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How Punitive Damages Work In A Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit

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In most personal injury cases, the victim is limited to seeking compensatory damages. This refers to the victim’s losses directly arising from their accident, such as medical bills, lost income, and even intangible losses like pain and suffering. In some cases, however, a defendant’s conduct is so outrageous that the law also permits the… Read More »

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How A “Forum Selection Clause” Can Affect Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Anytime that you enter into a contractual relationship with another party, it is crucial that you read the fine print, particularly as it relates to “forum selection.” This refers to a clause in a contract that specifies where any litigation or legal disputes arising from said contact must be heard. Even when such a… Read More »

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How Long Is Required To Place A Business On “Constructive Notice” Of A Dangerous Condition?

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Constructive notice is a critical, and often misunderstood, concept in personal injury law. Constructive notice is a common issue that arises in premises liability cases–i.e., slip and fall accidents. At its core, constructive notice means that even when the facts show a property owner did not have actual notice of a dangerous condition on… Read More »

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Understanding The Florida Crash Report “Privilege”

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It is always advisable to contact law enforcement following a traffic accident. Even if no criminal activity, such as drunk driving, is suspected, a police officer can still take down statements from people at the scene and prepare an official accident report. Under Florida law, any statements made in connection with a crash report… Read More »

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Can The Family Of A Suicide Victim File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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Florida’s wrongful death law allows the estate of a deceased person to file a civil lawsuit against any person whose “wrongful acts” caused that death. In most cases, wrongful death lawsuits involve negligent or reckless acts done directly to the individual, such as a car accident or medical malpractice. But what about wrongful acts… Read More »

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Is Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove A Personal Injury Case?

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In any trial, a party may introduce both direct and circumstantial evidence to prove their case. Direct evidence usually consists of witness testimony, i.e., a person recalling what they personally saw or was told. Circumstantial evidence, in contrast, is indirect evidence from which a jury can infer certain things happened. Florida Appeals Court Tosses… Read More »

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Is An Employer Responsible For A Car Accident Caused By An Employee During A Business Trip?

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There are situations where an employer may be held legally responsible for an accident caused by an employee. For example, let’s say a local flower shop employs a delivery driver. While making a delivery, the driver runs a red light and slams into a minivan. Under Florida law, the owner of the flower shop… Read More »

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