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You Live in Florida. Your Car Accident Happened in Georgia. Which State’s Laws Apply to Your Personal Injury Case?

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Personal injury lawsuits are typically handled at the state level. This is because every state has its own specific rules for handling such claims. A lawsuit that may be viable in Florida, for example, may not be in Georgia, and vice versa. One reason you should always consult an attorney as soon as possible… Read More »

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Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against a Negligent Stock Broker?

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You may have read stories about the sudden rise in share prices of the video game retailer GameStop. According to a January 29 report from CNET, GameStop shares saw a 14,300 percent increase over the preceding few months, fueled largely by a popular stock trading app called Robinhood. According to CNET, Robinhood is a… Read More »

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What Happens If Your Auto Insurance Is Canceled Just Before You Have an Accident?

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Florida follows a “no-fault” rule when it comes to auto accident damages. This means that if you are involved in a car accident, you are required to first seek coverage from your own auto insurance carrier no matter who was responsible for causing the damage. Only if your injuries meet a certain legal threshold… Read More »

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How Does “Personal Jurisdiction” Affect a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Florida court, you must establish that the court has “personal jurisdiction” over the defendant. This is usually not a big deal. For example, if you are a Florida resident and get into a car accident with another Florida resident, a Florida court clearly… Read More »

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Judge Does Not Accept New Theory of Car Accident That Led to $1.4 Million Personal Injury Award

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Before you file a personal injury lawsuit following a car accident, it is critical to conduct a thorough investigation into the parties involved. For example, if you are hit by a vehicle owned by a business, you need to research that business and learn about what insurance policies, if any, may cover that vehicle…. Read More »

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How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Personal Injury Claim?

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It is not uncommon for car accident victims to win large personal injury awards from a jury. But collecting on that judgment is often easier said than done. A defendant who is unable to pay the judgment may decide to file for bankruptcy. So how does that affect the accident victim’s rights? Discharging a… Read More »

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Miami Judge Allows COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Publix to Proceed

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A wrongful death lawsuit allows the families of a deceased individual to hold any negligent parties responsible for that death. Although we commonly associate wrongful death with sudden events like traffic accidents, they may be used in any situation where someone has violated a legal duty owed to another person, and in doing so… Read More »

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Can a Judge Just Throw Out a Jury Verdict in a Personal Injury Case?

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When a personal injury lawsuit proceeds to trial, it is the role of the jury to serve as the “fact finder.” Among other things, this means the jury–not the judge–is supposed to weigh the credibility of the witnesses and other evidence in determining who was at fault for an accident. Although there are limited… Read More »

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I Was Injured While on a Cruise–Can I Sue?

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When a slip and fall accident occurs within Florida, you have the right to sue the property owner in court for damages. This is what is known as a premises liability claim. Essentially, you need to prove that the owner’s negligence in maintaining their property caused your accident. But what happens when a slip… Read More »

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The Role of “Proximate Causation” in Florida Personal Injury Cases

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In a personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove proximate cause. That is, even if the defendant clearly committed a negligent act, the plaintiff still needs to explain how that negligence caused their actual injury. As the Florida Supreme Court has explained, proximate cause requires proof that it was “more likely than not that… Read More »

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