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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

How to estimate a personal injury settlement—putting a price tag on pain

How do you put a price tag on personal loss, whether it’s a limb or the ability to earn a living? Perhaps the injury has caused temporary impairment or worse, the damage is permanent. What about lost wages, mental anguish, and enduring physical pain? read more

How Long Do You Have to Make a Claim for a Personal Injury?

If you have ever been injured in an accident, you may not fully realize how serious your injuries are until days, weeks or even months after the accident occurred. The fact is that it isn’t at all uncommon for injuries to show up after an accident, especially head trauma, neck problems and spinal injuries. read more

Tips to Protect Your Money During a Divorce

There are nearly 876,000 divorces in the United States each year. Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic and stressful experience. The main thing you should focus on when confronted with the end of your marriage is to reach out to a lawyer for help. A divorce lawyer can do things like inform you of your rights and help you to make a plan for this difficult process. One of the main concerns you should have when going through a divorce is protecting your money. The last thing you want is to let your former spouse take money that is rightfully yours. The following are some of the things you can do to protect your money during a divorce. read more

Criminal Law in Jacksonville: 5 Common Defenses to First-Degree Murder Charges

Most states have three types of murder charges, first degree, second degree and third degree, but regardless of which type of murder you are arrested for, it is a serious charge that can result in decades of prison time if you are convicted. That’s why it’s so important to know the five ways to get off on murder charges. 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

Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Cases

One of the most traumatic experiences you can have in your lifetime is being involved in an accident. Whether you have been involved in a car accident or an on the job mishap, getting well should be your main concern. In some cases, the accident you are involved in will be caused by the negligence of the other party. When faced with these types of circumstances, you need to work with a personal injury lawyer to find out what your rights are. For the most part, there are a variety of misconceptions about personal injury cases and here are just some of them. read more