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What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and why do you Need it?

Today, most Florida residents carry car insurance to cover vehicle damages or claims. Most people also carry health insurance, which covers major medical bills. After a car accident, though, many drivers discover gaps in those policies. These gaps require them to pay out-of-pocket for post-injury expenses. Fortunately, that’s where personal injury protection comes in. Personal…

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The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida

Each year, thousands of personal injury lawsuits are filed throughout Florida.  While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury lawsuits filed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there are about 17,000 slip and fall accidents annually. While not every personal injury claim ends up in court, some types of…

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Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury and Why Hiring a Lawyer Can Help

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a painful, devastating personal injury that can happen to anyone, any time. People who have experienced a traumatic brain injury know how frightening the situation can be. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs account for about 30% of all injuries that lead to death and affect more than 2.8 million…

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5 Reasons You Need an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be thinking that hiring a personal injury attorney for representation is enough. But that’s not completely true. In fact, a medical malpractice case requires the help of an attorney who is educated and experienced with the specific issues created by this type of case. Here’s…

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Contingency Fees Work for You in Personal Injury Cases

Contingency fees allow accident victims to hire an attorney and have quality representation in the legal process. These agreements mean the attorneys only get paid if they earn a favorable result for their clients. How Contingency Fees Work In general, most attorneys charge clients an hourly rate for their services, regardless of the outcome. Personal injury attorneys,…

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Car Insurance Can Help Protect You in a Serious Accident, Part 1

Car Insurance Coverage Choices The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles reports that between 600 to 700 car accidents happen every day in the Sunshine State. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one of these collisions, the details of your car insurance policy such as coverage types, limits and deductibles will determine how…

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Uninsured Motorist Insurance Protects Florida Drivers

According to the Insurance Research Council, more than 13 percent of drivers in the US are on the road without the proper auto insurance. In Florida, however, this statistic more than doubles to 26.7 percent, the highest percentage in the nation. This dubious honor makes adding uninsured motorist insurance to your policy especially important in…