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Car Accident Neck Injuries

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Neck injuries can be among the most serious that a person can suffer in a car accident. You may not realize how much you use your neck in just about every motion and activity, until your motion is impaired or limited by pain. If you have suffered a neck injury in a car accident,… Read More »

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When Is A Settlement Agreement With An Insurance Company Final?

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Personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents are usually resolved by a negotiated settlement with the negligent driver’s insurance company. A settlement is a binding legal contract between the parties. As with any contract, there must be an offer, acceptance, and consideration. Basically, if you offer to settle a personal injury claim for… Read More »

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Summertime Means More Drunk Driving

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It’s summer time, and along with barbeques and beach days, that means DUIs are on the rise. Teenagers and college students being out of school as well as an increase in social events and social drinking have been cited as some of the causes for the increase in drunk driving that occurs this time… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured In A Rideshare Accident?

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Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have become an increasingly popular way of getting around, especially during the summer time when more partying and social activities are going on. However, it’s important to remember that while calling an Uber or Lyft is often a responsible choice, it is not necessarily without risk. Rideshare drivers… Read More »

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U.S. Department Of Transportation Figures Show 12 Percent Rise In Auto Accident Fatalities In 2021

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While plane crashes tend to draw a great deal of media and public attention, air travel has long been among the safest modes of transportation. Fatal airplane accidents are actually quite rare, statistically speaking. Indeed, you are far more likely to die in an accident involving a car or truck than in any either… Read More »

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Are Florida Bars Responsible For Serving Minors Who Cause Drunk Driving Accidents?

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Before the 1960s, a Florida bar or similar business that sold alcohol was generally not legally responsible if one of its patrons became so intoxicated that they injured someone else. In 1963, however, the Florida Supreme Court held that if a bar illegally sold alcohol to minors–currently defined as anyone under the age of… Read More »

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Can A Jury Award Damages Inconsistent With The Evidence In A Personal Injury Case?

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Juries have fairly broad discretion when it comes to awarding damages in a personal injury case. But such discretion is not without limits. When it comes to awarding economic damages, for example, the jury cannot act against the “manifest weight of the evidence.” In plain terms, if the plaintiff presents credible evidence that they… Read More »

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Is An Auto Dealership Liable For An Accident Cause By A “Loaner” Vehicle?

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Vicarious liability is an important legal concept when it comes to auto accidents. It basically means that the owner of a vehicle can still be held financially responsible for an accident victim’s injuries even if they were not the person actually driving the car at the time. For example, if someone causes an accident… Read More »

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The Perils Of Rejecting “Stacking” UM Coverage For Your Auto Insurance Policy

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We have all filled out Internet forms that require us to check certain boxes and read the fine print. Most of us simply check the box without bothering to carefully read or consider what we have just agreed to. Unfortunately, when it comes to something like purchasing auto insurance, failing to pay attention may… Read More »

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What Happens When An Insurer Refuses To Settle A Valid Personal Injury Claim?

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When bringing a personal injury claim arising from an auto accident, a victim often has to deal with not just the negligent driver, but also their insurance company. Indeed, even if the driver is willing to settle a claim, the insurer may insist on litigation. But this carries some risk to the insurer, as… Read More »

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