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If you had a Automobile Accidents and need a Lawyer call us now. We can help you now.  Following an accident where one has suffered injuries there are many steps that must be taken. First and foremost you need to treat any injuries sustained during the accident, which often requires an initial hospital visit and several follow-ups with multiple doctors. Next, following your recovery or maybe even perhaps while you are still recovering, you have to deal with multiple insurance companies, including your own company and the insurance company employed by the other driver. Florida drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection also known as PIP on their insurance plans to cover any medical expenses incurred during an automobile accident. The PIP insurance company will often try to avoid paying for your medical expenses! The insurance company for the negligent driver will also try to minimize your injuries in order to avoid paying for any of your expenses.

A Miami car accident can happen almost anywhere, and it’s difficult to plan for an automobile crash or a dangerous truck accident. However, it is important to know that you do have rights, and if another driver’s negligence led to your injuries, you may be able to file a claim for financial compensation.  You will need to have an experienced advocate on your side throughout this difficult process.  Perkins Law Offices can help you call us now to get a FREE Consultation now. We will help you in your car accident case in Miami now.

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florida motorcyle laws

Motorcycles mean freedom, excitement, the thrill of the open road. There are nearly 583,000 registered motorcycle operators in the state of Florida – second in the country only to California. Major events like Daytona Bike Week bring tens of thousands more to enjoy the incomparable scenery and weather. But there’s a darker – more dangerous – side to riding a motorcycle. Florida leads the nation in a more grim statistic: according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the Sunshine State is the most dangerous states for motorcyclists.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or a family member has been killed, consult an experienced Perkins Law Offices, We have the most experienced  Miami Florida personal injury attorneys to ensure your rights are fully protected. The first step is arming yourself with information about motorcycle laws in the state.

Turn Signals/Mirrors: Florida law requires motorcycles to have working turn signals and at least one rearview mirror. Insurance Requirements: Florida riders are required to carry $20,000 total bodily injury/$10,000 property damage and per-person bodily injury; and $30,000 single-limit liability.

If you’re injured in a motorcycle crash, financial help could be available for all your damages and losses. It is important that you understand your legal rights and options:

  • Motorcycle endorsement – Anyone operating a motorcycle in Florida is required to have a “motorcycle endorsement” through the Florida DMV. If you already have a driver’s license, you can be issued a motorcycle endorsement. People who don’t have a driver’s license may qualify for a license that allows them to operate motorcycles only.
  • Helmet law – Florida’s helmet law is complex. Although it generally requires all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear helmets, the law doesn’t apply to riders over 21 if the person is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. For motorcycle riders between the ages of 16 and 20, a state-approved safety helmet is mandatory. The helmet law, however, doesn’t apply to anyone 16 or older riding a motorcycle powered by a motor that is 50 cc or less.
  • Eye protection – All motorcycle operators and passengers are required under the law to wear eye protection such as goggles, glasses or a face shield. This law doesn’t include any passengers who are riding in enclosed sidecars.
  • Training requirements – Motorcycle operators must complete a 15-hour basic rider education course accredited by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The course will cover skills training, hearing and vision tests, and include an examination testing knowledge of road safety rules.
  • Riding laws – The law requires the use of a daytime headlight for all Florida riders. Motorcycle’s handlebars can’t be higher than the rider’s shoulders when they are seated on the motorcycle. Motorcyclists aren’t allowed under the law to wear headphones or earphones while riding. Florida law does allow motorcyclists to ride side by side. Motorists are required to give riders a full lane. State law prohibits motorcyclists from splitting lanes. The law also states that motorcycles need to have working turn signals and at least one rearview mirror.
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miami florida personal injury attorney

miami personal injury attorney

Perkins Law Offices is a full service personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases including car accidents and wrongful death claims. We offer you legal services on those personal injuries areas:

SLIP, TRIP & FALL Injuries

Miami Slip & Fall Lawyer. Slip and fall’s and trip and fall’s on someone else’s property that result in serious injury are called premises liability cases. A property owner or person or entity in control of the property may be held financially responsible for those injuries occurring on the property that are due to a dangerous condition. We have the knowledge and legal expertise to manage your cases.

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REAL LAWYERS. REAL CASES. Alexander J. Perkins is the Founder of Perkins Law Offices, a Miami personal injury law firm. The firm files lawsuits against insurance companies and wrongdoers. Perkins was recently honored as one of Miami’s Most Effective Lawyers and has been is recognized as one of the Legal Elite attorneys in the State of Florida, having been listed in the numerous editions of Super Lawyers, Legal Trend Magazine, and the South Florida Legal Guide. He enjoys a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Seven Figure Lawyers. He also is a Past President of the Miami Beach Bar Association.While Perkins Law Offices provides a vast array of legal services to its clients, Mr. Perkins is a skilled litigator who primarily focuses on representing victims of injuries and their families. For over a decade he has been handling complex civil litigation involving personal injury and wrongful death arising out of automobile accidents, cruise ship passenger and crew injuries, products liability, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability ( slip/trip and falls), negligent security, boating and maritime/admiralty accidents, construction site accidents, work zone accidents, drunk driving accidents, sexual abuse and assaults, defective medical devices, Federal Tort Claims Act, bad faith insurance practices, dog bites, bar and nightclub incidents, physical assaults, intentional torts, trademark and patent infringment, and many other types of insurance disputes. He has represented clients from all over the United States and internationally.

Pembroke pines personal injury lawyer. If you are in florida and need a Personal Injury Lawyer for sample Riding a motorcycle, and accident in a cruise ship, a car accident, a boat accident, a medical negligence, or any other type of personal injury. Call us now. We can handle your case now.

Riding a Motircyclem Driving a Car, Sailing a boat is exhilarating. Unfortunately it is also a dangerous hobby or mode of transportation in Florida. Our pembroke pines personal injury lawyer have learned from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration that in 2014, motorcyclists and car drivers were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured. While many experienced motorcyclists obey traffic laws and and are responsible drivers, the problem is that many other motorists are not. Couple that with the fact that Florida law does not require Motorcycle riders to wear helmets and that there is no metal barrier between the rider and another colliding vehicle, a crash is almost always going to result in serious personal injury or death. The Pembroke pines personal injury lawyer. at Perkins Law Offices have handled numerous catastrophic car accidents involving motorcycles, mopeds, cars, boats, cruise ships, scooters, trikes, golf carts, three wheelers, ATV’s, Segways, off road bikes and all other kinds of motorized vehicles.

It is almost absolute that a motorcyclist or auto driver will wind up in the hospital with serious personal injuries after a crash with another vehicle or after having to lay the bike down to avoid a collision or due to a poorly designed and maintained construction project on the roadway. Our pembroke pines personal injury lawyer will help our car or motorcycle accident clients every step of the way with personal attention. Our Pembroke pines personal injury lawyer investigate will all facets of the motorcycle crash to determine the cause of the car or motorcycle accident and the ability to recover money from the the at fault party or partially at fault party. This means our Pembroke pines personal injury lawyer are creative, and will leave no stone unturned in assisting our motorcycle crash victims receive compensation. Our Pembroke pines personal injury attorneys, investigators and expert witnesses, will analyze the crash and all possible avenues of financial responsibility. Even if the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet, our pembroke pines personal injury lawyer will still be able to pursue a claim or lawsuit. Not wearing a helmet, albeit dangerous, does not bar bar a motorcycle rider from bringing a claim or lawsuit.

Our pembroke pines personal injury lawyer have learned from NHTSA that in 2014, 39 percent of those motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets. Our pembroke pines personal injury lawyer also note that NHTSA shows 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014. In addition, 92,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2014. Also our pembroke pines personal injury lawyer have learned that according to the latest data available from the Federal Highway Administration, there were 8.4 million private and commercial motorcycles on U.S. roads in 2014. As such, incidents of serious personal injury and death are bound to happen unfortunately. Should you or a loved one get injured or killed in an accident, please do not hesitate to call or email one of our best pembroke pines personal injury lawyer at 305-741-Laws (5297) or toll free at 855-741-LAWS (5297) or by email at Perkins@perkinslawoffices.com.

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Miami Uber Accident Lawyer

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There The Good News and Bad News from an Uber Accident Injury Lawyer are now significantly more Uber  affiliated vehicles than there are taxi cabs in the United States. That does not even factor in other ride share companies such as Lyft. With all of these additional cars on the road, its not hard to figure out why there are now so many more car accidents involving Uber drivers and passengers.  As a Miami Uber accident lawyer who handles car accident cases, we have seen an uptick in all manner of accidents, injuries and lawsuits associated with Uber drivers and their vehicles.

The good news is that Uber insures many of their drivers and vehicles. Thus, in a State like Florida, where there is no mandatory bodily injury insurance requirement (only  $10,000 PIP insurance is required by the state) and in particular in Miami-Dade County, where many drivers don’t have any insurance whatsoever or think they are covered when they only buy the PIP minimum, there is recourse if you are injured by a negligent Uber driver. In other words, your Uber car accident lawyer will have someone to to pursue to compensate you for all of the damages caused by the accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Whether you are an Uber customer who was injured due to an accident caused by your own Uber driver,or were in your own car and hit by an Uber, there will likely be some form liability insurance to cover the loss. Even if you are an Uber driver and are injured while on a ride by another vehicle, there may also be insurance coverage for you as well. This is because the Uber insurance policy provides Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist coverage in addition to bodily injury coverage. This type of insurance is called UM insurance and protects you when you are injured by a driver who does not have bodily injury coverage or inadequate bodily injury coverage.

An Uber accident lawyer with Perkins Law Offices can help you recover money for your injury. We have helped Ubder passengers and drivers.

See more on Uber here.

Call us now for a free consulation with an Uber accident lawyer at 305-741-5297(LAWS) or email Perkins@perkinslawoffices.com

 

 

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The elderly are the most vulnerable of our community. Many lack the ability to communicate and are completely reliant on their caretakers and family. Many nursing and rehabilitation residents are infirm and cannot help themselves or speak out when nursing home abuses befall them. When we entrust our loved ones to a nursing home, unfortunately we must count on professional caretakers to supervise every aspect of their life, from bathing to administering medication. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we see all types of negligent treatment of our elderly on a routine basis that often result in wrongful death. Some of the common abuses we encounter with nursing home negligence cases are bed sores, fall downs, and misadministration of prescriptions.

While nursing homes are regulated by the state of Florida under Chapter 400 (Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities), the government cannot adequately monitor what goes on at these nursing homes on a regular basis.. Sometimes it feels like the only thing keeping nursing home operators and owners somewhat in check are nursing home abuse lawyers like us. Even then, the way the laws are set up, it is not easy to sue a nursing home. Nursing Home abuse lawyers must follow pre-suit statutes similar to medical malpractice laws which increase the cost and difficulty in bringing a nursing home case. Complicating matters, many nursing homes have inadequate insurance policies if they have insurance at all. Sometimes the corporate owners of the nursing homes play a shell game, and have holding companies with minimal assets or “wasting” policies that drain the policy limits as the cases are being defended until there is little or nothing left to recover from. At Perkins Law Offices, our nursing home abuse lawyers will evaluate your or your love ones claim for free. Call a nursing home abuse lawyer at 305-741-5297 (LAWS) or toll free at 855-741-5296 (LAWS) or email Perkins@perkinslawoffices.com

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Hollywood, Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The elderly are the most vulnerable of our community. Many lack the ability to communicate and are completely reliant on their caretakers and family. Many nursing and rehabilitation residents are infirm and cannot help themselves or speak out when nursing home abuses befall them. When we entrust our loved ones to a nursing home, unfortunately we must count on professional caretakers to supervise every aspect of their life, from bathing to administering medication. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we see all types of negligent treatment of our elderly on a routine basis that often result in wrongful death. Some of the common abuses we encounter with nursing home negligence cases are bed sores, fall downs, and misadministration of prescriptions.

While nursing homes are regulated by the state of Florida under Chapter 400 (Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities), the government cannot adequately monitor what goes on at these nursing homes on a regular basis.. Sometimes it feels like the only thing keeping nursing home operators and owners somewhat in check are nursing home abuse lawyers like us. Even then, the way the laws are set up, it is not easy to sue a nursing home. Nursing Home abuse lawyers must follow pre-suit statutes similar to medical malpractice laws which increase the cost and difficulty in bringing a nursing home case. Complicating matters, many nursing homes have inadequate insurance policies if they have insurance at all. Sometimes the corporate owners of the nursing homes play a shell game, and have holding companies with minimal assets or “wasting” policies that drain the policy limits as the cases are being defended until there is little or nothing left to recover from. At Perkins Law Offices, our nursing home abuse lawyers will evaluate your or your love ones claim for free. Call a nursing home abuse lawyer at 305-741-5297 (LAWS) or toll free at 855-741-5296 (LAWS) or email Perkins@perkinslawoffices.com

400.0233 Presuit notice; investigation; notification of violation of resident’s rights or alleged negligence; claims evaluation procedure; informal discovery; review; settlement offer; mediation.—
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Claim for resident’s rights violation or negligence” means a negligence claim alleging injury to or the death of a resident arising out of an asserted violation of the rights of a resident under s. 400.022 or an asserted deviation from the applicable standard of care.
(b) “Insurer” means any self-insurer authorized under s. 627.357, liability insurance carrier, joint underwriting association, or uninsured prospective defendant.
(2) Prior to filing a claim for a violation of a resident’s rights or a claim for negligence, a claimant alleging injury to or the death of a resident shall notify each prospective defendant by certified mail, return receipt requested, of an asserted violation of a resident’s rights provided in s. 400.022 or deviation from the standard of care. Such notification shall include an identification of the rights the prospective defendant has violated and the negligence alleged to have caused the incident or incidents and a brief description of the injuries sustained by the resident which are reasonably identifiable at the time of notice. The notice shall contain a certificate of counsel that counsel’s reasonable investigation gave rise to a good faith belief that grounds exist for an action against each prospective defendant.
(3)(a) No suit may be filed for a period of 75 days after notice is mailed to any prospective defendant. During the 75-day period, the prospective defendants or their insurers shall conduct an evaluation of the claim to determine the liability of each defendant and to evaluate the damages of the claimants. Each defendant or insurer of the defendant shall have a procedure for the prompt evaluation of claims during the 75-day period. The procedure shall include one or more of the following:
1. Internal review by a duly qualified facility risk manager or claims adjuster;
2. Internal review by counsel for each prospective defendant;
3. A quality assurance committee authorized under any applicable state or federal statutes or regulations; or
4. Any other similar procedure that fairly and promptly evaluates the claims.
Each defendant or insurer of the defendant shall evaluate the claim in good faith.
(b) At or before the end of the 75 days, the defendant or insurer of the defendant shall provide the claimant with a written response:
1. Rejecting the claim; or
2. Making a settlement offer.
(c) The response shall be delivered to the claimant if not represented by counsel or to the claimant’s attorney, by certified mail, return receipt requested. Failure of the prospective defendant or insurer of the defendant to reply to the notice within 75 days after receipt shall be deemed a rejection of the claim for purposes of this section.
(4) The notification of a violation of a resident’s rights or alleged negligence shall be served within the applicable statute of limitations period; however, during the 75-day period, the statute of limitations is tolled as to all prospective defendants. Upon stipulation by the parties, the 75-day period may be extended and the statute of limitations is tolled during any such extension. Upon receiving written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, of termination of negotiations in an extended period, the claimant shall have 60 days or the remainder of the period of the statute of limitations, whichever is greater, within which to file suit.
(5) No statement, discussion, written document, report, or other work product generated by presuit claims evaluation procedures under this section is discoverable or admissible in any civil action for any purpose by the opposing party.. All participants, including, but not limited to, physicians, investigators, witnesses, and employees or associates of the defendant, are immune from civil liability arising from participation in the presuit claims evaluation procedure. Any licensed physician or registered nurse may be retained by either party to provide an opinion regarding the reasonable basis of the claim. The presuit opinions of the expert are not discoverable or admissible in any civil action for any purpose by the opposing party.
(6) Upon receipt by a prospective defendant of a notice of claim, the parties shall make discoverable information available without formal discovery as provided in subsection (7).
(7) Informal discovery may be used by a party to obtain unsworn statements and the production of documents or things as follows:
(a) Unsworn statements.—Any party may require other parties to appear for the taking of an unsworn statement. Such statements may be used only for the purpose of claims evaluation and are not discoverable or admissible in any civil action for any purpose by any party. A party seeking to take the unsworn statement of any party must give reasonable notice in writing to all parties. The notice must state the time and place for taking the statement and the name and address of the party to be examined. Unless otherwise impractical, the examination of any party must be done at the same time by all other parties. Any party may be represented by counsel at the taking of an unsworn statement. An unsworn statement may be recorded electronically, stenographically, or on videotape. The taking of unsworn statements is subject to the provisions of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and may be terminated for abuses.
(b) Documents or things.—Any party may request discovery of relevant documents or things. The documents or things must be produced, at the expense of the requesting party, within 20 days after the date of receipt of the request. A party is required to produce relevant and discoverable documents or things within that party’s possession or control, if in good faith it can reasonably be done within the timeframe of the claims evaluation process.
(8) Each request for and notice concerning informal discovery pursuant to this section must be in writing, and a copy thereof must be sent to all parties. Such a request or notice must bear a certificate of service identifying the name and address of the person to whom the request or notice is served, the date of the request or notice, and the manner of service thereof.
(9) If a prospective defendant makes a written settlement offer, the claimant shall have 15 days from the date of receipt to accept the offer. An offer shall be deemed rejected unless accepted by delivery of a written notice of acceptance.
(10) To the extent not inconsistent with this part, the provisions of the Florida Mediation Code, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, shall be applicable to such proceedings.
(11) Within 30 days after the claimant’s receipt of the defendant’s response to the claim, the parties or their designated representatives shall meet in mediation to discuss the issues of liability and damages in accordance with the mediation rules of practice and procedures adopted by the Supreme Court. Upon stipulation of the parties, this 30-day period may be extended and the statute of limitations is tolled during the mediation and any such extension. At the conclusion of mediation, the claimant shall have 60 days or the remainder of the period of the statute of limitations, whichever is greater, within which to file suit.
History.—s. 5, ch. 2001-45.

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Naples Florida Hurricane Irma Damage Lawyer

Naples Florida Hurricane Irma Damage Lawyer

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HURRICANE DAMAGE CLAIM

The first and only call you should make is to the Miami hurricane property damage lawyers at Perkins Law Offices. We will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Call us now at 855-741-LAWS (5297). 

Reasons why you should call a Hurricane Damage Lawyer first.

1. The insurance company will try to pay you less than your claim is worth.
An experienced hurricane damage lawyer at Perkins Law Offices will deal directly with the insurance company for you and knows their tactics to avoid payment. Insurance companies are designed to make money by collecting premiums and not paying out on claims when a hurricane comes through Florida and destroys homes and businesses. Insurance companies will send out their own inspectors, adjusters, engineers and lawyers to come up with excuses for not paying your full damages or denying payment all together by saying the home damage is not covered.

2. To help you properly understand and comply with the insurance contract and to fill out the necessary paperwork.
The insurance companies are always looking for an excuse not to pay their insureds who they sold policies to. Your insurance policy requires you to follow certain steps in order to collect payment. If you don’t adhere to exactly what the insurance policy requires as far as paperwork and deadlines, the property insurance company can deny any you any payment. Our property damage hurricane lawyers will fill out the paperwork, supply the necessary documentation and will track and ensure all deadlines are met.

3. To make sure your losses and damages are properly and fully documented.
Perkins Law Offices’ hurricane damage lawyers have a team of loss consultants, water and mold mitigation and remediation companies, appraisers, public adjusters and engineers that will go to your home or business to assess your losses and to mitigate the damage on an emergency basis. Our team will find hidden or non-obvious damage the insurance company will not see or document.

60 Minutes – CBS News  |  The Storm after the Storm

As Hurricane Harvey survivors face a difficult future, 60 Minutes looks back at Hurricane Sandy and why so many families didn’t get the help they deserve

The Mero’s house had to be torn down after the storm. Their insurance company paid them just $80,000 and now they’re buried in debt after rebuilding their home.

John Mero: I was like how can you tell me that you’re not gonna cover this, that I’m not gonna get the full amount of my insurance? I says, “You got my payments every month.” Said, “It’s time for you to pay and here’s what you’re gonna tell me?”

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Homeowners and business owners pay premiums for property damage insurance in the event of structural damage resulting from fire, water, smoke, lightning, flood or wind storms. When a hurricane, windstorm, fire, or water leak or damage occurs, many people think that their trusted insurance company will take care of them. Often, however, insurance companies try to avoid paying benefits out to their policy holders, focusing on protecting their bottom line instead of their insureds. Insurance companies often deny claims from property owners who do not have a Miami hurricane property damage lawyer for a variety of reasons, including non-disclosure, failure to follow policy requirements, loss outside the scope of coverage, or cancellation of policy. Some even go so far as to accuse property owners of fraud!

 

If you’ve been denied coverage after incurring hurricane property damage, or if your insurance company refused to compensate you fully, an experienced Miami hurricane property damage attorney can help you obtain the benefits you have paid for. Miami hurricane property damage lawyer Alexander Perkins can help you obtain reimbursement for hurricane-related damage to your property that the insurance carrier will not pay to the property owner directly.

The Miami hurricane property damage lawyers at Perkins Law Offices, P.A. understand the tricks that insurance companies use to avoid reimbursing their policyholders. Our dedicated team of experienced and knowledgeable hurricane property damage lawyers can provide you the representation you need to obtain the benefits you paid for your South Florida properties. Call a Miami hurricane property damage lawyer at Perkins Law Offices at (855) 741-5297 or email perkins@perkinslawoffices.com.

The eye of Hurricane Irma comes through Naples– Being safe and having your family accounted for is the first priority. The next most important thing to do is to protect your property and businesses. A house is the most valuable asset to the majority of Floridians. With Category 4 and Category 5 force hurricane winds, there is sure to be property damage to your home and personal belongings. Roofs will blow off, walls will collapse, water will intrude, especially with storm surge. Some homes will be completely totaled. The recovery after storm and picking up the the pieces is difficult and slow going. It also is going to cost your hard earned money to rebuild.

Hopefully, the homeowner has property damage insurance coverage with a homeowner’s insurance company with windstorm coverage, flood and other property damage coverages. A claim will need to be opened with the insurance company who likely will make the process even less enjoyable as the insurance companies do not want to have to pay out on claims. That’s how the make money. They may pay you less than what you deserve, or may deny coverage all together based on some type of insurance policy exclusion. This is why you will save money and a headache by hiring a Naples hurricane Irma damage lawyer. Our Hurricane Irma damage lawyers Naples, FL have experience in homeowner property damage claims from hurricanes and windstorms. They will help you from start to finish, including getting estimates and submitting claims to the insurance company like St. John’s Insurance, Heritage, Citizens, State Farm, American Security, Homeowner’s Choice, Florida Peninsula, etc.

If your home or business or other type of property has been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma, you should consult with a Hurricane Irma Damage lawyer. Florida has never faced a Hurricane like Irma before. It is twice the size of Hurricane Andrew from 1992. Hurricane Andrew was the costliest windstorm in Florida history. In fact, hurricane Andrew property damage insurance claims were still being litigated in Miami Courts until just recently over 20 years later. This is why you will save money and restore your property to how it was before the hurricane if not better, by hiring a Hurricane Irma damage lawyer. Call our hurricane Irma damage lawyer for a free and confidential consultation at 855-741-5297 (LAWS) or email us at Perkins@perkinslawoffices.com

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Stuart Florida ALL AREAS OF PRACTICE – All areas of legal practice attorneys in Stuart FL 34995 USA

PERSONAL INJURY
WRONGFUL DEATH
VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
CRUISE SHIP INJURIES
SLIP, TRIP AND FALL
PRODUCTS LIABILITY
BOATING ACCIDENTS
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
CONSTRUCTION SITE & WORK ZONE ACCIDENTS
BUSINESS LITIGATION
INSURANCE BAD FAITH
NEGLIGENT SECURITY
HURRICANE, FIRE & STORM PROPERTY DAMAGE
DOG BITES
PREMISES LIABILITY
MARITIME/ADMIRALTY
DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
CLASS ACTIONS AND MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
IMMIGRATION
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
AVIATION LAW
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPRESENTATION

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Stuart Florida DOG BITES lawyer – Florida Dog Bite Lawyers – Dog Bite attorney in Stuart FL 34995 USA

In Florida, dog owners are strictly liable when their dog bites someone and causes injury. Strictly liable means the dog’s owner will have to pay for any damages that flow from the bite whether the owner was negligent or not in causing the dog bite. This law is codified as Florida Statute 767.04 which states as follows:

The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness. However, any negligence on the part of the person bitten that is a proximate cause of the biting incident reduces the liability of the owner of the dog by the percentage that the bitten person’s negligence contributed to the biting incident. A person is lawfully upon private property of such owner within the meaning of this act when the person is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him or her by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when the person is on such property upon invitation, expressed or implied, of the owner. However, the owner is not liable, except as to a person under the age of 6, or unless the damages are proximately caused by a negligent act or omission of the owner, if at the time of any such injury the owner had displayed in a prominent place on his or her premises a sign easily readable including the words “Bad Dog.” The remedy provided by this section is in addition to and cumulative with any other remedy provided by statute or common law.

But what happens when the owner of the dog has no money to pay for your damages and/or their Homeowners insurance excludes coverage for dog bites? If this happens, which it often does just like in car accident cases, Perkins Law Offices will investigate to determine if there are any other viable defendants whose negligence may have caused or contributed to the dog bite or attack. For example there may be landlord or property owner liability if they were on notice of the dog’s dangerous propensities. A landlord has a duty to protect its tenants from a vicious dog of which the landlord has knowledge. Another example would be if a property management company or homeowners association has rules which specifically prohibit certain breeds of dogs and do not enforce those rules resulting in injury. Also one can be found liable for letting a dangerous dog out of the yard by negligently leaving a gate or door open.

Keep in mind, the person who got bit may be partly at fault for causing their own injury. Teasing a dog could reduce the amount of damages you are entitled to. There also might not be liability where the victim is a trespasser or ignored beware of bad dog signs. There are many legal theories and statutes involved in dog bite cases which require an experienced lawyer like Attorney Alex Perkins who has handled many dog bite injuries over the years. Please call Attorney Alex Perkins at 305-741-5297 or email Perkins Law Offices at info@PerkinsLawOffices.com.

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Stuart Florida CONSTRUCTION SITE AND WORKZONE ACCIDENTS lawyer – Work place Accident attorney in Stuart FL 34995 USA

CONSTRUCTION SITE AND WORKZONE ACCIDENTS Stuart Florida. The construction industry that build our buildings, homes and highways, try to work quickly to make deadlines and earn as much profit as possible. This can lead to using unskilled labor and cutting corners. These mistakes can hurt people. In Florida the booming construction projects that continually change our skyline and routes to work, are challenged by weather conditions, requirements for hurricane protection, people with disabilities and construction materials new to the industry. Faulty designs and engineering do happen resulting in hidden perils that may not come to light for years to come. During the building phase it is crucial for the developers to adhere to the design plans and specifications and to hire qualified sub-contractors. Danger and instability can arise from pooling rain water on roofs, balconies, or roads; flooded foundations, cracked slabs, sub-standard materials, mold or termite infestations; dangerous machinery, lack of safety equipment, poor signage and lighting, uneven lanes, improper barriers, etc. All of these things endanger our safety. Some the most deadly construction related injuries happen during the active construction phase, as we have seen time and time again such as when the Stuart-Dade College campus parking garage collapsed during its construction in 2012, killing and injuring several workers or when a highway has temporary travel lanes causing motorists to be confused and run off the road. Over time the construction and design flaws can be made worse without proper maintenance and inspection. If you have been seriously injured due to a construction site or work zone accident, we can help. Email us at info@PerkinsLawOffices.com or call at 305-741-LAWS (5297) or 855-741-LAWS, for a free and confidential consultation from our skilled lawyers at Perkins Law Offices.

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DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND MEDICAL DEVICES | Stuart Dangerous Drugs Attorneys | Stuart Florida Defective Medical Devices Lawyers | Stuart FL Medication Injury Death Law Firm


Stuart Florida Dangerous Drugs Attorneys

Sometimes the medicines and medical devices intended to help people and prolong our lives, wind up doing more harm than good. Manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical equipment is big business. Billions of dollars are at play in these industries, therefore sometimes corporations put profits over safety. This is precisely what happened in December 2006 to a young man with muscular dystrophy when his ventilator malfunctioned due to a design and maintenance defect resulting in his untimely death.

Attorney Alex Perkins took on this wrongful death case after some of the most well known personal injury lawyers in Florida were not interested because of its complexity and the fact that the young man had a shortened life expectancy due to his muscular dystrophy. The manufacturer and maintenance company claimed the product worked properly. Not satisified with relying on the defendants representations, Mr. Perkins’ intuition led him to investigate deeper. Mr. Perkins’ flew in a renown medical technology expert from San Antonio, Texas who downloaded the ventilator’s black box called electric programmable memory. This blackbox download at the joint inspection of the ventilator helped to prove the time line of events, the lack of maintenance and the product defects. Alex Perkins’ persistent discovery requests and video taped depositions revealed that not only did the defective medical device not receive its proper preventive maintenance, but that the FDA and manufacturer had received thousands of complaints about battery and alarm malfunctions for years that went without proper corrective and preventive action by the manufacturer. In many instances the ventilators were returned to the manufacturer who said the malfunction could not be duplicated back at the factory. This is akin to giving the gun back to the murderer during a murder investigation. After several years of hotly contested litigation, this product liability, wrongful death lawsuit was settled for $2,500,000.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of defective medical device or drug, contact Perkins Law Offices at Perkins@PerkinsLawOffices.com of call for a free confidential case review at 305-741-LAWS(5297).

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Stuart Florida Boating Accident lawyer – Boating Accident attorney in Stuart FL 34995 USA

Contact a Stuart Florida Boating Accident Attorney if you are injured on or by a by a boat or pleasure craft while in an ocean, river, bay, lake or any other type of navigable waterway or body of water. Perkins Law Offices is an experienced Boating Accident law firm, which is why we understand that most likely these cases will be governed by special laws called Maritime and Admiralty. Under maritime law, ship owners and operators have a duty of reasonable care to all passengers and seamen. In the event of an injury or accident in Stuart Florida, a passenger may be able to bring an injury claim against the ship owner or captain depending on the circumstances by contacting a Stuart Florida Boating Accident Attorney. Maritime and Admiralty law is complex and can be quite different than laws governing the same injury had it occurred on land. Therefore your lawyer needs to be well versed in the nuances of the laws that govern accidents on the water. Attorney Alex Perkins has extensive experience in handling boating and cruise ship injury cases. Cruising the waterways at night is very dangerous as running lights on boats and piers can be difficult to see. Mr. Perkins often known as a Stuart Florida Boating Accident Attorney has resolved several cases involving boat collisions, in particular boat crashes that occur at night and involve alcoholic beverages. In a 2009 tragic case in Monroe County, Mr. Perkins achieved a $700,000 result for a woman who sustained a fractured hip and wrist in a terrible boat collision that also took another boaters life. Mr. Perkins’ client was on a a boat with friends on the way to dinner at a popular Stuart Florida Keys restaurant when they were struck by a fishing boat retuning to shore. Mr Perkins has also handled numerous cruise ship injury cases in Federal Court including a crew member on passenger rape that yielded over $1,700,000 for the victim.Stuart Florida Boating Accident Attorney.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a boating accident contact Perkins Law Offices at info@PerkinsLawOffices.com of call for a free confidential case review at 305-741-LAWS(5297).

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Stuart Florida CAR ACCIDENTS lawyer – Auto Crash attorney in Stuart FL 34995 USA

Stuart Florida Car Accident Attorney. Vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury and wrongful death cases in Florida. They are usually caused by to someone being negligent or reckless behind the wheel. Common allegations we see are improper lane changes, careless driving, reckless driving, failing to keep a proper look out, driving too fast for conditions, failing to perceive hazards, disobeying traffic signals and laws and driving under the influence.

The key to a good vehicle accident case is when the other person who is at fault or is mostly at fault for causing the accident and your permanent injury, has liability insurance to pursue. Unfortunately we are seeing more and more people in Florida driving around with very low insurance policy limits and sometimes no insurance at all. Many people who buy the bare minimum amount of insurance limits the law requires, think they are fully protected. That could not be farther from the truth. In Florida the minimum amount of insurance required is only $10,000 in bodily injury and PIP limits. This won’t even cover a couple days in a hospital, much less costs of suregries, ongoing treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.

If the at-fault driver has no insurance or inadequate insurance, you may be able to pursue your own insurance policy benefits if you paid extra for uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM) protection. Again, most people think they are fully covered, but they usually do not have UM coverage because it is not required by law and costs more to have. Most people reject UM coverage when they initially apply for a policy.

Perkins Law Offices will help you understand the different insurance policies and benefits at play. We will find any and all coverage available or parties liable for the accident and have successfully obtained personal money from defendants over and above any insurance limits.

Perkins Law Offices regularly helps people who are seriously injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, scooter/moped accidents, vehicle on pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, hit and runs, chain reaction collisions and motorcycle lay downs cases. Vehicle accidents can cause catastrophic, life altering injuries and death. But even smaller impact collisions can cause injures that interfere with your enjoyment of life.

Stuart Florida Car Accident Attorney. Below is a list of rules you should follow if you are in a car accident:

1. Call Police so a crash report will be filed.
2. Remember as much as you can about how the accident happened:

The speeds of the vehicles.
The lanes of travel the vehicles were in.
The direction of travel of the vehicles.
Where the impacts were
What the other driver and witnesses said at the scene.
3. Take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles and your injuries if you are not too injured to do so or immediately transported to the hospital.

4. Get names and contact info of any witnesses that may help prove your case.

5. Seek medical treatment immediately. Even if you do not have insurance or a regular doctor. Car Insurance companies will not take your injury case seriously if you do not get treatment immediately or if you have a gap in treatment dates. Even your own insurance company may not pay your own PIP benefits you don go to a hospital or doctor immediately.

6. Do not talk to anyone about the car accident or injuries other than your attorney or doctor after the accident other than police. You do not want to talk with an insurance adjuster or investigator, sometimes even from your own carrier because they are not there to help you. Make sure you talk to Perkins Law offices before speaking to anyone or giving any statements about the accident or your injuries.

7. Keep track of all of your damages such as medical bills, lost time and wages from work. Make sure you tell Perkins’ injury lawyers every detail about your injuries and how the injuries effect your life.

Stuart Florida Car Accident Attorney. The few minutes after a car crash can literally make the difference between winning or losing your case, even when the accident is not your fault. Our Stuart Florida car accident law firm recommends that everybody, whether driving or riding a passenger, always wears one’s seatbelt, no matter how far you are driving. It can be a critical mistake to think people do not need to wear a seatbelt if they are just driving around the corner. Studies have proven that a person has a 400% greater chance of surviving an accident if they are properly seat belted.

8. Disclose to Perkins Law Offices about any prior accidents, lawsuits, claims or other personal things that may affect your case. Do not worry, everything you say to Perkins Law Offices is confidential and protected by the attorney client privilege.

Stuart Florida Car Accident Attorney

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Stuart Florida real estate law lawyer – real estate law attorney in Stuart FL 34995 USA

Perkins Law Offices is a full service law firm that offers its clients experience with Real Estate litigation matters and the brokering and negotiating of deals. The firm will handle Real Estate cases such as contract disputes, commercial leasing matters, property damage, homeowner and policyholder insurance claims and can guide its clientele through Real Estate transactions and disputes. Most recently, Perkins Law Offices successfully defended a commercial property dispute involving highly sought after parcels of land in the Design District owned by his client. After obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of the case in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Perkins Law Offices negotiated terms for the sale of the property for $16 Million Dollars.

To discuss any potential Real Estate related inquiries you may have about real estate law in Stuart Florida contact us at 305-741-5297 or Perkins@PerkinsLawOffices.com.

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Stuart Florida Slip and fall lawyer – Slip and fall attorney in Stuart FL 34995 USA

Slip and fall Lawyers in Stuart Florida

Stuart Florida Slip & Fall Lawyer. Slip and fall’s and trip and fall’s on someone else’s property that result in serious injury are called premises liability cases. A property owner or person or entity in control of the property may be held financially responsible for those injuries occurring on the property that are due to a dangerous condition. The key issue that a Miami slip and fall lawyer is looking to prove is that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and did not act reasonably to detect or correct it. Common examples of dangerous or hidden conditions on the ground are wet floors, uneven ground surfaces, rolled up floor mats, and deteriorated pavement. Poor lighting and lack of warning signs can contribute to the overall dangerous condition. In a premises liability cases your Stuart Florida slip and fall lawyer will look for possible building code violations that will be evidence of negligence on the owner, possessor or builder of the property. Building code violations that lead to dangerous conditions such as stairwells that have an uneven risers or defective a handrails or doorways that are misplace or swing in the wrong direction can lead people to loose balance or trip and fall. Perkins Law Offices Stuart Florida slip and fall lawyers may retain expert engineers to testify as to building code violations or to conduct coefficient of friction tests to prove a floor surface is unreasonably dangerous. Some floor coverings and materials may be deemed unsafe because they do not pass slip tests measured by special engineering equipment and techniques such as a slip meter.

Many people take these types of cases lightly, but often times and slip and fall’s and trip and fall’s lead to serious injuries, such as broken ankles, broken hips, knee joint injuries, brain injuries and even death. Perkins Law Office’s Stuart Florida slip lawyers understand how a an injury from a fall can have a serious negative impact on someone’s life. Attorney Alex Perkins has been a Stuart Florida Slip and fall lawyer handling slip and fall and trip and fall cases his entire career. He has successfully handled claims against Hotels, Condo Associations and many large corporations such Walt Disney World, Publix, Winn Dixie, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise to name a few.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured as a result of a fall due to a dangerous condition, call Attorney Alex Perkins at 305-741-LAWS(5297) or email him at info@PerkinsLawOffices.com for a free confidential Stuart Florida Slip and fall case review.

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Miami

MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER – MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Miami Florida Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Lawyers. Riding a motorcycle is exhilarating. Unfortunately it is also a dangerous hobby or mode of transportation in Florida. Our Miami Florida Motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers have learned from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration that in 2014, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured. While many experienced motorcyclists obey traffic laws and and are responsible drivers, the problem is that many other motorists are not. Couple that with the fact that Florida law does not require Motorcycle riders to wear helmets and that there is no metal barrier between the rider and another colliding vehicle, a crash is almost always going to result in serious personal injury or death. The motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers at Perkins Law Offices have handled numerous catastrophic accidents involving motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, trikes, golf carts, three wheelers, ATV’s, Segways, off road bikes and all other kinds of motorized vehicles.

It is almost absolute that a motorcyclist will wind up in the hospital with serious personal injuries after a crash with another vehicle or after having to lay the bike down to avoid a collision or due to a poorly designed and maintained construction project on the roadway. Our Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers will help our motorcycle accident clients every step of the way with personal attention. Our Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury investigate will all facets of the motorcycle crash to determine the cause of the motorcycle accident and the ability to recover money from the the at fault party or partially at fault party. This means our Miami Florida motorcycle accident lawyers are creative, and will leave no stone unturned in assisting our motorcycle crash victims receive compensation. Our Miami Florida Motorcycle accident personal injury attorneys, investigators and expert witnesses, will analyze the crash and all possible avenues of financial responsibility. Even if the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet, our Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers will still be able to pursue a claim or lawsuit. Not wearing a helmet, albeit dangerous, does not bar bar a motorcycle rider from bringing a claim or lawsuit.

Our Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers have learned from NHTSA that in 2014, 39 percent of those motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets. Our Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers also note that NHTSA shows 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014. In addition, 92,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2014. Also our Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers have learned that according to the latest data available from the Federal Highway Administration, there were 8.4 million private and commercial motorcycles on U.S. roads in 2014. As such, incidents of serious personal injury and death are bound to happen unfortunately. Should you or a loved one get injured or killed in an accident, please do not hesitate to call or email one of our best Miami Florida motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers at 305-741-Laws (5297) or toll free at 855-741-LAWS (5297) or by email at Perkins@perkinslawoffices.com.Mo

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