Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Why the Florida Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim Matters

Monday, March 21st, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida personal injury attorneys provide the experience, skill, and resources our clients need to pursue the best outcome for their unique cases.

That begins by identifying who is liable for their injuries, so we can pursue the proper insurance coverage(s) for their full financial recovery.

However, if the statute of limitation has expired, there may be no case at all.

The statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time an injured person has to file a legal claim after the incident occurred.

If an injury victim does not file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires, they may lose their chance to file a claim at all.

We can help ensure you do not lose your opportunity to hold the liable person, party, or entity liable for your complete financial recovery.

What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Florida?

The Florida Statutes Section 95.11 lists the timeframe for a person to file a personal injury lawsuit as four years.

The clock begins ticking on the date of the incident when the injury occurred.

Acting Quickly Can Help Preserve Critical Evidence in a Florida Personal Injury Claim

At MLG Injury, our skilled Florida personal injury lawyers encourage injury victims to pursue their legal claim as quickly as possible after a vehicle collision, slip, and fall incident or wrongful death occurred.

Initiating a personal injury investigation immediately helps preserve important evidence and witness testimony while the events are still fresh in their minds.

When our clients wait too long to pursue the liable party after their incident occurred, the responsible party may misplace or destroy evidence that helps support our injury claim.

Likewise, witnesses can be difficult to locate, and their memories and recollection can change over time, so getting their official statements early can bring real value to our claim.

Our skilled personal injury lawyers in Florida will also review your medical records and discuss your injuries and recovery timeline with your physicians, so we know when you will reach maximum medical improvement. This will allow us to outline your complete financial recovery needs and pursue the negligent party’s insurance coverage for the best outcome for your unique case.

Contact Our Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida for a Free Consultation

Contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the liable party’s insurance coverage for your complete financial recovery.

Why Florida is One of the Most Dangerous States for Drivers

Monday, January 31st, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida auto accident attorneys know there are multiple ways negligent drivers can endanger the safety and lives of other motorists throughout the Sunshine State.

Unfortunately, a new study outlined in the Orlando Sentinel ranked Florida 14th for worst drivers in America, which was the highest-ranking found. Depending on the source, other surveys and studies list Florida as low as fourth on the list of dangerous states for drivers.

Like most online studies, the varied rankings apply to most states. But when it comes to dangerous activity on our Florida roadways, the actual numbers speak volumes.

Florida Ranks Sixth in the Highest Number of Uninsured Drivers in the Nation

The Insurance Information Institute lists that 20.4% of all Florida drivers do not have vehicle insurance, even though it is mandated by law.

When drivers fail to follow our state vehicle registration, licensing, or insurance laws, they often have little regard for traffic laws, which can lead to significant accidents caused by speeding, distracted, or intoxicated drivers throughout the state.

Over 800 People Were Killed in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Accidents in Florida Last Year

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state reported a total of 32,177 DUI arrests last year.

According to Responsibility.org, 814 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents over the same time.

While our state’s economy is anchored in tourism, which may contribute to the number of impaired drivers on our roadways, it does not make our streets and highways any less dangerous.

Pedestrian Safety is Also a Significant Concern Throughout Florida

Last year, the Sun-Sentinel reported Florida as the most dangerous state for pedestrians, and South Florida is the 13th-most dangerous region in America for pedestrians.

More people in Florida are hit and killed by cars than anywhere else in the country, accounting for 713 fatalities last year alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Like the potential for unsafe drivers who visit from surrounding states, Florida’s climate and vacation areas mean many people are outside walking to their destinations throughout the year.

With more people on foot, the potential for pedestrian accidents increases exponentially during high-tourist seasons.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida for a Free Consultation

No matter how you were injured or lost a loved one in a traffic collision if negligence was a factor in your crash, we want to help you hold the negligent driver liable for your complete damages.

Contact our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the financial recovery you are entitled to for your losses.

What are the Most Common Causes of Florida Truck Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida truck accident attorneys know that multiple parties may be liable for Semi-Truck collisions, including the truck driver, trucking company, or another third party that contributes to the commercial vehicle’s operation.

Here we explore some of the major contributing factors of truck accidents in Florida that can lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities without notice.

Common Forms of Truck Driver Negligence That Causes Accidents in Florida

The first line of defense in preventing most truck accidents in Florida is the commercial vehicle’s driver.

If he or she is negligently operating an oversized truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, other motorists are going to get hurt or killed.

The most common forms of truck driver negligence that can cause severe Semi-Truck accidents may include:

  • Driver Inexperience
  • Speeding
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted Driving
  • Failing to Maintain a Safe Distance
  • Disobeying Traffic Signs and Signals
  • Failing to Check Blind Spots and/or Signal
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

If you have been injured by a negligent truck driver, our personal injury attorneys in Florida want to hear how the accident has impacted your life, so we can help you pursue the negligent party for your full financial recovery.

Common Forms of Trucking Company Negligence That Causes Accidents in Florida

Trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified CDL drivers who are physically and psychologically fit for the job.

When they fail to run background checks, conduct research on their driving records, administer drug and alcohol tests, or require medical exams for truck drivers, they could be putting a potentially unfit driver behind the wheel, which is a form of negligence.

Likewise, when trucking companies hire inexperienced drivers and fail to provide the training they need to operate a commercial vehicle, they may be held liable for the collisions that result.

Our skilled Florida truck accident lawyers will review the circumstances of your collision to ensure each responsible party shares the liability for your injuries or the tragic loss of your loved one.

Common Third-Party Negligence That Can Cause Truck Accidents in Florida

As the leading transporters of over 70% of the commercial goods that travel throughout the country, multiple parties may be liable for a truck collision that stemmed from their involvement in the transportation process.

That may include:

  • Commercial Truck Manufacturers
  • Semi-Truck Maintenance Companies
  • Cargo Loaders / Unloaders

If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a Florida truck accident, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524. We will outline the details and circumstances of your crash to determine who is liable for your full financial recovery, so you can take all the time you need to focus on your recovery.

Common Mistakes That Can Damage Your Florida Personal Injury Claim

Monday, January 17th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida personal injury lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that come with recovering from a car accident, slip and fall incident, or work injury.

That is why our skilled attorneys work tirelessly to help our clients strengthen their claims, so they can pursue the best outcome for their unique cases inside or outside the courtroom.

What most personal injury victims do not know is that they can make simple mistakes that may cause significant harm to their cases.

Here is how to avoid common missteps that can mean the difference between your claim’s success and outright denial.

Mistake #1: Failing to Seek Medical Care or Attend All Necessary Appointments

When pursuing a personal injury claim, your case is built on your actual injuries and the damages that resulted from them.

That means we must be able to prove you were hurt.

If you fail to seek medical care promptly or do not attend all physician, therapy, or rehabilitation appointments, the insurance company will point to the fact that you never or no longer needed medical care, so your injuries could not have been that severe.

To avoid your personal injury claim from ending before it even begins, seek medical care immediately after your accident and injuries occur and follow all doctor’s orders going forward.

Mistake #2: Talking About Your Case to Anyone Who is Not Your Attorney

Talking to insurance providers, acquaintances, friends, coworkers, or even family members can damage your case because they may take what you say out of context. Simply put, if someone asks how you are feeling and you respond, “Feeling better!” the insurance company can manipulate that statement to mean you are no longer hurt. And if they can get someone to testify to your conversation, whether verbally, through text or direct messages, or emails, your case can take a significant hit.

Our Florida personal injury attorneys know how hard it is to get through your recovery on your own. That is why we are here. If you need to talk to someone about your injuries, talk to us. We can help you keep a journal of injuries, pain levels, and how the accident has impacted your day-to-day activities and overall quality of life.

Mistake #3: Chronicling Your Accident and Injuries on Social Media

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys know that the insurance company is going to do their homework before countering your claim.

That means scouring your social media accounts for any proof that you are not as injured as you claim to be.

How?

They can screenshot social media posts that show you are out with friends, at an event, or simply discussing how your recovery is coming along and use them against you. Since there is extraordinarily little context to social media posts, even an inadvertent image showing you without your crutches can lead to your case’s downfall (even if you were reaching for them seconds later).

Stay away from social media during a personal injury case by disabling your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media platforms until your claim is finalized. This will guarantee you do not make any inadvertent statements and that no one can tag you in their posts.

Mistake #4: Facing the Insurance Company Alone

If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by negligence, contact our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524.

We will outline your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party liable for your full financial recovery while managing each detail of your case, so you can focus solely on your recovery.

 

What Happens If I Am Injured Because of the Lack of Security at a Florida Event?

Monday, December 20th, 2021

At MLG Injury, our Florida negligent security attorneys have helped our residents understand their rights while enjoying events throughout the state, including when security can be held liable for injuries that occur during their attendance.

Unfortunately, people can get hurt in multiple ways at both small and large events, including the lack of security that should be contracted to maintain the safety of all attendees.

Here is what our Florida residents need to know about how the lack of security can be dangerous.

What Dictates the Type of Security Required for a Florida Event?

At MLG Injury, our Florida personal injury lawyers know several factors that establish the type and amount of security necessary for an event.

That may include:

  • Location of the event, and any historical, political, or symbolic significance associated with it
  • Size of the event, including any cultural, political, or religious backgrounds of the attendees
  • Duration of the event
  • If celebrities, dignitaries, or VIPs are attending/scheduled to appear
  • Nature and extent of media coverage
  • Previous threats to the event or location

As the number of criteria impacting the likelihood for threats increases, so does the risk for catastrophic accidents and personal injuries to occur. When they do, the venue owners and event producers may be held liable for failing to provide sufficient security personnel during the event.

What are the Most Common Dangers Associated with Events and Insufficient Security?

Whether you are at an outdoor concert, or a holiday party at a nightclub, the expectation of increased attendees should always warrant more security to ensure the safety of everyone involved — including patrons, employees, and performers at the events.

Sufficient security helps prevent crime and protects event-goers by employing security guards, bouncers, doormen, and other security professionals to oversee guest or visitor screenings, operating metal detectors, security alarms, video surveillance, crowd control procedures, and monitoring barricades, gates, or fencing.

Likewise, event organizers are responsible for adequate lighting in hallways, stairwells, parking lots, restrooms, and other areas to ensure the safety of attendees on the premises.

Contact Our Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at MLG Injury to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been injured during an event because of its lack of security, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the venue’s owner, operator, or event coordinator for the damages you have suffered. We can help.

Contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue a claim.

 

Request A Free Case Evaluation


We’d love to help you get started today!