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What Is Florida's Collateral Source Rule?

What Is Florida’s Collateral Source Rule?

Personal injury lawsuits are almost never as straightforward as a wronged plaintiff receiving financial compensation from a liable defendant. Conflicts that end with legal action usually have multiple people involved on both sides, such as private insurance carriers along with the people actually involved in the incident. Regrettably, this can and often does impede the process of victims receiving their compensation, particularly in terms of health care costs. To help make sure that a plaintiff does not suffer unnecessarily as [...]

What Kinds of Affirmative Defenses Are Viable in a Florida Personal Injury Case?

What Kinds of Affirmative Defenses Are Viable in a Florida Personal Injury Case?

Following the explanation of what exactly an affirmative defense is and how they apply to Florida personal injury cases, it is equally important to be familiar with the types of affirmative defenses that could possibly be used. An affirmative defense to a criminal charge or a civil suit is a fact or group of facts that differ from those asserted by the prosecutor or plaintiff which, if successfully proven by the defendant, mitigates or entirely defeats the legal repercussions of [...]

Understanding How Affirmative Defenses Work in Florida Civil Suits

Understanding How Affirmative Defenses Work in Florida Civil Suits

Not dissimilar from the rest of the country, the majority of legal affairs in Florida don’t ever make it to trial. Litigation eats up a substantial amount of money, time, and additional resources from both sides, and most people understandably get very nervous at the thought of having to appear before a judge in a court of law. In the event that a dispute actually reaches the trial stage, both parties have to be prepared. This is particularly true for [...]

An Overview of Florida's Wrongful Death Statute

An Overview of Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute

The wrongful death statute in the state of Florida guarantees that someone who has wrongfully brought about the death of another person will be held responsible for their careless or malicious actions.  State law makes sure that the surviving family members of a deceased individual obtain full and fair financial compensation for the untimely death of their loved one. According to Florida law, a wrongful death has occurred anytime someone is killed due to the illegal actions, negligence, or violation of [...]

Following the Law Keeps Florida Bicyclists Safe

Following the Law Keeps Florida Bicyclists Safe

The spring season is officially here and in the state of Florida, which means you can expect to see an increased number of bicyclists of all ages on and near our roadways. Being aware of all the various regulations and laws that apply to bike riders can go a long way towards helping you avoid being severely injured in a car accident. Listed below are a few of the most essential Florida bicycle laws that both visitors and residents should [...]

The Dangers of Springtime Driving in Florida

The Dangers of Springtime Driving in Florida

Moving from winter into spring causes a surprising number of car accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation has published studies showing that the majority of drivers are much more careful on slick roads covered with ice and snow. Unfortunately, this same abundance of caution doesn’t seem to carry over to the wet roadways that springtime brings with it.   Although spring driving might not seem like it should be just as hazardous as winter driving, the regular spring showers that stir [...]

Florida Car Accident Data and Statistics

Florida Car Accident Data and Statistics

Car accidents are a major issue all across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vehicle collisions are one of the three leading sources of unintentional fatalities in the nation, causing the deaths of an estimated 30,000 people each year.  In what way do these huge numbers impact Florida’s personal injury claims? Listed below are 2018-2019 car accident statistics to provide you with some perspective into what these massive figures really mean. Fatal Crash Statistics from 2018 Several [...]

Will Punitive Damages Be Awarded in My Florida Personal Injury Suit?

Will Punitive Damages Be Awarded in My Florida Personal Injury Suit?

Filing a claim of personal injury that seeks to collect punitive damages is not the same as a more conventional personal injury case. Not every suit that seeks punitive damages is successful. Actually, if you are eagerly awaiting the receipt of financial compensation for a personal injury case that involves punitive damages, you need to understand that these being granted is a rare exception in the state of Florida. If you are thinking of filing a personal injury claim in [...]

Different Kinds of Florida Tort Cases

Different Kinds of Florida Tort Cases

Anybody who has embarked on even the most basic Google search about personal injury claims in Florida has undoubtedly seen the phrase tort claims more than a few times, but might be unclear about what it means. The word ‘tort’ is legal nomenclature that indicates that a personal injury was caused by a civil violation. The objective of tort law is to compensate for the violations, to whatever degree possible, by making the victim whole after enduring undue loss, injury, [...]

Florida Hotels and Premises Liability

Florida Hotels and Premises Liability

After being injured in a hotel accident, the very first step you should take is to get in touch with the hotel manager right away and fill out an official report about the accident as well as any injuries.   Regardless of what type of accident occurred, businesses that offer accommodation services are required to abide by Florida’s premises liability laws in order to safeguard against accidents that could cause damages or losses, such as physical injuries.  A knowledgeable personal injury attorney [...]