July 14, 2021 in

The Risks of Riding Your Motorcycle Without a Helmet

Helmet use among motorcyclists has significantly decreased from 2019 to 2020. In Florida, riders over the age of 21 do not have to wear a helmet as long as they carry at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage. However, even though the law doesn’t require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, it doesn’t mean...
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July 6, 2021 in

Why do I have to wait Five-Month’s for my disability benefits?

Anyone who is approved for social security disability insurance benefits is subject to a five-month wait period before they are eligible to receive benefits. This five-month wait period begins in the first full calendar month after your disability date. In effect, what this means is that Social Security will withhold five months of approved...
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Electric Vehicle Fire Incidents and Statistics

Everything you need to know about electric vehicle fire incidents & statistics, for 2021 and beyond. Types of electric vehicles Evolution of electric cars Are electric cars more likely to catch fire? What to do if your electric car catches fire Batteries used in electric vehicles Battery capacity metrics Common causes of electric vehicle...
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June 28, 2021 in

Should I Sue for Slip and Fall?

If you were injured by a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you might be able to sue if you believe a dangerous condition on the premises caused your fall. However, there are several factors to consider when deciding whether to pursue a slip and fall claim. Do You Have a Valid...
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June 22, 2021 in

What Is a Subrogation Claim?

Subrogation is an insurance term you may come across when pursuing a personal injury claim. A subrogation claim refers to the process of an insurance company seeking reimbursement for benefits they have paid upfront on behalf of a policyholder for losses caused by another party. How Does Subrogation Apply to Personal Injury Claims? Personal...
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June 17, 2021 in

How To Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding the best personal injury lawyer for your case is an important decision. The attorney you choose can be the difference between recovering the compensation you need or receiving nothing at all. However, figuring out how to choose a lawyer can be a job in and of itself, so here are some tips. Friends...
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May 26, 2021 in

Can I get workers compensation benefits even if I suffer from a pre-existing condition?

In order to have a compensable workers compensation claim in Florida, you need to prove that the accident arose out of and in the course of your employment.  In other words, the accident resulted from your work activity or performance of your job duties while you were employed and working. You will then need...
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5 Step Evaluation

Social security disability can be a complicated process, requiring several steps to proving you are disabled. The complication ultimately begins with how social security defines disability. Social security defines disability as, “the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to...
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May 25, 2021 in

Can I get Workers Compensation benefits if I get covid-19 from my workplace?

In order to pursue an occupational disease claim under Florida's Workers Compensation law for covid-19, we first must look to the definition of an occupational disease for what elements need to be proven.  In order to meet the definition of an occupational disease, the disease must be due to causes and conditions which are...
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May 25, 2021 in

If I am out of work due to a work-related injury, do I have to look for work to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?

Under the Florida Workers Compensation Law, benefits are paid based upon disability.  Disability means an “incapacity because of the injury to earn in the same or any other employment the wages which the employer is receiving at the time of the injury”.  Basically, the amount of workers’ compensation benefits will be determined based upon...
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