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Can a Passenger Sue for a Car Accident in Florida?

Posted on: 09/13/2019

When you ride in a vehicle with someone else, you likely don’t expect to be injured in a car wreck. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and when they do, you must determine whom to sue for any damages you suffer. If you don’t file a claim to recover compensation after your collision, you can end up paying significant medical expenses on your own.Car accident lawsuits filed by passengers can get complex because you may need to recover compensation from multiple parties. If you’re trying to navigate the legal process, an experienced West Palm Beach car accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can support you along the way. Hopefully, once you prove negligence and receive the settlement you deserve, you can recover quickly and without added financial strain. Drivers Assume Responsibili [...] read more

Timeline of a Florida Car Accident Lawsuit

Posted on: 08/09/2019

Florida differs from many other states when it comes to car accident lawsuits. Because of the state’s no-fault insurance law, restrictions are placed on when you can sue the negligent party after a car accident. Because of this law, the timeline for car accident lawsuits is more complex. Understanding the laws and knowing how to handle a wreck when it happens can be useful.If you’ve already been injured in a wreck, our team at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo is here to help. We’ve handled many car accident lawsuits in Florida and can provide guidance on how to recover a settlement from your insurance or advice on whe [...] read more

Common Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Posted on: 05/22/2019

Imagine visiting the doctor and being told you have a serious illness. You begin expensive treatment for that illness only to later find out that you never had that illness to begin with. Now you’re told that you have an entirely different illness, and because it wasn’t treated right away, your health has deteriorated. This is a terrifying scenario, right?This example of a misdiagnosed illness is only one way that doctors can cause their patients injuries because they were being negligent. The doctor in the above example should have diagnosed the illness correctly the first time, and if they were unsure, they should have run more tests or consulted a colleague.So, what do you do if you’ve been harmed by a medical professional because of [...] read more

How to File a Lawsuit When a Loved One Dies in an Auto Accident

Posted on: 03/14/2019

Vehicle collisions can lead to serious injury and death, but who’s held responsible when the death wasn’t strictly an accident? What if a drunk driver was the cause, or what if the person who caused the accident was negligent in some other way? The negligent party responsible for your family member’s demise can be held to account.Filing a lawsuit against the party responsible can serve several functions: It can prevent the at-fault party from harming others; it can help you to secure justice and closure for what happened; and it can compensate you and your family for the financial burden placed on you by the death.If you believe your loved one’s death in a car crash was caused by negligence, the next step is to [...] read more

The Dangerous Intersections of Palm Beach

Posted on: 08/16/2017

If you spend time in Palm Beach County—as a motorist, a cyclist, or a pedestrian—you’re aware of how dangerous some local roads can be. But are particular stretches of road or specific intersections more dangerous than others? Some local institutions have taken a look at the data and concluded that certain streets are, in fact, riskier. Most Accident-Prone A couple of years ago, the Palm Beach Post analyzed traffic data collected by the county and came up with a list of the [...] read more