Yes, you can sue the other driver if you caused the accident while on your bike. However, depending upon the circumstances of the accident, it may or may not be in your best interest to do so. The reason that you can (and maybe even should) sue the other driver that hit you on your bike – even if you caused the accident – is due to Florida’s partial fault clause. In this article, we will discuss how partial fault works, steps you should take after a bike accident involving a car, and how to seek a personal injury attorney’s advice on your bicycle accidentRead More →

In the state of Florida, some personal injury cases take a couple of months, while many can take a few years to settle. Each personal injury claim is different, but the average personal injury case takes one to two years to complete. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important that you speak with a personal injury attorney right away. These cases can take longer than expected and could get rather complicated. However, an experienced attorney will be able to help you see the bigger picture and receive the best possible outcome with regards toRead More →

Did you know that fewer than 1% of all Florida attorneys are board certified? Board certified attorneys have a leg up in the industry, and those that achieve this designation, like those at Balkan and Patterson, are among the leading attorneys in the state. Here’s what it takes for attorneys to become board certified and how that can give you a major advantage in your case. What Does It Mean for a Florida Attorney to be Board Certified? The short answer is that only the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can get board certified. These attorneys go above and beyond meeting bar exam requirements andRead More →

How to avoid child injuries in South Florida

Thousands of accidental injuries to children occur each year in Florida, so it is important that parents understand the risks to their children. There are many steps to take to protect your child. Among the most common major causes of injuries to children are medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, dangers on private property and childcare negligence. Here are some ways to identify and prevent these accidental injuries. Medical Malpractice Medical negligence can be devastating enough when it happens to you. But when it happens to our children, it can be almost too painful to fathom. It is not enough to know your child’s doctor made aRead More →

What to Expect After Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit ?

Accidents happen, the reality is that in far too many situations, one party involved in the event acted negligently and in turn, caused the accident to happen. The statistics in the United States are too extreme to ignore. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the nation and account for six million events each year with well over two million resulting in injuries or disabilities. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that accident-related injuries change the lives of over three million people each year in the United States, with the average financial impact being between $140,000 to more than one million. WereRead More →

Car Accident in Boca Raton - What should you do?

Did you know that approximately 700,000 personal injury claims are filed each year in the United States alone? If you were injured because of the negligence of someone else, you deserve fair compensation. Understanding the common types of personal injury and how to find a Florida personal injury attorney are the first steps in learning about your rights and the issue of liability. Auto Accidents A reported 2.3 million individuals suffer injuries or disabilities related to car accidents each year in the United States. It is by far the number one reason for personal injury cases in the country. Unlike other types of personal injuryRead More →

Who is at fault if you do not receive the correct medication

Any time you buy a product, you are at risk for injury. Unfortunately, the most common types of defective products come from large corporations who are well-known and sell a lot of products to consumers around the country. A product can become defective if it does not work properly or it does not have the proper warning or risk labels to ensure customers use it correctly. As a consumer, it’s important that you are aware of the common types of defective products so you can avoid being injured by them. Injuries following the use of a defective product can be life changing and include everythingRead More →

Abused at School ?

When we send our kids off to school, we expect them to be treated with care. So what can we do if we suspect that our child is actually being abused? Abuse can come in a variety of forms, both physical and emotional, and at times, it can be hard to pinpoint whether or not abuse is really occurring. Children are often ashamed or for younger kids, even unaware of what is happening to them, so the abuse regularly goes unreported. Common signs of child abuse include physical signs, like bruises, broken bones and burns, or behavioral signs, such as showing no interest in anRead More →

Traveling by plane has many perks, but it also has many downsides. From delayed flights to crowded seats, there are many things to complain about when it comes to air travel. And while we may expect to be seated in the middle row or be waiting for hours in bad weather or crowded times of the year, we never expect to be injured while on a plane. Unfortunately, injuries on airplanes are more common than people may think. With small confines and many people, injuries are bound to happen. But when an injury is serious enough to require medical attention or sustain lasting health issues,Read More →

whether you were injured on a construction site or in an office, call Balkan & Paterson today

Getting injured on the job is something no one wants to deal with, but unfortunately, it is much more common than we may think. Whether your job requires a lot of manual work that puts you at a higher risk for injuries, or you have a desk job where the chances are much lower, getting injured at work can happen to anyone. Once injured, a person will go through a difficult battle of getting the medical attention they need, the wages they deserve and the rights to certain benefits. If you’ve been injured on the job, here are the first things you need to do.Read More →