Starting a Medical Malpractice Case: First Steps

Medical News Today states that “Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. The malpractice or negligence normally involves a medical error. This could be in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment, or aftercare.” If you or a loved one have ever suffered medical malpractice, you know how horrific an experience it can be – whether it was intentional on the health care professional’s part or not. read more

Who will pay for your medical bills after a car accident?

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you might be wondering who’s responsible to pay for the medical expenses. Laws vary from state to state. Florida, for instance, is a “No-Fault” insurance state. Every motorist is required to have a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP).  This PIP coverage covers 80 percent of medical expenses up to the cap, and 60 percent of lost wages up to the cap no matter who is at fault. In other words, when there’s a car crash, each driver looks to their own insurance to cover their medical costs and lost wages. This differs from an “At-Fault” state, where a claim would be filed with the other driver’s insurer to prove who was at fault, and by extension, who would be responsible to pay the costs of the crash. read more

Understanding Probation in Florida

Did you know there are over 136,000 people on supervised probation in the state of Florida? Of these 136,000 people, over 23{5fdd16ef34b61066f424b5cd5cbf7bb2334bf24e56c2c2df8c6fb533c216f4ff} of them are on probation for drug-related offenses. Probation is an alternative to incarceration that generally requires a person to be formally supervised for a certain period of time. read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Claims

In 2013, over 32,000 people died as a result of a car accident in the US – this is approximately 90 deaths a day.In 2015, 32,166 fatal motor vehicle crashes occurred in the country, in which there were 35,092 deaths. This means that there were 10.9 fatalities per 100,000 people and 1.13 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled. read more

Workers’ Compensation: The Legal Process

If you are injured while on the job in Florida, or sustained an illness or occupational disease as a result, you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. Getting to know a bit more about the legal process surrounding workers’ compensation can help ensure you know whether or not you have grounds for a potential case. read more