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Monthly Archives: July 2021


Supreme Court Declines To Consider Ex-Army Cadet’s Rape Lawsuit

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Personal injury lawsuits against a government agency are always more complicated than those involving individuals or private businesses. In the United States, the general rule is that a government has “sovereign immunity” from civil suits unless there is an express waiver in place. When it comes to routine personal injury claims–say, a car accident… Read More »

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Does Florida Law Still Apply If You Are Injured While Driving In Another State?

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Florida requires all licensed drivers to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance. This insurance must provide certain “no-fault” personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. These benefits, in turn, must cover 80 percent of any “necessary and reasonable medical expenses” arising from a covered accident up to the $10,000, regardless of who was responsible for… Read More »

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How Long Must A Safety Hazard Exist For A Store Owner To Have “Constructive” Knowledge?

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The key to any premises liability lawsuit is establishing the property owner had “actual or constructive knowledge” of the safety hazard that injured the customer. For example, if you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident caused by spilled water on a supermarket aisle, you need to show that the management either knew the spill… Read More »

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When Is The Rear Driver Not Legally Responsible For A Rear-End Accident?

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In rear-end car accidents, the rear driver is usually at fault. Florida law actually imposes a presumption of negligence on rear driver defendant in these situations. There are, however, ways a defendant can rebut this presumption, such as they can prove they suffered a “sudden and unexpected loss of consciousness,” which left them incapable… Read More »

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Does A Judge Have To Remove A Juror From A Personal Injury Case Due To Preexisting Bias?

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Most personal injury cases are settled out of court without the need for a trial. But if a case does go to trial, the victims have the right to be heard by an impartial jury who will not allow their own preexisting biases or life experience to cloud their judgment. To protect against such… Read More »

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