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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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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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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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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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Insurance Companies Are Not Always Required to Cover an Auto Accident

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Insurance companies are often responsible for paying out any damages arising from a car accident caused by the policyholder’s negligence. Of course, an insurance policy is itself a contract. And as such, courts will strictly interpret the terms of that contract when deciding if a particular accident is even covered in the first place…. Read More »

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5 Common Mistakes South Florida Drivers Make Following a Car Accident

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A car accident is a sudden occurrence that often leaves the participants unsure what to do next. Unfortunately, such hesitation and uncertainty often leads to easily avoidable mistakes that can later jeopardize their ability to receive compensation from a negligent driver. Here are just a few of the mistakes we have seen clients make… Read More »

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Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents

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Local 10 News has reported that Georgia star safety Richard LeCounte was injured in a motorcycle accident shortly after the Bulldogs returned to Athens from their victory at Kentucky. The player’s mother has asserted that her son was struck by two cars while driving his motorcycle on a recent Saturday night. He reportedly had… Read More »

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How Physical Therapy Can Help After an Accident

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Becoming involved in a car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. However, for many people the pain and complications from the resulting injuries last much longer and can take significant amounts of time to improve. To try to help you with the recovery process, your health care providers will likely prescribe… Read More »

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Motorcycle Passenger Safety Tips

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According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a motorcyclist most likely won’t face criminal charges for abandoning his date after she fell off the borrowed bike he was driving on Interstate 95. The young woman then died when several cars ran over her in the December 2018 incident. The 36-year-old motorcyclist met the woman… Read More »

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Understanding Common Causes of Bus Accidents

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Local 10 News recently reported that a packed bus passed a truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike shortly before losing control and causing a chain-reaction wreck that killed five and injured dozens. The motor coach had reportedly begun its trip at 10 p.m. in Queens, New York the night before the early morning crash over… Read More »

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