All drivers are aware of the risks that they take when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. They’re aware of the responsibility they may have to assume when an accident unfortunately occurs. After all, no matter the good intentions and best efforts of the drivers involved these accidents are being caused by human operators, right? While the vast majority of vehicle accidents are caused by human error, other factors such as road conditions and weather can set the stage …

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  Fifteen million drivers blanket the numerous interstates, highways and byways of Florida. Every year 250,000 of these drivers will be involved in a crash. Accidents take place every day, but would you know what to do if you’re involved in one of these mishaps? Continue reading for a brief outline of Florida auto accident law. When an automobile accident occurs, Florida law requires that individuals stop at the sight of the accident and seek assistance for all who are …

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  There are very few types of legal cases that can become as complex as a medical malpractice lawsuit. In addition to ongoing injuries or even the death of a loved one, many victims will be dealing with a battery of lawyers hired by the doctor or medical institution, and this is why representing oneself is never recommended in these scenarios. For those that have recently found themselves in need of a Miami medical malpractice attorney, here is a closer …

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  A growing number of lawsuits are being filed against energy drink companies like Monster Beverage Corp. Aside from the questionable health benefits of energy drinks, caffeinated energy drinks can lead to serious injury or death. Claimants allege that energy drink ingredient labels are misleading. The drinks often include dangerous levels of concentrated caffeine, including caffeinated ingredients that are unfamiliar to consumers. Energy Drink Manufacturer Negligence Energy drink companies such as Monster Beverage Corp. have failed to warn consumers of …

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  Many people assume that they can file a lawsuit at any time. However, the law in Florida sets time limits on a variety of claims, including those for personal injury. There are different statutes of limitations for different types of personal injury, as well as a few instances where the statute of limitations is extended. What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is basically a time limit on filing a lawsuit for a crime or injury. …

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  If you work as an independent contractor, you probably often lose sleep imagining what would happen if you were to suffer an accident at work. You do not want to even consider that possibility and shiver just thinking about having all those expenses come out of your own pocket. You know it would be too much money, funds you cannot afford to spend or they would represent a heavy burden for your family. When you work for a company …

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  Who is entitled to submit a claim for an accident at work? Maybe you or someone you know is in the United States without papers. This is a situation in which many persons find themselves. But despite not having any papers, many folks who are in this country illegally have gotten a job and are being able to make a living. Finally they get a feeling that things are starting to work out and there is hope for the …

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  Florida routinely ranks among the worst states in the country for highway safety. There are various metrics used to rate states in this regard, and while Florida is not in the bottom of every category, it is consistently bringing up the rear in many categories. This is concerning for Florida drivers, of course, as they have to brave the difficult road situation to get to work, to vacation, or about town. Why does the state rank so poorly in …

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  If you suffer an accident and meet with your lawyer, you may be tempted not to tell him exactly what happened. Perhaps you might consider it is not important to give him all the details or you might think your lawyer need not know this or that portion of the incident. Or maybe you believe that if you tell the story in such a way that it reflects more favorably on you, your attorney will help you more. That …

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  Do you know that several lawsuits can be brought for the same incident? Let’s use an example: Jason is at work using an extension ladder. While on the ladder, he falls and suffers a serious injury. What can Jason do? He can file two lawsuits. First, as his accident happened while he was on the job, he can file a Workers’ Compensation claim as his employer must carry the required Florida Workers’ Compensation insurance. He can file this claim …

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