Can My Passenger Sue Me For a Florida Car Crash?

What You Need to Know Before Settling Your Florida Bike Accident Claim

Bicycling around Florida, the state with the largest rate of deadly bicycle accidents in the nation, per capita, could potentially lead to critical injuries. If you have sustained injuries during a bicycle accident in Florida, the offender’s insurance carrier may offer you a fast settlement which would, understandably, be very tempting to accept. Before you agree to their offer, however, it is important that you give consideration to a few factors to ensure that you are receiving full and [...]

Who is Liable for a Lane Change Accident in Florida?

Is Driving With a Christmas Tree on Your Car Safe?

According to a recent survey conducted by AAA, close to 50% of people who choose to take a fresh-cut Christmas tree home for the holiday season will either knowingly or unknowingly be placing their lives and the lives of others in danger by doing so.   So before you become one with your inner Clark Griswold and precariously perch your pine on top of the family’s station wagon for a semi-obstructed view of the drive back home, there are some statistics [...]

What Kinds of Damages Are Recoverable in a Florida Lawsuit

What Are Tort Claims in Florida?

As any personal injury attorney in Florida can tell you, “tort” is legal terminology for personal injuries produced by civil violations. The aim of tort law is to right these civil wrongs by making whole, to whatever extent may be possible, the individual who has endured the injuries, suffering, undue loss, or some other damage brought on by another person’s reckless, negligent, or criminal actions. The purpose of the majority of tort claims in Florida is to recoup your economic [...]

Who is Liable for My Florida Parking Lot Accident?

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 [...]

An Overview of Florida's Wrongful Death Statute

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 [...]

Common Causes 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, [...]