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Is A Franchisor Responsible For Personal Injury Lawsuits Filed Against An Individual Franchisee?

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One of the basic rules of personal injury law is that a “superior” can be held legally responsible for the acts of a “subordinate.” For example, if you are driving your car and are struck by a delivery van, you can sue the delivery company for its employee’s negligence. As far as the law… 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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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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Why Would My Personal Injury Case Be Heard in Federal Court?

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Personal injury generally falls under state law. This means if you need to sue someone for causing a car accident, you will do so in a Florida circuit court. But in some cases, the person you sue has the right to transfer your lawsuit to a federal court. This process is known as removal…. Read More »

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How Auto Accident Negligence Laws Differ Between Florida and Its Neighboring States

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In some cases, it is easy to find one driver solely responsible for causing an auto accident. Consider a drunk driver who runs a red light and plows into a minivan that is lawfully in the intersection. But other accidents are not so easy to place blame. Maybe both drivers entered the intersection illegally,… Read More »

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How Signing a Liability Release Can Affect Your Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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When participating in sports or other organized recreational activities, you are often asked to sign a release form. This is basically a legal document that waives your right to sue the organizer if you are injured during the activity in question. In some cases, however, a liability release may be unenforceable. For instance, if… Read More »

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Understanding Third-Party Liability in a Personal Injury Case

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A personal injury case may involve more than one responsible party. For example, if someone was injured or killed due to medical malpractice, the potential defendants may include the doctor, the hospital, and even other corporate entities affiliated with those health care providers. At the same time, there may be certain contractual agreements in… Read More »

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What Is the “Open and Obvious” Defense to a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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In accidents involving a property owner’s potential liability, you will often hear about the “open and obvious” defense. Basically, a property owner is legally required to keep their premises reasonably safe for invited guests. If there is a hazard that injures a guest, the premises owner can be sued for damages in a personal… Read More »

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Skydiving Accidents and Liability

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According to a local news outlet, a Miami skydiver died recently in North Florida when his parachute didn’t deploy correctly during a jump. Officials have asserted that a team of skydivers were practicing for a weekend event that honors the families of fallen police officers when the fatal accident occurred. The 51-year-old who perished… Read More »

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Been Injured? Get Medical and Legal Help to Aid Your Recovery

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Finding yourself unexpectedly suffering from serious injuries is inherently shocking and difficult to adjust to despite the fact that millions are injured unintentionally every year. People are injured in the Sunshine State in many ways including due to scenarios like: A car accident caused by someone else’s negligence An encounter with a defective product… Read More »

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