The Florida Legislature Wants to Help Insurance Companies, Not People
The legislature is at it again. Some legislators are reacting to a request from Governor DeSantis to remove any teeth from the laws which protect insurance policy holders from the insurance companies from denying claims willy nilly. Who is that? You and me. Everyone, almost. They want to throw out the baby with the bathwater. That is, they want to…Read More
Boats Collide with Jet Skis Often
Two things about recreational boating cases in the waters off of Florida: They are common and they are complicated. They are complicated because maritime law applies. And under the maritime law, the boat owner is entitled in most instances to run to Federal Court and file what is called a Limitation of Liability case. This case is authorized…Read More
The Trauma of Rape and Sexual Assault
How Hickey Law Firm wins cases on behalf of survivors Last year, we tried cases against cruise lines. One such case was where a crewmember raped another crewmember, a woman who was our client. This was the third time in the life of the crewmember that she had been raped. And this was by far…Read More
Miami Motorcycle Accidents and Brain Injuries
We know motorcycles and motorcycle crashes. People in cars and trucks do not look out for motorcycles. They should. The drivers of cars and trucks almost always are the primary cause if not the sole cause of crashes between a motorcycle and a car or truck. These drivers do not pay attention. Whether you ride…Read More
How Are Miami Truck Accidents Different Than Car Accidents?
Truck accidents are deadly. Commercial trucks cause more catastrophic injuries than accidents involving only cars. And commercial trucks are heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a federal agency. FMCSA issues regulations for drivers, vehicles, and the truck owners and operators. The trucking company is subject to FMCSA regulations if it operates…Read More
Can I Sue a Cruise Line if I Was Sexually Assaulted by a Crew Member?
Most of the cruise lines promise the vacation of your lifetime. But often the cruise ends in tragedy because the cruise line failed to provide the security passengers need from sexual assaults by crew members. If you have been sexually assaulted on a cruise ship or by a crew member, you can sue for damages…Read More
Do I Need a Miami Injury Lawyer if I Don’t Want to Go to Trial?
When you are catastrophically injured, you need an experienced attorney on your side who has a will to win. Why? Because the insurance companies and cruise lines do. And because you don’t want to go it alone. This is your one shot to recover. Hickey Law Firm in just a few short years has recovered…Read More
Common Causes of Florida Boat Accidents
When you are seriously injured from a boating accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. There will be several medical expenses, lost time from work, and additional pain and suffering that you deserve to be compensated for. But you have to file suit in the right court (venue) and within the…Read More
News: Driver dies in Palm Beach County rollover accident
LAKE WORTH, FL – A rollover crash in Palm Beach County Tuesday night left a driver dead, authorities said. According to WPEC, the victim was identified as 34-year-old Damaine Wagstaffe. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said he was driving a Honda Civic north on Haverhill Road in Lake Worth when the incident took place…Read More
News: Bicyclist struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Miami
MIAMI, FL – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Miami late Wednesday night, WSVN reports. The accident happened in the area of Northeast 2nd Avenue and Northeast 84th Street, where the 27-year-old bicycle rider was hit by two vehicles at about 11 p.m. Police said the first driver who hit…Read More