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Apportionment of Liability in Florida

Since the 1970s, the State of Florida has been moving away from the legal doctrine of joint and several liability. But it was not until 2006 when the state’s Legislature officially amended the law to abolish joint and severe liability in favor of a system of pure apportionment of fault. This change not only allowed apportionment of fault to the parties in the case – including the Plaintiff – but also allowed for apportionment of fault to non-parties to the [...]

How Does A Personal Injury Attorney Fight A Dog Bite Injury Claim?

How Does A Personal Injury Attorney Fight A Dog Bite Injury Claim?

Florida Dog Bite Attorney Dogs may be man’s best friend but they are still unpredictable animals. One bite from these animals could cause you severe personal injury or even death. Statistics show that nearly one in five victims of dog bites require serious medical attention in the aftermath of their attack. While you personally may know the owner of the dog that attacked you, you shouldn’t have to suffer without compensation. Residences of Flordia should enlist the assistance of a [...]

Proving Your Pain and Suffering

Proving Your Pain & Suffering After an Accident

Causes of Pain and Suffering Cases The culprit behind all pain and suffering cases is negligence. The carelessness of an employee/citizen that leads to severe discomfort or worse is the basis behind every case. Common causes behind such scenarios include: Failure of employees to display wet floor signs Being attacked by the pet of an irresponsible owner The irresponsible driving of a fellow motorist leading to personal injury. Being injured by the faulty construction of a building The number of possible scenarios in which you [...]

Common Causes of Tampa Car Accidents

Common Causes of Tampa Car Accidents

Car Crashes in Florida Worrying about potential car accidents may be the last thing on your mind, but they happen to hundreds of Florida residents every year. The aftermath of a catastrophic motor vehicle accident an event can have devastating effects for not only yourself but for your loved ones as well. Accidents can happen to anyone, and, it’s important to be prepared and take the proper procedures in the event that you’re involved in an injury car crash. How [...]

Florida DUI Laws

Florida DUI Laws

If you have been the victim of a car accident in Florida involving a DUI (driving under the influence), you have a legal right to representation and compensation to help pay for your recovery and your losses. For those accused of causing the devastating accident, the penalties can be harsh and depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the blood alcohol level of those involved, whether the DUI involved an accident with injuries, whether there were any [...]

Fulgencio Law Brings COBRA Violation Class Action Against National Trucking Company

Fulgencio Law Brings COBRA Violation Class Action Against National Trucking Company Fulgencio Law has filed a putative class action lawsuit against national contract carriage service company, First Fleet. The lawsuit alleges that First Fleet failed to provide employees with mandatory notices of their right to continued healthcare coverage. The lawsuit, filed in Florida, cites suspected violations of both the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974—ERISA—and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985—COBRA. The Plaintiff’s employment as a driver for [...]

Smart (and Safe!) Back-to-School Commuting Tips

As summer ends and schools starts back up, it is important to review your family’s transportation arrangements and plans to ensure a commute that is as safe as possible. Whether your child is a kindergartener who is taking the bus or a high schooler with a new driver’s license, here are some best practices to keep in mind: School Bus Safety: School buses are some of the safest modes of transportation around – so long as students board and exit them [...]

Wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of man gunned down at Tampa apartment complex

Lawyers from Fulgencio Law have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Hillsborough County on behalf of the family of 20-year-old Freddy Benson, who was shot and killed on the early morning hours of August 19, 2016 while inside the Oakhurst Apartments in Tampa, Florida. The named Defendants in the lawsuit are Ashley Glen Land Holdings, LLC, doing business as Oakhurst Square Apartments I and Oakhurst Square Apartments II, and NDC Real Estate Management, Inc.  Together, they owned, operated or [...]

What is Negligence?

What is Negligence? Negligence is a legal concept, a term usually employed to describe an instance when someone is seeking compensation for accidents and injuries that were caused as a result of someone else’s fault. Negligence is a type of act, or a civil wrong, and is often referred to using another legal term: a tort. In essence, negligence means conduct that is culpable because it the legal standard required of a reasonable person in protecting individuals against risk that [...]

Hurricane Irma damage: 4 tips for dealing with insurance claims

As Hurricane Irma plowed its way through most of the State of Florida on Sunday and early Monday morning, several people are starting to survey the damage to their homes and property. Insurance claims in connection with the damage caused by Hurricane Irma is projected to cost many billions of dollars. Fulgencio Law is a Tampa law firm helping consumers through the claims handling process with their insurance carrier. The damage caused by Hurricane Irma will undoubtedly be extraordinary, and [...]