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Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer located in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Pedestrian Accidents Result In Serious Injury or Death In a 2015 study, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimated there were almost 70,000 pedestrians injured in motor vehicle crashes in the US and almost 5400 killed from pedestrian accidents. The study revealed an increase in pedestrian fatalities as an overall percentage of pedestrian-involved crashes. This means that, as a percentage, more pedestrians are being killed by motor vehicle crashes today than they have been historically. Florida is known as one of the more dangerous states for pedestrians. A recent analysis revealed the Central Florida metro area from Kissimmee-Orlando-Sanford was near the top of...

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5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Why you need a car accident lawyer

5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer While there are many ways a car accident lawyer can help, this article is designed to highlight five reasons you need a car accident lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, your first thought may be your need for immediate medical care. As time goes on, that focus may change from finding a doctor to finding a lawyer. When this happens, car accident victims often wonder whether it is worth hiring a car accident lawyer. This is a legitimate question you should...

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Choose Your Car Accident or Wrongful Death Lawyer Wisely – Keep Your Recovery

How to choose a personal injury lawyer

How to Choose your Car Accident or Wrongful Death Lawyer Keep Your Recovery Finding the right car accident attorney or wrongful death lawyer can be stressful.  The most common concern I hear is, “Will an attorney add enough value to the case to make it worth it?”  If this is a concern of yours, please be sure to read my blog about the cost of hiring an injury lawyer. However, one concern many people overlook is whether the lawyer is maximizing the amount of money their client’s will receive – not just the amount that goes to the lawyers pockets.  This is...

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What Are Commercial Trucking Accidents?

What are commercial trucking accidents?

WHAT ARE COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENTS? This question may seem straight forward. That is, until you realize that there are a lot of regulations which apply to commercial trucks.  The regulations cover 2 different categories of trucks. Trucks over 10,001 pounds and trucks over 26,001 lbs. For this article, we are exploring only those trucks over 26,001 lbs.  Make no mistake though, an experienced trucking accident lawyer is a valuable asset if you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a trucking accident. WHY TRUCKING ACCIDENTS ARE DIFFERENT FROM CAR ACCIDENTS Far too often, injury attorneys treat trucking accidents like...

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Florida’s Driving and Texting Ban

Florida's driving and texting law

FLORIDA'S DRIVING AND TEXTING BAN On May 17, 2019 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting drivers from texting while their car is in motion.  If this sounds familiar, its because it comes on the heels of a prior anti-texting law which made texting and driving only a secondary offense.  As a result of the new bill, texting while driving is a primary offense and you can be pulled over for texting a driving. The new bill goes into effect on July 1, 2019.  However, until January 1, 2020 only warnings will be issued.  On or after January 1, 2020, you...

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Post-Injury Statements to Insurance Companies

Post-Injury Statements to Insurance Companies

Post-Injury Statements to Insurance Companies Post-injury statements to insurance companies can be stressful.  This article will help you understand how these statements are conducted and the common mistakes made by injury victims. What Is A Post-Injury Statement Whether you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, animal injury, or otherwise, get ready for the phone calls.  Various people who you have never met are going to call.  They are calling you on behalf of the insurance companies.  What do they want?  They want information.  They want to know how the injury happened, who witnessed it, whether you were hurt and...

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Car Accidents and Florida’s PIP Law

Car Accidents and Florida's PIP Law

WHY IS FLORIDA CALLED A "NO FAULT" STATE? Ever wonder why Florida as referred to as a “No Fault” state?  The answer is fairly simple.  Florida is referred to as a “No Fault” state because it requires drivers to have a specific insurance coverage to lawfully operate a vehicle on the roadway.  This insurance coverage is called Personal Injury Protection, or “PIP” for short. PIP insurance coverage is governed by Florida Statute §627.736.  It requires every driver at least $10,000.00 in benefits to help pay for medical treatment or lost wages caused by a crash.  It also includes an additional $5,000.00 in death...

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Time is Running Out – Florida’s Statute of Limitations

Florida's Statute of Limitations

FLORIDA'S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS Injuries can occur in a number of ways.  However, they all have something in common – a time limitations on bringing your claim in court.  Florida’s statute of limitations is found at Florida Statute 95.11.  This statute outlines the time limitations which apply to wrongful death, car accident and other injury and non-injury claims.  Failure to bring an action within the appropriate limitations period risks being unable to bring the claim at all. Some of the most common statutes of limitations are as follows: Statute Type of Case Limitation 95.11(1) Recorded Judgment 20 Years 95.11(2)(b) Breach of Written Contract 5 Years 95.11(3)(a) Negligence 4 Years 95.11(3)(k) Breach of Unwritten Contract 4 Years 95.11(4)(b) Medical Malpractice 2 Years 95.11(4)(c) Wages...

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Immediate Medical Care Can Help Your Injury Case

How to help your injury case

As an injury attorney, I see many ways injury victims often hurt their case.  One of the main reasons is failing to seek immediate medical care after an injury. Seeking immediate medical care after an injury is extremely important.  Some of those reasons include: Documenting your pain complaints, Documenting any visible injuries, Helping relate the injury to the incident, and Securing your use of insurance benefits. Documenting Your Pain Complaints Properly documenting your injury claim begins early on.  Without proper documentation, you may be hurting your injury case. An important step is documenting your pain complaints with a medical provider.  Initial evaluations are necessary...

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How Much Is My Case Worth?

What is my case worth?

How Much Is My Case Worth? “How much is my case worth?” This is probably the question I get asked the most.  As a result, I thought I would discuss what goes into determining case values.  Please keep in mind that each case is different and this is simply intended to give you a general overview.  Full analysis is too detailed for this post as analysis of your case's value is extremely fact-specific. However, before we begin let me just say the "How much is my case worth" is the wrong question.  You should be asking "What is the value of my case?" CASE...

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