Congratulations to attorney Debi Chalik for being invited to become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. The Top 40 Under 40 is an elite group of America’s top young trial attorneys.
Membership is by invitation only and is given only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership.
In personal injury cases, there are two types of financial compensation typically awarded: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover expenses such as medical bills, damage to personal property, and lost wages. Non-economic damages on the other hand cannot be measured like a medical bill or a repair estimate. Some examples include mental anguish, loss... Read More
Motor vehicle accidents fell in Florida in 2018 compared to the number that occurred in 2017. However, it was a small decrease amounting to just a little over one percent. Agencies statewide reported that there were 397,812 total accidents. In those accidents, there were 251,970 injuries and 3,004 fatalities. The great majority of these accidents... Read More
When a person is injured in a car accident, they are often worried about how to pay their medical bills. Their injuries may have made them unable to work or caused lifelong disabilities. In Florida, PIP coverage only goes so far, but it does allow for a quick settlement or payment to help injured people... Read More
Skydiving is a sport that millions of Americans participate in each year. The sport is an exhilarating thrill for some and an accomplishment at facing a fear of heights for others. As thrill-seeking sports go, skydiving is relatively safe. The National Safety Council reports that a person is more likely to be killed getting struck... Read More
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With many people out of work or working from home, and many businesses remain remaining closed as a method to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the roadways are less congested than ever before. This presents an opportunity that some drivers cannot resist, driving dangerously faster than posted speed limits. Unfortunately, this means that while overall... Read More
Several factors make for a dangerous intersection. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reports that fatalities are more likely to occur at intersections where dense traffic allows little room for error while driving. Additional possible hazards include: High numbers of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Poor visibility. Little signage or unclear road instructions.... Read More
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) became an increasingly apparent threat to Americans’ health, those on cruise ships were among the first to be infected. Debi Chalik, partner at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, decided she had to take action as her parents were aboard Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess cruise ship amidst a coronavirus outbreak. The more... Read More
A South Florida couple who were aboard Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess have filed a lawsuit against the cruise line based on allegations of negligence. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck multiple cruise ships in a major way, and Princess Cruises had multiple ships where passengers and crew members fell ill with the virus. The Grand Princess... Read More