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How Does Car Insurance Decide Who Is at Fault?

How Does Car Insurance Decide Who Is at Fault?

Posted on: 01/12/2021

Car accidents are complicated. For the victims, or the parties to an accident, it can also feel completely overwhelming. When you’re dealing with medical bills, injuries, and lost income, it can be difficult to even think about anything else.  Fortunately, filing a car accident claim against the other party could give you the chance to recover your losses in either a financial settlement or a jury award. In order to get paid, however, the insurance company needs to make a decision about fault. So, how does car insurance decide who is at fault in a car accident? Read on to find out.  The Role of Law Enforcement in an Accident When you’re involved in an accident, law enforcement—usually police officers, sheriffs, or highway patrol—often respond to the scene of the crash. Their [...] read more

When to File a Claim for Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries

When to File a Claim for Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Posted on: 12/10/2020

When you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s normal to feel a deep sense of injustice. Taking civil action against those responsible, however, could help you recover financial compensation.  Pedestrian accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. Every year, many pedestrians around the country suffer severe injuries or even death as the result of being struck by a vehicle. But suffering an accident caused by the negligence of another leaves you with a choice—should you take legal action? Read on to find when filing a claim for your pedestrian accident injuries makes sense.  Common Varieties of Pedestrian Accidents Pedestrian accidents happen all too often. Many times, they are the result of another person or entity's negligence—whether that of a driver cruising around a crowded p [...] read more

Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes

Can Nursing Homes Be Sued for Negligence?

Posted on: 11/25/2020

Nursing home caretakers provide a valuable service to senior citizens. As the family members of a loved one living in assisted care, we trust that the people charged with taking care of them will do their jobs humanely. Unfortunately, abuse has been well documented in nursing homes, and people who are unfamiliar with the forms of abuse out there may not know how to recognize the signs of abuse and file a personal injury claim to combat it.  Preventing, responding to, and seeking compensation for nursing home abuse are all options on the table for the family of those who’ve suffered it. Read on to learn about some of the types of abuse in nursing homes, and how you can take action to protect the interests of your loved one.  Types of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse not only im [...] read more

What Happens If Your Lyft Driver Gets in an Accident?

What Happens If Your Lyft Driver Gets in an Accident?

Posted on: 10/07/2020

With the explosion in the popularity of driving apps such as Lyft and Uber in recent years, consumer preferences have radically shifted. Fewer people rely on traditional taxis, opting instead for the convenience offered by the contract-driving apps. This trend also brings questions. The practice of hiring contractors often leaves car accident victims unaware of who should and could be made responsible for their damages. What happens if your Lyft driver gets in an accident? Read on for some context.  Determining Liability for a Lyft Driver Accident Many drivers take advantage of ride-sharing services to make some extra cash on the side. At the end of the day, the fact is that Lyft drivers are just like any other driver—and they have been known to make mistakes. As the victim in a Lyft- [...] read more

Common Defenses the Liable Party Could Use in Your Personal Injury Claim

Common Defenses the Liable Party Could Use in Your Personal Injury Claim

Posted on: 09/22/2020

Filing a personal injury claim can help recover damages. Providing sound evidence is the best way to win the settlement you deserve. Here are some common defenses the liable party could use in your West Palm Beach personal injury claim.  Common Defenses the At-Fault Party Could Use Against You When a personal injury claim is successful, it can allow you to recover damages from the at-fault party, typically paid through an insurance provider. Damages can vary, depending on the type of personal injury case at hand, but some common damages include medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.  Similar to a criminal trial, the defendant has the right to, well, defend themselves or itself from the plaintiff’s claims. These defenses could take various forms. Fo [...] read more