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Personal Injury Claims and the Florida Mediation Process 

Personal Injury Claims and the Florida Mediation Process 

Oftentimes negotiations regarding a personal injury settlement are extremely slow-moving and it can seem like they are going to go on forever unless you want to go to trial. As frustrating as this is, there is a different solution available to you in the form of mediation. Mediation is a legal procedure that is often employed to assist people in resolving their legal issues in a less time-consuming manner.  Listed below is some information on how mediation is handled in [...]

How is Fault Established in a Florida Pile-Up Accident?

How is Fault Established in a Florida Pile-Up Accident?

Properly attributing blame for a car crash is not the easiest thing to do, especially when multiple vehicles are involved. Listed below are some of the various factors that can impact liability following a multi-car accident and how fault is established under these conditions.  Chain-Reaction/Pile-Up Accidents A chain-reaction accident, also known as a pile-up accident, is a style of car accident that occurs when three or more vehicles crash into the rear-end of each other in a series of consecutive accidents. [...]

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Florida Personal Injury Case?

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Florida Personal Injury Case?

According to Florida law, different kinds of personal injury cases have different statutes of limitation assigned to them. The different time limits given to the most common types of personal injury claims in the state of Florida are listed below. Car Accident For any type of vehicle collision claim, the statute of limitations is typically four years, but there are a few rare exceptions. Based on the events surrounding the accident, vehicle accident claims can be very complicated. Under most circumstances, [...]

 Most Common Kinds of Florida Car Accidents

 Most Common Kinds of Florida Car Accidents

Ranging from excessive speeding to driving while distracted, numerous styles of car accidents that produce varying types of serious injuries happen on Florida highways and roadways roads on a daily basis, many of which can result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Some of the more common types of collisions that take place in Florida include: Rear-End Collisions These kinds of collisions are usually created by drivers who are following the vehicle in front of them too closely. They can also [...]

Nitrous Oxide Can Impair Drivers

Nitrous Oxide Can Impair Drivers

Traffic accidents in Florida that are caused by inebriated drivers have the potential to cause extensive damages for victims. Unsuspecting drivers who are hit by careless and reckless drunk drivers deserve to be compensated to the full extent based on the damages that they suffered. No one should ever get behind the wheel if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol because their ability to effectively and safely operate their vehicle is significantly reduced. There is no [...]

Understanding Florida's "Obvious Danger" Doctrine

Understanding Florida’s “Obvious Danger” Doctrine

Regardless of whether you work in a manufacturing plant or in a traditional office building, people go to work each day with the rational expectation that their cubicle or factory will be safe. Should an unsafe or possibly dangerous situation arise, employers will often identify or close off the immediate area. For instance, wet floor signs may be placed around an area to indicate that a hallway might be slippery, or caution tape could be used to cordon off [...]

Florida Personal Injury Cases and Maximum Medical Improvement 

Florida Personal Injury Cases and Maximum Medical Improvement 

Anytime physicians, attorneys, or others in related professions discuss a patient’s or client’s maximum medical improvement it would make sense to assume that they are referring to an injured person who has completely healed from their injuries and has seen their physical well-being returned to the same degree it was prior to their accident. Although victims are, from time to time, lucky enough to see this extent of recovery, it is not the case for the majority of Florida [...]

Res Ipsa Loquitor and Florida Injury Victims

Res Ipsa Loquitor and Florida Injury Victims

Not dissimilar from a lot of other states, the legal theory referred to as res ipsa loquitur exists as a case that can be filed against respondents in a Florida civil tort case. Most often, this legal doctrine claim is put forth when the plaintiff argues that the court is able to infer negligent actions from the injury that transpired even without any direct proof.  This means that res ipsa loquitur is generally cited when the nature of how an [...]

Motorcycle Accidents: Facts and Statistics

Motorcycle Accidents: Facts and Statistics

The majority of motorcycle crashes involve at least one other motor vehicle. Even when a motorcycle rider does everything they are supposed to do when they are supposed to do it, other vehicles on the roadway are a very real threat to their safety. Regrettably, the drivers of most vehicles do not have the safety of motorcyclists in mind while they are behind the wheel.   Single-bike collisions, meaning accidents where only a motorcycle was involved in the accident, occur less [...]

Understanding Florida's "Obvious Danger" Doctrine

What Do I Do If I Am Injured in a Florida Hotel? 

After sustaining an injury during a hotel accident, the victim needs to get in touch with the hotel manager immediately and report the accident along with any injuries.   No matter what kind of accident took place, companies that provide services such as accommodations are required to adhere to Florida premises liability laws in order to protect against accidents that could cause injuries, losses, or damages.   A skilled Tampa personal injury attorney that puts the best interests of their clients first will [...]