Florida Personal Injury Blog

  • Why Soft Tissue Injuries Need to Be Taken Seriously

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 23-May-2017

    People who have experienced an accident, whether it was a car collision or slip and fall, may suffer injuries. While more serious injuries warrant immediate medical attention, many people often overlook minor injuries such as those in the soft tissues. Unfortunately, not taking a soft tissue injury seriously can be a mistake. Although it may not be as visible nor as severe as some other types of ...
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  • A Closer Look at Cerebral Palsy and Delivery Room Negligence

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-May-2017

    Cerebral palsy is a medical term for a number of neurological disorders that can result in problems with muscle coordination, movement and/or posture. While various factors can cause cerebral palsy, in the context of birth injuries and delivery room negligence, cerebral palsy cases typically occur from an insufficient amount of oxygen reaching an infant’s brain (hypoxia) or to the body ...
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  • Can a Brain Injury Case PTSD?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 11-May-2017

    A study conducted by UCLA life scientists, and found in the academic journal Biological Psychiatry, reveals a causal link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an increased vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also suggests that those who suffer from brain injuries should take precautions to avoid stressful situations which could exacerbate their health condition. The ...
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  • Why Brain Injuries Need to Be Taken Seriously

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-May-2017

    The brain is considered the most important and complex part of the human body since it controls every bodily system. Unfortunately, it is also extremely fragile. Trauma and damage to the brain can result in catastrophic injury and permanent disability. The fact is, there is no such thing as a “mild’ brain injury. Symptoms of an underlying brain injury include: Nausea or vomiting ...
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  • Filing a Lawsuit for Misdiagnosis: The Basics

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 28-Apr-2017

    Many medical malpractice lawsuits derive from the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an injury, illness, or another type of medical condition. When a doctor’s diagnosis error results in incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment whatsoever, a patient’s condition can worsen to possibly fatal proportions. However, misdiagnosis or a diagnosis error on its own is not enough ...
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  • Brain Injuries: What You Need to Know About Concussions

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Apr-2017

    Concussion Causes A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury which is caused by a severe blow to the head or body, a hard fall, or another injury which shakes or jars the brain within the skull. While your brain is surrounded by spinal fluid that acts as a cushion to prevent your brain from banging into your skull, a traumatic blow can result in your brain crashing into your skull. There are ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After An Accident?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 14-Apr-2017

    As soon as you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important steps to take immediately afterward is to either obtain emergency medical services if you suffered any serious injuries. In the event of minor injuries, visiting a doctor is still crucial since symptoms of certain injuries may not be as apparent compared to more severe ones. When you visit your physician, you must inform him ...
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  • 6 Types of Premises Liability Cases

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 5-Apr-2017

    Premises liability is a legal term which refers to the responsibility every property owner assumes when other people visit his or her property. If the property is somewhat unsafe or neglected, causing a visitor or tenant to get injured, then the owner may be held liable for the harm the individual has endured and the related expenses. The following are the 6 most common types of premises liability ...
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  • How Much is a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Worth?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Mar-2017

    If you are a motorcyclist and recently got involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver that resulted in your injury, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. In addition, you are probable wondering how much your potential claim might be worth. Factors Determining the Worth of a Motorcycle Accident Claim The settlement value of a motorcycle injury claim depends upon a variety ...
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  • Are Pedestrians Ever at Fault?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Mar-2017

    When we think about collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians, we initially assume that the driver of the vehicle is at fault since “the pedestrian has the right of way.” However, there are many cases when the pedestrian can actually be to blame, whether partly or entirely. Pedestrian’s Duty of Care Despite having the right of way in mostly all situations involving ...
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  • How to Know If You Have Medical Malpractice Case

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-Mar-2017

    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional who fails to perform his or her duties in a competent manner. While the rules about medical malpractice differ from state-to-state, there are some general principles that apply to most cases. In order to prove that medical malpractice happened, you must demonstrate all of the following: A ...
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  • Understanding Noneconomic Damages & Personal Injury

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 9-Mar-2017

    Personal injury accidents, such as car collisions and slip and falls, can result in catastrophic injuries which result in physical, mental, and emotional turmoil for the victims. According to personal injury tort law in Florida and the rest of the nation, when a person is hurt by another’s negligence or recklessness, the victim may file a claim for damages against the liable party. There are ...
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  • Beach Resort Settles for Millions After Accident, But Can't Pay Due to Defunct Insurance

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-Feb-2017

    After a Shephard’s Beach Resort employee struck and killed two bicyclists while driving intoxicated, Shephard’s eventually agreed to enter a consent judgment to pay each decedent’s estate $3.5 million for a total of $7 million. However, years after the deaths, that settlement amount has still not been indemnified by the insurance company that Shepard’s broker, Wells Fargo ...
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  • Who Is Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident in Florida?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Jan-2017

    If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to know your rights, as well as what you can do to recover fair and adequate compensation. When you contact an Orlando personal injury attorney at The Maher Law Firm, we can help you understand your options. With more than 40 years of experience and billions of dollars in successful recoveries, our firm is ...
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  • 4 Elements of a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Jan-2017

    Imagine this: you went to the hospital to have your appendix removed – a fairly routine procedure. You trusted that the surgeon was qualified to handle the procedure, but something went wrong, and now you are experiencing excruciating pain. The doctor says you are suffering from unexpected complications. Is this a case of medical malpractice ? The short answer is, it depends. There are four ...
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