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Slip and Fall Claim Tips

Slip and Fall Claim Tips

Slip and Fall Claim Tips Looking to File a Claim Against a Store Where You Were Injured? Here Is What You Need to Know There are many factors that can cause patrons on a commercial property to become injured. Water on a floor due to inclement weather or leaking pipes can cause an individual to…

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4 Ways Railroad Injuries Differ

4 Ways Railroad Injuries Differ

4 Ways Railroad Injuries Differ Jobs that inherently require travel, such as those for the railroad, airlines, and public transportation, can be in a class all their own. While some of us do largely sedentary work and others are on their feet for a few hours at a time, a bus driver may find him-…

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9 Common Medical Malpractice Cases

9 Common Medical Malpractice Cases

9 Common Medical Malpractice Cases When you experience an illness or find yourself in an emergency, you place your safety in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners. These professionals are required to diagnose your symptoms and injuries, take all necessary measures to treat you, and ensure that you recover from your ailment…

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The In's and Out's of a Personal Injury Case in Tampa

The In’s and Out’s of a Personal Injury Case in Tampa

The In’s and Out’s of a Personal Injury Case in Tampa If you have been involved in an motor vehicle accident and have subsequently sustained injuries, you’re going to get medical treatment. After a certain point, your physician will say you have reached what we call maximum medical improvement. In other words, from the time…

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Combating Medical Malpractice in Tampa

Combating Medical Malpractice in Tampa Combating Medical Malpractice in Tampa was created by Attorney Betsey Herd to help residents who suffered injury from a medical professional. Contact us to review your medical malpractice case. We like control. We like to know what we’re eating and where our news is coming from. We like to think…

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4 Common Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

4 Common Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

4 Common Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice Babies are every parent’s most cherished treasure. They are a cause of happiness and signify the birth of a family. However, babies are incredibly vulnerable, and equally fragile. And doctors sometimes make mistakes. It is important for all parents to be fully aware of the different types…

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Liable Healthcare Providers in a Malpractice Claim

Liable Healthcare Providers in a Malpractice Claim If you’ve suffered an injury or developed a damaging condition while under the supervision of your healthcare providers, you’re in a vulnerable state. You came to be healed, and now you have new damage to worry about. You’ll be living in doubt and wondering whom you can trust…

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Injured on a Motorcycle Who’s Going to Pay

Injured on a Motorcycle: Who’s Going to Pay?

Injured on a Motorcycle: Who’s Going to Pay? Motorcycle accidents can be particularly catastrophic. Even though motorcycle advocacy groups have raised the “visibility” of motorcyclists, motorcycles are still hard to see when you’re on the road. And even though helmets, jackets, and other protective motorcycle gear have improved, they’re no substitute for the solid frame,…

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4 Common Causes for Medical Malpractice Suits

4 Common Causes for Medical Malpractice Suits

4 Common Causes for Medical Malpractice Suits Medicine is a rapidly changing field, with new conditions and diseases emerging just as fast as new pills, treatments, and best practices. Because of this, patients who’ve suffered a medical mistake or mishap are often unsure if a healthcare provider has violated their rights and failed in his…

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The Ultimate Florida Medical Malpractice Guide

The Ultimate Florida Medical Malpractice Guide

The Ultimate Florida Medical Malpractice Guide Combat Malpractice: Know Your Rights to Medical Care in Florida Whether you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, The Ultimate Florida Medical Malpractice Guide was made to help guide you through the process. Medical Malpractice in the State of Florida…

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Medical Malpractice Cases

What Everybody Ought to Know About Medical Malpractice Cases

What Everybody Ought to Know About Medical Malpractice Cases 1.) Communication is Necessary First and foremost you need to communicate with your medical providers. The more that you know the better aware you can be for your loved ones, so that they receive better medical care and better medical attention.  When appropriate care isn’t rendered, then…

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Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice: What You Need To Know

Medical Malpractice: What You Need To Know According to a study published by the British Medical Journal, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States.  If you or a loved one was injured due to a failure to diagnose, failure to provide adequate care, or any other medical error, you may…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Malpractice Cases

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Malpractice Cases

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Malpractice Cases  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked about medical malpractice situations. Not every bad outcome means that the surgeon has deviated from the standard of care, so just because you have a bad result doesn’t mean that the doctor didn’t provide you with…

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Explains How to Select an Lawyer

How to Select the Best Lawyer for Your Accident Case

How to Select the Best Lawyer for Your Accident Case  Having done this for almost 35 years, if I was looking for a personal injury lawyer, the first thing I would do is look to that person’s experience in the area that you expect the case to be in. For example, if it’s a motor…

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Partial Fault Claims

Can I Sue for an Injury if I Was Partially at Fault

Can I Sue for an Injury if I Was Partially at Fault What ultimately is the measure of what a jury will consider, so if you’re partially at fault, you can still recover for that percentage of responsibility that is assigned by the jury to the defendant. For example, if you’re determined in a slip…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Bills

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Bills

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Bills  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked if there is a minimum amount of medical bills one needs for a personal injury claim. That’s an interesting question. There are basically two types of damages. There are economic damages which are medical bills and wage…

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Emotional Distress

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Emotional Distress

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Emotional Distress  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Attorney I am often asked about emotional distress.  In most cases, one of the potential elements of damages is mental anguish or emotional distress. There are a few causes of action where emotional distress is not available in some wrongful death cases…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Independent Contractors

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Independent Contractors

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Independent Contractors  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked about independent contractors.  If there’s an independent contractor who’s working on a landowner’s property, there are only certain situations under which the landowner would be responsible for the negligent conduct of that independent contractor. If the landowner…

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Broken Sidewalks in Residential Areas

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Broken Sidewalks in Residential Areas

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Broken Sidewalks in Residential Areas  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Attorney I am often asked about injuries that take place on sidewalks in residential areas.  If you get injured on a sidewalk, in most residential areas that I can think of in our local area, those sidewalks are appurtenant…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Pre-Existing Conditions

What are Pre-Existing Conditions in an Injury Case?

What are Pre-Existing Conditions in an Injury Case?  I am often asked about pre-existing conditions.  Pre-existing conditions can impact your personal injury case. We call that the eggshell plaintiff. If you are injured and those injuries are made no worse, then you probably don’t have an injury claim, but in most cases, pre-existing injuries can…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Faulty Handrails

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Faulty Handrails

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Faulty Handrails  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked about faulty handrails.  First, if you’re injured as a result of a faulty handrail on your property, then there’s no claim because every landowner has an obligation to inspect his land for latent conditions that aren’t obvious…

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Slips and Falls

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Slips and Falls

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Slips and Falls  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Attorney I am often asked about slips and falls.  The first thing to understand is that you’re basically looking to be compensated through the individual’s insurance, the owner, the renter, whoever it may be. They will very likely have liability insurance either…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Personal Injury Case Timeframe

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Personal Injury Case Timeframe

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Personal Injury Case Timeframe  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked how long personal injury cases usually take.  Once you’re involved in your accident and you’re injured, you’re going to get medical treatment, and at some point in time, your physician will likely say you have…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Wrongful Death Cases

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Wrongful Death Cases

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Wrongful Death Cases  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked how long wrongful death cases take.  Working through a wrongful death case can take a variable amount of time. It depends on the analysis of liability, what happened that caused the death, what factors existed that…

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Timeframe for Filing a Case

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Timeframe for Filing a Case

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Timeframe for Filing a Case As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Attorney I am often asked how long one has to file a claim for a personal injury case.  For most personal injury claims, you have four years from the date of the event within which to pursue a claim.…

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Commercial Vehicles

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Commercial Vehicles

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Commercial Vehicles  As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Laywer, I am often asked about commercial vehicles.  Commercial vehicles are required to be insured under policies that carry $750,000 in coverage for bodily injuries, and that’s because all motor vehicles are considered dangerous instrumentalities. Commercial vehicles that weigh more are prone…

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