The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases

The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases

27108085 - cctv camera or surveillance operating in department store buildingAn incredible number of personal injury cases go to trial each year, and now the onset of advanced video technology and social media has added another layer of complexity to those proceedings. Personal injury is a unique category of law because the plaintiff claims that he has suffered extensive physical or mental injury due to the defendant’s negligence. This has led to a surprising yet common trend: the defendant and his insurance company will frequently follow and videotape the plaintiff. Victims of negligence are always shocked to find that it is legal for the defendant to do this, so it’s important to understand what it all means. (more…)

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Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict

Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict

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Like Wells Fargo, the large retailer Dollar General has recently fallen on hard times. An Alabama jury recently found that Dollar General lacks inadequate inspection policies, and that those policies directly contributed to a customer’s injury. The $1,725,000 verdict has provided well-deserved vindication to the injured customer, a 60-year-old woman named Deborah Revette. (more…)

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This Teen’s Message about Motorcycle Safety will Give You Goosebumps

This Teen’s Message about Motorcycle Safety will Give You Goosebumps

motorcycle-accidentRiding a motorcycle is an exciting, exhilarating, and liberating experience, but it’s also a dangerous one. Lawmakers and non-profit groups alike have been working overtime in past years to improve safety conditions for motorcyclists on the road, but tragic accidents still happen on a regular basis. (more…)

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Social Security

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security

21744102 - blue social security card macro shotIf you have paid into Social Security all of your life, you deserve to squeeze every last perk out of the benefits that you receive upon retirement. This sounds great, but it can be very tricky without an insider’s understanding of “the system.” These tips will get you started in the right direction, but for the best results, speak to a qualified attorney.

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Motorcycle Safety: How to Ride with a Passenger

Motorcycle Safety: How to Ride with a Passenger

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As a motorcycle rider, you enjoy long rides by yourself to lose your stress in the strong winds and relax as you zoom by miles and miles of beautiful scenery. This “biker’s zen” is very appealing, but so is sharing that ride with someone you care about. Riding a motorcycle with a passenger can be a neat way to share the experience of biking with a friend, family member, or spouse, but careful safety considerations need to be made in order to avoid an accident. (more…)

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Can Customizing Your Motorcycle Be Dangerous?

Can Customizing Your Motorcycle Be Dangerous?

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If you ride a motorcycle, then you probably take great pride in your bike’s appearance. When you talk to your friends about going home to “take care of your baby,” they know you’re talking about your motorcycle, right? So the big question is, can customizing your below motorcycle actually cause more danger for you as you ride?

About Motorcycle Customization

When you customize your motorcycle, you are changing its stylistic and/or structural traits so that it no longer looks like a standard mass-produced bike. You may want to customize your bike in order to reflect your personality and help your motorcycle make more of a statement. A new seat or set of wheels, strip lights, heated grips, and a unique exhaust pipe are all examples of motorcycle customizations. (more…)

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What to Do if You are Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident

What to Do If You Are Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident

motorcycleSuffering through an accident is one of the unfortunate hazards of being a driver or passenger in any vehicle on the road. If you are a motorcyclist, it is important for you to understand how to handle any crash that may occur so one wrong step doesn’t prevent you from receiving coverage or compensation after a traffic accident.

Immediately After the Crash

If you are conscious and physically able after your crash, get off the roadway, assess your physical condition, and exchange contact and insurance information with the other drivers involved. Try your best to take mental notes of your surroundings and the specifics of the crash, or call someone and describe everything to them so they can jot it all down. If possible, talk to witnesses and gather their contact information. (more…)

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Rules of the Road: Florida’s Motorcycle Safety Laws

Rules of the Road: Florida’s Motorcycle Safety Laws

motorcycle 1When you buy a motorcycle, you gain entrance into a one-of-a-kind owner’s club with other motorcycle enthusiasts. Not only are motorcycles inexpensive to operate and friendlier to the environment than that SUV in the next lane, but they inspire a “brotherhood” or “sisterhood” with other motorcyclists that also crave the freedom and zen that riding a motorcycle brings.

However, as with all vehicles on the road, motorcycles must meet specific safety laws in order to pass the critical eye of a police officer. These safety laws are put in place to protect you as the motorcycle driver as well as the other drivers on the road. They vary by state, but here is a rundown of what you can expect as a Florida motorcycle rider. (more…)

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The Deadly Risks of Distracted Driving

The Deadly Risks of Distracted Driving

Automobiles provide us with a lifestyle to which we are accustomed, but they also create thousands of dangerous and deadly situations every year. Driving is challenging enough, but distracted driving has dramatically evolved through the digital age. Before the onset of cell phones and GPS devices, distracted driving only included talking to other passengers and singing along to the radio. In today’s world, portable technology has created an entirely new dimension of distracted driving threats. Just like the well-known Drinking and Driving campaign, Driving While Distracted is now an accepted term that government entities and non-profit organizations are dedicating themselves to eradicating. (more…)

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What Has Happened to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System?

What Has Happened to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System?

The theory of workers’ compensation is great; a state-mandated program requiring employers to make payments to an employee who was injured or fell ill in directly correlation to his/her job. This provides employees with a safety net in the case of unexpected injury, and it allows employers an avenue to avoid being sued for damages. It sounds like a win-win situation, but the state of Florida is currently struggling with a workers’ compensation program that dramatically benefits insurance companies and business interests rather than the working man. (more…)

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