Articles Tagged with car accident lawyer Orlando

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The Florida Supreme Court came out strongly against insurance companies that delay, deny and low-ball legitimate claims in the recent decision, Fridman v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Ill.

At issue on appeal before the court was whether an auto insurance company could file a confession of judgment on the eve of trial and avoid a bad faith insurance claim. The answer was no.

This was a case where an insurance company dragged its feet for four years, denying an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claim. Even when the plaintiff filed notice of intent to file a bad faith lawsuit, the company didn’t respond. And then when the plaintiff filed the lawsuit, the company still didn’t respond, and nor did the company answer when plaintiff offered to settle for the policy limits of $50,000. It wasn’t until a month before the trial was scheduled that insurer sent a confession of judgment and a $50,000 check. Continue reading →

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“Elderly driver accidentally drives into a Game Stop in Tampa.”

“5 Injured After Car Crashes Into Plantation Restaurant.”

“Car Crashes Into Central Florida Day Care, Killing One Child.”

“Disgruntled worker crashed car into Target store.”

News outlets bill such incidents as something of an oddity or a freak accident. In truth, occurrences of vehicles smashing into storefronts, restaurants and other buildings happen far more frequently than we’d like to think. In fact, the Storefront Safety Council reports such incidents occur over 60 times every day, resulting in 4,000 injuries and 500 deaths a year.

A new study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) examined whether the storefront barriers and bollards many property owners install to prevent such instances are strong enough to accomplish their designed purpose. Continue reading →

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