FLORIDA AMONG THE WORST STATES IN THE NATION FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

For years, Florida has been one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to pedestrian safety. That was true once again in 2017. Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicated that Florida had the second-most pedestrian deaths in the nation — and the fifth-most when adjusted for population. The numbers of […]

IMPORTANT FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE LAWS TO KNOW

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When you ride a motorcycle, you must abide by all the same rules of the road as drivers of standard passenger vehicles while also adhering to motorcycle-specific laws. This is especially important when an accident occurs: Florida’s comparative negligence standard means you can be found partially at fault for a crash. Unfortunately, not all motorists […]

MOTORCYCLES AND THE RISK

Motorcyclists are uniquely situated in discussions of potential dangers on the road. Motorcycles are not as stable as other vehicles, nor are they as visible on the road to other drivers. As a result, a motorcyclist is exposed to a variety of risks while driving. Thus, it is essential that a motorcyclist become aware of […]

FILING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN FLORIDA

If a loved one has recently passed away due to what you believe was negligence on the part of another person or entity, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Under Florida state law, when a person dies because of “the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” of another party, […]

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DAMAGE CAPS IN FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

The state of Florida has some damage caps in place for certain types of personal injury claims. Depending on the type of injury claim you have and the nature of your injury, there could be a limit to the amount of money you may recover. There is no damage cap statute for regular personal injury […]

FLORIDA FOLLOWS STRICT LIABILITY FOR DOG BITE INJURIES

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Under Florida law, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their animals if the dog bites another person who is either in a public place or lawfully in a private place. People injured by dogs in other ways still have an opportunity to file a personal injury claim against the owner, but FLSA 767.04 […]

EFFECTIVE METHODS TO HELP RELIEVE PAIN AFTER AN ACCIDENT

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After an automobile accident, you might experience different kinds of pain. It could be in your back, neck, legs, shoulders, or even headaches. Often, the pain can be easily treated to help you find relief. Below are several treatments that can help manage that pain. Exercise- Exercise is important for everyone’s health and well-being but […]

MEDICAL MARIJUANA & EMPLOYMENT

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Protections for Employees Still Needed Florida is an “at will” employment state, which means that you can be fired or demoted for any reason (or no reason at all), except those prohibited by state or federal law. This means that if you feel you have been wrongfully fired or demoted, you have no legal remedy […]

ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS TO FLORIDA’S PERSONAL INJURY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

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If you’ve been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your damages. It is important to act quickly so that the statute of limitations does not expire on your claim. Under Florida law, you have four years (beginning from the date of the accident) to […]