What Is the Average Settlement for a Back Injury After a Car Accident?

Back injuries frequently occur in car accidents and can range from minor tweaks, such as sprains and strains, to severe and debilitating conditions, such as ruptured discs, shattered vertebrae, even paralysis or another permanent condition.

Even if your back injury is minor, the cost to treat it can be substantial. If you suffered a serious back […]

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What Is Pain and Suffering in an Accident Claim?

After an accident, you might be eligible to receive pain and suffering damages as part of your settlement. These damages are non-economic losses, as you cannot easily quantify them in dollar terms. Economic losses, such as your medical bills and lost wages from work, lend themselves to exact dollar values.

As a general rule, non-economic losses […]

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What Is Vicarious Liability?

You were in an accident with a tractor-trailer carrying a load of filled orange crates. While lying in the hospital, you realize that figuring out who should pay for your injuries will be a complicated process. Will the truck driver be responsible for your medical bills or will her employer be the one who is […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Florida Law|0 Comments

What Is a Spoliation Letter for a Truck Accident Case?

A spoliation letter instructs a trucking company that there is a pending claim against it due to a truck crash. After receiving a letter, the company may not destroy or misplace evidence that might be pertinent to the case. If a trucking company receives a spoliation letter and fails to preserve the evidence, the party […]

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Who Is at Fault for a Pedestrian-Bicyclist Accident?

Although some might assume pedestrians always have the right of way and the bicyclist is inevitably at fault when the two collide, that is not necessarily the case. Pedestrians do not have the right of way at all times in Florida, and they can cause accidents.

How Do Florida Courts Determine Who Is at Fault in […]

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What Is the Florida Permanent Injury Threshold?

Florida is a no-fault insurance state. That means, regardless of who was at fault in your car accident, your own auto insurance pays your damages—but there are exceptions to this rule. Sometimes you can sue the person who caused your accident if you meet the Florida permanent injury threshold.

For help recovering additional compensation after a […]

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

There are two stages to taking legal action after a wrongful death. In the first, you try to resolve your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If you are unable to reach an acceptable resolution out of court, then you enter the second stage: filing a wrongful death lawsuit. This action allows you to […]

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Report: Miami Has 10th-Worst Traffic in the World

If it feels as if you are spending a lot of time stuck in Miami traffic, your perceptions are accurate. A recent report from INRIX ranked Miami as having the fifth-worst traffic of all U.S. cities and the 10th-worst in the world. Miami drivers spent 64 hours on congested roads in 2017. According to the […]

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Who Is Liable if a Pedestrian Is Hit by a Car While Outside a Crosswalk?

Either the driver or the pedestrian may be at fault if a driver hits a walker outside of a crosswalk, depending on which party has negligence:
Having a legal duty (an obligation to do something, like to operate your vehicle safely or not to do something, like not driving your car on the sidewalk)
Breaching that duty (for […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

What Is the Definition of an Unmarked Crosswalk?

We must first define a crosswalk and then distinguish marked versus unmarked crosswalks. The Florida statutes [316.003(15) Fla. Stat. 2017] define a crosswalk as:
(a) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sidesof the highway, measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, […]

By |February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments