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In Florida, you must have a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability to receive money damages from the at-fault driver and their insurance company. This doesn't mean you have to be on crutches or in a wheel chair. You can recover money damages for continuing pain or other medical problems that a doctor certifies in writing as permanent within a reasonable degree of probability.
In most cases, a truck accident will involve an employer who owns the truck and an employee driver. When a driver makes a delivery or uses a truck in the course or scope of his employment, the employer is legally responsible for any damages caused by the careless operation of the vehicle. In addition, there is a body of law in Florida that allows an injured person to hold the employer responsible for negligent hiring, negligent retention, and negligent supervision of an employee driver.
Under Florida law, a motorcycle is excluded from the no-fault insurance law. This means that the driver of a motor vehicle that hits a motorcycle does not have the defenses available under the auto no-fault law. In many motorcycle accidents, the victim can recover money damages from the at-fault driver without having to prove that they are permanently injured. The only question is how much money the victim should be awarded for their injury or loss.
When a person is injured in a bicycle accident, it is typically due to a collision with a motor vehicle. The law in Florida is very specific when it comes to responsibility in a car-bike collision. The careless driver of a motor vehicle is legally responsible for any damages—physical, emotional, and economic—caused to the bike rider.
The background of the taxi driver can be an important factor in a taxi accident case. A general concern of many people is that taxi drivers operate their vehicles in a fast and careless manner. Our Taxt Crashes lawyers' experience from handling numerous taxi accident cases is that an investigation of the driver may reveal a significant record of driving infractions and even criminal arrests. This can make a taxi accident case very difficult for the insurance company to defend and can significantly affect their valuation of your damages.
Florida law provides that a drunk driver can be punished for operating a motor vehicle when their normal faculties are impaired. The law also provides that money damages can be awarded to punish this reckless behavior. Insurance companies and insurance defense Car Crash lawyers do not like to defend drunk driver cases. A full and competent presentation of the DUI evidence by your lawyer will often cause the insurance company to pay a significantly higher settlement than in a motor vehicle accident that does not involve a drunk driver.
Boating and cruise ship accidents injure many people in southern Florida. Each specific type of boating accident needs to be analyzed carefully by an experienced lawyer to determine the victim's rights. For example, there are different time limits for filing a lawsuit based on the body of water involved. There are also different compensation limits based on the value of the boat and whether you are a guest on the boat, the owner of the boat, or an employee who is injured on a boat.
There are many reasons why you should contact a lawyer if you have been injured on the job. Florida workers’ compensation laws are very complex and have been interpreted over the years by numerous court rulings. Without the guidance of an experienced lawyer, you could end up damaging your case without realizing it. If this is the first time you have been injured on the job, your inexperience could result in your claim being denied, even though you may be too injured to return to work.
Doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers have a duty to exercise a level of care that is standard for other healthcare providers in the community. Failure to do so constitutes malpractice. Examples of malpractice include failure to diagnose cancer or other diseases, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, and birth injuries such as cerebral palsy.
Florida law requires the owner of a business establishment to be aware of prior crime in the area either through newspaper reports or by studying information in county records. When an area has significant criminal activity such as prior assaults, purse snatchings, robberies, or vehicle break-ins, the owner of the establishment has a legal duty to provide security to protect guests.
Wrongful death can occur as a result of many different kinds of negligence. In some cases, people die as a result of careless handling of a gun. Death can also result due to negligent property conditions, negligent security, or though careless operation of a motor vehicle. Florida laws provide a strict set of rules about who is entitled to money damages in a wrongful death case. At the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff, with offices in Miami and across Florida, our lawyers offer a free consultation to explain your rights.
Swimming pool injuries and drowning are often the result of some form of negligence. Each specific case needs to be analyzed carefully by an experienced lawyer to determine the victim's or survivors' rights to compensation.
Owners of property, whether they are homeowners or business owners, have a duty in the state of Florida to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition to prevent visitors from being injured in slip and fall accidents. In any kind of premises liability case, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to investigate quickly and preserve evidence.
In Florida, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for injuries their dog causes to you. Provocation is a defense the owner of the dog can raise. However, if you did not provoke the animal, your lawyer does not have to prove negligence on the part of the dog's owner. The only question is how much money you should be awarded for your injury or loss.
Sexual abuse is often done by a person who has a close relationship or access to children, such as a priest, rabbi, teacher, or boy scout leader. If the abuse occurred in the course and scope of the abuser's employment, the employer or organization can be responsible for what occurred.
Free consultation: There is never a charge to talk to a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff. With a principal office in Miami, numerous other offices across Florida, and the willingness to make house calls, our auto accident attorneys will be there when you need them. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Free consultation: There is never a charge to talk to a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff. With a principal office in Miami, numerous other offices across Florida, and the willingness to make house calls, our attorneys will be there when you need them. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
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