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Archive: 2021

Consequences of a No-Fault Repeal in Florida

The Florida Senate, with the support of the Florida Justice Association (FJA), has recently passed SB 54 in a party-line vote, which would replace no-fault insurance, also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP), with Mandatory Bodily Injury (MBI) Insurance.

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How Do Attorney Contingency Fees Work?

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Florida, then you may have a right to sue and recover damages from the responsible parties.  Pursuing a lawsuit can be more challenging than you’d expect — as such, you’ll want to work with an experienced attorney who can navigate the dispute effectively and secure the maximum available compensation.

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Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, then Florida law may not only entitle you to significant compensatory damages (paying out for your injuries and the consequences thereof) but may also allow you to pursue bonus punitive damages.  These bonus punitive damages can lead to multimillion-dollar damage totals — in fact, many cases involving punitive damages have damage totals that are sufficiently high that they make the news.  As such, pursuing punitive damages is worthwhile if you can justify the claim.

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Suing the Employer of a Defendant in an Auto Accident

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, then you may be somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of litigation.  This anxiety can be worsened if you discover that the defendant-driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage (or personal assets) to cover your losses.  In such circumstances, you may have to start looking at other potential defendants from whom you can secure compensation.

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Statute of Limitations and the Discovery Rule

If you’ve been injured due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another, then it’s important that you consult an attorney as soon as possible so that your claims can be pursued in a timely manner.

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Common Challenges in Motorcycle Accident Disputes

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the fault of another party, then Florida law may entitle you to sue and recover damages.  Motorcycle accident cases may involve unique opportunities and challenges, however, and it’s worth exploring these unique elements to better understand how your case may progress over the course of litigation.

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Does It Matter That a Plaintiff is Fragile?

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, then Florida law may entitle you to sue and recover damages to cover your losses.  In many cases, the defendant may be surprised by the total damages liability: after all, you — the plaintiff — may have suffered injuries that are substantially more severe than that of a “normal” person in the same situation.

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