What if I’m injured in an Uber?

     Uber states that while the vehicle is on a trip (starting when the driver accepts a trip), Uber provides $1-million in coverage for liability to its riders, and $1-million of uninsured motorists coverage if another motorist causes the accident but doesn’t have adequate insurance.      For passengers, this level of financial responsibility […]

Products liability: Has your car been recalled?

        With the number of recalls soaring–one in five cars in the U.S. this year–U.S. transportation officials have put up a search tool that lets you check to see whether any recalls have been issued on your car.  Go to SaferCar.gov ,chose the tab “Vehicle Owners,” and put in  your car’s VIN (vehicle identification) number.

Elder law: When you die are your “digital assets” accessible?

Your bank accounts are on line.  So are your photos, your credit card charge accounts, your e-mail and social media. But when you die, or become incapacitated, will the people responsible for looking after your estate be able to locate and access all these “digital assets”?  Lawyers are concerned not only about  identifying all one’s “digital […]

3 things every woman (and man) needs to know about cyberstalking

It’s a crime and a court can intervene to stop someone from harassing you through “cyberstalking.”  What’s cyberstalking? The use of e-mail or other electronic communication (like Facebook) to communicate images or language, Directed to you, Causing you substantial emotional distress, and Serving no legitimate purpose Some examples of conduct that may entitle you to […]

The death of PIP?

THE DEATH OF PIP?          PIP–personal injury protection, or no fault insurance, the controversial coverage that all car owners must purchase–now represents a “billion dollar” tax on Floridians, according to Gov. Scott, who has made PIP reform priority #1 in the Legislature with TV ads, and a public relations campaign featuring a website blaming lawyers and […]

What if I’m injured in an Uber?

Uber states that while the vehicle is on a trip (starting when the driver accepts a trip), Uber provides $1-million in coverage for liability to its riders, and $1-million of uninsured motorists coverage if another motorist causes the accident but doesn’t have adequate insurance. For passengers, this level of financial responsibility compares favorably with the […]

Our Latest: Getting her the surgery she needed

Our latest: Getting her the surgery she needed      Our mission is to help injury victims and their families recover fair compensation from others who were at fault in causing the injuries.  We do this through investigation, counseling and advocacy.  Sometimes, counseling can be the most important part.      Such was the case for my client […]

Casey Anthony: Did the system work too well?

Casey Anthony: Did the system work too well?       The mother of a slain  toddler who never reports the child missing, and then lies to police during investigation surely looks guilty.       But in a murder trial, the jury is sworn to follow the law, and return a not guilty verdict if there is a reasonable doubt.  No proof […]

On the Road: Car accident with rental car?

      Rental car companies are no longer liable for negligence by rental drivers.  So if you’re injured in a car accident caused by a careless driver behind the wheel of a rental car, you may not be able to recover from the rental car company.   This is a big change in the law of personal injury.        […]

Med Mal Update: Florida Legislature continues crackdown against med mal claims

           Under bills headed to the Governor’s desk:      Keeping experts out of court: Out-of-state doctors must apply for a certificate to testify as an expert witness in Florida trials.  Doctors who are found to have offered “deceptive” or “fraudulent” testimony could be disciplined by the State.  Comment: With so many Florida doctors unwilling to testify against […]

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