If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what type of damages you are potentially entitled to (should you decide to pursue a claim against the defendant). In Florida, there are several categories of damages in personal injury cases, and those categories are further divided into additional sub-categories, so it can be quite overwhelming for the uninitiated layperson to understand the potential of their claim.
One out of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot, and 14 percent of all claims of auto damage involve parking lot collisions, according to Myparkingsign.com.
The beginning of fall marks the start of cold weather inching across our country. Many in the U.S. are putting away their campers for the season. However, here in Florida, our camping season never ends.
Occasionally, there are personal injury cases where an individual is injured by a defendant-employee who lacks the proper insurance or personal assets to satisfy the potential damages. Even if you can prove that such a defendant-employee acted negligently and caused your injuries, if the defendant lacks sufficient assets or insurance to pay out your damages, there is a chance that you may be left with an inadequate recovery.
“End the Epidemic of Traffic Injuries Now,” urges SafeKids in its “2020 Action Agenda.” As an introduction to its campaign, SafeKids reports that traffic deaths kill more than 1.2 million people around the world each year.
If you’ve been injured due to the fault of another, you may be wondering whether it’s worth pursuing your claim – is the hassle of litigation worth the potential financial recovery?
An NBC News report in September 2016 stated that binge drinking is on the rise in the United States with the percentage of heavy drinkers up by 17 percent from where it was in 2005. One area where binge drinking is prevalent is on college campuses.
Every year children look forward to dressing up for Halloween and participating in the age-old custom of trick-or-treating. However, the risk of children being injured by motorists increases greatly according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you have been injured due to a defective product, you may be able to assert a product liability claim. Product liability claims can be challenging, due to the fact that defendant-manufacturers often have significant resources to fight the case and are incentivized to promote legal conflict (so as to prevent future plaintiffs from asserting their claims).
Over the ten-year period, 2004-2014, an estimated 8,517 people were killed in red-light running accidents, and there were 7,700 crashes that involved fatalities relating to red-light runners, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR).