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To Settle Or Not To Settle After A Car Crash?

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When you have been in an auto accident, sometimes all you want to do is heal, rather than focus on legalities and paperwork. In those situations, a settlement can look very appealing – however, it is important to evaluate any settlement offer through a wider lens, given that insurance companies are rarely altruistic. Sometimes… Read More »

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Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company After a Car Accident?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Even safe and attentive drivers can still end up in a major car accident. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there are nearly 400,000 traffic collisions reported in Florida each year. Following a crash, injured victims should expect to receive a phone call or a letter from an insurance company representative…. Read More »

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What Are “Non-Economic” Damages?

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When you have been injured and decide to try and bring a personal injury suit for your medical bills, it is important to understand that the law requires you to specify the nature of your damages. Certain damages are tangible, and can be itemized just by checking lists. Others are more subjective and difficult… 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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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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When Does Fault Matter In Auto Accidents?

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Most of us grow up learning that if something is our fault, we should be the one to bear any cost or accept any ire for it happening. However, this is not always the case when it comes to law. There are some occasions where fault is immaterial – where in theory, both participants… Read More »

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Auto Accident Claims In A No-Fault State

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Most of the time, when someone is in a car accident and is injured, they will file a lawsuit against the other driver to seek compensation for any injuries they suffered. However, it is not so simple in Florida, because Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that most of the time, auto accident claims… Read More »

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Interstate 4 Named Most Dangerous Highway In The Country

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2018 saw two data tracking companies investigating dangerous highways, only to determine that the most hazardous per mile is Interstate 4, which starts in Tampa and travels northwest to end in Daytona. Teletrac Navman, a GPS company, conducted a study with federal data and found that I-4 had the highest fatality rate per mile… Read More »

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FAQ On PIP: Questions On Personal Injury Protection Coverage

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Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that most car accident cases are disposed of in working with insurers, rather than going to trial. In order to perpetuate the no-fault system, each driver is required to carry a certain amount of insurance coverage. This insurance is called personal injury protection (PIP). In theory, one simply… Read More »

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