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Everything You Need to Know About Essure Birth Control Damage Claims

If you have used the birth control Essure any time since its introduction in 2002, be sure to read the following information. A mass tort is now being brought against Bayer Healthcare based on allegations of Essure causing serious side effects and complications in women.

In fact, Essure has been linked to nearly 30,000 adverse events between 2002 and 2017. Though this device is now being discontinued, the lawsuits against it will continue for years. If you have endured harm or health dangers due to Essure, this is your time to demand compensation. Read More

Will Your Motorcycle Insurance Cover You In An Accident?

Riding motorcycles is a favorite American pastime, but unfortunately it is also a dangerous hobby that frequently leads to injury and death. As a motorcycle rider, you are extremely vulnerable to the reckless decisions made by distracted drivers. If you are involved in an accident with a negligent driver tomorrow, would your insurance cover all your financial needs?

Motorcycle Safety in Florida

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4,976 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in 2015 alone, an 8.3 percent increase from 2014. Sustained injuries, of course, tally much higher at 88,000. This means that motorcyclists are about 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile driven, and five times more likely to sustain an injury.

Unfortunately, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists. It leads the way in motorcyclist fatalities each year. Most crashes occur when cars strike motorcycles from the front in head-on collisions. Cars making left turns are also major dangers to motorcyclists, since they often don’t see the smaller motorcycles passing through the intersection. Read More

The Legal Implications of Motorcycle Accidents

All drivers face vulnerability when they get behind the wheel, but motorcyclists face unique and extreme dangers. Though it is a favorite American pastime, riding motorcycles has also caused far too many riders to become victims of driver negligence. If you are injured on your motorcycle at the hands of a reckless driver, it is important to understand your rights and seek legal representation immediately. Read More

An Introduction to Mass Tort: What You Should Know

Lawsuits come in all shapes and sizes, including as a mass tort. You might assume that this term has nothing to do with you, but it’s actually quite possible that you currently or one day will qualify as a plaintiff in a mass tort claim. Use this quick guide to gain a basic understanding of mass tort and its significance in your own life.

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When Is It Best to Claim Social Security Early?

Social Security is a complex yet integral component of your retirement plan, so it is essential that you understand your options to claim the benefits owed to you. The government imposes strict rules to control your access to Social Security funds, and while claiming your benefits early can be tempting, it is only a prudent decision in certain situations.

How Does Social Security Work?

There are four types of Social Security benefits available to citizens of the United States: retirement, disability, dependents, and survivors benefits. Retirement benefits are the type that apply when discussing the best time to claim Social Security. Full retirement age is between the ages of 65 and 67, based upon birthday. Read More

Did You Just Discover You are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

The “Discovery Rule” is not an element of law that most people are familiar with until they become unexpectedly involved in a medical malpractice case. The Discovery Rule holds immense power over legal proceedings, because it determines timelines and correlates to statute of limitations. If you are entering into a medical malpractice case, it is essential to understand how the Discovery Rule could make or break your case. Read More

Important Reminders about Motorcycle Safety in the Summer Months

Motorcycle safety matters all year long, but National Safety Month shines a spotlight on it each June. Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable drivers on the road, and highlighting their specific dangers is an important part of raising awareness about this problem. If you are going to be traveling through or out of Florida on your motorcycle this summer, be sure to follow these tips to improve your safety on the road. Read More

Summer is a Time for Checkpoints: How to Handle Your DUI

Summer is the season of beach vacations, barbeques, and… checkpoints, of course. With so much celebration occurring, especially in vacation hotspots across the state of Florida, police increase their presence by using checkpoints to discourage drunk driving and catch those who are disregarding the law.

If you find yourself involved in a difficult checkpoint situation that results in a DUI charge, it is essential that you know how to respond to the police at the scene, deal with your arrest, and best fight your charges moving forward. Read More

What You Need to Know about the Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

The rules and regulations surrounding workers’ compensation in Florida are always evolving, including a recent approval of a 1.8 percent rate decrease for the state’s workers’ compensation insurance. According to the National Council on COmpensation Insurance (NCCI), the decrease was filed as a direct result of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act implemented by President Trump. Read More

How to Respond to an Airplane Mishap or Crash

Aviation tragedies have been in the news more than usual this year, bringing to light the real and legitimate issue of your legal rights as a passenger if you are involved in a crash or other serious incident. What duties do airlines have to their passengers before, during, and after an incident? Can you sue an airline, or any other involved party? Here are the answers to your most pressing questions.

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