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Product Liability: Is More Than One Party Liable?

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Product liability includes current product recalls and involve a variety of items including bicycles, baby loungers, propane heaters, and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles).1 Every year there are numerous product recalls, many of which are the result of injuries or deaths that involve product liability. In 2020 alone hundreds of recalls were issued on items, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Product liability that occurs as a result of injuries and/or deaths due to the use of defective items is often met with legal recourse. Liability claims may involve more than one liable party and more than one insurance claim. When multiple...

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Trucking Accidents: 20 Accidental & Negligent Causes

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are thousands of fatalities, serious injuries, and property damage cases annually due to trucking accidents.1 Victims and their loved ones face devastating physical, emotional, and financial challenges as a result of such accidents. From treatment to rehabilitation, and from claims to compensation, there are many aspects that require attention post-accident. This can be particularly strenuous when one or more parties are at fault. Hiring legal counsel after a trucking accident is common and can be highly beneficial in a number of ways. These include the fact that many legal considerations associated with...

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Considerations After Vehicle Insurance Claim Denials

Vehicle Insurance Claim Denials

Vehicle Insurance Claim Denials following a vehicle accident can be both shocking and financially devastating. The scenario can be even more distressing when another involved party is at fault, you are seriously injured, and his or her insurance company denies your claim. The following are issues to consider following vehicle insurance claim denials in Florida: Policy Review If you are at fault: Is your policy up to date and paid? Do you have collision coverage? What is your deductible? Have there been any recent law changes that affect your coverage? Do you have sufficient medical coverage? If another party is at fault: Is his/her policy up to date and...

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Auto Accident Liability And Key Points In Legal Assessment

Auto Accident Liability

Auto accident liability claims often require legal assistance. Whether it's a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, and particularly when serious injuries have been sustained or a death has occurred, the injured party or parties or their family members often take legal action against the other party or parties involved. Yet while the liability appears apparent in many cases, there are actually numerous elements and perspectives to consider in determining who's at fault—including Florida law. The following are several key points related to vehicle accident liability in Florida: Legal assessment Professional legal assessment of auto accident liability by an expert lawyer or legal...

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Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney Providing Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accidents

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Do you need a Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney? In 2018, there were 4,985 motorcycle fatalities nationwide.1 In 2019 in Florida alone, there were 550 motorcycle fatalities out of a total of 8,895 accidents.2 These statistics do not include the more than 7,000 injuries sustained in non-fatal motorcycle accidents in the same year in Florida as reported by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In many instances involving motorcycle accidents, legal representation is sought. The types of cases that may result due to such accidents can involve a wide spectrum of issues from insurance claims to wrongful deaths. Expert...

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Statutes of Limitations in Florida

Statutes of Limitations in Florida

Time is an important factor when it comes to Statutes of Limitations in Florida and legal cases. Unfortunately, it can become a pressing issue. While trying to gather information and coordinate legal findings quickly can be difficult to do while grieving, caring for injuries, adjusting to a new way of living, or any combination of these challenges, it is essential to do in order to achieve justice and secure maximum allowable compensation in lawsuits. An important aspect of law that relates directly to being able to take legal action in the majority of potential and provable law cases is the statute of...

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Boating Accidents: A Look At Florida Maritime Law

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Boating accidents can fall under Maritime law, also referred to as Admiralty law, is that which governs businesses providing services that involve being in or on the water. In Florida, the “water” is specifically defined as navigable waters, as per Florida Statute 768.191. According to the Department of Transportation2, Florida’s navigable waters include: Atlantic Intracoastal WaterwayGulf Intracoastal WaterwayHarbors, Bays, and BayousInlets and PassesCanals and ChannelsRivers and Creeks Types of Boating Accidents Under Florida Maritime Law Any personal injury or death resulting from activities provided in or on navigable waters by a company or entity falls under the regulatory requirements of Florida Maritime law....

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Hospital Medical Malpractice Negligence And Legal Liability

Hospital Medical Malpractice Negligence

Hospital Medical malpractice negligence is generally synonymous with the thought of wrongdoing on behalf of a doctor or other medical professional. In actuality, however, there are numerous points of potential liability to consider in hospital medical malpractice negligence cases. Medical care can go awry at any point from admission forward in a hospital. In fact, a hospital may be liable in more situations than you realize. These can include scenarios involving not only doctors, but employees. And in a number of cases, the doctors are not the employees. Doctors: Employees or Independent Contractors?When hospital doctors who are employees provide improper treatment...

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Legal Representation By Expert Automobile Accident Attorneys

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 “Should we look into automobile accident attorneys?” It’s a question often asked after an automobile accident. The answer is generally “Yes.” There are a number of important reasons why, including those involving professional legal assessment, liability, insurance issues, and fair compensation. Whether or not you are at fault, legal representation by an experienced Miami automobile accident attorney can offer substantial benefits.  To begin with, professional legal assessment of an accident often brings to light legal considerations that can affect a case, but are not obvious to the general public. For example, in many cases more than one party involved in an automobile...

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Problematic Payouts In First Party Insurance Claims

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First party insurance claims are those claims placed by a policyholder. The insurance company is considered the second party; any additional claimant is considered the third party. An example of a first party insurance claim would be a case in which a homeowner has storm damage and makes a claim with his or her homeowner’s insurance company. In accordance with the policy’s coverage and exclusions, the insurance company generally has a legal responsibility to provide fair compensation within a reasonable amount of time without undue burden on the homeowner.  In some cases, insurance companies are less than adept at providing a...

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