Claims Adjuster Name Issue

Florida insurance attorneys know that insurance companies sometimes try to take advantage of consumers’ lack of sophistication or understanding and use that advantage to gain business or make more profit. This is why having an experienced insurance attorney in your corner can be helpful. Our insurance attorneys noticed an interesting story along those lines in the Insurance Journal this week about a case of an adjusting firm suing a blogger for claiming their name, United States Adjusting, was misleading. Continue reading “Claims Adjuster Name Issue”

Property Insurance Rates Triple in Florida

Florida has always been an expensive state for homeowner’s and other types of property insurance, but lately, it seems like things are getting out of hand. A recent news article discussed how condo associations around the state are pleading for state government intervention in the face of insurance rates tripling this coming year. One condo board member, Ed Wolfe, said, “Property insurance has gotten totally out of control in this state.” Continue reading “Property Insurance Rates Triple in Florida”

Force Placed Insurance in Florida

Unless you have been in the situation, maybe you don’t even know what “force placed” insurance is. Force placed insurance, sometimes called “lender placed”, is when a lender or creditor takes out insurance on an asset that doesn’t have insurance, and the costs of the insurance are passed on to the customer, hence why it is “forced”. It is mostly used in property insurance, including homes and cars. Therefore, when a person buys a car or a house with a mortgage or a loan, the creditor, usually a bank, requires that the buyer carry insurance on that property. If the buyer doesn’t get his or her own insurance, the creditor obtains the insurance to protect their investment. Continue reading “Force Placed Insurance in Florida”

Florida Judge Rules On Validity of Wind Credit Insurance Forms

Hurricane season might be over, but Floridians know that always having their homes prepared ho for the next big storm is vitally important. Therefore, homeowners around Florida take time throughout the rest of the year to make improvements and take precautions — sometimes that includes obtaining insurance coverage. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of providing the support needed during a crisis, some families are forced to fight their insurance company to receive what they are due on their claims. Continue reading “Florida Judge Rules On Validity of Wind Credit Insurance Forms”

Golf Cart Accident Leads to Lawsuit Over Lack of Warnings

Golf carts are a popular transportation device throughout the area. The convenience of being able to quickly load up supplies and visit the beach or a neighbor without getting into a car has lead more and more families to purchase a golf cart. Yet, while these machines do not travel as fast as cars, it is unwise to assume the risk of harm is lessened. Florida golf cart accidents strike all the time, and the results are sometimes serious. Continue reading “Golf Cart Accident Leads to Lawsuit Over Lack of Warnings”

Parents of former FAMU Student Sue School Following Hazing Death

FAMU made national headlines last year for an incident it would just as soon wished never happened–a student died following a brutal hazing incident. A 26-year old member of the state university’s famous “Marching 100” died aboard a school charter bus while the school was at a football game last November. Continue reading “Parents of former FAMU Student Sue School Following Hazing Death”

Florida Police Pursuit Ends in Collision

Several were injured in a police pursuit that ended in a serious collision on Monday evening in St. Petersburg. According to an article in The Tampa Bay Times, the Gulfport police officers were chasing a stolen car into St. Petersburg, where the stolen car collided with a bus that then crashed into an apartment building. As our experienced Palm Beach accident attorney knows, the probability of the occurrence of automobile accidents is severely increased during dangerous police pursuits.

car side (chris meller).jpgMiraculously, there were no deaths resulting from this accident. However, at least two people from the stolen vehicle suffered injuries, as well as several bus passengers. According to Gulfport police Chief Robert Vincent, the incident started at 5:50 p.m. when Gulfport police Officer Jesse Kellington saw a 2012 silver Toyota Venza on the road during his routine patrol. Officer Kellington’s alerts were triggered after he checked the license plate of the vehicle and discovered that the vehicle was listed as stolen. The St. Petersburg police department revealed that the car was an Avis rental and had been stolen on Sunday after a woman had left her keys in the ignition. Continue reading “Florida Police Pursuit Ends in Collision”

Fourth of July Boaters Likely to Exercise Unsafe Conduct

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration with family and friends. Traditional activities on this special day add a tinge of danger, requiring individuals to be responsible and exercise safe conduct. According to an article in The Palm Beach Post, the July Fourth holiday is traditionally one of the busiest boating days of the year. Our Palm Beach personal injury lawyer recognizes that times of celebration such as Independence Day create an atmosphere of relaxation and leisure, which often causes individuals to display a lack of common sense and to be careless in their behavior. It is not unusual for Palm Beach County boaters to exude carelessness during this particular holiday celebration. It is likely that the agencies policing the water will find many boaters who overload their vessels, drive them after drinking, fail to have enough life jackets of the correct size for each person on board, or operate their boats recklessly. Continue reading “Fourth of July Boaters Likely to Exercise Unsafe Conduct”

Child Seriously Injured After Unprovoked Dog Attack

An 11-year-old was viciously attacked by a dog, causing serious injury to her face that will require ongoing medical treatment. According to an article in WPBF News, Jacklyn Tucker is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatments after having her upper lip ripped off by a friend’s family dog. Since the attack, Jacklyn has been receiving treatment at the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Reports do not indicate that the little girl did anything to disturb the dog. According to Jack Tucker, Jacklyn’s father, the dog was on the floor and started growling at her. Our Palm Beach injury attorneys are aware that dogs can viciously attack even when unprovoked. Children are often the victims of these incidents. Continue reading “Child Seriously Injured After Unprovoked Dog Attack”