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.
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.
Shorter days, fatigue, compromised vision, rush hour, holiday traffic and impaired driving all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous this time of year compared to any other. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, the risk for fatal crashes is three times higher at night.
At Weinstein & Cohen, we have been practicing personal injury law for more than 30 years. This tenure has afforded us extensive experience in dealing with and settling personal injury claims with insurance adjustors. And just like in any profession – there are both good and bad adjustors out there. However, one thing that adjustors have in common is they are skilled in the tried and true practice of negotiating.
Defective products cause thousands of injuries each year. Everything from recalled vehicles to contaminated food products and furniture that too easily topples over are sold to consumers on a regular basis.
When it comes to personal injury claims, you’re typically going to be involved in some type of liability claim investigation. What this means is that an investigation is used to determine the negligence of the accused party or entity. Sometimes the process of determining negligence can be confusing and that’s why we’ve decided to break it down into the four elements needed to prove your case.
Late last month, the way vehicles are investigated by police after an accident significantly changed following a groundbreaking privacy rights opinion handed down by a panel of judges for the Fourth District Court of Appeals.
5.2 million dollar jury verdict in Naples, Florida. 92 year old mother of two killed by drunk driver who was speeding and ran a stop sign. Estate of Theresa Lesniak.
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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