What Should I Know If I Have A Traffic Accident On The Job?

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. […]

Bicycle Safety Tips for Children During the Summer

Because more children will be on the roads riding their bicycles in just a few weeks, our attorneys feel it is an appropriate time to remind motorists and parents to take steps to protect their children from the risk of bicycle accidents. As school becomes a distant memory and the days grow longer, more children pull out their bicycles to spend the beautiful summer days riding from one friend’s house to another or from their home to the park. Bicyclists face an increased risk of being injured in a traffic-related accident because of distracted drivers, road debris, slick surfaces, traffic, and other hazards. However, when we increase the number of bicycle riders on our roads each summer, we increase the risk of a bicycle accident. […]

Motor Vehicle Comparative Negligence

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Florida Comparative Negligence and Motor Vehicle Accidents

“I was injured in a motorcycle accident. The police officer said that I was partially to blame. I disagree. Can I still receive compensation for my injuries?”

This is common in motorcycle accidents but fault can also be a problem in all motor vehicle accidents. First, the police officer’s finding of fault is not always true. The officer is basing his or her findings on the position of the vehicles and the statements of the drivers. However, vehicles are often moved in minor accidents to avoid traffic backups; therefore, the officer must then rely on the drivers’ statements which may contradict each other. […]

Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent

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Informed Consent in a Medical Malpractice Case

A medical malpractice claim arises when a doctor, healthcare facility, or other medical professional breaches the duty of care to a patient. While every bad result does not rise to the level of medical malpractice, if a bad result happens without informed consent, the medical provider may be held liable for damages. For this reason, it is important to understand your right to informed consent as it relates to a medical malpractice claim. […]

What Is The Most Important Thing To Do After a Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident?

Being hit by another vehicle while you are riding your motorcycle is a traumatic experience. Most riders experience catastrophic injuries when they are in a motorcycle accident. This is in part due to the difference in the vehicle. A motorcycle is not a match for a passenger vehicle or a commercial truck. The other factor is the lack of protection offered by a motorcycle The rider receives the full impact of the collision. […]

Insurance Company Do’s And Don’ts

Being injured in an accident can be very stressful, especially if you are out of work and unable to earn an income. In addition to struggling to recovery from physical injuries, you must deal with the emotional stress and financial hardship of being out of work. To add to the stress, you have an insurance adjuster for the other person harassing you for information, statements, releases, and other items that you are just not sure if you should provide. What should you do?

The first step after seeking medical treatment for your injuries is to contact a Boca Raton accident attorney for help. Your attorney can take the stress of dealing with an insurance adjuster off your shoulders so you can focus on what is really important — your recovery and your family. Call The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. at 1-800-333-3903 to schedule a free consultation with a Boca Raton accident attorney. […]

Workplace Fatalities: Construction Worker Dies After Falling From Building

CBS12 in West Palm Beach reported that a construction worker died after falling 15 stores in downtown West Palm Beach. The man, an employee for a concrete construction company, was working on the 15th floor of the new apartment building, Alexander Building, located on Fern Street near South Dixie Highway. An attorney […]

Talcum Powder Linked with Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A recent study has linked the use of talcum powder with ovarian cancer. Women who use talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product around their genitals have a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study interviewed 2,041 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 women without ovarian cancer to ask about their use of talcum powder and products containing talcum powder. The results of the study revealed that women who routinely used talcum powder in their underwear, on feminine hygiene products, or applied directly to their genital areas had an increased risk of developing the deadly form of cancer. […]

Proving Liability In A Florida Slip And Fall Case

Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment. They must take reasonable steps to prevent and fix dangerous conditions. In order to receive compensation in a slip and fall case, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known a dangerous condition existed and did not take the proper steps to fix the problem or warn you of the danger. You must also prove that dangerous condition caused the slip and fall that resulted in your injuries and damages. To do this, we rely on evidence gathered through a thorough accident investigation.

Evidence From The Accident Scene

Evidence from the accident scene can be very important when proving liability in a slip and fall case. If you were unable to take photographs of the accident scene, write down everything you can remember while it is fresh on your mind. Contacting a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney as soon as possible can work in your best interest. Your attorney may be able to locate and subpoena video footage of the accident scene (i.e. store surveillance cameras) before the footage is erased or lost. […]

Boca Raton Teen Wrongful Death Diving Accident

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Teen Killed in Boca Raton Diving Accident

A freediving accident claimed the life of a teen near Boca Raton this week, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The teen, 15-year-old Skyler Hunt, was the subject of a desperate U.S. Coast Guard search after he was reported missing. […]