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How Will I Collect My Settlement?

How Will I Collect My Settlement?Once your personal injury trial is over, and the court has answered in your favor, you’ll then begin the process of collecting your settlement. This is where things can get tricky, depending on if the debtor, or defendant, can pay the settlement amount and what type of defendant you may have been in court against. In order to make payments on your medical expenses and get your life and recovery back on track, you’ll want your settlement as quickly as possible, and we at want you to be prepared on what to do, or what you may experience, during the settlement collection process.
Collecting A Settlement From A Business
For an example, let’s say you’ve experienced a slip and fall accident in a big name grocery store. When you take the accident to the courts in order to gain compensation for your injuries, you’ll typically be going against a business in trying to get the settlement you deserve. When collecting a settlement against a business, particularly a big business, the defendant will often want to settle the case out of... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

The Cost Of A Broken Leg

The Cost Of A Broken LegA broken leg can occur as the result of a slip and fall accident or a car accident, and this is actually one of the most common types of injuries suffered during any type of personal injury accident. In order to put into perspective just how important it is to seek compensation for your injuries, we at want to outline just how expensive finding yourself with a broken leg can be in the state of Florida. Of course, different health or automobile insurance plans will cover different parts of the recovery, and hospitals may charge different amounts, so we are going to outline some averages that one could be likely to expect.
The X Ray
After breaking a leg after a fall or an accident, the first step once you arrive to the emergency room will be the X ray. An X ray can tell the doctor and their team just how severe the break may be, what the healing process will entail, and an additional parts of the leg that may have sustained damage due to the bone being... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

When Am I Most Likely To Get Into A Car Accident?

When Am I Most Likely To Get Into A Car Accident? Unfortunately, getting into a car accident isn’t all that rare, but there are statistics for the state of Florida that show the time you may be most likely to find yourself in a car accident situation. Highway patrol statistics in the state of Florida have shown that a person is most likely to find themselves in a car accident between the hours of 6pm and 9pm, which isn’t much of a surprise when you consider traffic during these times. After the work rush is through, and when individuals and families will be doing their running around from place to place, the roads in Florida typically see the most congestion during these times.

Car accident statistics in the state of Florida also show step rises around holidays such as Christmas, the Fourth of July, and Memorial Day, and the congestion during these times may provide you with a greater likelihood of getting into an accident as well. Also, there is a greater likelihood of intoxicated drivers being on the... read article

Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Comparative Negligence And What It Means To Your Personal Injury Case

Comparative Negligence And What It Means To Your Personal Injury CaseComparative negligence laws are something that needs to be learned a bit about if you plan to take a personal injury case to court. In slip and fall accidents, comparative negligence is something that will come up during the trial process, and it can greatly affect the amount of compensation you’re able to actually receive once your case is settled. At, we want to lift the veil from comparative negligence, and help those who have been in an accident to better understand just what these laws are and what they can mean to their case.

Comparative negligence laws allow both parties involved in a personal injury case to share the responsibility for the accident. What this means is that the injured party can be deemed at least partly responsible for the accident they were injured in, and the deemed negligent party will only have to pay their responsibility percentage of the compensation amount.

For an example, if a person trips on a portion of broken sidewalk outside of a store,... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

Top 4 Things To Understand About Personal Injury Settlements

Top 4 Things To Understand About Personal Injury SettlementsPersonal injury law is one of those areas of the legal system that is more well-known for its reputation than for the actual facts behind it. Plenty of people think that they fully understand all aspects of it just because they've seen it on TV or have a friend who received compensation for some injuries. But there are lots of things that aren't really that understood – even when people think they do understand them.

A perfect example of this has to do with out of court settlements in a personal injury case. Just because you assume that you understand everything about a settlement, there's likely to be plenty that you don't fully grasp. It isn't always as simple as just being offered a lump sum of money and taking it – there's much more that you need to consider.

With that in mind, here are some of the top things to understand about personal injury settlements as you go through the process of seeking compensation.

• The Opposition Doesn't Always Want To Give You One –... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

What Happens In The Average Personal Injury Case?

What Happens In The Average Personal Injury Case? Personal injury law can be very complex, and involve a lot of different things. In Florida, there are many different potential outcomes and many different steps that an attorney might take in order to help get a client the compensation that they deserve. If you've been injured in any kind of accident, it's a good idea to get a clearer idea about what happens during the course of the average personal injury lawsuit.

Before you go over the following things, it's important to keep in mind that there are no guarantees when it comes to personal injury law. Every case is unique, and unique outcomes will be reached during each case. However, a few basic things will usually happen. Here's what you can expect.

• First, you'll need to find a good attorney. After you've sought medical attention the next step will be tracking down a personal injury lawyer that you can trust. Be sure to go with one that has a solid history and plenty of experience – like our team.
• Once you contact the personal... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

How Personal Injury Damages Are Determined

How Personal Injury Damages Are Determined Being injured is no joke, and Florida is the site of more than 200,000 traffic accidents alone. When you or someone close to you is injured in an accident it can have a huge impact on your life. Not only do you have to recover physically and emotionally, but you may have to heal financially as well. Accidents can bring serious costs with them, from medical costs to the money you might lose by not being able to arrive at work.

To help you move past those financial hardships, seeking compensation for an injury is important. Not only will a settlement or being awarded damages help you financially, but it can remove a tremendous amount of stress and make it easier for you to focus on your physical recovery.

There are two things that could occur if your attorney agrees that you should seek compensation – you'll either be offered an out of court settlement, or you'll go to trial and hopefully be awarded damages. Settlements are a 'sure thing' when offered, while a trial could award more or... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

A Closer Look At Slip And Fall Accident Law

A Closer Look At Slip And Fall Accident LawOf all the various types of personal injury law, slip and fall accident cases are the ones that get the bad rap. The reason is simple – there have been plenty of frivolous lawsuits related to slip and fall injuries, and as a result it's easy to write them off as nothing more than opportunism. But the reality is that slips and falls can cause serious injuries and lead to major problems – problems that help highlight just why this type of accident law is indeed important.

Consider some of the following issues that can occur as a result of a slip and fall:

• High medical bills
• Lost wages due to time away from work
• Brain injuries
• Long term or short term disabilities
• Paralysis
• Death

Even a seemingly minor injury could end up leading to significant health issues down the road – an injured knee now could seem to heal only to need surgery years down the road. And for those who are immediately disabled for any length of time, the financial costs of their accident can be very high. The... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Understanding Wrongful Death LawsuitsIt's true that Florida is home to many of the country's accidents – after all, the sheer number of people who live in the state combined with the millions who visit annually mean that accidents are inevitable. Luckily, many of these accidents are fairly minor. But when serious traffic accidents occur and lead to death, families can often struggle to pick up the pieces and move on after losing their loved ones.

That's where wrongful death lawsuits come in. These aren't just frivolous legal proceedings – wrongful death lawsuits serve several purposes:

• They can help pay for the medical bills and memorial arrangements of the loved one
• They can help replace lost wages that occur when a loved one is lost
• They can help families find closure by providing some semblance of justice
• They can help alleviate some measure of stress that is present after a death

Nothing will bring a loved one back, but a wrongful death lawsuit can help make it easier to adjust to life after losing them by removing some of the financial hardships that can occur. As a result, finding... read article

Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Understanding The Aftermath Of A Truck Accident

Understanding The Aftermath Of A Truck Accident More than 16 million drivers use Florida's roads each day, and that huge concentration of vehicles means that accidents occur frequently – about 200,000 annually. Most of these are fairly minor, but serious accidents do happen and can bring with them tremendous hardships for those involved including major injuries, paralysis, death, and massive financial burdens.

Trucking accidents are among the most dangerous. Due to the size, weight, and speed of big rigs, being involved in an accident with one can be deadly. While taking steps to minimize the chance of death is important, there are some occasions where there is no way to avoid an accident. In these cases, understanding the aftermath is important so you will know what to do.

The first step is to get the medical attention you need, obviously. You shouldn't be spending time at an accident site when you need to get medical help. Even if you feel like you haven't been injured, it's still important to go to a doctor due to Florida's law. Under PIP law, you only have 14... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

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