Browsing: Personal Injury

Retail stores have standard safety practices to make shopping a safe experience for customers. Unfortunately, retail stores also tend to have a high turnover rate, and employees are sometimes not as diligent as they should be about customer safety. Each year, thousands of patrons are injured by falling merchandise in stores across the country. Big box stores like Sam’s and Costco are notorious for having merchandise packed from floor to ceiling. Having large or heavy boxes packed high on shelves can be a safety risk for shoppers. The danger is not just to shoppers. Retail employees are also injured by falling merchandise. For a store to be liable for an injury sustained from a falling object, the injured party must be able to prove one of the following: Premises liability—to establish this form of responsibility, you must be able to…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Let’s face it, getting into a car accident is an inconvenience. Not only do we need to deal with car damage and potential injuries on the day, but it can be a process that drags on for weeks and even months. When you aren’t even behind the wheel, this can get even more confusing (and frustrating!). Today, we want to talk about what happens when you’re in an Uber accident or a Lyft accident. While these apps are brilliant for getting around town quickly, there seem to be lots of confusion about what happens after an Uber accident or a Lyft accident. Will you be entitled to compensation? What if the driver is responsible for the collision? Professional Assistance with The Injury Firm First things first, we urge you to get in touch with our brilliant team of lawyers if…

As major cities make an effort to “go green”, and more people look to transport sharing companies for cheap ways to get around without the need for public transport, companies like Lyft monopolize on the change. However, this move toward shared transport isn’t without its hazards. Recently, the ride-share company Lyft pulled its electric bikes from city centers after customers complained about brakes that are too strong. While strong brakes are definitely better than no brakes, customers in New York, Washington D.C and San Francisco have all had problems with the Lyft e-bikes. The bike-sharing companies owned by Lyft that have been affected include Citi Bike, Capital Bikeshare, and Ford GoBike. It wasn’t just the complaints that got Lyft to take action, however. Many major news outlets reported cyclist injuries after being thrown from the bikes upon braking, and Lyft…

One of the most confusing things about ordering an Uber is how much the fare will cost you. While it might be difficult to calculate exactly, there are a few factors that control how much the journey will cost. Let’s look at some of these elements and how they affect the price. Let’s start by looking at some of the standard costs that you will incur in every Uber taxi journey. First, you have to pay a flat fee for the driver to pick you up. Also, you will need to pay for the time that you are in the vehicle. Additionally, the fare will include the distance traveled by the driver. Finally, every journey will include a booking fee. The booking fee goes to Uber, which is how they make their money. Now that we know some of the…

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