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August 2018 Archives

Roundabouts in rural Florida areas can save lives

The intersection of Pine Log Road and Carthage Road in Robeson County is the spot of many serious traffic collisions, including the death of a young college student in 2011. After the fatal incident, the N.C. Department of Transportation investigated the incident and installed a few road signs warning drivers about the intersection. Unfortunately, accidents at the spot did not stop. Rural roads like these in Florida and other states are considered particularly dangerous.

Are Florida roads really becoming more dangerous?

Readers know that Florida roads can be particularly dangerous due to drivers who engage in risky behavior such as reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving and more. In fact, there are statistics that indicate Florida's roads are becoming more dangerous, particularly in south Florida. Despite concerns, there are fewer drivers getting tickets across the state.

If your work made you sick, you have certain rights

As a Florida worker, you may know that an injury at work could be grounds for a workers' compensation claim. Through your employer's insurance, you may be able to secure benefits for your medical bills, lost wages and other needs you have. However, you may not know that these benefits could be available to you for other reasons as well, such as occupational illness.

Coverys reveals trends in radiology-related malpractice

Florida residents who will be undergoing X-rays or other radiological procedures will want to know about the findings of a study by Coverys, the medical liability insurance provider. Researchers studied more than 10,000 closed claims alleging radiology-related malpractice. These claims spanned the years 2013 to 2017 and mostly involved missed, delayed or incorrect diagnoses.

Couple wins an appeal of a bad faith decision

An insurance company attempted to defeat a couple's bad faith insurance claim because the homeowners had not completed any legal actions regarding breach of contract. The trial court agreed that the plaintiffs needed to show that they had already gained a favorable ruling against the insurance company before making a bad faith claim. The court dismissed their case, but the appeals court reversed the decision and sent the case back to trial. The Florida appeals court rejected the citation of a 1991 case as justification for dismissing the case. It found that the language in that decision did not establish breach of contract actions as prerequisites for bad faith lawsuits.

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