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How Much Is a Traumatic Brain Injury Case Worth?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can diminish the quality of a person’s life for its entire duration. It can also adversely affect the lives of loved ones by placing the burden of care on them while stealing the joy of…

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Florida Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorneys

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In 2011, injury and fatality rates in Florida were double the national average. In that year Florida had the highest pedestrian fatality rate among all the states based on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Florida has the…

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Florida Motorcycle Helmets – the Choice is Yours

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Florida, contrary to common belief, has requirements for wearing a motorcycle helmet. However riders over the age of 21 that carry a minimum of $10,000.00 in medical coverage are exempt. Also, persons over the age of 16 riding a motorcycle…

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Determining Fault in Truck Accident Injury Cases

Truck Accident

Everyone heard the news last year when actor Tracy Morgan was critically injured and comedian Jimmy McNair was killed, when a truck owned by Wal-Mart collided with their limo-bus on the New Jersey Turnpike. In that case the driver was…

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Can I Get Money for My Pain and Suffering?

05.18.2015 by | General

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Yes, pain and suffering are considered non – economic damages and they can be awarded as part of the amount paid by an insurance company in the form of a settlement, or paid as a result of a favorable verdict…

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Will My Workers’ Compensation Case Go to Trial?

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Whether your workers’ compensation case goes to trial depends on whether the work comp carrier has denied your claim for claim or refused to provide benefits you’re entitled to. A Petition for Benefits (PFB) is the first step in initiating…

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Are Strippers Entitled to Minimum Wage?

05.14.2015 by | Employment Law

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The dancers at Tattletales, the same one immortalized in the Motley Crue song, Girls, Girls, Girls, in Atlanta, Georgia are seeking to be paid minimum wage pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. [1] According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution…

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Top Five Mistakes Made After a Job Injury

Construction Suffering From Noise Pollution On Building Site

1. Failure to report the accident to the supervisor or manager. Pursuant to the statutes governing worker’s compensation claims in Florida, an employee is required to report an accident to the employer within 30 days after the date of the…

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Is it Possible to Have Both a Personal Injury and Work Comp Claim Together?

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The simple answer is YES. The most commonly seen circumstance is one in which someone has both a personal injury claim and a worker’s compensation claim together occur when an employee travels in connection with their employment. A traveling employee…

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How Much Will I Receive in Lost Wages If Injured on the Job?

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Another way to word this question is, “how much in lost wages should I receive from the work comp carrier?” If you are injured in the course and scope of employment and your employer has worker’s compensation coverage in effect,…

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