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Can I File Suit After Minor Car Accident Injuries In Florida?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Most of the time, the average person will only contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit if they have been severely injured. Despite that, it is possible, in some cases, to file suit against a negligent person even if the harm you suffered is “minor.” The distinction between “major” and “minor” injuries is often not… Read More »

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Do Roundabouts Make Florida Roads More Or Less Dangerous?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Roundabouts, also called traffic circles, are very common in many European cities, but are less often seen in the United States. Florida is one of the states that has begun to implement them on both state roads and highways, at least in theory to improve the flow of traffic in a state with a… Read More »

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What Is Florida’s Impact Rule?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Most of the time, a person can only file a personal injury lawsuit if they have sustained a physical injury, and that injury can be shown to have been directly caused by another person’s negligence. One might notice that the injury must be physical; in Florida, a person may not recover damages in personal… Read More »

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Exceptions To Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida is one of the handful of U.S. states that has a no-fault auto insurance system, which means that instead of injured drivers filing suit against the people who allegedly caused their injuries, each driver carries insurance coverage intended for use in covering one’s medical bills. This type of system has its positives and… Read More »

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Good Samaritan Is Killed In Road Crash After Stopping To Help

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In mid-June 2022, a woman was killed on Florida’s State Road 113 while trying to assist the driver of a crashed car. A man driving a pickup had been struck by a hit-and-run driver, and the ‘Good Samaritan’ pulled over onto the side of the road to see if he was injured. A third… Read More »

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Have You Been In A Florida Rollover Accident?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida has some of the busiest roads in the United States, but unfortunately, this means an elevated number of traffic accidents occur each year. Some of the most devastating are known as rollover accidents, in which a vehicle will flip and land on its side (or, in rare situations, finish upright). Because of the… Read More »

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What Is Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

It is not uncommon for people to allow their friends or family to borrow their vehicle, but what many do not know is that in Florida, they may still be on the proverbial hook if their friend or family member negligently causes an accident. Florida observes what is known as the dangerous instrumentality doctrine,… Read More »

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Keep Your Eyes On The Road In Florida

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Auto accidents happen every day in Florida, for a variety of reasons. However, what many people are not aware of is that some car accidents are caused simply by a swerve, or a failure to maintain one’s lane. Even small movements or lapses in attention when driving a car can lead to injuries and… Read More »

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Are Florida Parents Liable For Their Minor Children’s Negligence?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Normally, individuals are not held responsible for the negligent actions of third parties unless they have a special relationship, and a parent/child relationship is one of the few that qualifies. This has led to what are known as parental responsibility laws, which exist in some form in almost every U.S. state. Florida has its… Read More »

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Have You Been Struck By A Distracted Driver?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Whether you are in a passenger vehicle, big rig, motorcycle, or on your feet, the specter of distracted drivers on Florida roads is a disturbing one. It is easy to feel protected to the point of immortality, particularly if you have never been in a car crash before. However, a driver operating their vehicle… Read More »

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