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The Impact Of Technology On Personal Injury

The Impact Of Technology On Personal Injury Over the last several years, technology has become such an integral part of our lives that it's hard to imagine a time without it. From smart phones to the internet to high quality security cameras protecting businesses, modern technology is truly everywhere.

However, while most of the impacts that it's had on our lives have been positive, there are some ways that it has influenced things negatively. In the world of personal injury, there are pros and cons to technology and taking a closer look at how it may influence a personal injury situation is well worth doing for anyone who has been involved in an accident of any kind.

Distracted Driving And Technology

When most people think of personal injuries, accidents, and technology, distracted driving is what will inevitably spring to mind. Studies have found that driving while texting is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, and as such it's important to put down the phone while on the road. But other technologies can be just as distracting. Things like changing songs on an iPod, answering your Bluetooth calls, and even trying... ...read full post

It Is A Brand New Day, So Obviously, There Is A New Air Bag Recall

It Is A Brand New Day, So Obviously, There Is A New Air Bag RecallIt seems as if every time you flip on the news or peek at Facebook and Twitter, there is a new airbag recall smacking you in the face. This is good news and bad. It is great because someone is looking out for our best interests, but it is bad because it seems as if the onslaught is never going to end. Malfunctioning air bags can leave you injured, afraid, and worried about how you are going to pay your bills. You may rightfully be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact our office for a free case review if you have been injured in an air bag-related recall to find out your options.

55,068 Potentially Affected Units

General Motors is expected to issue a recall on certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet Spark vehicles. There is not an immediate remedy as one is still in the developmental stage, but owners are supposed to be contacted by the company about this issue. Owners can also contact the GM customer service department for more information. Supply the representative with the... ...read full post

Brian O Sutter
posted by Brian O. Sutter , in:
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Social Media Can Have A Negative Impact On The Outcome Of Your Personal Injury Claim

Social Media Can Have A Negative Impact On The Outcome Of Your Personal Injury ClaimDo you remember the days when you actually had to pick up the phone and dial a number to call and find out what someone was up to? Everything is so readily available to us now, usually with the swipe of one finger, that we take it for granted. Social media is a part of all of our lives now, in one way or another, whether we like it or not. Investigators often turn to these types of platforms in an attempt to weed out fraudulent claims.

Attorneys can use your posts as evidence to prove that your injury is not as significant as you might claim it to be. Obviously, if you have a broken leg that requires crutches, a video of you running and jumping, is not likely to look good in your favor. Seeking emotional damage because you are deeply traumatized may not sit well if posts of you smiling, laughing, and partying with friends are present.

Things Not To Do With Social Media If You Have An Ongoing Personal Injury Claim

Never post something sporadically.... ...read full post

Understanding Settlements In Personal Injury Law

Understanding Settlements In Personal Injury LawBeing injured is something that can negatively influence your life in a huge way. And while Florida is filled with plenty to do and experience - from its beaches to its theme parks to its numerous music venues and restaurants - enjoying life here is more difficult when you are trying to recover from an injury.

And when your injury was caused by the actions of someone else, it can be incredibly frustrating to keep moving forwards with your recover. This is especially true when you're struggling to meet your bills and keep your finances in order - if your accident was the fault of someone else, it shouldn't be you who has to shoulder the burden that comes with it.

That's where personal injury law comes into the picture. By enlisting the help of a professional accident lawyer in Florida, you'll be able to start working towards getting the financial compensation that you actually deserve.

One of the most common outcomes for a personal injury case in Florida is for the injured party to be offered a settlement. No matter what type of accident you... ...read full post

Small Recall Information Deserves Some Attention Too

Small Recall Information Deserves Some Attention TooThe chances are that if you have looked on social media or turned on the television, you have heard about the controversies and discrepancies that have to do with automotive air bags. That is good because important information was passed along to you, the consumer, in a way that stuck in your head. It is important to note that some of the smaller automotive related recalls can just as easily increase your risks of sustaining an injury or becoming involved in a crash as a bigger recall.

Small In Potentially Affected Units

Honda is expected to issue a recall in June on a potential 16 affected models, and yes, that is a one and a six, and not a misprint. Although the number is small, and the chances of you being affected are slim, it could still happen. The process is supposed to begin on June 5th and includes…

Certain 2015-2016 Honda CR-V vehicles having recently had a replacement engine installed

The pistons that were installed in the engine may have been the wrong ones required for that particular engine. This can affect engine performance and may even cause... ...read full post

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The Big Misconceptions About Insurance Companies

The Big Misconceptions About Insurance Companies In Florida, as with much of the nation, if you're injured in an accident then one of your first steps will likely be to turn in a claim with your insurance company. If it's an automobile accident, you'll be filing with your PIP provider while those who are injured in work-related accidents may file a worker's compensation claim. Those injured elsewhere may have to file a claim with a different insurance company, but no matter the case the process is essentially the same:

You fill out the appropriate forms and submit your claim, along with medical reports and expenses, to the insurance company.
Someone with the insurance company reviews the info you provide and determines if your claim is eligible for compensation.
If so, you'll be offered a settlement check which you can accept and then use to pay off medical costs and get back on your feet.

Sounds easy enough, but in practice there are numerous issues that commonly come up. The biggest misconception about insurance companies is that your policy is there to provide you with total protection and keep you financially secure if an accident... ...read full post

Burn Hazards Pose A Threat To Your Safety

Burn Hazards Pose A Threat To Your Safety It is not often that you get 2 products recalled for virtually the same reason at just about the same time, but in this rare occurrence, that is exactly what happened. Getting scalded by hot coffee, or another beverage can leave you with minor, or major injuries, depending on the temperature of the product in question. Many of us enjoy a hot cup of Joe every morning in our convenient cups, that are cool to the touch, in our vehicles. If you burn yourself while driving, this could also increase your risks of becoming involved in an accident.

Product Recall 17-157 Issued By Michaels

Sold in Michael’s stores nationwide between March and April of 2017, these ceramic travel mugs of the company’s brand, Celebrate It, have lids that do not fit securely and can result in leakage. How does just a little liquid coming from the lid hurt you? Typically, we drink hot beverages out of these types of cups, so even a small amount, at a high temperature, can cause a burn. It is also notable to mention that these cups do... ...read full post

Brian O Sutter
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What To Do After An Auto Accident

What To Do After An Auto Accident Florida's roads are busy. Between the millions who call the state home and the millions more who visit on a daily basis, there are a lot of vehicles moving from place to place. That increased number of vehicles means that the risk of being involved in an accident is increased as well.

If you're involved in an accident in Florida and are injured, it's important to remember that you do have rights. Being injured can lead to serious problems in your life, and it's vital that you take the right steps following any accident to help yourself get the recovery that you deserve.

There are a few steps that you'll need to keep in mind following an accident. These include the following.

Take Photos

If you're seriously injured this obviously won't be an option, and your health and safety should always come first. But if your injuries seem to be minor or if you have someone close by who can, getting some photos of the accident scene is worth doing. It can help an accident attorney show that you weren't at fault for the accident.... ...read full post

An Increased Risk Of Fire Could Result In You Needing A Personal Injury Attorney

An Increased Risk Of Fire Could Result In You Needing A Personal Injury AttorneyFire, one of the necessities of life. It warms you and your loved ones, allows you to cook your food, and it can be easy to forget that it is extremely dangerous. An increased risk of fire while you are inside your vehicle could lead to you needing the services of a personal injury attorney. Volkswagen drivers, you should pay extra close attention to this information.

Volkswagen Expected To Begin Recall Process In July

Volkswagen Group of America is supposed to notify owners of a potential 240,487 affected units. That is a lot of vehicles, so one could easily be traveling next to you on the freeway or be parked next to you in a parking lot. These are gasoline-powered and have a fuel pump flange that may crack. As a result, fuel may leak increasing the risks of a fire. Affected vehicles include certain model year…

2013-2017 Audi Q5 vehicles
2013-2017 Audi Q7 vehicles

If an ignition source is present, this leak could lead to devastating injuries to you, passengers of your vehicle, and to anyone in the immediate area. Injuries... ...read full post

Understanding Distracted Driving In Florida

Understanding Distracted Driving In Florida Being able to stay safe on Florida roads is important, and with millions of people living in the state as well as visiting it on a regular basis it can be difficult to do. Sometimes, no matter how much we try, accidents will happen.

But when you're involved in an accident that was caused by someone else, it can be incredibly frustrating. Not only will you have to physically recover, but the mental and emotional stress can take a toll as well. And when you have large medical bills as a result of the accident, it's even more difficult to make a full recovery.

One of the biggest risks to drivers today is distracted driving, especially that which is caused by cell phone use. Mobile device use causes over 1.5 million traffic accidents every single year, and more than 330,000 of those accidents lead to major injuries or death. It's a growing problem, and something that isn't often given the attention it deserves.

Florida Distracted Driving Regulations

The majority of states now have distracted driving laws in place to prevent these types of accidents. Florida is among... ...read full post

There Are Over 1-Million Potentially Affected Units Expected In This Automotive Recall

There Are Over 1-Million Potentially Affected Units Expected In This Automotive RecallChrysler is expected to begin the process of a massive recall in June. There are a potential 1,021,279 affected certain model year 2013-2016 Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 vehicles. Why is this important to you? Have you looked on our highways lately? There seems to be a Dodge truck everywhere you look, and this recall can affect the safety, and well-being, of any occupant inside one of these vehicles.

Important Things To Know About This Automotive Recall

Trucks are meant to do things like go off road, and play in the mud, but in this case, it could affect your vehicle in a way that can harm all of the occupants inside. This type of driving, or debris striking your vehicle, can cause a fault within the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). This little piece of equipment operates the rollover side-curtain airbags and the seat belt pre-tensioner. In the event of a crash or a vehicle rollover, the air bags may not deploy.

This can increase your risks of becoming injured significantly, whether you are the driver, or a passenger,... ...read full post

Brian O Sutter
posted by Brian O. Sutter , in:
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3 Reasons To Lawyer Up When Dealing With A Trucking Accident

3 Reasons To Lawyer Up When Dealing With A Trucking AccidentTrucking accidents are far too common in modern times. Careless and reckless acts by these drivers can put everyone in the immediate area in danger. It is important to note that it is not always the truck driver’s fault, but when it is, you should definitely lawyer up. There are a variety of benefits available to you when you use our services that can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Lawyer Up After A Trucking Accident Because Of These 3 Reasons

1. Using a proven and reputable law firm can help you protect your future finances.

Whenever a huge piece of machinery is involved in an accident, carnage can ensue. You will likely be out of work for an extended period of time in an attempt to recuperate, while medical expenses and daily necessities continue to pile up. Getting a fair and just amount of compensation can seem nearly impossible when you attempt to go it alone. In many cases, the lawyers for these companies, would rather let the case go in front of a jury than to pay out a fair... ...read full post

Tips To Find Your Injury Lawyer

Tips To Find Your Injury Lawyer It's fairly obvious to most who are involved in a Florida accident that finding an injury lawyer is a good idea. After all, the average person simply doesn't have the kind of knowledge needed to navigate the complicated legal system on their own and come out the other side with the best outcome.

What To Look For

But how do you go about finding a good Florida lawyer with so many personal injury attorneys available? Take a look at some of the key ways to do so, and you'll be able to determine just what steps to take to get the representation that you deserve. Here are some of the main things to remember.

Location - While you aren't going to have to spend a lot of time in an office with your personal injury attorney, you still have to be able to meet with them on occasion. Look for attorneys that have offices close by to you so you aren't left struggling to make those appointments.
Practice Areas - Some people are surprised to learn that not all personal injury law is the same. From motorcycle... ...read full post

Negligence In Firework Injuries

Negligence In Firework InjuriesWith the Fourth of July fast approaching, people will soon be enjoying the festivities of the holidays. That includes watching and lighting fireworks displays. Every year, there is an average of 9,000 firework related injuries, with four deaths. Although the majority of injuries caused by fireworks are the result of misuse, there are cases where injuries occur from malfunctioning fireworks and negligence during large fireworks displays. In these cases, it is important to understand your rights to damages.

Firework Safety

Before discussing negligence in fireworks injuries, it is important to understand fireworks safety in order to reduce the risk of injury:

● Always follow the directions on the packaging
● Never set fireworks off indoors or near fire hazards like tall grass, dry leaves, and other fireworks
● Do not try to reignite malfunctioning or used fireworks
● Always keep a fire hydrant nearby in case of fire

If you follow all the safety guidelines and have still been injured, it may be the result of a product malfunction or the negligence of the company hosting the fireworks display.

Malfunctioning Fireworks Injuries

Malfunctioning fireworks can cause a variety of injuries. They can explode prematurely before the lighter has gotten a safe distance... ...read full post

Recent Auto Recalls

Recent Auto RecallsAuto recalls happen when a vehicle or parts manufacturer produce a faulty product. These faulty parts can create the conditions that put consumers in jeopardy, leading to accident or injury. Nearly every month there is a new auto recall and it is important, that if you are a vehicle owner that you stay up to date on the latest recalls. To keep you informed, we at All Injuries Law Firm have collected the recalls issued so far this summer:

Toyota Tacoma Pickups

Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups with V6 engines manufacturer between 2016-2017. The vehicles are being recalled because they can stall without warning. Toyota says that the stalling is the result of an engine crankshaft timing rotor being produced with an excessive anti-corrosion coating. This can cause the crank position sensor to malfunction leading to misfiring and stalling. To date, there have been no reports of injuries or accidents as a result of the recalled part. However, Toyota is advising vehicle owners to bring their vehicles to an authorized Toyota dealer to have the part replaced for free. You can read more about the recall on the Toyota website here.... ...read full post

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posted by Brian O. Sutter , in:
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How To Make A Lost Wages Claim After A Car Accident

How To Make A Lost Wages Claim After A Car AccidentWhen you are severely injured in a car accident, it can cost a lot of money. Between medical bills, prescriptions, and rehabilitation, your bills can stack up. Another source of economic hardship can also come from missing work. If your car accident injury is so severe you cannot go to work or perform your job normally, you may have a claim for lost wages.

What Are Lost Wages Damages?

Lost wages damages are money paid in the place of any wages you would have earned from your employer from the time of the settlement to your recovery while you were injured. Lost wages are different than lost earning capacity which are damages paid out when an injury has left you disabled and unable to work. They are also different than lost compensation which is wages plus any benefits such as retirement pay or bonuses you would have earned if you were not injured. An injury attorney will help you determine which kind of wages claim you should make depending on the severity of your injuries.

Filing A Lost Wages Claim

If you have lost wages because... ...read full post

Understanding Your Florida Worker’s Compensation Coverage

Understanding Your Florida Worker’s Compensation CoverageWhen you are injured, it can be life changing. The cost of hospital bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering can take a toll both on your finances and your life. However, if you are injured on the job, by law your employer has to pay for the damages caused by the injury. This coverage is called “worker’s compensation” and can help you recover both physically and financially. Unfortunately, proving your worker’s compensation claim in Florida can be quite a challenge so it is extremely important you understand your rights and responsibilities when filing a worker’s compensation claim.

What Does Worker’s Compensation Cover In Florida?

In Florida, most employers are required to provide worker’s compensation for their employees. These include:

● Cost of medical care from the injury or illness
● Replacement income
● Costs for retraining
● Compensation for any permanent injuries

In order to receive these benefits, you have to first prove that the injury occurred during work. In Florida, worker’s compensation also includes occupational diseases.

Types Of Benefits Available

The primary worker’s compensation benefit is the cost of medical care which covers the cost of treatment, medication, and rehabilitation. There are also three other forms... ...read full post