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Is Emotional Distress A “Minor Injury?”

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When someone suffers an injury due to the negligence of another person, that injury may be actionable in court. However, most of the time, people only file suit over physical injuries. Emotional distress is seen as a more minor issue in the majority of cases, and yet it is emotional distress (also called mental… Read More »

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Staying Safe During December Holidays

By Rinaldo Law Group |

During the December holidays in the U.S., it is all too true that certain types of accidents are more prone to happen than they might be at other times of year, particularly vehicle accidents and in-home injuries. If you are injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence during the holiday season, you… Read More »

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Does My Case Meet Florida’s Tort Threshold?

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Florida personal injury law recognizes something called the ‘tort threshold,’ which affects the amount of damages that an injured person may be able to recover in a civil lawsuit. Intended to keep costs down in personal injury suits – especially auto accident suits – sometimes it can be unclear as to whether or not… Read More »

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Can I Sue For A Minor Injury In Florida?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

It is a common myth that only severe injuries warrant a lawsuit. In reality, there are instances when suing over relatively minor injuries is appropriate – but there are a host of factors that may impede you from filing suit. This does not mean, however, that you are barred from seeking compensation completely. Each… 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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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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The “Eggshell Plaintiff” Rule & Minor Injury Cases

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When an accident happens, it is a common-law legal maxim that the defendant must ‘take their plaintiff as they find them.’ What this means is that different individuals may suffer differing degrees of harm during the same accident, and even if the degree of injury is much more severe than the average person might… Read More »

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What Makes An Injury “Minor?”

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When you are involved in any kind of accident and wind up sustaining injuries, hearing that the harm you suffered is considered ‘minor’ may feel insulting, somehow. An accident may be a major event in your life, even if you are lucky to escape with less than catastrophic injuries. Still, most states – Florida… Read More »

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School Bus Driver Shows Up Drunk To DUI Hearing

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In February 2022, a Flagler County school bus driver allegedly operated his bus and picked up children while heavily intoxicated. In mid-June 2022, the man appeared extremely intoxicated at the hearing where he was charged with multiple counts of child neglect. The judge had him taken into custody in order to “get him tested”… Read More »

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Are Boating Accidents Similar To Car Accidents?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

As summertime comes around in Florida, more and more people come out and about to enjoy the weather. More vehicles are on the roads, and more boats (and other watercraft) are on the water. However, with more people on the roads and waterways unfortunately comes a higher amount of accidents. If you are involved… Read More »

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