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Liability in Bike Accidents Caused by Road Hazards: Legal Protections for Cyclists

While riding a bike is excellent exercise and a wonderful way to commute, bicyclists face many dangers on the road. These dangers often include road hazards, which may be the responsibility of local governmental entities to eliminate. Road Hazards Pose a Threat to Bicyclists Bicycle accidents happen frequently and for several reasons. However, one of … Read more

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Legal Implications of Slip and Fall Injuries in Elderly Populations: Pursuing Justice

Special care should always be taken to protect the elderly from suffering serious and preventable injuries, including keeping premises free of hazards. Unfortunately, when property owners and occupiers fail to take care of their premises, slip and fall accidents are bound to happen, causing severe physical harm to older individuals. If you or a loved … Read more

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The Intersection of Sports and TBIs: Legal Considerations in Head Injury Cases

Car accidents, construction site accidents, and slips and falls are just some of the ways Florida residents can suffer blunt-force trauma to the head. This trauma can, in turn, lead to traumatic brain injuries. The Brain Trauma Foundation estimates that as many as 2.5 million people in America are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury … Read more

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Recent Trends in Car Accident Litigation: Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, and Ridesharing

How Americans travel is constantly changing, and significant technological advances have occurred within the past twenty years. Uber, one of the pioneers of ridesharing, started in 2009. Tesla introduced its Autopilot autonomous driving technology in 2015, paving the way for competitors to introduce their own self-driving cars. These innovations have not come without cost, however. … Read more

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The Role of Weather Reports and Documentation in Slip and Fall Claims

Building a successful personal injury claim of any type in Florida requires careful documentation. The strengths and weaknesses of an injured person’s case, as reflected in the available evidence, will play a significant role in determining how much the case will settle for or if a settlement will be reached at all. Some details of … Read more

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Witness Credibility and Necessity in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slips and falls happen with regularity in Florida and throughout the United States. The National Floor Safety Institute states that over two million falls annually are due in whole or in part to floors and flooring materials. Not only do these events happen, but they can also cause serious injuries like concussions and broken bones. … Read more

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The Difference Between Negligence and Gross Negligence in Construction Accidents

Construction sites and work zones present hazards for both workers and bystanders alike. When something goes wrong, and you are hurt, you have the right to file a lawsuit against those responsible and seek compensation. In Florida, such a claim would need to be brought within two years of the date your injury accident occurred. … Read more

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Seeking Compensation After a Bicycle Accident Without Insurance

Florida law requires motorists to carry an adequate personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance policy in the event they are involved in a wreck. Unlike at-fault car insurance states, Florida is one of a handful of states that follow a no-fault car insurance arrangement wherein each injured party’s PIP policy pays for their insured’s injuries. … Read more

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