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Florida’s Accident Report Privilege in Civil Cases

Florida accident lawyer example of a crash report

Florida's Accident Report Privilege So you’ve been in an accident and the other driver told the officer they were at fault.  Now all you have to do is use that statement at trial and your case is a slam dunk, right?  Wrong! Florida's Accident Report Privilege statute prevents any statements made by those required to interact with law enforcement after a crash from being used against them in a later civil or criminal trial.  Persons covered are typically the driver and occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash.  The privilege balances a person’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination with an officer’s obligation to...

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Documenting the Injury Scene

When you are injured in a car accident, it's important to document the injury scene

If you have been injured, it is important to document the scene of your injury and preserve the evidence for later - even if there are eye witnesses. The Imperfection of Eye Witness Testimony While it is true that eyewitness testimony is some of the most impactful at trial, it is also considered one of the most unreliable forms of testimony.  One reason for this, according to a recent peer-reviewed article published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website (part of the United States National Library of Medicine) is that memory is a reconstructive process.  When a person is asked to recall...

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7 [EASY] Steps Following A Car Accident

Car Accident

Car accidents are not something most people want to be in.  However, every year hundreds of thousands of people become victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, or other accidents.  According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2016 there were almost 400,000 total accidents in Florida.  That is an increase from the number of accidents in 2015. Hopefully you will not be involved in a car accident.  If you are there are certain things you should consider doing: Move your vehicle out of the roadway if you are able to do so safely. Understanding that the crash has likely occurred...

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What is Uninsured Motor Vehicle Coverage and Do I Need It?

What is uninsured motorist coverage

Why Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage As you already know from my prior blog, “Understanding the Full Coverage Myth,” Florida requires the average, non-commercial driver to carry only Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage coverage.  While both of these coverages can assist the coverage holder in different ways, neither of these coverages protects an injury victim from the physical injuries caused by someone else in a car accident. Bodily injury coverage is the name of the insurance which protects someone if they cause physical injuries to another in a car accident.  However, because this coverage is not currently required, many drivers...

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Can I Be Injured In A Low Speed Car Accident?

What to do after a car accident by personal injury lawyer, Justin Presser

Low Speed Accidents Can Cause Injury Far too many people believe you cannot be injured in a low speed car accident.  Many times, people associate the amount of property damage to the vehicle with the type of injury the occupants must have had.  While the common misconception is the more significant the visible damage to the vehicle, the more significant injury to the occupant – this is not always correct.  An occupant’s age, medical history, force of impact and location within the vehicle are other factors which play a significant role in whether an injury can occur. In an article published by...

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