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Garbage Truck and School Bus Collide. Who is Liable?

A recent collision between a school bus and dump truck in Miami raises an interesting question: who is responsible when a garbage truck and a school bus collide? Although many people believe school buses are never to blame, that is not true. Instead, we need to analyze each driver’s actions… Continue reading Garbage Truck and School Bus Collide. Who is Liable?

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What’s the Real Cost of Car Accidents in the U.S.?

Odds are that you or someone you know has been in a serious car accident at some point. In fact, many Americans know someone—a family member, friend, coworker, or acquaintance—who has died in an auto accident. Even though the fatality rate has been on the decline since the 1960s, vehicle… Continue reading What’s the Real Cost of Car Accidents in the U.S.?

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Car Accidents Caused by Unsafe Road Conditions from a Weather Event; What are the Legal Options

A clear majority of car accidents are caused by negligent drivers or defective automobile parts. However, defective road conditions can sometimes contribute to accidents, especially after bad weather events. A recent sinkhole that opened up in Hollywood in late July 2019 is a good example. At our firm, we do… Continue reading Car Accidents Caused by Unsafe Road Conditions from a Weather Event; What are the Legal Options

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If I Rear-Ended Another Vehicle, Can I Still Sue?

One common misconception we hear all the time is that a driver who rear-ends another vehicle is “always” at fault for the accident. That simply is not the case. In some situations, a driver will not be liable. Instead, the vehicle in front is to blame for the collision even… Continue reading If I Rear-Ended Another Vehicle, Can I Still Sue?

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Avoid Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted & Dangerous Driving

Each year, thousands of Floridians die in car accidents. Knowing these 5 poor driving habits will help reduce this number, keeping us all safer. Remember, we all owe each other a duty to be as safe as possible while out on the road, so commit to reducing drunk, drugged, drowsy,… Continue reading Avoid Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted & Dangerous Driving

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Who Covers Medical Expenses after a Car Accident?

Car accidents often leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries, including broken bones, burns, sprains, or nerve damage. If you have been injured, you will need immediate medical attention. Initially, you might use health insurance or pay out of pocket to receive care. But who is ultimately responsible for medical… Continue reading Who Covers Medical Expenses after a Car Accident?

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Can a City Be Liable for Poorly Designed Roads and Intersections?

Most people understand that when a negligent driver hits them, they can sue for compensation. But what happens when it is the road itself that is the hazard to blame for an accident? Many roads and intersections in Florida are poorly designed, and the results are tragic. A recent accident… Continue reading Can a City Be Liable for Poorly Designed Roads and Intersections?

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What Effects Does a Rear-End Collision Have on the Body?

Rear-end collisions are often referred to as minor “fender-benders” but are one of the most commonly occurring types of car accidents in the U.S. Unfortunately, rear-end crashes, which occur when a stationary vehicle is struck by another vehicle from behind, are also notorious for resulting in severe injuries. In fact,… Continue reading What Effects Does a Rear-End Collision Have on the Body?

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What Happens if I was Injured in an Accident by Someone without Insurance?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, a staggering 26.7% of Floridians do not have car insurance. When these drivers collide with pedestrians or other motorists, they often flee the scene knowing that they have no way to pay out compensation to injured victims. Fortunately, those injured have some options for… Continue reading What Happens if I was Injured in an Accident by Someone without Insurance?

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