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Useful Medial Malpractice Links

Here’s a short list of useful links pertaining to physician and medical malpractice information in Florida. To look up a Florida medical license visit http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP. This website provides basic physician identifying...

Quick Facts on Medical Malpractice Issues

Costs of Medical Negligence to Patients Between 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors. (Institute of Medicine, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, 2000.) The annual costs to society for medical errors in...

What to do After a Auto Accident

If you are hurt, you need to see a doctor. Period. All injuries caused by the accident must be proved with evidence. This requires a medical provider documenting your symptoms and recommended treatment. If you delay seeking treatment or help from a medical...

Choice of Trials

You and your lawyer must determine whether to demand a jury trial, a trial before a judge without a jury, or a hearing of a more informal nature.  The choice you make is critical because it will determine how quickly your case is decided and how much money you will be...

The Lawsuit Process—Statutes of Limitations

Statutes of limitations are extremely important to be aware of because it is a legal time limit for filing lawsuits.  If the lawsuit is not filed by the deadline, the court will dismiss it.  Statutes of limitations vary from state to state and case to case, therefore...

Holding out for a Better Settlement

Insurance companies always start with a relatively low offer and work their way up.  Therefore, the longer you wait, the better the offer will be.  Patience is key and your willingness to hold out is an important factor.  Every case is different however and your...

Injuries to Children

Although most people feel sympathy for injured children, obtaining financial compensation is not simple.  Insurance companies typically take the position that the child ran into the street and the driver was unable to stop—known as pedestrian dart-out cases.  Personal...

The Personal Injury Lawsuit

If a case cannot be settled, usually because the parties do not agree on the cause of the accident and/or the dollar value of the damages, a lawsuit may be filed. Once this occurs, the process often becomes very antagonistic and time-consuming. The resolution of a...

Tort Law

What if we had no legal systems to deal with injuries for auto accidents? First, people would have less incentive to avoid injuring other people. Sometimes injuries would occur intentionally; more often, the injuries would be accidental, because people would have less...