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Know your options when your insurance claim is denied

Most Americans have some form of insurance coverage. Every state requires licensed drivers to have car insurance, and in recent years most Americans have been required to have health insurance. Millions more have life insurance, homeowner's insurance and professional liability insurance. For most people, insurance is just a fact of life.

The problem is, many people don't even think about insurance until they need it. When something happens and Florida residents need to make an insurance claim, they expect that their claims will be processed quickly and paid out in full. Unfortunately, many of our readers know that this is not always the case.

Your first contract litigation

Small businesses can go a long time without suing another party or being sued. Then, suddenly, you find yourself in strong disagreement with another party. At the bottom of this disagreement is a contract, and agreement both sides agreed to.

Which side is in the right?

Collapsing equipment leads to three deaths in Miami Gardens

A recent post here noted how injuries occur in many different situations: at home, in the car and on the job. Unfortunately for three men in nearby Miami Gardens, an accident on the job led to their deaths.

According to a recent report, the three men were working on a television tower. The equipment that they were on collapsed. The reports indicate that the equipment in question was attached to the television tower, but that it got separated, leading to the collapse. The crew of three men were reportedly near the top of the tower at the time that the equipment failed - nearly 1,000 feet high.

No matter how you suffer an injury, you may have a legal claim

Nobody plans on being injured. That's why, when someone does suffer an injury, people are quick to label it an accident. But, the reality is that oftentimes injuries are caused due to another party's negligence or recklessness. We see it all the time: car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and injuries caused due to a dangerous condition on someone's property. When injuries occur in these types of situations, in many cases it was someone's fault.

However, the fact remains that most people still live in polite society, and may not want to think about filing a lawsuit against someone else. Perhaps they think they can handle the issue out of court. Or, maybe they believe the word of the liable party that their medical bills will be paid. Unfortunately, we can't trust everyone we know, and we definitely can't rely upon the word of strangers who are responsible for accidents that cause injury.

Can an agreement help your business avoid a partnership dispute?

Not everyone can afford to start up a business on their own - they need partners. In many cases, partnerships can be quite fruitful, divvying up responsibility and profits alike. However, not all relationships are meant to last, both in personal life and professional life. So, what can business people in Florida do to avoid partnership disputes? Can an agreement help?

In many cases, the answer is definitely yes. A partnership agreement can serve the same type of interests as another type of agreement that our readers might be more familiar with: a prenuptial agreement. Like a prenuptial agreement, a partnership agreement can provide details and a framework for what will occur if one or more partner decides to leave the business. How will assets be divided? Will the partnership interest pass to the remaining partners? Can the partnership be bought out? These, and many other factors, can be the subject of a partnership agreement.

The dangers presented by drunk driving accidents in Florida

Of all the reasons why car accidents occur in Florida, drunk driving is the one that probably makes people shake their heads the most. After all, how irresponsible does a person have to be to consume too much alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car? Don't the people who engage in this dangerous and reckless behavior understand the lives they are putting at risk?

Unfortunately, the answer appears to be a clear no. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a nine-year period of time - from 2003 to 2012 -8,476 people were killed in Florida when they were involved in a car accident that involved a drunk driver. In fact, in 2012 alone, Florida outpaced the national average in all age groups when it came to the rate of deaths per 100,000 people in drunk driving accidents.

Taking the right steps with a hurricane insurance claim

Hurricane Irma was devastating for many Florida residents. This powerful storm resulted in millions of dollars in property damage, not to mention the loss of life and injuries that occurred as well. In the aftermath of this devastating hurricane, individuals and families throughout the state will be making claims on their hurricane insurance.

In doing so, it is important to take the right steps. A recent article laid out many of the steps that should help hurricane insurance claims go smoothly, starting with perhaps the most important step: read and understand your hurricane insurance policy carefully and thoroughly. One of the most important sections of the policy will have to do with what your obligations are after you suffer a loss.

How common are traumatic brain injuries?

One of the most feared types of injuries whenever a Florida resident is in any type of accident is a brain injury. Other types of injuries, oftentimes no matter how serious, can present a path to full recovery. Brain injuries, however, may result in life-altering changes for the victim. But, how common are brain injuries, specifically those known as "traumatic brain injuries"?

Well, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries are a serious concern in America. In fact, of all of the deaths that occur due to injuries in America, a whopping 30 percent are the result of traumatic brain injuries. The statistics show that every day more than 150 people die from injuries that include a traumatic brain injury.

Taking the right approach in commercial litigation

Businesses in Florida expect their operations and relationships to go smoothly. When they don't, it can seem like the entire company structure is thrown off-track. In the worst-case scenarios, the problems and disagreements can become so serious that commercial litigation is the only option.

There is a wide range of potential issues that businesses in Florida can face: breach of contract claims, property disputes and partnership disputes, among many others. For businesses that are not used to facing legal conflict, the options can oftentimes appear to be limited. However, taking the right approach to these issues, even when it leads to commercial litigation, can offer businesses the opportunity to resolve the conflict and get back to work.

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