Accidents

proving fault in an auto accident

Proving Fault in Personal Injury Auto Accidents

After an auto accident, one of the first steps toward securing a fair settlement is to acquire evidence of the other party’s negligence in order to establish liability. However, establishing liability of the other party is not always simple. In this post, we’ll discuss the definition of “legal liability”, fault and the steps you need…

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Does Being Clumsy Count Against You in a Personal Injury Case?

If you identify as a clumsy person, you’re not alone. Many of us seem to find a way to slip, trip, or fall regularly. Even when there are no hazards present. In daily life, clumsiness represents little more than a mild inconvenience. When it comes to a personal injury case, though, things get more serious….

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How Long Does it Usually Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case?

If you’re pursuing a personal injury suit, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to settle your case. You’re not alone in this. Anyone filing an injury claim wants to get the process over (and get back to normal life) as quickly as possible. While there’s no set timeline for case resolution, there are…

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Evidence Laws Change in Florida: What This Means if You’re the Injured Party

Evidence laws change rapidly in Florida. Recently, they’ve experienced yet another shift. Specifically, the state has stopped adhering to the “General acceptance” (Frye) standard of vetting scientific evidence and adopted the Daubert standard, instead. While this effort keeps frivolous cases out of court and streamlines the process for real, pressing cases. It can also make…

injuries that don't show up right away

What if I’m in an Accident and My Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

After an accident, some injuries present immediately. Things like broken bones and concussions, for example, have severe symptoms. Sometimes, though, you can sustain an injury that doesn’t appear for days, weeks, or months after the accident. What then? Don’t worry. You have options. While you can still file an insurance claim, you have to move…

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How Many Car Accident Cases go to Trial?

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re probably wondering what happens next. It can be overwhelming to negotiate an auto accident settlement with your insurance company. Especially as you try to recover from your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t make this process any easier. Today, it’s the goal of most insurance companies to settle…

drinking while bicycling

Is Drinking While Bicycling a Crime?

Biking: it’s probably not something you associate with a high risk for accidents, right? If you combine something like drinking with bicycling, though, an accident suddenly becomes much more likely. So, what happens if you drink while biking? What happens if there’s an accident and someone is injured in the process? While you may not…

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New Texting While Driving Laws in Effect for Florida in 2020

It’s a new year, which means new laws throughout Florida. In addition to an increasing minimum wage (it’s going from $8.46 to $8.56 this year), Florida is also introducing a new batch of texting while driving laws. Here’s what you need to know. Texting While Driving Will now Result in Tickets Beginning in late December, Florida Highway Patrol troopers started ticketing drivers…

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Accident Claim

Social media: it’s one of the most pervasive fixtures of our society. Today, social media has more than 3.484 billion users worldwide, up 9% year-over-year. That’s a massive number, and it just goes to show how ingrained in our everyday lives it’s really become. While social media can have many positive impacts, like helping us stay connected…