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Archive: 2024

Settle or Go to Trial?

While it’s true that most personal injury claims settle out of court, it is also true that many other cases do not. One of the most difficult decisions our clients sometimes have to make is whether they should accept the settlement they have been offered or reject it and proceed to trial. As accident lawyers with decades of experience, we have learned what factors our clients should consider when deciding whether or not they should settle their claims.

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Let’s Stay Safe on the Water This Summer

While we are fortunate in Florida to be able to swim year-round, getting out on the water is a great way to cool off during the hot summer months. While we all know that being on the water carries certain risks, it’s always a good idea to revisit some things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. And if you or someone you love has been injured in a water-related accident, you may want to consider talking to a personal injury lawyer about your options.

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The Most Common Types of Truck Accidents

With multiple state highways and Interstate 10 running through our area, truck accidents happen more often than many people realize. Thankfully, most of them result in only minor injuries, but there is a wide variety of truck accidents that can result in serious injuries and even death. Identifying the type of truck accident that you were involved in can help identify the cause and explain your injuries, especially if you don’t clearly recall what happened. If you have been injured in a truck accident, a personal injury lawyer with experience in handling truck accident cases will be able to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation.

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Personal Injury Claims Against the Government

There are situations where accidents can occur due to government negligence. For example, you could fall while on government property and suffer a serious injury. You could be injured in a car accident that was caused by negligent highway design or maintenance. You could be injured due to the negligent actions of a government employee. Whatever your situation may be, these cases pose unique challenges for the people who are injured. If you have been harmed as a result of government negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the claim process.

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Who Is Your Opponent in a Car Accident Case?

Most car accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence, such as speeding, driving while intoxicated, or driving and texting. If you are injured in a car accident, you will more than likely need to pursue a claim against the other driver, even though Florida is a “no-fault” state. Understandably, many accident victims are reluctant to take this step. In other cases, the other driver’s negligence may have been so egregious that their victims are eager to file suit. Whichever side you may be on, it is important to understand the behind-the-scenes dynamics of your case and how your claim will be handled. For this reason, you should strongly consider working with an experienced car accident lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident.

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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

While most accidents result in only minor injuries, some accidents tragically result in death. For the family members and loved ones left behind, this can be emotionally devastating and present a financial crisis. While nothing can undo what has happened, there are steps that the surviving family members can take to protect their future. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you find a way forward.

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