Accidents happen all the time, but if you fell and suffered injuries due to factors beyond your control, who is to blame? You may believe that you suffered because of unnecessary dangers or unmarked hazards, but identifying who is liable for accidents on either public or private property in Florida can be a difficult task. In order for you to claim compensation for a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accident, you must clearly prove that another person or party is to blame.
Most lawyers handle personal injury cases under what is known as the contingency fee system. So what does this mean to the person who is injured?
If you were involved in a car or truck accident in Florida, you may have already received a settlement offer. It feels good to have the insurance company offer you money, and the amount may seem like more than enough. However, before you sign any papers or cash that check, it pays to make sure that the settlement offer is a fair one.
We tend to assume that it's the act of looking at the phone instead of the road that makes texting while driving so dangerous. This is partly true. There is no denying that it is hazardous to take one's eyes off the road and one's hands off the steering wheel to text or talk on the phone.
Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous and illegal. Yet that doesn't stop countless intoxicated people from getting behind the wheel every day. So what will motivate drivers to take DUI laws seriously? What will stop them from causing catastrophic car accidents that claim innocent lives?
When 65-year-old Thomas Babb got on his bicycle on October 16th and began to peddle down Airport-Pulling Road, he never imagined the night would end in sirens and tragedy. Neither did the driver of the Kia Forte.