Do I Have To Take The First Settlement That The Insurance Company Offers Me In My Florida Motorcycle Accident Case?
Insurance adjusters are trained professionals. When they receive a demand package or a demand from settlement from an attorney’s office, they will typically throw out a [feeler 00:00:15] offer out there. The first offer of settlement is very, very rarely the last offer of settlement. Therefore, we advise someone to retain an attorney early on from the beginning of their case so that it can properly be packaged and presented to an insurance company to begin with.
Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.
What sort of situations might merit a Florida wrongful death lawsuit?
Wrongful death lawsuits arise from an accident where someone dies. How does that accident happen? Well, it could be a car accident where someone actually dies from their injuries. It could be a medical malpractice case where someone dies from the surgery that they obtain. It could also be from exposure to asbestos where someone has a slow death over a long period of time. All those involve the ultimate death of an individual and those times actually have to be acted upon immediately. The statute of limitations is about half the time of a normal negligence case, so if you know that someone has died you need to speak with an attorney immediately.
What are some common motorcycle accident injuries?
When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident because there’s no seat belts, airbags, or protective compartment around the motorcycle driver, a motorcycle victim will typically make contact with the road or be thrown from the motorcycle itself. These can involve mild injuries like road rash, contusions, lacerations, scrapes, bumps, bruises, but more often than not, we see traumatic head injuries. These can be concussions, post-concussive syndrome, we’ve had clients who’ve lost eye sight, who’ve lost the sense of smell and who have even lost the sense of hearing from direct trauma with the road.
What are the common causes of trip and fall accidents?
There are several. There could be transient circumstances such as a wet floor, a dangerous condition that was caused that should have been cleaned up., even placing a display item in the middle of an isle with no way to go around but bumping into it. There could be a structural defect such as a broken walkway. It could also be a crack in the road that caught your foot. There are other examples such as a leaky skylight that has caused water to fall down and made a marble floor in a mall slippery. There are many more but you should always consult with your counsel so that a proper investigation is done as quickly as possible.
What is the definition of a slip and fall accident?
Slip and fall is a personal injury claim that results from a person slipping and falling. Wikipedia defines it as a tort and it is based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that led to the fall.
What is the difference between trip and fall and slip and fall?
A slip and fall is caused by wetness or slippery substances on the ground, such as water on stairs, round objects like beads on the floor or spilled items. General injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include neck injuries, back injuries and hip injuries.
Trip and fall accidents are caused by uneven surfaces or objects that initiate a stumble, such as items on the floor and uneven sidewalks. Some injuries associated with trip and fall accidents include hand/arm fractures, knee injuries and elbow injuries.
How to prevent slip and fall accidents
There are a number of things that building owners, facility managers and property owners can do to prevent slip and fall accidents. Good housekeeping is critical, so make sure that the premises are always properly maintained and that cleaning and maintenance responsibilities are assigned to relevant people. Reduce wet or slippery surfaces on floors, in parking lots and on sidewalks surrounding your building. Invest in proper lighting, avoid unnecessary obstacles in corridors, entranceways, stairwells and walkways and be sure to conduct periodic inspections.
Personal Injury Case Examples
The amounts listed for cases represent gross verdicts and/or settlements obtained on behalf of clients since our inception decades ago, without adjustment for fees, costs, or medical liens. In some cases, verdicts were not fully recoverable due to the insolvency of defendants.
Accounts of recent cases contained on this website are intended to illustrate the results of the firm in a variety of areas. Each case/claim is unique, and the results in one case do not necessarily indicate the quality or value of any other case. The omission of our clients’ names and/or defendants’ names are the result of requests and/or respect for anonymity.
$275,500 Settlement – Truck versus Car Collision
For a 62-year-old-married man who was struck from the rear passenger side by a pest control truck versus car collision on March 11th, 2021, in Palm Beach County, Florida. Most notably, as a result of [...]
$500,000.00 Settlement – Worker’s Compensation
Plaintiff was stamping metal and sustained a crushing injury to his right hand, palm, and amputation of both of his thumbs when his hand was caught in a metal press on the job in August [...]
$150,000.00 Settlement – Worker’s Compensation
Plaintiff sustained repetitive motion injuries to her lower back “on-the-job,” while showering, feeding, and transporting patients, in December 2020. Through the efforts of our associated worker’s compensation counsel,” they were able to secure additional medical [...]
$475,000.00 Settlement-Workman’s Compensation Case
2nd and 3rd Degree Burns to face, left and right arm and hands This case involved a worker who was employed by an electrical services company who was injured on the job on May 11th, [...]
$100,0000 Uninsured Motorist (UM) Settlement–Motor Vehicle Collision
On February 16th, 2020, our client, a 40 year old seat-belted driver of a mini-van, was involved in a T-bone type automobile collision, caused by another driver who was uninsured for bodily injury (BI) liability [...]
Personal Injury-Automobile Collision Crossover with Worker’s Comp
Sokoloff & Weinstein Personal Injury-Automobile Collision Crossover with Worker’s Comp and the Comp Lien that lingers First off, typically, when someone is physically hurt on the job, Florida Statute 440 usually dictates that going through [...]
$65,000.00 Settlement – Car Accident
For a then 19 year-old-single college student at the University of Florida, who was involved in a front-end collision on November 25th, 2017 in Palm Beach County, Florida. In November 2017, while home for a [...]
$200,000.00 Settlement-Worker’s Compensation Case
Plaintiff/Employee worked for a laundry warehouse, repairing commercial washers and dryers. He was moving and yanking a pallet jack “on the job,” and while twisting his body, he injured his left shoulder and lower back [...]
Trip and Fall Accident Settlement: $800,000
Wet Floor Caused Woman to Trip and Fall This trip and fall accident settled for $800,000 as part of a structured settlement. A 40-year-old woman who slipped in a puddle of water at a local [...]
Motorcycle Accident Settled for $375,000
Automobile Collided With Motorcycle An automobile failed to yield right of way, colliding with our client, a motorcyclist. In January 2016, Seth T. Weinstein, Esq., co-director at Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., resolved a car versus [...]