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How Do You Collect a Personal Injury Judgment in Florida?

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So let’s say you are injured in a car accident. The other driver was at-fault. You proceed to sue the negligent driver in Florida circuit court. After going through the process of discovery and trial, a jury rules in your favor and awards you monetary damages. So what next? Does the defendant just hand… Read More »

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What Happens if the Defendant in My Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Dead?

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We often talk about “wrongful death” lawsuits where the estate of a deceased individual may sue the persons legally responsible for that death. But what about the opposite scenario? In other words, what happens if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit against a defendant who has died? Can you even bring such… Read More »

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Can I Seek Punitive Damages in a Florida Personal Injury Case?

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Whenever you hear about an exceptionally large jury verdict in a personal injury case–think tens of millions of dollars or more–it is usually due to a decision to award punitive damages. This is an exceptional category of damages that does not apply to every case. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of successful personal injury lawsuits… Read More »

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Is an Employer Responsible for a Fatal Car Accident Caused By Its Employee?

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When a car accident leads to serious injury or death, the negligent driver may not be the only legally responsible party. If that driver was acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the accident–say, they were making a delivery for their boss–then the employer can be held liable for any… Read More »

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How Does a “Bad Faith” Claim Against a Florida Auto Insurance Company Work?

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Insurance companies are not always quick to settle a claim arising from a car accident, even when their insured driver was clearly at fault. Such delays often frustrate accident victims, who are forced to deal with mounting medical bills and lost income while the insurance company continues to dither. In many cases, the insurer’s… Read More »

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Planning for the Unexpected: Preparing for the Florida Car Accident You Hope to Never Have

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Car accidents happen suddenly and without warning and are a scenario none of us would like to find ourselves involved in. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for one no matter how much you likely hope you never find yourself involved. Although car accidents in Florida are not unique, the outcome of… Read More »

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Three Road Safety Tips Every Out-of-State Visitor Should Know

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Can you imagine a winter without the numbers of snowbirds we are used to here in South Florida? Our state has long had the reputation of attracting northern residents around this time of year who are seeking to escape the chilliest of weather back home. Each year, thousands of residents from the northern states… Read More »

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Preventing Single-Vehicle Accidents

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Most of us think of other drivers when thinking of the biggest threats on the road that could cause us to become involved in a collision. However, in reality statistics indicate that more than half of accidents only have one vehicle involved. In addition, these single-vehicle accidents can lead to some of the most… Read More »

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Loose Objects and Cars Are Not a Tight Fit

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It goes without saying that being hit by a car while operating a vehicle of your own can be a traumatic experience. But some accidents cause heart-pounding reactions and leave you so shocked that you can’t believe you have just experienced what you did. As one example of this, the South Florida Sun Sentinel… Read More »

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The Dangers of Speeding

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel recently published an article about a driver who is facing criminal charges after a high-speed collision that killed two people. The 20-year-old driver, an Oakland Park resident, was reportedly going at a speed of least 105 mph on a 45 mph street before he struck another car in the… Read More »

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