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July 2019 Archives

Proving who is liable when a truck driver is speeding

When you are involved in a truck accident where a trucker is speeding, the easy thing to do may be to immediately assume such a driver to be reckless and indifferent towards the safety of others. Yet is that really the case? Truck drivers know their vehicles better than most, and thus should also understand the dangers inherent with driving them at high speeds. Understanding this, you might be prompted to then ask why they would speed? Many in your same situation have come to us here at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles with the same question. 

Bill proposes new SSDI program

Many people in Florida who become unable to work and earn an income due to a disabling condition or injury have often looked to Social Security Disability Insurance as a way of helping to provide for themselves and their families. This crucial benefit is run through the Social Security Administration. Some people are even eligible for SSDI and Supplemental Security Income benefits at the same time, depending on their income and other factors.

Defining a survival action

Many may consider taking legal action immediately following a car accident, yet circumstances may prevent them from actually doing so. You might have a loved one in such a situation. Oftentimes, they may choose to wait to take action until they have recovered from their injuries. Yet what if your loved one eventually succumbs to those injuries. Many to whom this has happened have come to us here at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles thinking that the chance to pursue a lawsuit against those responsible for their loved ones' accidents has passed. If you share the same concern, not to worry; your window is not yet shut. 

Assigning liability in your truck accident case

A collision with a semi-truck in West Palm Beach will likely leave you facing inordinate expenses either from medical bills or vehicle repair costs (or a combination of both). Oftentimes, those expenses may be more than insurance payouts can cover, leaving you with little choice but to seek compensation. Many in your same position have come to us here at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles questioning who assumes liability in such a case: the truck driver who caused the accident, or the company that employed them? 

Can anxiety disorder qualify you for SSD?

Most in West Palm Beach might assume disabling conditions would only be those that either severely inhibit one's physical abilities or are determined to be immediately life-threatening. Missing from that group are mental illnesses that make accomplishing every day tasks difficult. Mental health issues such as anxiety are often not evidenced by apparent physical symptoms, thus many may think that those struggling with them should be able to deal with while staying employed. Yet as one who deals with anxiety, you understand how it can make fulfilling the tasks associated with a job almost impossible. 

What is the dangerous instrumentality doctrine?

The expenses arising from an injury you sustain in a car accident in West Palm Beach can quickly become inordinate. Your hope is that whomever caused your accident has adequate insurance coverage to help pay for them. Yet what if the person that hit you was not even driving their own vehicle? Worse yet, what is you discover that said driver had a history of reckless driving, and yet another still entrusted them with their vehicle? Your frustration in such a scenario is certainly understandable, not only over the fact that the driver who hit you probably should not have been driving at, but also at the prospect of having issues securing insurance coverage due to the vehicle not being their own. 

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