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What are Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Damages

What are Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Damages?

Serious injuries and death can result from a variety of situations including: Car accidents. Motorcycle accidents. Slip and fall accidents. Aviation crashes. Truck collisions. Dog Bites. Boating incidents. These are just a sampling of situations that can lead to physical bodily harm.  When a person’s physical injuries are the result of another person’s negligent and careless actions, it could be possible to sue for damages. Filing a personal injury suit gives victims a way to secure compensation to cover the costs of the physical bodily harm and personal [...]

Are Trips and Slips the Same in Personal Injury Claims

Are Trips and Slips the Same in Personal Injury Claims?

Many people use the terms “trip and fall” and “slip and fall” interchangeably, but there are differences between these two incidents that you should know about. The major distinction between a trip or a slip is how the incident happens. For example: A person who slips on a slick surface and falls had a slip and fall accident. A person to trips over a hazard and then falls has a trip and fall accident. Fall accidents happen frequently and they often result [...]

Are Motorcycle Helmets Mandatory in Florida

Are Motorcycle Helmets Mandatory in Florida?

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that 341,320 annual total crashes are reported in the state. These crashes typically produce 3,343 fatalities and 212,531 injuries. Additionally, there are a medial of 8,037 motorcycle crashes that result in 517 fatalities. Several studies have shown that one of the most important pieces of safety equipment that a person can use when riding on a motorcycle is using a helmet. Still, many motorcyclists prefer to ride their bikes without [...]

Can You File an Malpractice Claim Against a Dentist?

Can You File an Malpractice Claim Against a Dentist?

Medical malpractice is often associated with surgeons and general OBGYN doctors. But any medical professional can make errors that harm their patient. While not every negative outcome that happens after a medical procedure or doctor’s visit is necessarily medical malpractice, if negligence is involved on the part of the doctor, medical center, or hospital, medical malpractice may have happened. Going to the dentist is something that many people have a great fear of doing. There are several reasons for this. [...]

All About Florida Wrongful Death Claims

All About Florida Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is a tough situation to be in and a very emotional one as well. When a victim loses a family member as a result of another party’s negligence in Florida, the victim has the right to file a suit against that reckless party for compensation. A Florida wrongful death suit can be brought against a negligent party for several different types of damages. If you lost someone you loved as a result of another party’s [...]

When Should You Yield the Right-of-Way in Florida

When Should You Yield the Right-of-Way in Florida?

Most people that own a car and have a legal license to drive, operate their vehicle every day. Jumping in the car to go to work, run errands, take a road trip, and dropping the kids off at school are all reasons to use an automobile. Using a car makes getting from one place to the next fairly easy, fast, and necessary when long distances must be traveled. To get a license, one must take an on-the-road test and [...]

Is it Illegal to Lane-Split in Florida

Is it Illegal to Lane-Split in Florida?

The slim and compact size of motorcycles makes them easily able to drive between lanes and cars to get through traffic and to the open road. Certainly, if you are at least a veteran driver, you have seen a motorcyclist weaving throughout traffic driving between lanes at times. While this may seem like a legitimate way to get around for a motorcycle driver, lane splitting, as it is known, is extremely dangerous. Considering that motorcyclists are so vulnerable already [...]

How Dangerous are Tailgating Accidents in Florida

How Dangerous are Tailgating Accidents in Florida?

Cars that drive behind a vehicle too closely and with very little space are said to be tailgating. Oftentimes, tailgating is a result of an aggressive driver trying to enforce their will on the driver in front of them. Potentially the tailgating driver believes that the driver ahead of them is not moving fast enough or they may feel like the driver should move over into a different lane. Tailgating in Florida may actually even happen from a driver [...]

How Often is Alcohol Involved in Florida Boat Accidents

How Often is Alcohol Involved in Florida Boat Accidents?

Florida’s warm climate, access to the ocean, and ample amount of lakes make it a perfect state for boaters. Throughout the year any boat enthusiast can rent a vessel or take out their own boat and enjoy a day on the water. Like driving, operating a boat takes attention and care. The amount of destruction and harm that can happen after a boating accident in Florida can be significant. Similar to car accidents in Florida, boating accidents have the [...]

Watch Out for Deadly 18-Wheeler Truck Blind Spots in Florida

How to Be Aware of 18-Wheeler Truck Blind Spots in Florida

Many drivers have a real fear of driving next to large commercial trucks in Florida and around the country. It isn’t just scary, it is also challenging driving near these massive automobiles. If you are driving behind an 18-wheeler in Florida you cannot easily see around them to assess what traffic is doing in front of the truck. You may be stuck behind a truck and have to constantly adjust how fast you are driving to account for the [...]