Being in a traffic accident is a traumatic experience. It can also be a very costly experience. Medical bills can quickly total thousands of dollars. You may also be out of work due to your injuries. If you do not have disability insurance, this could create a tremendous financial hardship. Below are two very important things you need to know if you are injured in a traffic accident while at work. […]
Electrocution is the fifth leading cause of employment-related fatalities in the United States. Employees who suffer electrocution injuries at work can sustain broken bones, severe burns, heart attack, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, scarring, permanent disabilities, and neurological damage. Each year, more than 400 people die because of electrocution injuries in the workplace. […]
Decision by Florida Supreme Court Regarding Attorney Fees In A Worker’s Comp Case
Workers’ compensation advocates are thrilled with the Supreme Court ruling in April regarding attorney’s fees in a workers’ comp case.
The law regarding attorney’s fees for a workers’ comp case was a sliding scale based on percentages. Regardless of the number of hours an attorney worked on a claim, the attorney received a maximum of 20% of the first $5,000 in benefits obtained on behalf of the injured worker and 15% of the next $5,000 in benefits. The case at hand challenges the Florida Legislature replacing the “reasonable” standard with the sliding scale of percentages. […]
Boca Raton Bankruptcy Case Save Your Home
Have you been served with foreclosure papers in Boca Raton or anywhere in Florida? If so, you are probably scared and frustrated over the possibility of losing the home you have worked so hard to build. You do not know where you are going to move your family or how you are going to continue paying bills that you cannot afford. Our Boca Raton bankruptcy attorneys can help! You may be able to save your home by filing a bankruptcy case. […]
Is Your Child’s Car Seat Keeping Your Child Safe?
It is important to ensure that your child’s car seat is protecting your child every time you buckle your child in; however, as families prepare for the busy summer travel season, reviewing child car seat safety tips can help prevent a tragic accident.
Children’s Car Seat Safety By The Numbers
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
- More than 127,500 children 12 years of age and under were injured in motor vehicle accidents during 2013. During that same year, 638 children in the same age bracket died in motor vehicle accidents.
- Thirty-eight percent of the children who died in car crashes during 2013, were not in a child safety seat or a seat belt at the time of the collision.
- One study found that over 618,000 children from 0 to 12 years rode in a vehicle without a car seat, booster seat, or wearing a seat belt in one year.
- Seat belt use reduces the risk of serious injury and death for older children by one half.
- Using a booster seat reduces the risk of serious injury by forty-five percent for children four to eight years of age compared to using a seat belt alone.
- Using a car seat reduces the risk of death to infants by seventy-one percent and by fifty-four percent for toddlers.
Do I Have A Deadline For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Florida?
Being injured in an accident of any type can be very traumatic. Your physical pain is only one element. You also suffer emotional and financial injuries due to the accident and the physical injuries. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you could incur substantial medical bills. You could also require ongoing medical care and/or personal care for years or for the remainder of your life. Who pays for this? You may be out of work for weeks or months while you recover? Who pays for this?
When you have been severely injured in a personal injury accident (i.e. motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, product liability, etc.), the insurance company for the party at fault pays for your damages. However, insurance companies do not like to pay huge settlement claims because it decreases their profits. Insurance companies try to limit the amount of compensation they must pay to accident victims. When insurance companies fail to treat an accident victim in a fair and just manner, the person may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. […]
What is the Difference Between Florida Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Laws
Medical malpractice and Medical Negligence laws are very similar; however, there are a few differences that some medical malpractice attorneys may not understand. It is crucial that you hire a Boca Raton medical malpractice firm that understands both of these personal injury claims in order to ensure your case is handled properly. If not, you may risk losing your case or receiving less money than you deserve for your claim. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. not only understand the differences between these two areas of law. […]
How Many Times Will You File a Car Accident Claim?
According to an article published in Forbes, you will file a car accident claim at least once every 17.9 years. If you have never filed a car accident claim and you have been driving over 18 years, consider yourself an exception to the rule or maybe just very lucky. If you accept the premise that drivers will file a car accident claim once every 18 years, the typical driver will be involved in a car accident three to four times during his or her lifetime.
The chances of suffering a serious injury increases with the number of motor vehicle accidents you are involved in during your lifetime. Even though you may take every precaution to be a safe driver, you cannot control what other drivers do while on the road. If every driver on the road is expected to be involved in three to four accidents during their lifetime, the chances you will become a statistic are very high. […]
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following Car Accident
The family of actor Paul Walker has filed two actions related to the actor’s tragic death in November 2013. Meadow Walker filed a car accident wrongful death lawsuit alleging design flaws in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT caused it to burst into flames when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California. Her lawsuit also alleges the vehicle was not designed to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a crash. The Fast and Furious star was a passenger in the Porsche, which was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph at the time of the crash according to police reports.
Porsche has responded to Walker’s car accident wrongful death lawsuit alleging the Carrera GT was “misused and improperly maintained” and that the speed of the vehicle at the time of the accident contributed to the death of the actor. Family, friends, and fans of the actor are upset that the company would suggest the actor played a role in his death. […]
FDA Increases Warning on Defective Drug Invokana
As attorneys who practice in the field of defective or recalled drug litigation in Florida, we are aware when the FDA publishes a warning for a potentially-dangerous drug. We take additional notice when the FDA increases its warning in connection with a prescription drug on the market, as it has done recently with Invokana. The prescription drug Invokana is used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. However, the drug is also known to be linked to a higher risk of loss of bone density and bone fractures in those who take it. In fact, these dangers are so well known that the potential side effects dealing with bone density and bone fractures are on the label of the drug. […]