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Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine for Injured Victims in Florida

Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine for Injured Victims in Florida

You may have heard about Florida’s dangerous instrumentality doctrine, also referred to as vicarious liability, and are wondering what it is and if it will negatively impact you should you become injured during a car accident in Florida. Regardless of whether you were injured while you were driving another person’s car or your accident involved somebody driving a borrowed car, you might still be entitled to receive financial compensation for your accident-related losses. Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine Dangerous instrumentality is the name given [...]

Florida's Top Three Dangerous Driving Situations

Florida’s Top Three Dangerous Driving Situations

It can feel like a member of your family. Some people name them, others adorn them with stickers, and some are meticulous in their cleaning and maintenance. It’s your car and you love it.  It gets you where you want to go, from buying groceries to taking your family on an amazing summer road trip, it’s important to you. For most people, seeing the family car as something dangerous that is capable of a massive amount of destruction is [...]

Avoiding Common Holiday Injuries in Florida

Avoiding Common Holiday Injuries in Florida

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless your holiday preparations take a turn for the worse and you end up in the emergency room.   From falling off a ladder to pedestrians being injured in busy parking lots, an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney understands just how disastrous these types of accidents can be.   Holiday Injury Statistics The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that an estimated 18,400 injuries were sustained by people decorating or otherwise preparing for the upcoming [...]

Different Kinds of Florida Personal Injury Claims

Different Kinds of Florida Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is, in the legal sense, a sort of umbrella term that covers a whole bunch of different scenarios. When someone talks about a personal injury claim, most people would probably assume they have been involved in a car accident, but this is not necessarily the case. Listed below are a few of the more common types of claims that fall under the purview of personal injury in Florida.  Motor Vehicle Collisions Automobile accidents are the most common source of personal [...]

Different Kinds of Florida Personal Injury Claims

Most Common Florida Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents are a daily occurrence in the state of Florida. This means that a lot of crash victims are receiving many different kinds of injuries.  Listed below are some of the injuries that are frequently caused by vehicle collisions. If you or a member of your family have been severely injured due to the negligence of another driver, you need an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney who will advocate for your rights.   Common Car Accident Injuries include: Head Injuries In a traffic [...]

What Questions Should I Ask A Florida Truck Accident Attorney

What Questions Should I Ask a Florida Truck Accident Attorney

An accident involving a tractor-trailer has many differences from an accident involving a standard passenger car or truck. There have been instances where tractor-trailer accident victims have managed to avoid being seriously injured, but the reality of the situation is often much more difficult to bear.  Even when traveling at lower speeds, the mass, weight, and power of a tractor-trailer are able to cause immeasurable damage to a smaller car or truck. An accident involving a tractor-trailer will oftentimes result [...]

Alcohol is the Number One Cause of Florida Boating Accidents

Alcohol is the Number One Cause of Florida Boating Accidents

As published in the United States Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, alcohol is the number one contributing factor in deadly boating accidents in the state of Florida and throughout the United States. Even as the overall rate of fatalities decreased, alcohol remained a leading factor in boating accidents that resulted in the loss of at least one life.  Primary Contributing Factor Although the total number of boat accident fatalities had declined by just over 3% from the year before, [...]

Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice in Florida

Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice in Florida

If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury that was caused by the carelessness of a healthcare provider, you will need the services of a skilled medical malpractice attorney you can rely on. You will not only be dealing with complicated and painful physical issues through no fault of your own, but you will also have to deal with the psychological trauma that so often comes with lengthy rehabilitations and possibly lifelong physical disabilities. Medical malpractice [...]

Factors That Affect Your Florida Personal Injury Timeline

Factors That Affect Your Florida Personal Injury Timeline

Besides wondering how much their case might be worth, plaintiffs who have Tampa personal injury lawsuits are frequently curious as to how long their lawsuit is going to take to reach a resolution. Most clients are not particularly pleased when they are given the popular stock legal answer: That all depends. The statute of limitations on a Florida personal injury claim is four years. After you file, it could take as long as three years before your trial date is [...]

The Efficacy of Florida's Partial Helmet Law

The Effectiveness of Florida’s Partial Helmet Law

Motorcycle accidents have a much higher chance of producing catastrophic results than most other types of vehicle collisions. They frequently cause riders to endure critical and lifelong injuries and are often responsible for the loss of lives. As stated in a report issued by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, for each vehicle mile traveled in the United States, a motorcycle-related fatality occurs 28 times more frequently than a passenger vehicle-related fatality. Due to this elevated risk, it isn’t at all [...]