In an ideal world, a person who has been involved in a Southwest Florida auto accident will be able to file a simple claim with their insurance provider and in a timely manner receive a settlement that covers their damages. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Insurance companies are companies first, and in a no-fault state like Florida this often means looking after their bottom line first before their clients’ full needs. When…
Florida is the sunshine state and is a popular tourist destination because of the beaches, the attractions, and so much more. Each year, more and more people flock to this state on their hunt for a warm-weather destination. Unfortunately, some of these tourists may become injured due to several unforeseen accidents while they are on vacation. So, what do you do as a tourist when you have been injured out of state? Read on to…
SARASOTA – Florida Highway Patrol announced two people were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Monday afternoon. The Crash occurred as a 35-year old man from Bradenton was driving a sedan heading south in the right lane of I-75, north of Clark Road. Also traveling south near the sedan was a pickup truck driven by a 60-year-old man from Sarasota with a 68-year-old woman from Bradenton. As the two vehicles headed south…
Speeding is not only illegal, it is a primary cause of Florida accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, speeding is the cause of 26% of all traffic fatalities. Even a few miles over the speed limit can increase the risk of accident significantly. In fact for every ten miles over the speed limit, the risk of accident doubles. If you’ve been in an accident and you believe the other…
Accidents happen throughout Florida’s Suncoast and the rest of the state. However, if your injury occurred because someone else was careless and neglecting their primary responsibilities, that’s not your fault. If you’re not at fault for your injuries and someone else is, it’s unfair for you to have to shoulder the loss of time and the financial burden of medical treatment and recovery. The right thing to do is to hold accountable those who are…
One of the most common questions personal injury lawyers in Southwest Florida are asked when meeting with a new auto accident client is “how is my auto accident settlement going to be calculated?” Afterall, the settlement is the most important part of the whole ordeal; it’s what a person needs to get back to their life after an accident has occurred. Without that settlement they may be forced to pay for medical costs, property damage,…
Arbitration is something that is gaining popularity in Florida personal injury cases. Many companies actually prefer arbitration hearings so they can resolve disputes and address claims in court through litigation. This allows for lower costs, more convenience, and a much faster process. However, there are also some downsides. Here is how arbitration plays a role in a Sarasota/Bradenton Florida personal injury case. What Is Arbitration? Arbitration is simply an alternative form of dispute resolution and…
Manatee County –  Florida Highway Patrol announced a serious crash with multiple deaths and multiple injuries on Moccasin Wallow Road, Sunday afternoon. The accident took place east of Carter Road, as a 50-year-old woman from Parrish FL was driving a Toyota sedan heading east on Moccasin Wallow Road, with a 52-year-old male passenger. At the same time, a 64-year-old woman from Sun City Center was driving westbound in a Honda sport utility vehicle with a…
Semi-truck accidents are one of the most debilitating vehicle accidents. Simply because of the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, when they collide with another vehicle it can be catastrophic. The state of Florida has the fourth highest number of semi-truck drivers in the United States. So it is crucial that Southwest Florida drivers understand how to drive safely around these vehicles to avoid a debilitating accident. Here are four ways to stay safe…
When you are injured in a car accident, your medical bills will quickly start piling up. Medical costs are extremely high in Southwest Florida and if an injury is severe, you will require a lot of care. Between diagnostic testing, treatments, and pharmaceuticals, you may suddenly find yourself in thousands of dollars of debt. In most cases after an accident, the auto insurance companies will cover the costs of medical care. Florida legally requires all…