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 →

Scooter accidents are becoming more common on busy South Florida roads.

Motorized scooters are the latest transportation craze here in South Florida. Head to Fort Lauderdale and you’ll see hundreds of scooters riding alongside cars. As the popularity for these scooters rise, so do accidents involving them. According to Local10, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue has received at least one call a day since the beginning of December relating to a scooter accident. While many of these accidents result in cuts and bruises, and a possible totaled scooter, many of them result in much more serious injuries—including a recent accident that left a 14-year-old in critical condition. Accidents occur when a car hits a scooter or whenRead 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 →

Child Abuse

Child abuse is often associated with bruises, broken bones and physical signs of neglect, but what many people don’t know is that child abuse can be present even when a child does not physically show any symptoms. If you are around children often, or suspect a child may not be treated properly, it’s important to look out for vital signs of abuse so you can prevent it from continuing and get them out of a bad situation as soon as possible. If you do notice any of these signs, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, child abuse quickly becomes a legal matter andRead More →

bad faith insurance claims

Insurance companies are notorious for being difficult to work with. But while we may dread getting them on the phone, we never expect them to treat our case unjustly. We give our insurance providers a lot of money each year to ensure that our investments, property and lives are protected and covered. When something happens to harm or threaten these things, we expect our insurance company to help us with the recovery, not to stifle us or make things worse. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, insurance is a business and businesses are focused on one main thing: profit. Because of this, they areRead More →

Car Accident in Boca Raton - What should you do?

Getting into a car accident can be a troubling and scary ordeal, which is why it’s entirely normal for our first reaction to be one of fear and concern. But instead of getting worked up, it’s important to stay calm and follow the appropriate steps to ensure the accident is handled correctly and any injuries you or the other driver may have sustained are cared for. If you get into an auto accident in South Florida, you need to follow these five steps. Assess Your Injuries & Call 9-1-1 First and foremost, try to move out of the way of incoming traffic if possible andRead More →

Railway Crossing Accidents

With the new Brightline trains here in Florida and more Floridians opting for public transportation, the number of deaths and injuries caused along railroads has greatly increased. In fact, it is almost becoming commonplace to hear a news story about a train striking a pedestrian or a car while going at high speeds. This increase has left many people wondering who is at fault when someone is injured or killed by a train or along a railroad crossing. Determining the Cause of the AccidentA train accident can be traumatic as they often result in deaths or extreme injuries. The first step to finding who isRead More →

Defective Airbags

We all inherently have something called good faith when we purchase products. Whether we saw them on an advertisement, were recommended to them or simply spotted them while shopping, we expect the products we buy to do as they say they will. So what happens if a product actually injures or hurts us? This is where product liability comes in. A product can be held liable for your injuries if it was designed incorrectly, had manufacturing defects, or if the manufacturer failed to warn or label the product correctly. Products can range from prescription medication to car parts, food items, and more. Examples of theseRead More →

What Does a Probate Litigation Attorney Do?

Probate litigation occurs when a Last Will and Testament is challenged or disputed after a person passes. Litigation can also occur when there is no will in place and the family and loved ones cannot agree on an administrator to handle the deceased’s assets. Once a probate litigation case is filed, a probate attorney will work with their client to ensure their rights are represented and the assets are distributed correctly. A probate court will work to identify the assets of the deceased, decide on the payment of taxes and distribute the remaining property to those mentioned in the will. If any of these itemsRead More →

Can I File a Claim if I Receive the Wrong Medication?

You see your doctor, decide on a treatment plan and head to the pharmacy to pick up your medication. Without realizing it, you begin taking the wrong medication and suddenly, you are dealing with unwarranted pain, bad side effects and health issues that weren’t present before. It isn’t until these negative symptoms arise that you realize the medicine you have been taking is not the one your doctor had originally intended to prescribe. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done—is there anything you can do? While you may not be able to reverse any damage, you can look to get compensation for the harm thatRead More →