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Coronavirus Death Toll Rises: Suing for Wrongful Death in Florida Nursing Homes

Posted on: 03/31/2020

The state of Florida is a hotspot for the novel coronavirus outbreak. Florida has a large population of elderly individuals, and the elderly can more vulnerable than other age groups to this disease. Nursing homes have suffered from COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the state, and patients have died from complications because they have compromised immune systems. If you live in the West Palm Beach area and your loved one has died in a nursing home after contracting COVID-19, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Although it’s difficult to know who gave your loved one the disease, the nursing home has an obligation to follow specific protocol and keep your loved one out of harm’s way. If you’re unsure whether you can file a [...] read more

How to Sue for Surgery Complications 

How to Sue for Surgery Complications 

Posted on: 03/11/2020

Surgery complications are one of every patient’s worst fears. Everyone hopes they’ll come out of surgery better than when they went in, but unfortunately, this can’t be guaranteed. Patients in Florida must trust their doctors to provide them with the standard of care in the operating room and hope that the outcome is good. If you’ve suffered surgery complications in West Palm Beach and you think your doctor is to blame, then you may have grounds for a Florida medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor is negligent and violates the standard of care.  If you need help filing a claim against your doctor, you can speak with a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo. Types of Surgery Complications Resulting from Medical Malpractice Surgery complications happen frequently, but they aren’t always [...] read more

How Much to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement

Posted on: 02/07/2020

There's never a sure way to predict how much your car accident claim is worth. Various factors influence the value of your insurance claim, and no blanket estimate will fit into every situation. Combine this fact with Florida being a no-fault state, and it's challenging to determine the value of your auto accident claim on a surface level. However, understanding what can impact your auto accident claim can better inform you about how to pursue your compensation and how much may be included in your claim.  What Is No-Fault Insurance? Florida's no-fault policy means that all drivers have to carry some form of auto insurance. What this means for you is that if you're involved in an auto accident, then regardless of who caused it, you and the other driver will have to file claims with your respective insurance companies.  This mandatory policy can cover damages such as [...] read more

Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law: When Does Fault Matter?

Posted on: 12/20/2019

Florida is one of the few states that practice what's known as no-fault insurance law. No-fault insurance is a mandatory coverage type for all vehicle drivers in Florida. This law forces all drivers to have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and property damage liability (PDI). The basic form of PIP and PDI should cover at least $10,000 for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Regardless of who's at fault, this automatic insurance policy can cover the damages associated with auto accidents. No-fault insurance simplifies or even eliminates many potential auto accident claims and can save many drivers from experiencing drawn-out legal battles for compensation. However, not everything about no-fault insurance is perfect.  Specific issues with this m [...] read more

I’m Having Back Pain after a Car Accident. Can I Sue?

Posted on: 11/22/2019

Back injuries can be severe complications that many people experience following a car accident. The aftermath of suffering a spinal injury or other back injury can potentially disrupt your way of life forever. Not only do these injuries have the potential to ruin your physical and mental health, but your medical bills can also destroy your family and financial life. If you're suffering from back pain after experiencing a car accident that wasn't your fault, you have the right to sue for compensation [...] read more