Approximately seven of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. suffer an injury during the birth process. While most of those injuries are relatively minor, some unfortunate infants suffer from injuries that have serious, lifelong effects. Among the most devastating of these birth injuries are those that cause brain damage. During the birth process or soon after delivery, an infant’s brain can be injured due to oxygen deprivation, a trauma to the head, or an infection. If your newborn has brain damage due to a birth injury and you suspect medical negligence, it’s important to seek help to understand exactly […]
According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of motorcycle crashes, injuries and fatalities all increased last year in Florida. As the table shows, fatalities of both drivers and passengers increased significantly. In the Orlando area, we’ve been fortunate. Crashes, fatalities and injuries all decreased last year. Yet for the 25 families who lost someone in a motorcycle accident and for the 554 people injured in crashes, slight decreases in numbers are meaningless. People suffering from the effects of a motorcycle accident need our compassion and support. If You or a Family […]
Auto Accidents on the Rise in the Orlando Metropolitan Area As traffic has increased in the Greater Orlando area, so too has the number of crashes and injuries from accidents. In fact, in the past three years, the number of total accidents and injuries has increased in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties, as shown in the following chart. Car Accidents and Injuries in Greater Orlando Counties, 2014 – 2016 In Seminole County, the number of crashes and injuries decreased between 2015 and 2016, but the number of fatalities (44) remained steady. Unfortunately, fatalities per year increased in three of […]
When you visit someone’s home, office, or place of business in Orlando, you should be able to expect that reasonable care has been taken to protect you from dangerous situations. Unfortunately, all too often in Florida, this is not the case. People get injured every day due to lack of good lighting and other security measures in parking lots, obstructions on stairways and in stores, slippery conditions on floors, poorly constructed merchandise displays, uneven sidewalks, and unsafe pools and amusement rides. Injuries due to a property owner or property manager’s negligence can be very painful and difficult to deal with. […]
Here is a brief reminder of our areas of practice: Homeowner’s Insurance Claims: Malik Law P.A. represents individuals on various types of complex insurance claims. These types of claims include homeowner insurance claims (such as damage to your home due to flooding, fire, theft, or vandalism), and commercial property claims (negligent construction, negligent design, theft, and loss of income). These types of claims often times contain complicated insurance policies that require a skillful attorney to interpret and determine whether or not the insurance company has acted accordingly. Auto Accident or Personal Injury Claims: Malik Law P.A. also handles all types […]
This month I wanted to remind everyone that Hurricane Season is upon us. Please take some time to make sure you are adequately prepared. There are several resources that you can rely upon to ensure you have all you need in case of emergency. Always remember to have enough fresh water, food and batteries stocked up to avoid the crazy panic sales that happen just prior to a storm. This year has been predicted to be a busy storm season so it is very important to make sure you and your family remain safe. Wishing you all the best!
Florida regulators hit Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co., the largest private homeowners insurance company in the state, with a $1.26 million fine for its market conduct. This is the second regulatory action against the company since 2009. It has $765 million in written annual premium and over 542,000 policyholders. The order from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said the Fort Lauderdale-based insurer, a subsidiary of Universal Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ: UVE) stated that from 2009 through May 2013 had numerous violations. These include: Not promptly paying claims when it was already determined they were valid. In response, OIR told […]
This month I have been to Court in Broward, Palm Beach, Osceola and Orange County! I managed to get the State Attorney’s Office to dismiss a D.U.I. charge one of my clients was facing. Also, I settled a case which I have been litigating for over a year just prior to the case being set for trial in Broward County, Florida. Finally, I successfully resolved an outstanding FIGA claim that involved major remediation work that was performed at a commercial property in Broward County. Just when my client sought payment, the insurance company went under and all claims were turned […]