Month: October 2015



How Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Slip and Fall Case
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How Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Slip and Fall Case

 

If you were recently injured in a slip and fall incident, you may be wondering if you have a case. A slip and fall claim—also known as premise liability—asserts that the owner of a property failed to take reasonable precautions to ensure the area was safe for people passing through.

 

In a slip and fall case, this means that there was a hazard on the owner’s premises, like a slick floor, and the owner did not take the expected amount of care to fix or warn others about that

hazard.…

Lawmakers Address Growing Concerns about Pedestrian Safety
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Lawmakers Address Growing Concerns about Pedestrian Safety

 

According to several research studies, Florida roads are among the most dangerous in the country for pedestrians and cyclists alike. That’s why it’s such good news that Florida officials are finally taking steps to address this terrible problem.

 

In an attempt to make their cities safer for both cyclists and pedestrians, Mayors in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach have all promised to spend the next year developing safer routes throughout the city. Plans include developing bike lanes, walking paths, and trails, in addition to redesigning major roadways to make the streets safer for pedestrians.…

What Do Florida’s No-Fault Laws Mean for Victims?
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What Do Florida’s No-Fault Laws Mean for Victims?

 

You may have heard that Florida is a “no-fault” state and wondered what this phrase means. Understanding this concept is especially important for drivers who have been in an auto accident.

 

Here’s how it works. In no-fault states, drivers must purchase insurance policies with a minimum of $10,000 PIP (personal injury protection) benefits. The policy must also have a $10,000 no-fault PDL, or Property Damage Liability, that covers medical, surgical, and funeral costs.

 

What No-Fault Insurance Covers

 

Under Florida statutes, no-fault laws require insurance to cover some or all of the cost of your auto accident—regardless of who was at fault.…

9 Examples of Bad Faith Insurance Practices
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9 Examples of Bad Faith Insurance Practices

Regardless of the circumstances, the road to recovery after an injury can be long and stressful. But the journey may become a lot more difficult if your insurance company denies or undervalues the compensation you deserve.

 

After suffering an accident or injury, individuals and families need the support of their insurers to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs related to recovery. However, sometimes insurers will deny claims unjustly, leaving victims without the compensation to which they are entitled, and which they often desperately leave.…

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples
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Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples

When a loved one dies because of another’s carelessness or misconduct, our legal system offers the surviving family members the option to file a wrongful death claim.

 

What is a wrongful death claim? A wrongful death claim is a civil action, separate from any criminal trial that may or may not be present. While a criminal investigation may arise from the same situation, neither proceeding has any bearing on the other.

 

These types of claims assert that a life was taken due to the willful or negligent actions of the defendant. …

What Is the Difference Between “Income” and “Earning Capacity”?
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What Is the Difference Between “Income” and “Earning Capacity”?

At first glance, the terms “loss of income” and “loss of earning capacity” might seem to describe the same thing. But in the field of personal injury law, these are actually two distinct types of damages that can occur after an accident or injury.

 

When people think of the costs associated with an accident, they usually think of the immediate damage. In a car accident, for example, there is physical damage done to your automobile by the crash. There also may be physical damage to you as well in the form of injuries.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County