There used to be a cap or different caps in Florida. These have been abrogated by case law. There should not be at the time of giving this statement, answering this question any caps on medical malpractice awards in Florida.
Well first of all, if you’re injured, especially seriously injured, you should go to a lawyer as soon as possible. And this lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company on the other side. And it’s possible, very possible that there can be a settlement. If there’s a settlement, you don’t go to court. Also, if you file a lawsuit, there may be court proceedings in which you don’t have to participate in and the case can be settled. It can be going to court, trying a case. Just like in all cases, the vast majority of cases are settled or have a settlement offer. But it’s up to you and your lawyer whether to accept that offer. If you don’t, then a jury ultimately determines, not only fault, but damages.
This is not a one-size fits all answer. It used to be that most homeowner’s insurances cover dog bites. But now we have exclusions, and some people may have homeowner’s insurance and likely exclude any damages for dog bites; so the answer is it’s fact-dependent. If you have a dog-bite case, and a homeowner’s dog bit you, and they were at fault — and they usually at fault — and they don’t have insurance, you can still file a lawsuit against the homeowner. But, it’s best if they do have insurance, and that is in fact dependent upon the individual policy.
On the vast majority of cases, it’s two years. If there’s fraudulent concealment, it could be more. There can be some instances in which a person has more than two years. But, probably 98% of the time, it’s two years after a person knew or should have known that they were injured due to substandard medical care.
Yes. A chiropractor in Florida is a medical provider, and they must provide you care within the appropriate standard of care of other chiropractors. Of course, if this chiropractor fell beneath the appropriate standard of care and cause you damages, you can sue them and try to recover these damages, but you first must go to a lawyer that does medical malpractice and he or she would chiropractic malpractice.
Yes, not always. It depends upon the facts of the case. Everything depends on the facts. But there might be other contractors on the construction site that are available as defendants if they were negligent, the landholder may be available as a defendant if he fell through a roof. The contractor, or previous contractor, or architecture engineer may be responsible for your injuries. Passers by may be responsible for your injuries. There are many people potentially responsible for your injuries on a construction site, but it always fact dependent.
You can recover, but will you recover? That’s fact dependent. Most stores have videos, but stores are not responsible if there was a spill and someone comes along right behind the spill. They’re responsible if they do something they should not have done, or if they fail to do something they should’ve done, if they fail to have an appropriate designation of aisles or other areas, so it is possible that you can recover if you slip and fell in a subject matter that shouldn’t have been on the floor of a store. There’s no guarantees, and it is always fact dependent.