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Elderly Floridians And Personal Injury

By Rinaldo Law Group |

U.S. Census data estimates that approximately 20 percent of all Floridians are over the age of 65, while only 16.5 percent of the United States in general have reached that mark. However, the share of personal injury cases that affects elderly people is routinely higher – elderly people are often more frail than those… Read More »

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Bitten By A Dog In Florida?

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Dog bite cases are not as common as many people think – out of approximately 90 million pet dogs in the United States, by the estimate of the Humane Society of America, there are between 6,000 and 13,000 attacks on the average per year, with only around 20 deaths in the same time frame…. Read More »

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2021 Amusement Park Injury Report Released

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Tourism is one of Florida’s most profitable injuries, and even during the COVID-19 pandemic, patrons continued to flock to Florida’s amusement parks, including Tampa’s own Busch Gardens. However, this also meant that injuries continued to occur at the parks at a fairly regular clip. All theme parks are required by state law to self-report… Read More »

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Preventing Pool Deaths In Florida Summer

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While they come in for the most use in summer, swimming pools are a cornerstone of many Florida households year-round. However, their prevalence does not come without a cost; each year young children are injured and even killed due to a lack of pool safety. Florida Health reports that drowning is the leading cause… Read More »

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Can I Be Sued For Drunk Driving?

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Driving while under the influence of alcohol is treated as a serious crime in Florida, simply because the potential for harm is so high. Most drivers stopped while driving under the influence will wind up charged with a crime, facing imprisonment and fines even for a first offense. However, regardless of whether a drunk… Read More »

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Very Young Children In Florida Auto Accidents

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In Florida, children under 6 years of age must, by law, sit in a “federally approved” car seat or booster seat while in a vehicle. Failure to enforce this can open a parent up to fines and points on their driver’s license, but more tragically, if a child is not properly restrained, it is… Read More »

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Florida Uninsured Motorist Coverage After An Accident

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Florida is a state in which most automobile accident cases are settled via insurance claims, rather than filing suit in the requisite civil court. However, a driver’s personal injury protection insurance coverage is not always sufficient to get one’s medical bills paid after a crash. Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) can bridge that… Read More »

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What Qualifies As A “Catastrophic” Injury In Florida?

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Injuries can and do happen in any number of Florida accidents, and they run the gamut from cuts and bruises to long-term disabling harm. However, certain injuries are often referred to as ‘catastrophic’ when it comes to personal injury cases. While no real legal definition of ‘catastrophic injury’ exists for all types of cases,… Read More »

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Florida Rollover Accidents

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Rollover accidents are among the deadliest types of car crashes. Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that in 2019, approximately 6,400 people died in rollover crashes, which accounted for 28 percent of all traffic deaths that year (one of the highest percentages when examining the different types of accidents). If… Read More »

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Boating Accidents vs Auto Accidents

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As pandemic restrictions are being lifted, those who paid attention to them are enjoying getting back to favorite hobbies. Boating is one of Florida’s favorite pastimes, but as more and more people flock back to their watercraft, more and more accidents can happen. If you have been involved in an accident on Florida’s waterways,… Read More »

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