The number of large truck crashes has increased over 40 percent since 2009. Since these vehicles are so heavy, these wrecks often involve almost unimaginable force, especially at freeway speeds. As a result, these crashes often cause catastrophic injuries. Additionally, due to the extensive physical damage, gathering evidence is sometimes a problem. Victim/plaintiffs have
Every year, dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans. Many of these victims are children between five and nine. Furthermore, in most of these incidents, the attack occurred in a familiar environment, such as a friend’s home. These attacks cause physical and emotional injuries. Physically, dog bites often cause both deep puncture wounds and severe tearing
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
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
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.
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
Motorcycle riders often sustain very serious injuries in vehicle collisions. In fact, these individuals are almost thirty times more likely to die than four-wheel vehicle occupants. Damages in these claims usually includes compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. A solid damages claim helps ensure fair
Swimming pool drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 4. Just a few moments under the water may cause a permanent or fatal brain injury. Chemical poisoning is also a possibility at swimming pools. Cleaning chemicals contain chlorine and other harsh ingredients. If the chemical levels are too high, swimmers may