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What is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) is an optional add-on to your automobile insurance policy that serves as a safety net in case the other driver has no liability coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) protects you in case the driver has no liability insurance.

Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage offered under Florida Statute § 627.727 is particularly important […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Florida Law|0 Comments

Liability for Intersection Accidents in Florida

It can be tricky to determine who has liability for intersection accidents in Florida. Responsibility will be determined by the facts of the individual case. Different types of intersection accidents can present various legal issues.
Types of Intersection Accidents and Liability
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, accidents at intersections occur at […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Can I Sue if I Was Struck By a Car While Jaywalking?

Yes, you might be able to sue if you were struck by a car while jaywalking. Sometimes, however, you might not have a claim against the driver. Your right to go after compensation will depend on the facts of your situation.
Rights and Duties of Pedestrians
Under Florida Statute § 316.130, pedestrians must obey all traffic control […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Why Accidents Occur on Construction Sites

Per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of five worker deaths in America happens in the construction industry. That number would be even higher if the Department of Labor included highway collisions involving construction vehicles in this category.

The OSHA has studied why accidents occur on construction sites and found that four types […]

By |January 8th, 2020|Construction Accident Law|0 Comments

How to Report a Construction Site Accident in Fort Lauderdale

If you are a construction worker who gets hurt on the job and are wondering how to report a construction site accident in Fort Lauderdale, you will have to report the accident to your employer right away. You have 30 days, at most, to fill out the printed form and submit it to your boss.

Usually, […]

By |January 8th, 2020|Construction Accident Law|0 Comments

Can a Pedestrian Hit By a Car Get Pain and Suffering Damages?

Yes, a pedestrian hit by a car can get pain and suffering damages if he or she has a physical injury. You need to determine who was at fault and prove all the elements for legal liability to go after compensation for your losses.

You might think that the driver of the vehicle that hit you […]

By |January 8th, 2020|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

How To Treat Road Rash From a Motorcycle Accident

Sometimes, you can treat road rash from a motorcycle at home with over-the-counter remedies. For severe road rash, however, you might need professional medical attention. In extreme cases, you might need skin grafts or other types of surgical intervention.
An Overview of Road Rash
Road rash is a type of abrasion, which is an injury that usually […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Motorcycle Accident|0 Comments

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

You need to take care of your injuries immediately after a motorcycle accident. However, you should also take steps to safeguard your right to go after damages for your losses. Here are some tips about what you should do after a motorcycle accident.
Three Things to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Ride Smart Florida has noted an […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Motorcycle Accident|0 Comments

How Much Is a Settlement for a Construction Accident?

The amount of a settlement for a construction accident injury claim will vary depending on the unique facts of your case. Several elements go into the calculation of damages, including the extent of your injuries and who is liable for the accident.
Construction Accident Scenarios
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that more than 1,000 […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Construction Accident Law|0 Comments

How Much Do You Get for Pain and Suffering?

We cannot say how much compensation you will get for pain and suffering in your personal injury case because the amount will depend on the facts of your situation.
What the Law Means by Pain and Suffering
People use the term “pain and suffering” when talking about money damages in personal injury cases (Florida statute XXXVII.627.737), but […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments