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Archive: 2023

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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