October 20, 2014
Here we are again – it’s the time of year when children dress up as ghosts and other frightful characters and make their way around the neighborhood to collect candy from each home. At first glance, the only truly scary thing about children collecting candy all night is the prospect of cavities. As our personal injury lawyers know, however, when hordes of children zigzag through neighborhoods, crossing lawns, walkways and driveways, there is another scary implication: premises liability issues.
According to Florida law, homeowners – just like store owners, commercial property owners/managers, etc. – are required to maintain safe conditions …
October 13, 2014
Insurance companies are there to assist you when you need them, right? That’s why people pay insurance premiums, right? As our Palm Beach and Broward County personal injury lawyers know, that isn’t always the case; sometimes, insurance companies simply refuse to pay claims, as was highlighted in the case of Hennessy v. Allstate Insurance Company, which just recently settled.
The case stemmed from an auto accident in Philadelphia in which the victim had to have one of his legs amputated. Allstate refused to pay the $250,000 that the insured, negligent driver’s policy afforded, and, as a result, the plaintiff …
October 10, 2014
Did you know that a knee injury can be a serious problem? In fact, if you’re among the defendants in the ongoing case of Polett v. Public Communications, Inc., it can be – and is – a $27.6 million problem.
Back in 2006, a Philadelphia woman had knee replacement surgery and received what is known as a Gender Solutions Knee, a product that was launched by orthopedic device maker Zimmer Inc., and that was, in part, designed by her surgeon. After her doctor affirmed that she was doing well in recovery, he recommended her to Zimmer for a …
October 6, 2014
Depending on your mood, a trip to the grocery store can be enjoyable or it can be a nuisance. Or, regardless of mood, it can be a harmful, life-altering experience resulting from a “slip and fall” accident, the likes of which are all too common in grocery stores all over the country.
First of all, why the focus on grocery stores? Grocery stores see a disproportionately high number of slip and fall accidents due to their business; the shelves that line their aisles are necessarily filled with goods that can make their floors very slippery; from beverages to condiments …
September 29, 2014
A crash in Boynton Beach, Florida (down the street from our office) on Sunday has left three people dead, roadways closed off to traffic, and the Palm Beach community scarred by the tragic accident, which highlights the true dangers of reckless driving.
According to the initial reports from witnesses and others at the scene, the driver of a silver Ford was speeding north on Military Trail near Woolbright Road early Sunday afternoon, when he lost control of his car, hit an Acura head-on, and went flying over the roadway before igniting and becoming engulfed in flames. By the time …
September 23, 2014
Your time and your lawyer’s time is valuable, and bringing certain items, documents and photos to your first meeting with your lawyer will help the process. Note, it is fine to go to your first meeting if you don’t have some of these items, but it is important to gather the information you do have. Car crashes are traumatizing and can leave you dealing with injuries and pain for years or even decades. Providing information and documents at the initial meeting can help your claim and will give you a better chance of getting fair and reasonable compensation for your …
September 18, 2014
When somebody passes away due to the willful, reckless or negligent actions of another, their survivors may be able to file what is called a “wrongful death” lawsuit against the responsible parties in an effort to obtain compensation for monetary damages, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, etc. Our personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know that these types of lawsuits allow survivors to seek compensation for the many ways in which they’ve been harmed due to the wrongful death of their loved one.
In the State of Florida, the rules that govern who can …
September 15, 2014
Our law practice is based out of South Florida, where many communities and businesses are nestled right along I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Because of their proximity to I-95 and the Turnpike, most Floridians rely on these highways as efficient means by which to commute to and from work, social gatherings, familial responsibilities, etc.
However, trucking companies also take advantage of I-95 and the Turnpike, and, as a result, small cars, sedans and SUVs often have to share the road with enormous 18-wheelers, making driving on these highways both nerve-wracking and dangerous. Being nervous around a large, commercial truck is …
September 10, 2014
Almost everyone today carries a cell phone, and many people snap photos with their phone all day long. But surprisingly, many people forget to take photos or videos at the exact moment they could be extremely helpful – when you or someone else has been in an accident.
If you’re ever in a car crash, for instance, a simple cell phone can be the key to making sure you’re properly compensated for any damage or injury.
Of course, the first priority in a crash is to attend to anyone who might be hurt. But as soon as it’s safe to …
September 5, 2014
A herniated disc injury to your spine often occurs in an automobile accident. The stress put on the spinal column in a car collision can cause a piece of the spinal structure (called a disk) that separates your back bones or vertebrae, to move out of place. These injuries are sometimes also called slipped or ruptured disks. These disk structures can push out into the spinal channel and press against spinal nerves, producing severe back, neck, leg pain and possible hand pain. If you experience a sharp pain in the back, leg, hand or foot after an accident you should …