One of the insurance company’s first objectives when a car accident claim is filed is to determine fault. With some accidents, such as when a driver hits a parked car, fault is fairly straightforward. However, in other cases, fault is arguable or unclear. When this occurs, there are several types of resources that can be used to investigate the accident and determine fault for a car accident. Ways to Determine Car Accident Fault When the insuranc
Despite the improvements in vehicle design, highway regulations, and safety initiatives, millions of Americans are injured in traffic accidents each year. Many accidents could be prevented by understanding the underlying causes and by taking simple safety precautions. Take a look at some of the most starling car accident facts in the United States. Car Accident Fact #1: Drivers Disregard Texting While Driving Bans Texting while driving kills. Per
It’s important to have a fair estimate of the value of your car accident claim when deciding whether or not to sign any settlement offers, or deciding what type of legal action to take. Most insurance companies and courts use a general formula when calculating the value of claim, but the formula changes depending upon the severity of the injuries. Estimating the value of a claim consists of two basic steps, discussed below. Note that the followin
Due to their hard and vigilant work to push for new regulations of the parasailing industry in Florida, Jason and Debi Chalik were featured recently on the Advocate Capital Inc blog. The article summarizes how the Chalik’s first got involved in parasailing regulations, and the eventual passing of the White Miskell Act. The article goes on to say: “We should all be thankful for trial lawyers like Debi and Jason Chalik who not only work
In 2012, Florida experienced 281,340 traffic accidents involving 468,470 drivers, resulting in 2,430 fatalities, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. While some of these accidents were caused by unknown or unpredictable factors, the majority of them were preventable, and occurred as a result of driver error. Below are the top 10 car accident causes in Florida in 2012, based on initial driver action. 1. Operati
Following an accident, figuring out the amount of compensation to which you’re entitled under state law, your policy terms, the other driver’s policy, and from other sources can be frustrating. Many make mistakes when pursuing a car accident claim. For information about the types of compensation available in a car accident settlement, refer to the following. Florida is a No Fault Auto Insurance State The first thing that’s important to know foll
Medical marijuana has rapidly become a hot debate topic across the country in the past few years. Proponents see the benefits of using marijuana as a way to help treat certain ailments, while critics instead look to the potential for abuse and addiction and the harmful health effects that smoking marijuana may have for individuals. So far, 23 states and Washington D.C. have passed some sort of legislation legalizing the use and possession of medi
The Florida Governor elections are rapidly approaching. Held on November 4, the elections will determine who governs the state of Florida for the next four years. The current Governor, incumbent Rick Scott (R), is hoping to spend another four years in office, while his challenger, Charlie Crist (D) (who was Governor of the state from 2007 until 2011), plans on ousting Scott. So far, the race is close with some polls putting Scott slightly ahead,
Construction is one of the most important industries in the U.S. However, construction workers put themselves at a high risk of sustaining an injury from a workplace accident. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in America. For a look into the construction accident statistics that are keeping construction workers on high alert, read on. Construction Accidents and Injuries by the Numbers According to data pu
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