Monthly Archives: April 2023
New Tort Reform Law Changes What Kinds Of Medical Bills Are Admissible At Trial
Last month, Governor DeSantis signed House Bill 837 into law, instituting a number of sweeping changes to tort law across the state of Florida. One of these changes limits the types of evidence that plaintiffs can use when attempting to prove damages for their injury-related medical treatment, whether those payments are for past or… Read More »
Side Airbags Can Cause Serious Injuries
Frontal airbags have been required in all new vehicles since the late 1990’s, but in recent years more and more manufacturers have also started installing side airbags in newer models. These devices go a long way towards preventing occupants from sustaining serious injuries in the event of a crash. In fact, some reports reveal… Read More »
Did You Suffer An Airbag Burn?
Required in all new passenger vehicles since 1999, front airbags are one of the most important safety innovations in recent years, providing critical cushioning for occupants during crashes. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that front airbags have reduced driver fatalities by 29 percent and fatalities of front seat passengers… Read More »
How Florida’s Tort Reform Bill Could Affect You
At the end of March, Florida’s Governor DeSantis signed House Bill 837 into law. The tort reform law has officially gone into effect and will impact civil cases across the state. Read on to learn more about how the new tort reform bill could affect your own legal claim. What is House Bill 837? … Read More »
Were You Injured In A Backover Accident?
Backover accidents occur when a driver who is reversing, mistakenly strikes someone who is walking, standing, or riding a bicycle behind the vehicle. These kinds of crashes can occur anywhere that vehicles commonly reverse, but most take place in parking lots and driveways. While they typically occur at relatively low speeds, backover accidents can… Read More »
Recovery For A Fractured Femur
The femur, or thigh bone, extends from the hip all the way to the knee and is both the longest and strongest bone in the human body. While this means that the femur is far less likely to fracture than other more fragile bones, such as the clavicle, it is not impervious to injury…. Read More »