With summer descending upon Southwest Florida, now is the perfect time for increased chances of hurricanes, rain, tropical depressions, flooding and hazardous road conditions of all types. As we look around Naples, FL, we can still see the effects of Hurricane Irma firsthand.
Whether your fishing, island hoping, pleasure cruising or out for sunset ride – boating is part of our community fabric in Naples, Florida. With it, however, comes a likely increased rise in boating accidents, injuries and sometimes death. Florida continues to lead the nation in boating accidents – a problem that is only intensified as summer approaches and temperatures rise.
Car accidents happen every day in parking lots across Collier County and Southwest Florida. Most parking lot accidents occur at low speeds and don’t typically cause massive damage. However, determining fault in these types of incidents can be tricky. It can be difficult for drivers to understand who has the right of way, which is an important factor in determining liability.
Slip and fall accidents occur with regularity across South Florida and the first thing you should do if you find yourself a victim of one is to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit for damages against the at-fault party. That at-fault party is usually the owner or whoever is operating the property where the accident occurred. Property owners are required to maintain adequate insurance, which means that if you file a lawsuit you’ll more than likely be dealing with the property’s insurance company.
The life of Steven Leonard, the only male cast member of the “Paradise Coast Wives” reality show, was tragically cut short in 2015 after he died in a fire that engulfed the historic Eagle Eye Building on Fifth Avenue South where he had an apartment.
Here at the South Florida and Naples offices of Weinstein & Cohen, we can tell you without a doubt that insurance is of the utmost importance if you are involved in a serious accident with injuries, no matter who is at fault in the crash.
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are 39.5 million medically attended injuries and poisonings every year, resulting in 42.3 million emergency room visits for accidental injuries? That’s 126.3 medically attended injuries per 1,000 people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that there were 37,461 fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents in 2016 (most recent statistics), which was an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year. And nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017 amid mounting signs that pedestrians and drivers are dangerously distracted.
Getting into a car accident is not something we plan for. In fact, most of assume that when we get into our vehicles, we’ll make it safely to our destination without issue. And for the most part – that is usually the case. However, situations arise and accidents can be an unfortunate consequence of those actions.
The Internet of Things tends to create buzz among tech-enthusiasts with the way by which it connects objects to objects, objects to people and people to people. This has impacted countless industries and changed the lives of billions, but how might you ask is technology affecting the auto insurance industry?
According to a recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study, the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is eight times higher than federal estimates indicate.
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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