After suffering serious injuries in an accident, a Florida resident often incurs a significant amount of medical expenses and other damages. Even with health insurance, medical costs for hospitalization, physical therapy and other medical-related needs can reach into the tens of thousands, if not more. If he or she believes that one or more parties caused or contributed to the injuries, a personal injury claim might be appropriate.
Many Florida residents enjoy going to the festivals and carnivals that are held in the state each year, and the food, rides and games are attractive to children and adults alike. It can be easy to take for granted that the food is edible, the rides are safe and the games are not rigged. A case of food poisoning or the inability to win at the games might be inconvenient, but more than likely will not be life threatening. However, if one of the rides fails, people can suffer serious injuries or even die. Those who are seriously injured might consider filing personal injury claims, seeking restitution for the damages incurred as a result.
No matter how hard they might try, Pensacola residents are not always able to shield themselves or their families from becoming the victims of accidents. Anytime they leave their homes, there is a risk that they will suffer serious injuries. The question becomes whether they can file personal injury claims if they believe that someone else is responsible for their current situation.
Florida residents are often the victims of numerous types of accidents due to the negligence of another person or persons. People are injured in many ways and under a variety of circumstances other than just in car accidents. In fact, car crashes involve just one area of personal injury law.
For more than 100 years, Johnson & Johnson has marketed products containing talc as an essential part of the daily hygiene regimen. Women were encouraged to use the products each morning for a variety of reasons. Marketing messages have included "Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away." Recently, however, a devastating link between the mineral talc and ovarian cancer has left women searching for answers.
Each year, far too many Florida families lose loved ones in crashes on the state's roadways. In some of the motor vehicle accidents that occur, one family could lose multiple members. These types of tragedies are devastating to families and will most likely change their dynamics forever.
Even a seemingly minor motor vehicle collision can have devastating results. When an accident is caused by a distracted driver, however, the impact can be more severe.
It has long been the general rule in Florida that no reference be made to the wealth or poverty of a party to a personal injury lawsuit. The idea is to prevent juries from favoring the poor over the wealthy, and rendering verdicts based soley upon one side's ability to pay. In negligence trials, the jury is not permitted to know that the defendant has insurance, or the amount of coverage available. In many trials, the defendant who sits before the jury is represented by an attorney who has been appointed and paid for by their own insurance company. The jury will make their own conclusions about the defendant throughout the trial, which may include incorrect impressions about their ability to pay a large verdict despite instruction from the Judge to the contrary.