According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowners’ insurance companies paid over $700 million to resolve animal attack claims in 2017, and injury severity drove this increase. The number of claims, as well as the average financial value of each claim, rose as well. Dog bite victims have a number of legal options in these cases.
Mostly because the weather in the Sunshine State is warm (or warm-ish) most of the year, Florida leads the nation in swimming pool drownings. There are almost twice as many of these incidents in Florida as there are in Texas, which is the number two state. Drownings are only the tip of the iceberg. Other
Following a serious injury crash, the hospital bills alone often exceed $100,000. Other economic losses include lost work, or lost productivity at work, along with property damage. Motorcycle crash victims are also generally entitled to compensation for their noneconomic losses, such as loss of consortium (companionship), pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment
As medical costs rise, the monetary settlements in animal attack claims have increased even faster. In fact, such settlements have increased 76 percent since 2003. Victims in these cases have several legal options, and each one has some pros and cons. For example, Florida has a limited strict liability law. Animal owners are generally liable
Statistically, serious birth injuries are not very common. But that’s very little comfort for the thousands of Florida families who must care for disabled children. For many years, medical professionals have relied on the HELPERR mnemonic device to avert brain injuries due to shoulder dystocia. This condition is perhaps the most common cause of cerebral
Like many other obscure federal laws, the Graves Amendment is completely meaningless unless you are in a certain situation. That situation is a vehicle collision which involves a U-Haul truck, Enterprise car, or other rented vehicle. Typically, when drivers in borrowed vehicles cause crashes, the vehicle owners could be responsible for damages, under the negligent
During the long winter months, a weekend in Florida is a popular getaway. Frequently, hotels do not have adequate staffing to cope with the uptick in business. Other facilities open rooms or wings that are normally closed. This environment often causes serious falls, and the average jury verdict in cases like these is over $75,000.
Most vehicle collisions are not “accidents.” In fact, human error causes about 95 percent of these incidents. Frequently, the error occurs before the tortfeasor (negligent driver) even gets behind the wheel. Since driving impairment usually involves the intentional disregard of other peoples’ safety, a Brandon car accident attorney can normally obtain substantial compensation in these
According to a recent survey, about 80,000 “never” events occurred in the United States between 1990 and 2010. These are surgical mistakes which should never happen under any circumstances, such as instruments being left inside patients after surgery. That alarmingly high figure does not include acts of ordinary negligence, which are outlined below. Legally, doctors
Animal attacks seriously injure tens of thousands of people every year. These injuries include broken bones from the knockdown, severe bite wounds from the bites themselves, and frequent complications, such as wound infections. Largely thanks to Florida’s strict liability law, the legal environment is very victim-friendly in the Sunshine State. However, homeowners’ insurance companies do