Personal Injury Claims Evaluated By Computers


How Does a Computer Evaluate My Personal Injury Claim?

Have you been injured in a vehicle accident in Boca Raton, FL? If so, you are probably suffering from physical injuries and emotional stress. As you struggle to recover, you also face financial burdens because of the car crash. You want someone to listen to you and do what is right — compensate you for your losses. What you do not want is a computer evaluating your personal injury claim and deciding how much compensation you are entitled to receive.

Do Insurance Companies Use Computers to Decide Car Accident Cases in Boca Raton, FL?

Yes, there is a good chance that the insurance company for the other driver uses a computer to determine how much money to offer you to settle your automobile accident claim. […]

Car Accidents In Florida Insurance Rates


Insurance Rates and Florida Car Accidents

Have you been involved in a south Florida car accident? Are you struggling to pay expensive medical bills and living expenses while you recover from your injuries? Are you unable to work because a negligent driver caused a car crash? If so, our car accident lawyers want to help you. We can provide the legal counsel and support you and your family need as you concentrate on your recovery. We can also answer questions about your car accident claim including how a Florida car accident will affect your insurance rates.

Car Accidents and Insurance Rates

In most cases, if the car accident is not your fault, it will not affect your insurance rates. However, if you are the driver who caused the car crash, it is highly likely you will have higher insurance rates at least for the next several years. A new study suggests drivers who file claims against their insurance policy and drivers who have claims filed against their insurance parties by accident victims tend to see an increase in their insurance rates. This may not be true in all cases. Each insurance company and accident claim is different; therefore, you may not experience an increase in your insurance rates depending on the circumstances and facts of your vehicle accident. Several factors are used by insurance companies to calculate your insurance cost. […]

How a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You


What Can a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?

You and your family are driving from Fort Lauderdale to Miami on a short day trip to visit friends when a driver on Interstate 95 drifts into your lane and collides with your vehicle because the driver was texting while driving. The collision forces your car to slam into the car beside you resulting in a three-car accident on I-95 just outside Miami. You suffer injuries that require hospitalization and physical therapy. Your family suffers minor injuries that require medical treatment and follow-ups. You now have a personal injury claim.

It is six months later and you are just now returning to work. You have drained your savings to pay living expenses but the medical bills are piling up. The insurance company has offered to settle your personal injury claim and you need the money. What should you do? […]

Multiple South Florida Bicycle Accidents Result in Injuries and Death


Bicycle Accidents in South Florida

Since August, at least four bicycle accidents in south Florida have resulted in the death or critical injury of the bicyclist. In each case, the bicycle accident was the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. In August 2015, a hit-and-run driver in Fort Lauderdale, FL critically injured a bicyclist when the car’s left front bumper collided with the bicycle. In September 2015, a boy was struck and an adult was killed in two separate bicycle accidents. A 9-year old boy was struck by a vehicle while standing beside his bicycle in Coral Gables, FL and a 46-year old man was killed when a minivan struck his bicycle in Pompano Beach, FL.

Just last month on November 9, 2015, a bicyclist and the driver of a stolen vehicle were both killed in a collision in Miami, FL. According to a report prepared by the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan, the bicycle fatality rate in Florida during 2011 was triple the national average. In 2013, Florida had the second highest bicycle fatality rates with 133 deaths. The most common cause of bicycle accidents is a collision with a motor vehicle. […]

Should I Hire a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney?


You Can Benefit by Hiring a Boca Raton, Florida Personal Injury Attorney

Have you just been in an car accident in the Boca Raton or South Florida area? It can be quite stressful when you begin to think about handling all the details of your auto accident claim. Doctor visits, accident reports, rental cars, collision repair bills, insurance forms and adjustors hassling you are just the beginning of long list of items you need to deal with. All you want to know is are you going to get a fair settlement for your accident injuries and car repairs. Even worse you could be severely injured laying in the hospital right now wonder how you will ever be able to do all of these tasks to get your life back to normal again. Right now more then ever you need someone on your team to help you fight for what is right and to get you the compensation you deserve. […]

Medical Device USB Security Recalled Products


Are You in Danger Because of a Lack of Medical Device Security?

Your personal information may be at risk due to a lack of medical device security; however, your personal health and even your life could be at risk for the same reason. When you visit your doctor or a medical facility, you assume that the medical devices being used are safe — they should not cause harm. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls defective medical devices each year for a variety of reasons.

If you are injured by a defective medical device, you may recover damages from the liable party. Contact the defective medical device attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. for a free case evaluation. […]

Car Accidents Increase As Drivers Get Older

Senior-Driver-Accident- Increase

Number of Senior Drivers Involved in Automobile Accidents Increases with Age

Studies have revealed that the number of vehicle accidents caused by senior drivers is increasing and the number is expected to continue to increase. The number of senior drivers on our roads is the highest it has ever been with almost 37 million licensed drivers over the age of 65 and that number is expected to more than double by 2050.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), fatal automobile accidents increase when a person is between the ages of 70 and 74. The number of fatal crashes peaks at age 85 and older. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports during 2012, the total number of vehicle fatalities in Florida totaled 3,412 with almost 14% of those fatalities being a person age 65 and older. Seniors are the second highest demographic group for risk of causing a vehicle accident, second only to teen drivers. […]

Injured In A Boca Raton Slip And Fall Accident – Steps You Need To Take


Injured In A Boca Raton Slip And Fall Accident – Steps You Need To Take

A common misconception about a slip and fall accident is that the victim is never seriously injured. This is not true! Some slip and fall cases result in traumatic, life-altering injuries that substantially change the victim’s life forever. A broken bone, traumatic head trauma, fracture, spine and neck injury, or internal injury can change your life forever. A jury recently awarded a plaintiff $1.35 million in a slip and fall lawsuit against a West Palm Beach, FL Chipotle Mexican Grille. The woman slipped and fell in a puddle of water inside the store caused by rainfall. She suffered herniated disks, a concussion, whiplash, and chronic ongoing pain. […]