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How Does Florida’s No-Fault System Handle Minor Injuries?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When a person is involved in a vehicle accident in Florida, their next steps will be governed by the severity of their injuries. If their injuries are severe, an injured driver is permitted to file suit against the driver who allegedly caused them. However, Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to auto… Read More »

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Employee As Business Invitee: Florida Premises Liability Law In Action

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida premises liability law recognizes three classifications for people who visit another person’s property – invitees, licensees, and trespassers – and each group is owed a different duty of reasonable care by the property owner. Normally, employees who are injured on a work site avoid this discussion entirely, choosing to take workers’ compensation benefits… Read More »

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Vicarious Liability In Florida Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Rinaldo Law Group |

The overwhelming majority of tractor-trailers on Florida’s roads are driven by individuals doing a job for an employer. In general, these individuals are acting “within the scope of [their] employment” when they are operating their tractor-trailers – which can, in some cases, create serious headaches for their employers. If an employee commits an unintentional… Read More »

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Legal Fallout For Those Involved In Compass Detox Fraud Case

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In July 2022, a doctor from Miami Lakes was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in the healthcare fraud committed at Compass Detox, an addiction treatment facility in Bal Harbour. He and the owners of the facilities, as well as the attorney acting for the facility’s owners, face prison time for… Read More »

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Does A ‘Minor Impact’ Mean Minor Injuries?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When a person is involved in a vehicle accident, they are entitled to file an insurance claim for any damage or injury that may have occurred, regardless of whose fault the collision might be. This is true even if the damage or injury was “minor,” but too often, people do not bother filing –… Read More »

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Negligent Security & Premises Liability In Florida

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In Florida, the owner or operator of a property has a duty to make their property safe for invitees (and a duty to avoid injuring licensees or trespassers). Sometimes, this duty will include providing appropriate security measures to guard against crime – for example, bars or nightclubs may have bouncers. If the owner does… Read More »

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Crestview Man Dies After Rear-Ending Tractor-Trailer

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Tractor-trailer accidents are quite common on Florida roads, but while a majority of them can be traced back to driver error, that ‘error’ is not always the truck driver’s. In August 2022, a man from Crestview was killed when his vehicle “failed to follow” a tractor-trailer “at a distance that was reasonable,” and eventually… Read More »

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Substance Abuse Rehab Centers And Wrongful Death

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When someone checks into rehab, they are essentially throwing themselves on the mercy of the facility in their quest for sobriety. In turn, rehabilitation centers have a duty to exercise reasonable care toward their patients, and to protect them from foreseeable harm. If someone dies while in the care of a rehabilitation center, it… Read More »

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When Minor Injuries Become Major Injuries

By Rinaldo Law Group |

If you are involved in an accident, some injuries will manifest themselves immediately, such as broken bones, scratches and other visible wounds. However, other injuries may not make themselves known for hours, days, or even weeks – or, in some cases, they may present as minor injuries, not needing immediate medical attention. Sometimes, injuries… Read More »

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Three Classes Of Visitor Under Florida Premises Liability

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida’s premises liability law sets out general obligations for landowners (or, in some cases, business owners) toward the people who come onto their property. All visitors are owed a certain baseline, minimal degree of care – but state law establishes three separate classes of visitor, each of which are owed a different standard of… Read More »

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