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Archive: 2023

“How Am I Going to Pay My Bills?”

One of the biggest sources of anxiety for accident victims is how they are going to pay their bills. Not only do they face significant medical expenses and the cost of repairing or replacing their vehicle, but they may be unable to work due to their injuries. Unexpected, unbudgeted expenses plus a sudden loss of income can put most people into a financial crisis. If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident, pursuing a legal claim may be your only option for recovering the compensation you need. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you rebuild your life and hold the responsible party accountable.

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What You Need to Know About Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft continue to be a popular option for those who do not wish to drive, especially in areas with limited public transportation. These services provide an inexpensive and convenient way to get to where you need to go all managed through the convenience of your smartphone. In the event of an accident, however, they do present some unique challenges if you need to pursue an injury claim. If you have been injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you navigate the claim process.

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Personal Injury Claims: What You Need to Know About Filing a Lawsuit

While it is true that most personal injury cases settle without going to trial, there are many claims where filing a lawsuit becomes necessary. This may be because the other party or their insurance company refuses to settle for a reasonable amount or because you need to protect your rights. Unfortunately, the prospect of going to court can be intimidating for many injured people. An experienced personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process and handle all of the heavy lifting required to get the compensation you deserve.

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Have You Been Injured by a Dangerous or Defective Product?

Sometimes it seems like product recalls are in the news every day, which has made it easy to tune them out. It is important, however, to consider the reality behind these recalls - these are products that are dangerous and likely to cause serious injuries and even death to consumers. Fortunately, consumers can hold manufacturers and others responsible for the harm they have caused and get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, a personal injury lawyer can help you assert your rights.

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Common Defenses in Car Accident Cases

No matter how obvious it may be that the other driver was at fault, you still have to prove your case. In addition, the other party has an opportunity to tell their side of the story - a version of events that may be quite unexpected. If you need to pursue a legal claim, you should be prepared for challenges along the way. A knowledgeable auto accident attorney can help you navigate those challenges and get the compensation you need to make a full recovery from your accident.

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School Bus Accidents: What You Need to Know

It will be time for kids to head back to school before we know it. For many, this means riding the school bus. And while school buses are generally safe, it is important to remember that school bus accidents can and do still happen. Unfortunately, claims arising from these accidents are often more complex than other motor vehicle accident cases. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss whether you should pursue a claim for compensation.

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Have You Been Injured in an Accident? Six Things You Need to Know

While it is true that accidents happen, many accidents are avoidable. In fact, many accidents are caused by negligence - the failure to take due care to avoid causing harm to others. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that they have important rights if they have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. As a result, they often find themselves with bills they can’t pay and no way to recover their losses. If you have been injured in any type of accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can review your case and discuss whether you can or should pursue a claim.

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Let’s Talk About About Motorcycle Accident Statistics

May 2023 is motorcycle safety month. In its press release package to mark this occasion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration includes a few talking points that should give us pause.

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Do You Have a Negligent Security Claim?

Premises liability is an area of law that holds negligent property owners accountable when they fail to maintain their property in a safe condition. The most common type of premises liability claim is when someone falls and is injured due to a hazardous condition. However, property owners can be held liable for a wide variety of accidents, including when guests or patrons are injured by someone else. If you have been injured as a result of negligent security, a knowledgeable premises liability attorney can assess your case and determine whether you may be entitled to compensation.

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Governor DeSantis Signs Major Tort Reform Bill

On March 24, 2023, Governor DeSantis signed HB 837 into law after passing in both the House and the Senate with significant majorities. Effective immediately, the law brings major changes to future accident and injury claims in the state of Florida. The impact of these changes is so significant that reportedly thousands of lawsuits were filed between the time the bill passed the Senate and it was signed into law by the Governor. As a result, if you have been injured, it is arguably more important than ever to contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and your options.

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What Happens When You Settle Your Case?

You may have heard it said that most personal injury cases settle before going to trial. While this is true, it’s important to understand what settlement entails so that you can make the right decision about whether the settlement is right for you. Whether you have been involved in a car accident or have been injured on someone else’s property, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you make a claim and decide whether you should accept a settlement.

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Car Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars

What was once science fiction is now poised to become a reality in the very near future. We already have cars that include increasingly sophisticated technology that assists drivers in a variety of ways, as well as Tesla’s autopilot mode. Driverless trucks and cars are on the horizon, promising to revolutionize our lives both on and off the road. However, there is a complex legal framework behind this developing technology as well as many potential legal issues. If you have been involved in an accident with a car where this technology may be an issue, you need a car accident attorney who understands the complex nuances that these cases present.

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