Working With Insurance Claim Adjusters

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A negligent driver runs a stop sign, colliding with your vehicle. After suffering whiplash and reviewing all the damages, you decide to file a claim against the person responsible for your accident. To settle your claim, you’ll need to work with a claims adjuster to negotiate an offer with the person’s liability insurance company. Who are insurance […]

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Minor Accidents & Fender-benders

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You get into your car, reach over to change the radio station and begin to back out of your space in the local grocery store’s parking lot. All of a sudden, another car from the lane behind you decides to back out and just as you try to put your foot on the brake to […]

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Housekeeping Injury Risks

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You spend all day on a flight to finally arrive at your hotel for the night. You check in, walk through the door, and notice your room is fairly clean, cozy and well-maintained. Finally, you take a deep breath out and climb into a clean, nicely-folded bed for a good rest.   Most of us go […]

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Unsafe Hotels/Apartments

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Premises Liability – Hotels/Motels When you’re traveling, there’s no doubt that your hotel room becomes your temporary home. You expect these temporary residences to be secure from intrusion by criminals. Often, parking garages, hallways, and other common areas are poorly lit or patrolled, inviting in a criminal who depends on darkness. Also, TV cameras aren’t monitored, […]

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Check the Backseat Before You Leave

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Although Southwest Florida is beautiful year around, the temperature rises and we experience hot and humid weather during the spring and summer months. This excess heat and humidity creates health hazards, especially for kids. A child’s small body is unable to regulate internal body temperature, and increases in temperature 3-5 times faster than adults when […]

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Tips for Boating with Children

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Do you remember learning about water safety during your first time near water or on a boat? If you were like most kids at a young age, you won’t remember too much, and what you do remember might be a blur. You may remember a parent telling you to close your eyes as she slathers […]

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Negligent Security of a Premises Liability

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A business owners’ legal duty is to provide a safe premises for their patrons, renters and guests at all times in order to protect them from harm caused by the intentional criminal acts of third parties, when those criminal acts are accountable. Criminal acts are measurable when their occurrence can reasonably be expected under the […]

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Loss of Consortium Claims

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What is Loss of Consortium? Spouses of people who are injured often bring loss of consortium claims. Generally speaking, these types of claims address the loss of the benefits of a family relationship due to an injury. While some jurisdictions only recognize claims by spouses, others allow other family members to bring loss of consortium […]

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Food Poisoning, Yikes!

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Food poisoning is really common, and when it comes to it, the business selling the food may be liable for failure to exercise reasonable care in storing and preparing food, or may be found strictly liable for a defective food product. Under general negligence principles, a business has a duty to exercise reasonable care with […]

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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis: The Value of Multiple Opinions

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Everybody knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, it may surprise you to find out that breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed forms of cancer, according to a survey from the National Coalition on Health Care. These findings don’t indicate that people with breast cancer go un-diagnosed, but in fact […]

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