December 10, 2013
What’s better: a bowl of cereal now, or a bowl of cereal in an hour? Well, if you’re hungry, the obvious answer is the former. But let’s complicate this a bit. What would you say if the deal were that you could receive ten cheerios now or a full bowl of cereal, to which you are entitled, in 5 hours?
Many car accident victims are faced with a far more serious version of the above dilemma. Often times, following a car accident, the insurance company for the negligent driver will make an offensively low offer to the injured driver, hoping …
December 5, 2013
Back in 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported even as lawsuits against tobacco companies nationwide were on the decline, suits against big tobacco in the Sunshine State were on the rise. It seems as though this trend has continued.
Florida sees a disproportionate number of tobacco lawsuits, relative to its share of the entire US population. What could be the reason for this? Are Floridians inherently more litigious? No. Are there people elsewhere less litigious? No.
We contend that there are a wide variety of reasons for the high number of tobacco lawsuits in Florida, and among them is the …
December 2, 2013
In the Friday, November 29th issue of the New York Times, BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) took out a full-page ad lambasting the settlement process that has overseen payouts to claimants in the fallout of the horrific 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The ad lists a number of what BP calls “outrageous awards.” Among them, BP details the settlement of a cell phone retailer and service company that received a settlement award of $135,258, despite the fact that, according to BP, the store had shut down for all of the 2010 year …
November 27, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! With a storm that is plaguing much of the country and expected to interrupt travel plans for millions of Americans, at the Law Offices of Aronberg and Aronberg we sincerely hope that you get to your destination safely and on time, so that you may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with those you love.
With the winter holidays are indeed a time to celebrate and rejoice with family and friends, fun can quickly turn into mayhem when proper precautions are not taken. As it turns out, Thanksgiving Day and the days immediately surrounding the holiday are notoriously days (and …
November 25, 2013
We are fairly certain that if you’ve flipped on the radio or the television in the past few weeks, you have heard about the recent issues plaguing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) rollout. From website inefficiency to people unexpectedly being dropped from their healthcare plans, it’s safe to say that things have not been going as planned. This is one thing that citizens on both sides of the aisle can agree on.
In considering the unplanned effects of Obamacare, from a personal injury attorney perspective, let’s take a look at the effects of the new law on …
November 22, 2013
The claim that a hospital could be responsible for “working” someone to death might at first glance seem preposterous, barring the unlikely event that the hospital employed the woman to fight with lions.
As it turns out, though, a man is suing the hospital at which his wife worked as a nurse – the same hospital at which she worked a 12-hour shift before falling asleep at the wheel and dying in a car wreck on what would have been her ride home. The wrongful death suit claims that the hospital deliberately and negligently required that the woman work extra …
November 18, 2013
It’s common knowledge that texting while driving is dangerous. Our personal injury attorneys know, however, that despite widespread acknowledgement of the perils of texting while operating a vehicle, the reckless practice remains too common.
Well, no longer are the dangers confined to the practice of texting while driving; a new report from State Farm Insurance Company has concluded that, based on four years worth of data, the rate of internet surfing by individuals operating a motor vehicle is rapidly on the rise. Perhaps the most startling statistic was that of individuals in the age group of 18-29 (which includes drivers …
November 14, 2013
It’s practically human nature to leer at car crashes that we see on the side of the road as we drive by. That said, we are far more prone to gawk at flipped-over cars that have crinkled like cans than we are to stare at a car that was merely “tapped” by another. As the personal injury attorneys at Aronberg and Aronberg know, though, despite the clear difference in vehicle damage between the two types of accidents, the injuries inside can be a lot more alike than you might otherwise think.
Low-speed crashes, in Florida, are defined as car accidents …
November 11, 2013
As a dedicated, comprehensive personal injury law firm, the experienced plaintiffs’ attorneys at the Law Offices of Aronberg and Aronberg deal with many different types of personal injury cases, from auto accidents and slip and falls to nursing home abuse and product liability cases. We go to court against those whose negligence or willful misconduct has caused our clients to experience damages, whether the negligent party is a distracted driver or a behemoth financial institution.
Generally, when a civil suit involves a bank, the damages incurred by the plaintiff have been monetary – perhaps the bank negligently withdrew money from …
November 4, 2013
In 2007, a Toyota car crash caused by unintended acceleration resulted in the injury of the car’s driver and the death of the passenger. Finally, an Oklahoma jury has come down on the side of the victims, by maintaining that Toyota is guilty of “reckless disregard” with regard to the unintended acceleration and therefore must pay $1.5 million to the injured victim and an additional $1.5 million to the family of the deceased victim. The jury is now considering whether or not Toyota must pay punitive damages to the victims as well.
This verdict is the first against Toyota in …