As the reality of daily life across South Florida continues to change amid the COVID-19 quarantine, one thing we’ve noticed is a spike in distracted driving accidents across our community. While our devices remain a lifeline for news and connection to family and loved ones, it’s important to remember to put the phone down if you must venture out in your vehicle for groceries or other essential supplies.
For more than 30 years, the attorneys and team at Weinstein & Cohen have remained dedicated to our South Florida home, our clients, our employees, our families and our community. Given the spread of COVID-19 across Florida and the United States, that commitment to our people and our home resonates now more than ever.
If a new car is on your list in 2020, there is high probability you’ve already done some research online and maybe even built and customized one online to meet your budget and needs. Cost, size, brand and a host of other factors go into the decision-making process. However, make sure you consider the safety features of a potential vehicle as well. A good place to start when it comes to safety is to check out SafeCar.gov, a site powered by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, for a ton of information on vehicle safety, recalls, crash ratings, technology and much more. Many of the features highlighted can help you avoid a car accident entirely while others are critical in reducing serious injury should an accident occur.
In 2018, there were more than 400,000 traffic accidents in Florida resulting in nearly 255,000 injuries. Unfortunately, victims sometimes make mistakes when it comes to dealing with their accident – whether that’s at the accident site, before they seek legal help or during the claim process. Below, we’ve detailed some of the more common types of personal injury claim mistakes accident victims can make across Miami, Naples and the rest of Florida.
We get it. Going to the dentist is not fun. Not even the prospect of the Treasure Box at the end of a childhood visit made it more tolerable. But good dental hygiene is important and regular cleanings and checkups should be part of your yearly routine.
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days? In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 91,000 crashes and 795 deaths in 2017 alone. However, these numbers are likely underestimated and fatal crashes may be much higher that are caused by drowsy drivers.
Let’s face it - medical billing is an integral part of any practice, whether patients are using insurance or are paying their bills out of pocket. Doctors, hospitals, therapists, pharmacies and other health care professionals cannot be compensated unless your medical bills are accurate. Your medical bills can also have a significant effect on you both personally and financially.
You pay a lot of money for insurance just in case something happens. You count on that coverage to get you back on your feet. When an accident occurs and you finally need to use that insurance, the last thing you can afford is your insurance carrier being unresponsive.
For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of over 40,000 roadway deaths, according to report released by the National Safety Council earlier this year. In 2018, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes – a 1% decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths) and 2016 (40,327 deaths). About 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes last year – also a 1% decrease over 2017. Florida saw a 5.8% spike in fatalities according to estimates.
Our team has demonstrated the ability to achieve fair and just compensation for our clients. We are an aggressive litigation firm known for the absolute highest quality representation and staffed by the finest and most skilled litigators, paralegals, investigators and support staff.
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