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Jackknife Truck Accidents In Florida

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Truck accidents happen with depressing regularity in Florida, but some of the most dangerous are referred to as jackknife accidents. This type is when the two parts of an 18-wheeler brake at different moments, which can send the trailer folding in on the cab, not unlike the two parts of a jackknife. These accidents… Read More »

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Will Florida (Finally) Repeal Its No-Fault System In 2019?

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As of this writing, Florida is still one of 12 states that uses the no-fault system of auto insurance. However, there have been numerous bills introduced in the last few years to try and repeal it entirely. There are numerous critics that allege high costs and no incentive to register, and state that going… Read More »

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Misconceptions About Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage

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Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system is based on every driver carrying personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, which in theory, can pay their bills in the event of an accident. However, quite a bit of misinformation abounds when discussing PIP coverage, what it does, and what each driver who carries it is entitled to. If… Read More »

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Seatbelts & Auto Accidents In Florida

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The correlation between seat belt use and lower rates of crash fatalities has been well documented over the years. However, many people still have questions and concerns over the role of seat belts if they are involved in an accident and were not wearing their own safety belt. If this is your situation, speaking… Read More »

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What Are Pain & Suffering Damages?

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In a Florida personal injury lawsuit, most of the costs a plaintiff is seeking are tangible, meaning that they are repayments of existing bills. For example, a plaintiff may sue for $20,000 because that is how much they had to spend on medical bills. However, in some suits, plaintiffs may sue for less tangible… Read More »

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HICFs & PIP Coverage In Florida

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In Florida, when one is in a car accident, most people file claims with their personal injury protection insurer in order to have their medical bills paid. When adjusting PIP claims, insurers have used the Medicare fee schedule as a benchmark of sorts to arrive at a reasonable amount to charge for each visit… Read More »

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What Is The “Move-Over” Law?

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Given the chronic congestion on Florida roads, traffic safety is an issue that is perennially up for discussion and education. While obviously, the majority of people try to drive in a defensive manner and be safe on the roads, there are some occasions in which they may simply not be aware of a law… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Accidents In Florida

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Florida highways are busy and high-risk, and unfortunately, they are made more risky by people who do other things besides drive when they are behind the wheel. Distracted driving is by no means unique to Florida, but on Tampa’s busy roads, with Tampa’s levels of tourism, there are factors present that might cause more… Read More »

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Child Plaintiffs in Premises Liability Cases

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Normally a landowner or business owner is not liable for any injuries sustained by a trespasser as long as they were not caused maliciously, but things are very different when the trespasser is a minor child. A large proportion of children are curious and adventurous, often getting into places where they should not be,… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents Do Not Stop In Florida Winters

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Snow, ice and cold weather curtail motorcycle riding in most states, as one might imagine. However, in states like Florida, where the weather is generally nice enough to ride year round, there is no great slowdown in traffic, and as such, the rules you need to practice to keep yourself safe apply year round… Read More »

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