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  • Slip and Trip Accidents: Not a Welcome Holiday Tradition

    It's that time of the year again when stores and restaurants are packed with people searching for those elusive perfect presents and holiday treats. Some establishments may see as much as a 50 percent increase in foot traffic . When you take your family out to eat, to go shopping at the mall, or even just to get routine supplies at the grocery store, you aren't looking for hazardous conditions ...
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  • Water Damage: Insurance Claim Denials May Be All Wet

    Insurance is a contract-based risk-sharing business, and insurance companies often fight to avoid payment by alleging that the claims are fraudulent. While insurance fraud is a serious problem in this country, insurers use such accusations far too often to deny legitimate claims. For homeowners and businesses alike, securing sufficient coverage for water-related damage is one the major ...
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  • Stroller Recalls: Hidden Dangers of a Childhood Necessity

    Along with cribs and car seats, strollers are one of the most commonly used childhood products. These convenient forms of transportation have come a long way since their invention in the 1700s, and the vast assortment of models now available are fabricated to suit a variety of lifestyles. All models should be harmless by design, yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 5.5 ...
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  • Auto Accidents: The Darker Side of the Sunshine State

    Being involved in a traffic accident is one of the worst experiences that life has to offer. Unless you've gone through it personally, it's hard to comprehend the accompanying feelings of loss and injustice. The seasoned litigators at Stabinski Law have been the trusted advocates for countless car accident victims and their families throughout South Florida since 1970. Some of the people we have ...
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  • Stabinski & Funt, P.A. Donation for The Alzheimer Association

    Stabinski Law donated to The Alzheimer Association by matching every donation made by the firm's staff and attorneys, which will go towards helping with care, research, and advocacy for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer currently affects nearly 5 million Americans, with around 500,000 dying each year making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The disease is also the most ...
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  • Attorney Todd Stabinski to Present for the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters

    Insurance companies often deny claims on allegations of fraud. While fraud does exist and insurance companies have the right to deny claims they think are fraudulent, there are also times where these allegations are bogus. Attorney Todd Stabinski will be co-presenting at the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters' (FAPIA) 2014 Year End Conference on this very topic. Together with Robert ...
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  • After an Accident, Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company?

    This is an issue that comes up over and over. Like most legal questions, the answer is: it depends. Is it your insurance company or the other party's? Dealing with Your Own Insurance Company When someone makes a claim under their own insurance policy, that person has a duty to cooperate with the insurance company and their investigation. Failing to provide such cooperation could cause your ...
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  • GM Recall: Another Example of the Corporate Culture of Profits Over Safety

    The number of General Motors automobiles recalled due to defective ignition switches has risen to over 28 Million. Just as amazing are the reports that GM knew about the problem with the switches for over a decade. As a products liability attorney , that doesn't surprise me. Time and time again, I have seen companies bury their heads in the sand when they believe there might be a safety risk with ...
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  • Are You Insured Against the Uninsured?

    Insurance industry studies have concluded that one out of four Florida drivers is uninsured. Based on my firm's decades of experience in representing people that are injured in auto accidents, I would say that even more people are uninsured in South Florida. Just as important, most drivers do not carry enough liability insurance to compensate a victim of a car accident that is seriously injured. ...
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