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Lawsuit Funding Has A Number Of Dangers

By Velasquez & Associates |

You may have seen or heard commercials, promising what is known as litigation or lawsuit financing. These commercials promise you quick money in your accident case, and the promise of little or no risk to accepting these company’s funds. At first, the deal may sound pretty good, but looking closer you may want to… Read More »

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Why Are Brightline Trains So Dangerous?

By Velasquez & Associates |

The Brightine railway system promised South Floridians a new method of mass transportation, in a region where mass public transportation is sometimes hard to find. And to some degree, it has delivered; Brightline trains are known to be fast, efficient, and clean. But they’re also starting to be known for something else: Deaths. So… Read More »

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Don’t Forget These Additions To Your Standard Insurance Policies

By Velasquez & Associates |

At a restaurant, you may be used to eating places that serve food a la carte. That generally means you get what’s there—any extras, sides or additions will have to be ordered and paid for separately. More and more, it almost seems like insurance policies are becoming a la carte, because the list of… Read More »

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What Happens When Your Insurance Company Goes Bankrupt Or Is Insolvent?

By Velasquez & Associates |

It seems that every day in the news, there is another insurance company going bankrupt or insolvent. In some cases, there may not be another insurance company to just step in the place of your old insurance company. So what happens when your homeowner’s insurance company is bankrupt or insolvent? FIGA to the Rescue?… Read More »

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What Is Negligent Entrustment?

By Velasquez & Associates |

When you are injured in an accident, it is important to hold everybody responsible who may have contributed to your injuries. Part of doing that is looking to see not just who was negligent, but who may have been indirectly negligent. People who are indirectly negligent are usually thought of, in plain terms, as… Read More »

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Can You Get An Insurance Company’s Claims File?

By Velasquez & Associates |

When you sue an insurance company for a dispute over a homeowners insurance claim, the adjuster’s claim file can have vital evidence that can help you prove your case. But can you get that file, as a part of the litigation discovery process? The Claims File When an insurance company adjusts a claim, it… Read More »

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Man Is Injured When Diving In Pool’s Shallow End

By Velasquez & Associates |

There are many things in personal injury law that are dangerous and which could hurt someone else, but if they do hurt you, you generally can’t sue for them. For example, conditions that are open and obvious can prohibit (or limit) your ability to sue, and certain inherently and obviously dangerous things, like residential… Read More »

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Read Your Business Interruption Policies Carefully

By Velasquez & Associates |

Business interruption insurance is intended to, as the name implies, pay you for losses that your business incurs as a result of something out of your control. But like many insurance policies, what is and isn’t covered, is often a matter of the exact language of the insurance policy. Restaurant Claims Business Interruption This… Read More »

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Using Bad Faith To Get More Than What The Insurance Policy Insures

By Velasquez & Associates |

Let’s say that someone injures you in a car accident, and they are negligent or at fault. They injure you severely. However, the insured driver has a very small insurance policy—say, $10,000. Now, you have a problem, because you either will have to resolve the entire case for just the $10,000, or you will… Read More »

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Why Are Mass Tort Defective Product Cases So Difficult To Win?

By Velasquez & Associates |

When products are defective and they injure people, those injuries can be limited—but they also can injure a great many people. With the number of people who use many commercial products or medications, all it takes is one defective product to potentially impact and injure thousands, tens, or hundreds of thousands of people. But… Read More »

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