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Are E-Bikes More Dangerous?

November 24, 2020

Electric bicycles (also called e-bikes) are at the center of a growing fad among bicyclists. Like all forms of transportation, these pedal-assisted inventions offer cyclists unique benefits as...


Late Appearing Symptoms Are Common After a Collision

November 10, 2020

Delayed symptoms following a vehicular accident can appear hours or days after the crash. For most people, symptoms are minor and usually subside within a few days after a collision. For other...


So, Whose Truck Is It Anyway?

October 27, 2020

If you were recently involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you might be confused as to whose truck caused your bodily injuries and the damage to your vehicle. The fact is, Florida...


Rebuilding Lives After an Unexpected Accident

October 13, 2020

When you woke up this morning, you never thought about being the victim of someone’s reckless actions or negligent behavior. Unfortunately, it can happen without notice and a catastrophic...


Motorists Are Often at Fault for Motorcycle Accident Injuries

September 29, 2020

Although many motorists are surprised to hear that the driver of a four-wheel vehicle is often at fault for a motorcycle collision, any experienced biker already knows this to be true. Moreover,...


Distracted Driving Is a Risky Behavior

September 15, 2020

Were you injured in a car accident by a distracted driver? Many victims have no idea if the person who caused the crash was distracted at the time the collision occurred. After all, distractions...


When Legal Timelines Matter the Most

September 3, 2020

Although no one leaves home expecting to be involved in an accident, they happen every day. Whether it was an embarrassing slip-and-fall or a neighborhood fender bender, you probably will not need...


Wrongful Death Lawsuits: A Painful Side of Personal Injury

August 25, 2020

Although no amount of money can bring back a loved one, Florida allows for a special kind of lawsuit when a defendant’s negligence, intentional actions, or breach of contract results in a...


Do You Know the Leading Cause of Auto Accidents?

August 13, 2020

Distracted Driving: A Leading Cause of Accidents For most Americans, driving an automobile is a daily occurrence, so much so that it almost becomes second nature. This makes it easy to become...


Riding Your Bike to Work? You Still Need to be Careful...

August 4, 2020

Whether it’s for environmental reasons, for exercise, or just for fun, the number of Americans riding bikes to work instead of driving cars is on the rise. But, along with this rise comes an...


An Interstate Crash Can Happen So Fast...

July 23, 2020

“It all happened so fast” is often echoed as law enforcement officials investigate a multiple vehicle collision on one of Florida’s busy Interstate highways. You would think that...


Unexpected Dangers of Slip and Fall Accidents

July 6, 2020

From the earliest Vaudeville skits to modern day cartoons, slip and falls have been an amusing comedy staple with slapstick routines like slipping on a banana peel. As a comedy routine, falls...


Auto Accident Fatalities Spike During Pandemic

June 22, 2020

Surprisingly statistics released by the National Safety Council* indicate that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per mile driven increased by 14% compared with the numbers from March 2019....


How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

May 28, 2020

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, unreasonable actions or lack of action, you expect the person who was at-fault to reimburse you for your financial losses, medical...


Can I Sue China for COVID-19 Damages

May 14, 2020

In the United States, a common threat is “I will see you in court”, which is basically a reference to resolving differences in tort court as recourse for a civil wrong that caused a...


 

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