For any family, the decision to move a loved one into nursing home can be one of the most heart-wrenching choices you can make. Feelings of apprehension, anxiety and sadness are often part of the equation. In addition to a mix of conflicting emotions, a family will worry whether the nursing home’s staff will be able to provide an appropriate standard of care with the kindness and dignity their loved one deserves.
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.
A crisis is developing in the nursing home industry. Certified nursing assistants continue to receive low wages with few benefits while providing care to some of our most vulnerable citizens. These nursing positions often require employees to work long hours with minimal opportunity for advancement. These work conditions lead to high employee turnover.
Let’s face it – a car accident is stressful. Vehicle damage, injuries, medical bills and insurance companies are just some of things that may involve your immediate attention. And if your injuries are severe enough and prohibit you from working, bills will certainly start and pile up.
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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