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July 2018 Archives

Brain injury: Family had difficult time with insurance claim

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the insurance company for the driver deemed at fault is typically responsible for damages on both vehicles and documented personal injury claims, up to the limits of the policy. Most policies have a limit on medical expenses that will be paid, and one Florida family became familiar with policy limits over the last several years. Sadly, their daughter suffered a serious brain injury when she was involved in a car accident, and they had a difficult time navigating a claim against the negligent driver's insurance.

Wrongful death: Son dies in car crash

No matter the age of a loved one, an unexpected death is difficult to cope with the aftermath. It is especially difficult to handle the loss when a deceased loved one may have still been young. When a premature death occurs as a result of the negligence of another individual, a family may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Recently, a family suffered their own unexpected loss following a three-vehicle crash in Florida.

Do you know how to avoid side-impact collisions?

As a driver, you certainly want to make sure you remain aware of your surroundings and the potential dangers on the roads. By knowing what scenarios you could encounter and where they are most likely to occur, you may have the ability to better avoid winding up in a dangerous situation.

Florida family law attorneys available to advise through divorce

Marriages end for different reasons. Some marriages end for a host of small reasons that build up over the years, and others end due to some significant betrayal by one or both spouses. Whatever the cause, the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau 2015 report indicates that divorces for couples that are 50 and older are on the rise. For some, the marriage may end on an amicable note, and others may not. Whatever the expectations may be for a divorce, it is wise for a spouse to seek the advice of a family law attorney in Florida.

Think twice before trusting your insurance company

Some business people are unscrupulous. They will do whatever it takes in order to reach the outcome they desire, especially if it means that they save money. Unfortunately, insurance companies can act in that manner after you have suffered serious injuries or other harm in a car accident. While you may want to trust your agent or the adjuster, you may also want to take everything they say with a grain of salt.

Protecting yourself after a dog bite

Florida residents aren't the only ones who love their dogs. Some surveys show that over one third of American families include one or more dogs. Dogs can be beneficial for children, those who are elderly and people who have few family members. They are also intelligent enough to provide meaningful services for those with physical or emotional disabilities.

3 questions to ask yourself before filing for divorce

When a marriage hits a rocky point, many people may begin to wonder whether it is the beginning of the end. For some couples, working through a hiccup may turn out easily enough, but for others, a rocky marriage could turn into an unhappy and unhealthy one. If you feel this way about your relationship, you may also find yourself considering divorce.

Car accidents: Truck driver says his phone distracted him

Smartphones have changed our lives. A smartphone connects users to friends, family and the world through all the applications available for use. Unfortunately, studies have shown that use of a phone while driving can result in increased chances of car accidents. One Florida driver allegedly admitted that his recent accident was due to distraction by his cell phone.

New tax laws and the impact on family law concerns

Couples in Florida considering divorce may be aware of the recent changes to tax laws and how they will affect alimony. Those people preparing to move forward with the process, especially a high-asset divorce, will find it beneficial to learn how these laws could impact them and their financial obligations. In fact, these changes may mean that some couples would be prudent to finalize their divorce plans by the end of year.

Brain injuries can affect victims long-term

As Florida readers are aware, the impact of a car accident can last for months or sometimes years. This is especially true for individuals who experience some type of brain injury in the accident. Depending on the severity of the impact and various other factors, head trauma can affect a person's ability to do normal tasks and enjoy a certain quality of life. 

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