If and when you settle on nursing home care for a loved one, you probably imagine a scenario where around-the-clock care is administered in a nurturing and safe environment. The reality, unfortunately, can be quite different.
Everyone has an opinion, but what are the facts? Below we uncover 5 basic misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits that can hinder a victim in achieving fair and just compensation for their loss.
Despite the adoption of new safety features and investments in self driving technologies, deadly vehicles crashes spiked again in the U.S. according to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) late last year. Car accidents killed 37,461 people in 2016, up 5.6% from 2015.
Can you believe that 2017 is coming to an end? After an incredible year across South Florida, Naples and beyond, which included countless highs, some lows and a hurricane this summer, we have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. This time of the year should be dedicated to spending time with family and friends and reflecting on and appreciating all the great things in our lives.
With so many vehicles on the road, especially this time of year, safety is and should always remain your top priority. Seatbelts should always be worn no matter what seat you find yourself in. Properly installed car seats should always be used for children. And remaining undistracted should always be a top priority of anyone behind the wheel. However, even if you take all the necessary precautions, accidents are still a reality.
The holidays are some of the most congested travel days of the year. We’re eager to get home to spend time with loved ones and it’s inevitable that we’ll bear witness to several accidents while on the road. Unfortunately, with an increase in distracted drivers rushing off to holiday celebrations, this time of the year is also one of the deadliest when it comes to traffic accidents.
When an emergency happens and medical care is required, we go to the hospital. We simply assume that the nearest hospital will be clean, sterile and staffed with great doctors, nurses and technicians that will work to ensure we make a quick and effective recovery. However, a recent grading of South Florida hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency, has revealed an alarming reality – not all hospitals are created the same.
It’s not every day as an attorney in South Florida that you get to argue in front of the Supreme Court of Florida. But for Weinstein & Cohen Founding Partner Judson Cohen, he got to do exactly that. As Chair of the Florida Bar Rules Judicial Administration Committee (RJAC), Cohen appeared before the Florida Supreme Court this week to argue on behalf of changing a Florida legal rule as it pertains to the computation of time for response.
For the most part, simple rear end collision cases are usually not the most complex to resolve. We work with the defendant’s attorney and all the insurance companies involved to come to a reasonable settlement, or when needed, take the case to trial and litigate based on the facts and evidence in the case. Our aggressive and hard-nosed style of legal representation favors our clients in this regard and it has allowed us to achieve fair and just compensation on their behalf across a wide range of case sizes.
As Hurricane Irma continues to gather strength while putting all of Florida potentially in its crosshairs, South Florida in particular is busy preparing for the high winds and water that will accompany a storm of this magnitude. Your first priority should always be the safety of loved ones and family, but once their security is assured, there are certain steps you can take to before and after a storm in order to best position yourself to deal with your insurance company.
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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