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February 2014 Archives

Ten Things That May not be Covered by Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

A person who owns his or her home may worry about what happens in the event of an accident, but at least takes comfort in the fact that homeowners insurance will cover the loss. However, there are many claims that are denied based on exclusions in a policy that many people do not comprehend until it is too late.

Drowning Tragedy Onboard the Norwegian Breakaway

A family traveling to Florida on the Norwegian Breakaway suffered a devastating tragedy at the beginning of February after a four-year-old boy drowned and his six-year-old brother was seriously injured in a cruise ship pool when the ship was off the coast of North Carolina. Like many cruise ship pools, this one does not appear to have been monitored by a lifeguard, so the boys were both non-responsive when pulled from the pool. This ship regularly travels between New York City and the Bahamas, stopping in Port Canaveral, Florida. Sadly, these terrible events are not isolated incidents.

Obtenga los Créditos de Seguro que Usted se Merece

Los propietarios de la Florida han visto cómo sus tasas aumentan con rapidez en los últimos años. Además de los costos en aumento, los escándalos de seguros han llegado a muchos de los grandes proveedores de seguros de gran nombre, por lo que los propietarios se preguntan sobre el pago de los créditos cuando se producen. Mientras que un dueño de casa está a merced de las compañías de seguros, en cierta medida, hay pasos que un propietario puede tomar para obtener la protección del hogar que necesita mientras preserva una parte del presupuesto. Sin embargo, aun cuando el propietario ha hecho todo bien hay momentos en que se enfrenta a un rechazo de la negación de una demanda.

Diez Cosas que Su Póliza de Seguro de Propietarios de Viviendas No Puede Cubrir

Una persona que sea propietaria de su casa puede preocuparse por lo que ocurre en el caso de un accidente, pero por lo menos toma consuelo en el hecho de que el seguro de propietarios de viviendas cubre esta pérdida. Sin embargo, hay muchas demandas que se les niega sobre la base de exclusiones en una póliza que muchas personas no comprenden hasta que sea demasiado tarde.

Una tragedia de ahogamiento a bordo por una escapada Noruega

Una familia que viaja a la Florida en el escapada Noruega (Norwegian Breakaway) sufrió una tragedia devastadora a principios de febrero, luego de un niño de cuatro años de edad, se ahogó y su hermano de seis años de edad, resultó gravemente herido en una piscina de cruceros cuando el barco estaba cerca de la costa de Carolina del Norte. Al igual que muchas piscinas de cruceros, éste no parecía haber sido vigilada por un socorrista, así que los muchachos no respondían cuando fueron recados de la piscina. Esta nave viaja regularmente entre la ciudad de Nueva York y las Bahamas, parando en Port Canaveral, Florida. Tristemente, estos terribles acontecimientos no son incidentes aislados.

Florida Highway Patrol Officer Avoids Roadside Accident at Last Minute

In May of 2013, a Florida Highway Patrol Officer learned just how dangerous the shoulder of a highway can be, especially when you don't have the protection of a car. Trooper Craig Coleman was sitting on his motorcycle on the shoulder of State Road 408 in Orlando using his radar to track speeding drivers. Suddenly, he noticed a car driving in the same emergency lane Trooper Coleman was parked in, barreling down straight towards the motorcycle. The trooper's instincts at the last second saved his life. He jumped from his motorcycle just before the oncoming car slammed into him. The man driving the BMW who hit the trooper was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash, driving with a suspended license, and careless driving.

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim?

All states place limitations on how long you have to file a lawsuit for personal injuries you have suffered. Our Miami personal injury lawyers explain that the main reason for this is to ensure that only valid claims are brought for actual injuries suffered. For example, if you are involved in a car accident and believe you suffered a neck injury as a result of the accident, you shouldn't be able to bring a lawsuit ten years following the accident, because enough time has passed that other events or occurrences may have been the cause for your neck injury. These limitation laws, called "statutes of limitations," provide individuals with ample time to discover their injuries and file a lawsuit against any responsible parties.

Kansas Family Tragically Dies From Small Plane Crash in Florida Swamps

The convenience of small, privately owned planes today has allowed families who can afford it to fly themselves to their favorite vacation spots and business meetings . But when all family members are together in one small plane, any crash is likely to end each family member's life. In June of 2012, after vacationing in the Bahamas, a family of six died on their way back home to Kansas when they were flying through Florida and their small plane crashed. This family suffered the worse tragedy possible - all six of them lost their lives.

Getting the Insurance Credits that You Deserve

Florida homeowners have watched their premiums increase rapidly over the last few years. In addition to the rising cost of insurance, insurance scandals have hit many of the big name insurance providers, making homeowners wonder about the payment of claims when they happen. While a homeowner is at the mercy of the insurance companies to some extent, there are steps that a homeowner can take to get the home protection that he needs while preserving some of the budget. However, even when the homeowner has done everything right, there are times when he faces a devastating claim denial. 

Cuando un vehículo se convierte en un arma

La mayoría de las personas se sienten frustradas en algún momento de sus vidas mientras se conduce. Nuestros abogados de accidentes en Miami saben que es natural estar molesto por todo el tráfico durante las horas pico, o que se irrite por alguien que está conduciendo muy por debajo del límite de velocidad en el carril de acelerar en una carretera. Simplemente no hay manera de evitar algunos de estos conductores que podrían conducir usted loco. Sin embargo, como usted reaccione a una situación como esta es una buena determinación de si se considera que tiene "rabia del camino."

Comparative Fault In Florida Car Accidents

All states have laws that define what happens when multiple parties are at fault in negligence actions. Our Miami personal injury lawyers know that lawsuits involving car accidents are essentially personal injury actions where one party (the plaintiff) asserts that another party (the defendant), has committed an act of negligence, and is at fault for the car accident. Oftentimes, more than one party is at fault for an automobile accident. When this happens, the plaintiff has contributed to the fault of the accident, and therefore has caused his or her own injuries to a certain extent. In Florida, this is called comparative fault.