Recently, our own Sam Coffey & Sean Goldstein were invited to contribute to the Daily Business Review on Liability Law. Florida defense counsel provided an opinion piece suggesting that the victims of tractor trailer accidents should be precluded from obtaining all discovery from a trucking company based upon relevancy concerns. Florida defense counsel provided an … Continue reading “Fake News! Confusing Theories of Liability”
What is a Deposition?
What’s a deposition? Essentially, it’s a fancy term for a testimony. It’s a chance for the other side to ask you anything and everything under the sun about your life story and up to what happened at the accident at the same time. It’s an opportunity for your attorney to ask their parties and other … Continue reading “What is a Deposition?”
What’s a Compulsory Medical Evaluation?
A compulsory medical exam is an opportunity for the defense the insurance company to hire a doctor to go over all of your past medical history and to diagnose you themselves. It’s also an opportunity for them to minimize the impacts and to devalue your claim as much as possible. It is imperative that you … Continue reading “What’s a Compulsory Medical Evaluation?”
Visions & Values
We founded Coffey McPharlin to help people just like you. People that have been involved in an accident who need direction. You’d answer some of the pressing questions they have. They’re frustrated, they don’t know where to turn to. Personal injury law is very complicated insurance companies design their defense of these claims to minimize … Continue reading “Visions & Values”
Opioid abuse is a severe problem in America today. Here at Coffey McPharlin, we have brought successful claims against the big pharmacies of our country such as CVS, Target, and Walgreens. If you have a loved one or know somebody who has died of opioid abuse contact the Coffey McPharlin team today.
Acting in Good Faith
There’s an implied duty of good faith and fair dealing and every insurance policy. The insurance company has a duty to act in good faith to protect their insured. This duty includes tendering the policy limits on an insurance policy to the injured party when liability is clear and damages exceed the policy limits if … Continue reading “Acting in Good Faith”
Negligent security cases involve, unfortunately, a person being injured due to a criminal attacker usually in a commercial property. Commercial property owners are responsible for having security guards, lighting and cameras to keep you safe when you use the property. Unfortunately, if property owner doesn’t have these measures in place, you can get injured or … Continue reading “Negligent Security”
Brain injury cases are unique. Unfortunately at Coffey McPharlin we get telephone calls from families too often, a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident and needs answers to their questions. We handle these cases entirely different from most other kinds of cases because as catastrophic injury, we engage a team of … Continue reading “Brain Injuries.”
What is Premises Liability?
A property owner has a duty to ensure its property is in a reasonably safe condition for all business patrons. This includes making reasonable inspections of its property to identify any dangerous conditions and rectify those dangers immediately, additionally a property owner must comply with all relevant building codes and ordinances for its premises. If … Continue reading “What is Premises Liability?”
Is a wrongful death settlement taxable in Florida?
You have filed a wrongful death claim for your loved one and you are wondering if you will have to pay a chunk of the money to the government in taxes. To determine whether a wrongful death settlement is taxable, you need to consider both state and federal taxes as well as what the settlement … Continue reading “Is a wrongful death settlement taxable in Florida?”