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Boating Accidents in Florida: Common Causes and Your Legal Options

Boating Accidents in Florida: Common Causes and Your Legal Options

When thinking about the state of Florida, warmth, sunshine, and beaches often come to mind. Florida has extensive waterways which offer plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the water. For boaters, there is no better state to go to than Florida which can explain why Florida has the most registered recreational boaters in the country. Recreational boating is typically a fun time until an accident happens. Boating accidents can leave individuals seriously injured and injuries can even be [...]

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Florida: A Guide for Families

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Florida: A Guide for Families

When the negligent actions by one party result in the death of another in Florida, loved ones who are left behind may be able to file a civil suit for financial compensation. Wrongful death claims are civil actions that are meant to compensate loved ones for the damages that were suffered after their loss. There are specific rules that govern how to file a Florida wrongful death claim. Due to the complexities that exist with such a legal action, it [...]

The Role of Evidence in Proving Fault in Car Accidents

The Role of Evidence in Proving Fault in Car Accidents

Florida follows a no-fault insurance system. Here, drivers must have Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) which is used to pay their bills up to the limit of the insurance if they are in an accident. With a no-fault system, accident-related expenses such as bodily injuries and property damages will be covered regardless of who is responsible for causing a crash. However, in catastrophic accidents where severe and permanent injuries are suffered, an injured driver can file a suit against [...]

What to Do After a Truck Accident: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

What to Do After a Truck Accident: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Truck accidents tend to be more complicated than other vehicular accidents. Determining liability can be challenging and the injuries that victims suffer are usually severe.  Florida has its fair share of truck accidents. The National Safety Council recently reported that Florida was in the top three of the states with large trucks involved in fatal crashes. Indeed, the heavy weight and large size of a truck means that a collision with a much smaller car can lead to serious and [...]

Steps to Take Immediately After a Slip and Fall Accident in a Public Place

Steps to Take Immediately After a Slip and Fall Accident in a Public Place

Slip and fall accidents can cause a great deal of physical bodily harm. While there are times when the injuries that a person can suffer may be minor, there are also times when a slip-and-fall accident can lead to catastrophic injuries and even death.  Depending on how a slip and fall accident happened, a person who was harmed may be able to take legal action to secure the financial compensation they need to cover the costs of their losses. Medical [...]

The Impact of Dash Cam Footage in Personal Injury Claims

The Impact of Dash Cam Footage in Personal Injury Claims

Proving liability after a car accident happens can help you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to for your damages. Doing so though, is not always the easiest task. Car accidents can be very complicated and sometimes, everyone involved is somewhat to blame for one happening.  Florida’s no-fault insurance system means that when a crash happens you must use your own insurance first to recover financial compensation for losses. Your Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage Liability [...]

How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident: Tips and Tricks

How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident: Tips and Tricks

After a Florida car crash or another injury accident, there is plenty to do and everything can be overwhelming. The shock of the accident itself can be a lot to handle but then seeking medical treatment and finding a repair shop for your vehicle can take time and effort that you may not have if you are hurting from your injuries. Then adding the insurance adjusters calling you and having to figure out how to communicate with them makes [...]

How Weather Conditions Affect Liability in Car and Boat Accidents

How Weather Conditions Affect Liability in Car and Boat Accidents

Car and boat accidents can happen for any reason, including inclement weather. Certainly, driving in poor weather conditions makes operating a motor vehicle or boat safely much more difficult. Bad weather conditions can be a contributing reason for an accident occurring. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration reports that weather can affect driver capabilities, vehicle performance, traffic flow, and roadway infrastructure as well as be a crash risk. When a weather-related accident happens, this can affect how an injury case [...]

Common Injuries from Minor Car Accidents: What You Shouldn’t Ignore

Common Injuries from Minor Car Accidents: What You Shouldn’t Ignore

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that there are hundreds of thousands of crashes in Florida every year. Many of these result in injuries to those who are involved. Recently, more than half of all accidents reported in the Sunshine State were injury accidents. Despite the vast number of car accidents causing injuries each year, not every injury accident will be catastrophic. That is, not every injury accident will lead to disabling and life-altering physical bodily harm. Still, even those [...]

Legal Options for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents

Legal Options for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents happen frequently across the country with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reporting that as many as three in 10 Americans will experience an alcohol-related accident during their life. According to a recent Gallup Poll, over 60% of American adults say that they consume alcohol. If you were injured in an alcohol-related crash, the distress you feel as you navigate medical treatment and your financial losses can be immense. You could be wondering what you can do [...]