Story Highlights: People suffer injuries all the time, and many of these injuries involve commercial products. Sometimes you can sue the product’s manufacturer for compensation, but other times you can’t hold them responsible for what happened. So what’s the distinction? What makes one product defective while another product was simply used wrong? The line between defective products and reckless actions can be nuanced, but here are a few of the basic distinctions. Common-Sense Dangers Some…
Insurance companies like to project a caring and compassionate image in their advertising. They want you to know that they’re on your side, they want you to save money on monthly premiums, and they’ll be there for you when something happens and you need money to recover or replace something you lost. Unfortunately, the reality of insurance companies is often very different. Insurers are for-profit companies, which means that their goal is to make as…
The United States law is extremely complicated. Not only do you have federal, state, and local laws interacting with each other, and not only do these laws become longer and more complex every year, but you also have thousands of previous cases that can establish precedent on your case. Filing a lawsuit can be a long, complicated, and expensive process, and you absolutely need to have a lawyer helping you for anything bigger than a…
Walking around is good for your health, but it can also be dangerous in a nation as motorized as the United States. Florida, in particular, has a lot of cars, motorcycles, RVs, SUVs, and other vehicles on the road thanks to the dense population and the vast numbers of tourists. That means there are a lot of cars on the streets all throughout the state, and while a pedestrian is more likely to win a…
Car manufacturers are working on self-driving technology even as you read this, and a growing list of driver-assistance features are making their way into each new generation of vehicles. However, a completely hands-off self-driving car is still a long ways off, and there’s reason to believe it will never fully come about. Even if self-driving vehicles manage to become safer and more reliable than the average human driver, there’s a little thing called “liability” that…
If you watch any legal dramas on TV or at the movies, chances are good you know what a “surprise witness” or “surprise evidence” is. At a dramatically appropriate moment, one of the two sides will reveal something or someone that casts the whole trial in a new light. If it’s the good side the surprise will be just the thing to convince the jury or make the judge end the case then and there,…
Story Highlights: A Woman Was Killed In A Crash On University Pkwy & Lockwood Ridge An Infant Remains In Critical Condition A Red-Light Runner Caused The Crash The Accident Remains Under Investigation Manatee County FL  – Florida Highway Patrol reported a woman has died, and an infant child was in critical condition after being involved in a crash on University Parkway Sunday evening. The crash took place as several vehicles were in the left turn…
Florida is one of the most densely populated states in America. It’s also one of the most visited states, with over 100 million tourists annually and new records being set almost every year. On top of that, the narrow shape of the state means there are only a few highways that travel down the peninsula. Add it all together and it’s no wonder that Florida has some of the most traffic accidents of any state…
We invest in vehicle insurance not just because it’s the law, but to have protection in place should we find ourselves in an accident. In an ideal world, we’ll never need to use it, but the world we live in is unfortunately not a perfect one. The moments and days following an accident are stressful ones, and they become even more stressful when you come to find out that your insurance provider has denied your…
Those looking into the 2020 Ford Explorer or Lincoln Aviator SUVs may want to wait a while after new recalls have just been announced. In early August, Ford Motor Co. issued a safety alert on these vehicles pointing toward the lack of an important part that keeps the car in a safe stationary position when in park. This means the car could move while parked, which can greatly increase a person’s risk of being involved…