Avoiding Truck Accidents 101: How to Drive Safely Around Large Trucks

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 40,882 commercial vehicle crashes recorded in the state in the year 2016, with many of these crashes involving large trucks and resulting in tragic injuries or fatalities. In 2017, there have already been 3,358 commercial vehicle crashes in Florida, and more than…

Even Office Workers Can Sustain Injuries

Although working in an office setting is, generally speaking, much less dangerous than working in construction or as a firefighter, office safety is still an issue for everyone involved. Office workers may still suffer injuries on the job due to environmental hazards or an improperly maintained work-space. If you have been injured on the job…

Was Your Cancer Misdiagnosed?

Did you know that second only to California, Florida has the highest rate of newly diagnosed cancers1 in the nation? This is likely due to the fact that 87% of all cancers in the United States occur in people 50 years or older, but even without taking age into consideration, the American Cancer Society reports…

Motorcycle Crashes at Greater Risk For Deaths

There have been an untold number of deaths in the Tampa region that involve motorcyclists. In fact, Florida has more motorcycle fatalities1 than any other state in the nation. While accidents involving motorcycles account for just seven percent of the state total, they account for nineteen percent of all accidents with fatalities. Overall, accidents involving…

Recall of Medical Devices

There are thousands of medical devices on the market to be used in hospitals, by doctors, or in patients’ homes. Unfortunately, medical devices can sometimes be defective and can cause injury to users. The following is some additional information about medical device recalls in the U.S. Three Levels of Action by the Federal Government It…

San Diego Student Receives Over 1.25 Million for Emotional Distress

Just this month, a settlement was reached in the civil lawsuit between San Diego Unified School District and a former student of the county. The former student, now 19, received more than $1.25 million in damages for being forced to urinate in a bucket in a classroom after being denied access to the restroom. High…

Drinking and Driving With a Commercial Vehicle: A Dangerous Combination

Like every state, Florida has certain provisions that are in place that ban drinking and driving for all drivers. Generally speaking, if any driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, there is a legal presumption that the driver was driving while intoxicated. Even with a lower BAC, drivers can still…

What is an Examination Under Oath?

Some people have heard of or know what a deposition is. It’s basically a formal asking and answering of questions in order for a party involved in a legal proceeding to give their side of the story. An Examination Under Oath (EUO) is very similar except that it is often conducted by an insurance company’s…

Boating While Drinking Can Cause Accidents

What is Boating Under the Influence? We’re all familiar with the dangers of drinking and driving. The warnings are everywhere – commercials, PSAs, driver’s education courses, etc. Drunk driving is a serious problem and results in thousands of injuries each year. We’re also familiar with the penalties for a DUI – loss of one’s license,…

Florida Car Accident FAQ

Guest post by berkmyer.com Car accidents can often leave victims with many questions about their rights and the legal process. Here are some answers to some of the questions we frequently hear from victims who come to us for help. Will I be Able to Recover Compensation for my Losses? It should come as no…