Does the HELPERR Mnemonic Really Help?

By |2020-01-27T09:50:11-08:00January 31st, 2020|Personal Injury|

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 [...]

Breaking Down an Out-of-State Hotel Fall Claim

By |2020-01-16T09:37:49-08:00January 17th, 2020|Personal Injury|

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. [...]

Legal Options for Dog Bite Victims

By |2019-12-19T08:40:43-08:00December 27th, 2019|Personal Injury|

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 [...]

Common Defenses in Motorcycle Crash Claims

By |2019-12-06T06:22:14-08:00December 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|

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 [...]

Obtaining Compensation for Swimming Pool Injuries

By |2019-11-22T06:07:26-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Personal Injury|

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 [...]

Common Defenses in Swimming Pool Drowning Matters

By |2019-11-06T07:37:57-08:00November 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|

When it comes to swimming pool drownings, Florida is basically ground zero. More of these incidents occur in the Sunshine State than almost anywhere else in the country. Yet the number of drownings only tells part of the story. Near-drownings outnumber actual drownings by about 400 percent. These incidents usually cause severe injuries. For example, [...]

Electronic Evidence in Truck Crash Claims

By |2019-10-11T05:41:17-07:00October 11th, 2019|Personal Injury|

When fully loaded, the large trucks that crisscross Hillsborough County weigh over 80,000 pounds. Even experienced drivers have a hard time controlling these massive vehicles. In collisions, the vehicle weight, combined with the massive amount of diesel fuel, often causes catastrophic injuries. A Brandon personal injury attorney may be able to obtain substantial compensation in [...]

Common Legal Claims in Dog Bite Cases

By |2019-09-03T11:17:43-07:00September 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|

When animals attack, the owner’s commercial, renters, or homeowners insurance policy usually covers the victim’s damages. The per-claim limits on these policies are usually between $100,000 and $300,000. Those ceilings are much higher than many auto insurance policies. In many vehicle collision claims, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is either uninsured or underinsured. But these issues [...]

What You Need to Know About Left Turn Motorcycle Crashes

By |2019-08-26T06:05:30-07:00August 30th, 2019|Personal Injury|

According to the landmark Hurt Report, these incidents account for over a third of all motorcycle crashes in Florida. Typically, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is waiting to make an unprotected left turn against traffic. Usually, the tortfeasor is either at an intersection or waiting to enter a private driveway, like a grocery store parking lot. [...]

Debunking Some Insurance Company Defenses in Dog Bite Claims

By |2019-08-15T07:27:48-07:00August 16th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Any dog can bite any person at any time. And, especially if the victim is a child, even a small dog can cause a serious injury. As a result, dog bites make up over a third of the homeowners’ insurance claims in Florida. The per-claim average has increased substantially since 2015. If you were the [...]