additional risks for workers who already face the highest rates of serious and fatal injuries on the job. South Florida Real Estate News reports a fatal construction fall occurred before Christmas at the site of a 294-room motel under construction in Miami Beach. The 35-year-old fell from the third story to the second story at...

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Miami Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Statistics

Miami Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Statistics - Miami Nursing Home Lawyers

Heavy criticism of Florida’s nursing home oversight comes as little shock to nursing home neglect lawyers in Miami and other advocates for elder care in South Florida.  CBS4 Miami reported earlier this month on the revocation of a Hollywood nursing home’s license after resident deaths during Hurricane Irma. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Broward County came under fire after temperatures rose to more than 100 degrees inside the facility, leading to the deaths of as many as 12 senior citizens. The Naples Daily News reviewed 54 Florida nursing home deaths from 2013-2017. No criminal prosecutions occurred in any of the...

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Hit-and-Run and Uninsured Motorist Risks in South Florida

Hit-and-Run and Uninsured Motorist Risks in South Florida - Miami Car Accident Attorneys

A teen has died after being found on a Broward County roadway in what police say was likely a pedestrian accident hit and run. The Miami Herald reports the 14-year-old boy was reported lying in the road on Monday night after a motorist pulled over to help. Florida is dealing with a hit-and-run crisis. Motorists leave the scene for a variety of reasons, including intoxication, lack of insurance, and lack of a driver’s license. In 2014, Florida passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, (section 316.027, Florida Statutes), which increased the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or...

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Miami Car Accident Lawyers Explain Ways Uber Drivers Can Injure Others

Miami Car Accident Lawyers Explain Ways Uber Drivers Can Injure Others

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services provide quick, convenient, and affordable transportation that helps cut down on drunk driving in the Miami area, as well as helps tourists get around the city without renting cars. Additionally, Uber provides employment opportunities for many people who only need a driver’s license, qualified vehicle, and a background and driving record check as required by Florida law. Drivers can choose their own hours and often use Uber as a second job to supplement their primary income. Despite all the benefits of Uber for both passengers and drivers, accidents and injuries involving Uber drivers and vehicles...

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