Archive by Month: November 2021

Partners Tom McCausland and John Viggiani Obtain Favorable Verdict in an Admitted Liability Accident

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on November 18, 2021

Thomas J. McCausland and John Viggiani, Partners in the firm recently obtained a favorable verdict in a 5 day jury trial in an admitted liability motor vehicle accident case in Jacksonville, Florida. The case involved a rear-end accident on northbound I-95 during stop and go traffic. The Plaintiff was driving a pick-up truck and pulling a travel trailer headed to Virginia. The Defendant driver was operating a company box truck and hit the rear of the travel trailer. Plaintiff did not go to the hospital and continued on with his trip to Virginia to pick up his wife. He was there a couple of days and then returned back to the Orlando area. At no time did the Plaintiff seek medical care or treatment. The Plaintiff's first medical care was 13 days after the accident.

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Liability Issues When Insuring Commercial Drones

Posted in Legal Alerts on November 8, 2021

Commercial drones, or unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), have already shown the ability to increase business efficiency and make various practices – including safety analysis – more cost-effective. As the benefits of drone use in business continue to be revealed and the associated technology continues to improve, more commercial drones are being put into use every week. In fact, an average of 1,000 commercial drones are registered with the Federal Aviation Administration every week. As with any emerging technology, drone usage comes with risks and associated potential liability. As the industry continues to experience increased regulation, the potential for expensive liability claims is correspondingly increasing. Below we explore the liability issues when insuring commercial drones.  

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