In July 2019, Florida became one of twelve states that allow autonomous cars to operate on their public roadways without a human in the vehicle. Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, proclaimed that “Florida officially has an open-door policy to autonomous vehicle companies.”  While the governor touts the passing of the bill as a coming economic boon for Florida,  many question the implications for safety and accountability. Under the current Florida law, the cars do not have to pass state inspection or any other type of certification. The responsibility for safety is left to the companies who are building the technology. The only nod to safety is increased insurance limits for autonomous cars. States that have courted the tech giants to bring autonomous vehicles to their roadways tout the economic benefits. Undoubtedly, states that are making it easier for testing and deployment…

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Every now and then when you go shopping, you tend to come across sections of a store that are not very safe for customers. In many cases, people have been known to actually slip and fall in the aisles of department stores. While these falls may sometimes just be shaken off, many times, they tend to get quite serious and can lead to all sorts of complications. From broken bones to concussions, damages to the neck and even the back. The possibilities of damages from a slip and fall are numerous. The injuries that result from a slip and fall can be very serious and as a result, can be quite costly to treat. That is not all, they can also result in having to take time off work in order to heal from these injuries and that would invariably…

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Halloween is arguably the most popular holiday of the year given how so many kids dress up and trick or treat around their neighborhoods. Even adults get into the act by dressing up themselves, throwing parties, and gatherings that celebrate this most unique time of the year. Unfortunately, Halloween is also a time of an increase in accidents and injuries. Understanding that a Halloween injury may happen is only part of the preparation that you will need to understand. You may find yourself in a dispute about the cause and need the services of a personal injury lawyer or accident lawyer.

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Over the last couple of years, Florida has consistently been at the receiving end of Mother Nature’s wrath, from high magnitude hurricanes to tropical storms. Only recently, Southern Florida was the victim of yet another tropical storm.  Carefully consider consulting a tropical storm damage insurance claims attorney. For anyone unfortunately familiar with such natural disasters, it is common knowledge that flooding is an unequivocal part of the equation. After the hurricanes, and tropical storms come intense winds and floods to “finish up the rest”. Thankfully, our society is structured to ensure that losses associated with such natural disasters are mitigated to the barest minimum by the manner of insurance policies. Insurance policies tend to help create a covering against the effects that these natural disasters may have on our economic positions. However, there are different types of insurance policies for…

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Storms come and go, but their effects stay with us for much longer. They cause serious damage to property and sometimes, they cause deaths. Dealing with the emotions around losing your home or property to a storm is already bad enough, but what happens when your insurance company who is supposed to have your back has denied insurance claim? Denied or underpaid insurance claims are pretty common especially in the event of a natural disaster when a lot of people are affected. Maybe there was a tropical storm or hurricane, the damages can be very widespread. It is at times like these that people troop to their insurers in droves in search of a lifeline. Insurance providers, for one reason or the other, cannot satisfy all the claims presented to them, so they try to prey on unsuspecting individuals by…

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We live in a beautiful world, but sometimes it seems like our planet turns against us in the form of natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian. The indigenes of Florida are no strangers to natural disasters, especially hurricanes. Hurricanes have come and gone, leaving disaster in their wake. Homeowners are left to pick up the pieces and rebuild from what is left. If you live in an area where the chances of experiencing a natural disaster are high, the best thing you can do for your property is to have it insured and have a property insurance claims lawyer on hand. But sometimes, you may not be paid what you are owed, either due to your insurer acting in bad faith or you misrepresenting the damages incurred. This is where property damage or hurricane lawyer comes in handy. Here at…

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Dear Clients, As Hurricane Dorian rapidly approaches, we hope that you and your families are actively preparing for the worst, no matter what eventual direction this hurricane takes. As South Floridians, we accept the trade-off for living in a year-round sunny paradise: hurricane season. From June through November, we constantly monitor the weather in the Atlantic Ocean and the dreaded cone of uncertainty that predicts where a storm is going to hit. From experience, we learn that it is better to be safe than sorry. especially when it comes to protecting our families and safeguarding our homes or businesses. Unfortunately, during times of need the insurance company may deny, devalue. or delay your insurance claim. You do not have to deal with uncooperative insurance companies alone. The Injury Firm is here to help. Our Fort Lauderdale attorneys have extensive experience…

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What is AutoZone? AutoZone like many of the retailer outlets in the US, has seen tremendous growth over the years. From humble beginnings as a single store in Arkansas just over a couple of decades ago, it has grown to become one of the biggest auto part retailers in the United States. AutoZone provides parts in varying categories with regards to automobiles. Some of the categories include: Performance Products Tools & Equipment Fluids & Chemicals Exterior Accessories Interior Accessories Replacement Parts Fixing Your Car DIY Fixing your car in DIY fashion can be one of the most rewarding skills you can actually acquire. This is especially true since car repair technicians and dealers are mostly out to empty your wallet with outrageous sums. Hence the reason why most of us have decided to tread the path of fixing or…

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After you have been hurt in a car accident, you may want to know exactly what you are entitled to for your pain and suffering. By talking to a personal injury lawyer, they can help you to know what your next steps will be. You need a car accident lawyer to handle this type of case as they will have the knowledge and experience that is needed to get you what you deserve. The reality is that insurance companies have their own approach to calculating the values of a pain and suffering or personal injury claim. These calculations include the compensation for any medical bills, your lost wages, as well as some money to help with your pain and suffering. By reading on, you can see how to calculate the value of the claim using 2 different approaches: the per…

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After experiencing a car accident, much of the attention is on the driver, the passengers, and all the human lives involved in the accident (and rightly so!). However, not much attention goes towards the car itself. For most of us, our cars are our pride and joy; they see us through good times and bad and are always there when we need them, so what happens after an accident? Extent of the Car Accident First and foremost, what happens to your vehicle will depend on the extent of the accident (as well as the condition of the driver). If it was only a light collision and most of the damage is superficial, you might be able to swap insurance details and then continue on your way. However, not everybody involved in a car accident is so lucky. For more serious…

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