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How Do You Counter Insurance Adjuster Tactics?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In the 1990s, insurance giant Allstate decided it wanted to boost its bottom line, so the company hired a consultancy firm, McKinsey, to devise a strategy that would send its profits into the stratosphere. McKinsey recommended a strategy known as the 3 Ds—deny, delay, and defend—that has become a blueprint for the entire industry…. Read More »

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How Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

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Large commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers, dump trucks, and garbage trucks can cause considerable damage when they collide with pedestrians or those riding in lighter passenger vehicles. However, truck accidents are not like regular car accidents, and injured victims and their families need attorneys who are experienced in this area of law. At Halpern Santos… Read More »

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Suing a Drunk Driver for Compensation after an Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

According to state statistics, over 5,000 drivers each year are involved in accidents due to intoxication. Driving under the influence is not only against the law in Florida, but impaired drivers cause millions of dollars in damage when they slam into other motorists and pedestrians. If you were hit by a drunk driver, you… Read More »

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Hit by a Delivery Truck: Who Can You Sue?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The rise of e-commerce has led to an explosion in the number of delivery drivers around Coral Gables and other Florida cities. Whenever a person buys a new pair of shoes through Amazon.com or orders some take-out through Grubhub, chances are a delivery driver is racing through your neighborhood to make a delivery. With… Read More »

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What is a Loss of Consortium Claim?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida law recognizes that family relationships can be harmed when a person suffers a serious injury. For example, a wife who used to enjoy evening walks with her husband could be left alone when her husband’s spinal cord injury leaves him bedridden. Or a person might no longer enjoy sexual intimacy when a spouse’s… Read More »

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Can You Receive Compensation if You Contributed to Your Accident?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Car accidents are rarely black and white. Sometimes, one vehicle is clearly to blame, such as when a car is parked at a red light and another comes up behind it and rear ends it. But in others both vehicles involved might have made errors that contributed to the crash. For example, one motorist… Read More »

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How Much Time Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Suit?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Medical errors seem to be happening with increased frequency. According to one study, they are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Even if a patient survives a medical mistake, he or she can suffer serious injuries, including the pain and cost of needing corrective surgery. At our firm, we… Read More »

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What is the Average Compensation for a Slip and Fall?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Some people fall and quickly get up, brush themselves off, and continue with their day. However, other people are severely injured in a fall. The elderly, in particular, can suffer serious injuries when they fall, but in fact anyone can. As a prominent Coral Gables, Florida law firm, we field many calls from the… Read More »

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How Expensive are Spinal Cord Injuries?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The spinal cord plays a vital role in bodily movement and sensation. It links the brain to more distant parts of the body. In a traumatic accident, many victims have their spinal cords crushed, stretched, bruised, torn, or nicked. In some accidents, the cord is partially or completely severed. As one of the most… Read More »

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Two Car Insurance Rules You Might Not Know

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida’s no-fault insurance scheme has many hidden pitfalls that can frustrate an injured motorists’ ability to receive compensation. One little known rule requires that accident victims receive medical care within 14 days of an accident. If victims delay, then their insurer can reject their insurance claim, potentially leaving them without any compensation for their… Read More »

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