A Law Firm that Fights for You!

Far too often, people are dissatisfied with their attorneys.  Complaints are often that the lawyer does not return phone calls, does not pursue the claim aggressively, or settles to easily.  At The Ben Law Firm, we have fought for and recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients.

The Ben Law Firm Puts the Ball In Your Court!

Insurance companies thrive on inexperienced lawyers!  Hire The Ben Law Firm, and we will put the ball back in your court.  We have decades of experience negotiating with Insurance Companies and recovering maximum financial compensation for our clients!

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims.

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Our website is located at TheBenLawFirm.com.  We can be reached by telephone at (954) 961-2055 or by email at Andy@TheBenLawFirm.com.

 

UBER Accidents in South Florida?

Have you gotten into a car accident in or with an UBER?  Every time you hop into an UBER, you are not simply getting onto the road, you are engaging in a commercial activity.  This can raise significant legal issues if you are involved in a car accident.  UBER has been in the news in South Florida a Broward County, as questions about insurance coverage have emerged.  In situations such as this, experience matters.  Insurance issues such as Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Commercial Insurance, and unlicensed commercial activity may be crucial for obtaining a monetary recovery.

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Have you been in a car accident with an UBER?

If you have been in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere in South Florida, call The Ben Law Firm.  Our Law Firm has handled legal claims against UBER and UBER drivers.  If you want the best results for your legal claim against UBER, it is important to contact a lawyer at The Ben Law Firm immediately.

With all of the news about UBER recently, it is important to hire the experts!

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims.

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Our website is located at TheBenLawFirm.com.  We can be reached by telephone at (954) 961-2055 or by email at Andy@TheBenLawFirm.com.

 

 

2 People die in a motorcyle accident in the Florida Keys

Two people died while riding on a motorcycle on U.S. 1 and the Sadowski Causeway in the Florida keys.

Like many fatal road accidents, this accident occurred when the driver of a car traveling in the opposite direction of the cyclist made a left turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. Frequently, there is absolutely nothing the motorcyclist could have done to prevent these type of accidents.  The driver of the car simply does not see the motorcycfort lauderdale motorcycle accident photole ahead.

From an insurance standpoint, motorcyclists can protect themselves by purchasing Uninsured Motorist Coverage (“UM”) on their bikes. If you are so unfortunate as to be in a motorcycle accident, at least there will be insurance coverage for your injuries.

Motorcycle injury lawyers with years of experience

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Fort Lauderdale motorcycle injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Our website is located at TheBenLawFirm.com.  We can be reached by telephone at (954) 961-3710 or by email at Andy@TheBenLawFirm.com.

 

Florida woman charged in 2009 death while DUI

Color_Martini_040528-thumb-333x499-16501A Horry County, South Carolina grand jury recently indicted a Florida woman on traffic homicide charges arising out of the August 2009 death of a 60-year-old woman on a South Carolina Highway. Kimberly Kelley Hilburn, 39, of Winter Haven, Fla., was charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death; and two counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, according to grand jury indictments.

Glendora Faye George, 60, was killed when Horry’s vehicle crashed into hers according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol said the Florida driver crossed over the center-line while driving a 1995 Chevrolet truck and struck George’s 1998 Ford sport utility vehicle. George, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt-force traumas. Five other people in the vehicle with George were also injured and taken to area hospitals.

Hilburn, who was also injured, was arrested. Whether it is South Carolina or Florida or any other location in this country, there are likely to be drunk drivers on the road. There is not much one can do to protect themselves from the carnage that these drivers can cause, particularly in a scenario like this one where another car suddenly crosses over the centerline of the roadway.

There is however from an insurance point of view, much that you can do to protect you and your family. Typically drunk drivers have a previous history of traffic violations and accidents. When insurance companies review their driver’s license records they see an obvious red flag and may raise their insurance rates or flat out deny liability coverage to these drivers. Hence, a disproportionate number of drivers who drink and drive, often fail to have liability insurance, particularly in Broward County, Florida.

Armed with this knowledge, you can purchase uninsured motorist coverage from your own insurance company at a reasonable price, up to the amount of liability coverage that you purchase. Uninsured motorist coverage, will protect you and your family in the event that you are injured by a drunk driver who fails to have liability insurance to cover your injures.

As the old saying goes: “An ounce of prevention, is worth more than a pound of cure.” Unfortunately, accidents occur when you least expect them and then it is too late to purchase uninsured motorist coverage if the other driver is bare. The time to buy this most important coverage is now!

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Bicycling in South Florida — How Not to be Hit.

8623576_d31e5c1354South Florida has always been a sketchy place to drive, not to mention ride a bicycle. The link at BicyclesSafeprovides an excellent review of riding strategies to avoid being hit by an inattentive motorist.

One of the ways that a cyclist can provide insurance coverage for himself in the event that he gets in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured automobile is to purchase UnInsured Motorist Coverage (“UM”) with their automobile policy. UM is an optional coverage which the insured must select (and pay an additional premium for) at the time he purchases the insurance policy on the car. Although UM will slightly raise the cost of your policy, this amount will seem very small when compared to the coverage it provides.

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Student killed in bicycle accident in Miami, Florida

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In the early morning of October 30, 2009, a high-school student and his two friends rode their bicycles from one boy’s Miami Shores house to another’s home in North Miami. The cyclists believed they were safe at night because their bikes had front and rear lights.

Their safety lights did not help them. As the student rode his bike along Biscayne Boulevard he was struck and killed by a car his friends say was speeding. “The bicycle was pinned down under the front tire of the car,” according to a witness who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident.

On November 27, 2009, the monthly Critical Mass ride — organized by cyclists demonstrating for their safety — was dedicated to this boy. From the usual starting location at Miami-Dade County Hall in downtown Miami, the ride proceeded north on Biscayne Boulevard to 113th Street, where the student was killed. There his friends and family gathered to place a memorial in his memory.

This case represents another cycling fatality in the state of Florida which has the most in the country. Florida law classifies bicycles as vehicles, giving cyclists the right to use the roadway. After dark, cyclists are required to have bike lights front and rear.

Like other cities, Miami has seen an increase in the popularity of cycling despite streets widely regarded as dangerous to bicyclists, in part because many roads are designed for fast motorized traffic and lack marked bike lanes.

Cycling activists have, without success, requested the Florida Department of Transportation, which manages Biscayne Boulevard, to add bike lanes on that road which is a major north-south cycling route in eastern Miami-Dade County.

This tragic case reminds us that cyclists should always wear helmets, although I am not sure that it would have made a difference here. Even with flashing lights and reflectors on bicycles, a lot of motorists still do not see cyclists on the road. Unfortunately, when a collision occurs between a car and a bicycle, the end result is usually very serious to the cyclist. One of the ways that a cyclist can financially protect himself from the adverse consequences of a collision with a car is to make sure that if he owns an automobile, that he has purchased uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage may extend from the automobile to your bicycle in the event that the at-fault motorist does not have any, or does not have enough, liability coverage for the damages incurred.

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the law partners at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims.

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Tiger Woods injured in Florida car accident

Even the best “driver” in the world can land in the rough.
Tiger Woods, considered to be the top professional golfer in the world today, was treated and released from a hospital in Orlando after suffering minor injuries in a single car accident early Friday, November 27, near his expensive home in Windermere, Florida.
Woods pulled out of his driveway in a 2009 Cadillac SUV and struck a fire hydrant, then a tree, according to a report from the Florida highway patrol in the Orlando area.
Florida highway patrol troopers plan to talk to pro golfer Tiger Woods on Saturday, November 28, to get more information about his car crash near his home. The troopers tried to speak to Woods on Friday as part of their routine car accident investigation, but his wife said he was sleeping, a spokeswoman for the Florida highway patrol said.
The accident occurred about 2:25 a.m. in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando. Two Windermere police officers, who were the first to arrive stated:
“There was Tiger Woods laying on the ground in front of the vehicle with his wife over him rendering first aid,” he told reporters.
“He was in and out of consciousness with lacerations to his upper and lower lip,” Saylor said. “He was mumbling but didn’t say anything coherent.”
Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, told the police she was inside the house when she heard the accident. She said she went outside and used a golf club (presumably a Nike) to break out the rear window of the vehicle, then pulled him from the Cadillac.
“According to the officers, yes, she was very upset,” he said in response to a question.
Despite damage to the front end of the SUV, it was drivable, but was towed. Troopers didn’t take pictures of the scene.
Woods was set to host and play the Chevron World Challenge on Monday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. Woods has won the tournament — which helps raise money for Tiger Woods Foundation programs — four times.
No matter how good of a driver you think you are, stuff like this happens. That is why it is important to always wear your seatbelt. Even in single car accidents, Florida insurance allows you to recover a portion of your medical bills and lost wages if you have PIP insurance. Also, under certain circumstances, where another unidentified car is involved which left the scene, you also may be able to recover for your injuries if you have elected to purchase uninsured motorist coverage.

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the law partners at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims.
All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.