Florida is like many states in that it requires drivers to carry a certain amount of insurance. However, because Florida is a no-fault state, the requirements are vastly different from states that are at-fault states. For example, because drivers are required to have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, they are not required to carry bodily… Read More
The purpose of the courts is to interpret the laws and make judgments in cases. Lawyers must pay attention to the latest laws so that they can defend their clients in line with the law. On this part of our site, we talk about changes to Florida law that affect personal injury cases. We also post news articles related to injuries of an unusual nature that aren’t covered by the other categories.
While it is possible to represent yourself in a civil case, it is always a better idea to have someone else representing you. While a lawyer is on your side, they are also emotionally distant from the situation. Personal injury cases can involve pain and suffering that cloud the mind and make it difficult to mount a good offense in the courtroom.
Plus, there are legal intricacies that must be followed to ensure your case goes smoothly. If you fail to file the right paperwork or do it in time, you can jeopardize your case or your settlement. In most cases, the cost of a lawyer will pay for itself.
Most personal injury lawyer work on something called contingency. This means that they do not get paid unless you win your case. If you do win, then they take a certain percentage of the final settlement. Depending on the lawyer, there may be other fees involved like filing fees. That’s why it is crucial when you talk to one to understand their payment system so you know whether or not you can afford their services. Most personal lawyers will work with you so you can afford their services.
If you’ve been injured in the state of Florida and you need personal injury representation, do not make your choice until you’ve talked with the experienced team at Chalik Law.
Florida is one of the few states that does not require drivers to carry liability insurance that would force at-fault drivers to pay for serious injuries or death. Instead, Florida is currently a no-fault state. This means that a driver must carry a type of insurance called personal injury protection. They must turn to this… Read More
Florida is one of twelve states that have no-fault accident laws. A no-fault state requires that drivers carry a certain amount of personal protection insurance. People who are injured in an auto accident must first seek compensation from their personal injury protection policies. If the medical bills and other damages amount to more than the… Read More
When it comes to car insurance, most states fall under one of two categories. Twelve states are what are called “no-fault” states, including the state of Florida. The other states are tort states, which means that the injured party can sue the at-fault driver. Unfortunately, in no-fault states, the injured party must carry insurance coverage… Read More
After a car accident, one of the most important things to do is to get medical treatment. When the injuries are obvious or serious, an ambulance will likely take the person to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, injuries can often appear in the days following an accident. Adrenaline and endorphins can often mask the… Read More
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous to work in. Out of every 5,000 private industry worker fatalities, construction accidents account for 20%. In the construction industry, there are accidents that are defined as the “fatal four.” These are falls, being struck by an object, electrocution and being caught in something or between… Read More
According to the insurance website The Zebra, who surveyed 2,000 Americans, they found that distracted driving is a problem. 37% of those surveyed aged 18 to 34 said that they felt a high degree of pressure to respond to work-related messages while driving. One in three females admitted to taking photos while driving. Distracted driving… Read More
Most of the public at large is only made aware of commercial plane crashes. However, these are not the majority of plane crashes. According to figures from the National Transportation Safety Board, an overwhelming 97% of aviation fatalities occur in general aviation. Approximately 5 small plane crashes occur daily across the United States, resulting in… Read More
News 4 Jax reports that the Ferris Wheel ride at a fair will remain closed after two people were injured on the ride. A Ferris wheel located at a fair in Pennsylvania will remain closed after two people fell from the ride on Friday evening. At about 8 p.m., one person fell from the car… Read More
Florida jet ski accidents are more common than one might think. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, who oversees boating, in 2011, there was $316,856 in damages from jet skis. Monroe county led the state in accidents, showing that one out of every seventy-nine registered jet skis was in an accident. While many… Read More
The Independent Florida Alligator reports that a study done at the University of Florida shows that only 12% of students who use scooters wear helmets. Megan Johnson, a 22-year-old graduate student studying health administration at the UF said that a study conducted by the UF Neuromedicine Interdisciplinary Clinical and Academic Program revealed that only 12%… Read More
Most homes and businesses use natural gas or propane on a daily business for heating and cooking. Gas explosions typically cause heavy damage and loss of life as well as injury. A gas explosion occurs when a natural gas leak that comes into contact with a spark or a flame. Natural gas, methane, propane, and… Read More
While many people celebrate the Fourth of July by going and seeing professional fireworks displays or shooting off their own fireworks at home, some celebrate in a much more dangerous way. They discharge firearms into the air. While many consider celebratory gunfire harmless, it is actually more likely to be fatal than a typical shooting…. Read More
According to the National Safety Council, accidental injury is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Every second, someone is accidentally injured, and someone is killed every three minutes by accidents that are preventable. This includes all car accidents, drug overdoses, falls, and drownings. Not all accidents can be prevented, but taking… Read More
The engineers and designers of a bridge have been speaking out against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) findings that engineers should have been aware that the bridge was going to collapse. The Florida International University pedestrian bridge was supposed to allow college students to cross a busy roadway safely. FIGG Bridge Engineers are… Read More
According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, 2018 saw a total of 2,873 accidents, resulting in 169 fatalities. So far for 2019, there have been 2,718 accidents resulting in 208 fatalities. It would seem that accidents involving trains are on the rise by taking a look at these numbers alone. A great majority… Read More
While many people undertake and receive their pilot’s license, allowing them to fly small planes, they may be unaware of the dangers associated with private planes. General aviation, which is defined as all domestic civilian flights except commercial trips, has become safer since the 1970s. However, it still remains much more dangerous than a commercial… Read More
Football is a sport that is enjoyed by millions of fans and players alike. However, it is also a dangerous sport that has led to serious injuries, including paralysis and death. The movie “Concussion” attempted to bring the dangers of football-related head injuries to the forefront of public concern. When someone suffers from repeated concussive… Read More
A report compiled by the National Complete Streets Coalition found that Florida leads the nation when it comes to pedestrian deaths. Of Florida cities, the Orlando-Kissimmee area took the number one spot. Between 2008 and 2017, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale had 1,549 pedestrian deaths, landing it in the number 14 spot. Nationwide, the report that pedestrian fatalities… Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines road rage as an incident in which a driver commits moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property, an assault with a motor vehicle or other weapon by the driver or passenger in one vehicle on the operator or passengers of another moving vehicle. The… Read More