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Seat Belts, Airbags, Brakes, and Other Vehicle Malfunctions

By Payer Law Group |

Vehicles have become much safer since the 1970 and 1980s, when seat belt use was low and airbags had yet to be installed in cars and trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recent years, there have been roughly 40,000 traffic fatalities per year. In 1973, there were over 54,000… Read More »

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Fighting For Injured Construction Workers

By Payer Law Group |

Construction is a dangerous job no matter how you look at it. Even when all of the safety protocols are being followed, accidents happen. Whether you suffered a back strain to an overuse injury, or you were seriously injured by heavy machinery, you deserve compensation. Workers’ compensation covers partial wage replacement and full medical… Read More »

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Parking Lot Accidents

By Payer Law Group |

Parking lots are often chaotic, free-for-all messes to drive and walk in. Law enforcement is scare in parking lots, which leads to drivers feeling free to run stop signs or go the wrong way down one-way streets. Many drivers are unaware that the rules of the road apply when they are eagerly searching for… Read More »

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Orlando Bus Collision Injuries

By Payer Law Group |

As a victim of an Orlando bus crash, you are entitled to compensation whether you were a pedestrian, passenger on the bus, or a driver. Due to their size, bus collisions often cause traumatic injuries to non-occupants, while even passengers suffer injuries when buses collide with vehicles or fixed objects such as telephone poles… Read More »

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Sideswipe Truck Collisions

By Payer Law Group |

Sideswipe collisions occur when two vehicles are traveling in the same direction next to each other and they collide. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are between 900 and 1,000  fatal sideswipe collisions annually.  In worst case scenarios, a sideswipe collision may result in a rollover, while in some cases neither vehicle (or… Read More »

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Treating Severe Road Rash Following a Motorcycle Crash

By Payer Law Group |

The average car driver might assume that motorcyclists wear leather for looks or to appear tough, but leather jackets and pants serve a much more important function than making a fashion statement—leather and other protective riding gear protects motorcyclists from road rash in the event of a crash, as proven by research published in… Read More »

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Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Apply to Undocumented Workers in Florida?

By Payer Law Group |

Immigration policies are seemingly always in a state of flux, and many workers remain undocumented. The laws surrounding this issue are complex. And, just because someone falls under the heading of undocumented, it doesn’t mean they are not entitled to certain benefits under Florida law. One of these is the right to recover under… Read More »

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Can You Make a Claim for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After an Orlando Accident?

By Payer Law Group |

People often talk about post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, after being deployed in war or after being a victim of a robbery or an attack. The truth is, PTSD can happen after a number of different events, including auto accidents. It’s important to understand what PTSD is and how it can impact your claim… Read More »

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How to Find the Right Orlando Personal Injury Attorney

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If you’ve been in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it can feel overwhelming. But, don’t let the stress of everything get to you. The right Orlando personal injury attorney can help reduce the stress from your injury accident, not add to it. Finding that right attorney may feel like a difficult chore,… Read More »

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Orlando Auto Accident Claim

By Payer Law Group |

Given that almost everyone now has some form of social media they rely on, it’s not surprising that they are tempted to post about being involved in an auto accident. Some go as far as documenting their pursuit of financial compensation against the other party. While you may feel the need to vent or… Read More »

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Can Spinal Cord Injuries Occur in a Florida Car Accident?

By Payer Law Group |

Spinal cord injuries can occur at any time and without any warning, including in an auto accident or a slip and fall. Sometimes, even seemingly minor auto accidents can result in some type of spinal cord injury. With severe spinal cord injuries, you may have pain for years to come. In the most serious… Read More »

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Common Causes of Orlando Truck Rollover Accidents

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Witnessing a large truck rollover can be absolutely terrifying. It can be much worse if you are involved in an accident with the truck. Unfortunately, truck rollovers are common all across roads and highways in Florida. In the best case scenario, this can snarl traffic for hours, and at worst, it can injure or… Read More »

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Worst Mistakes You Can Make After an Orlando Auto Accident

By Payer Law Group |

It’s understandable that you are emotional and upset after an auto accident, but it’s important to try to keep calm and think your actions through. How you respond to the situation can ultimately impact the amount of recovery you are eligible to receive if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. You may… Read More »

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders in Florida

By Payer Law Group |

Given the temperate climate here in Florida, it’s no surprise that riding a motorcycle is a year-round activity. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs, it can result in serious injuries given that motorcycle riders have little protection. Even motorcyclists who wear helmets and protective gear are no match for the impact with a vehicle, or… Read More »

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Things You Can Do to Maximize Your Recovery after an Orlando Auto Accident

By Payer Law Group |

You may be wondering how someone maximizes their potential recovery after a Florida auto accident. This post is not about faking injuries or running up unnecessary medical bills to get more money. Instead, the steps you take after an auto accident can either help or hurt your chances at the most compensation possible. In… Read More »

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Is There a Risk of Workers’ Compensation Retaliation in Florida?

By Payer Law Group |

Workers’ compensation in Florida is governed under the state’s no-fault system. This means that you are not necessarily suing your employer. Instead, the matter is referred to your company’s workers’ compensation carrier who is the entity responsible for paying out these claims. Your duty is to prove beyond a doubt that your injuries were… Read More »

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How to Take Useful Scene Photos After Your Orlando Auto Accident

By Payer Law Group |

No one is ever prepared to get into an auto accident. But the fact is, they happen every day on Florida roads. And, while you can’t always protect yourself from someone else’s negligence, you can help protect your right to compensation when an accident does occur. Aside from contacting an Orlando auto accident attorney… Read More »

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Does Florida Law Require You to Wear a Seatbelt? How Will no Seatbelt affect my Injury Claim?

By Payer Law Group |

Every time you get in a car, no matter whether you are the driver or a passenger, you should buckle up. It’s actually the law in Florida as well. Florida Statutes Section 316.614 requires that the driver of a vehicle, front-seat passengers, and anyone under 18 must have a seatbelt on while riding in… Read More »

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Does Florida Have a Distracted Driving Law?

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Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents across the country, not just in Florida. Texting and driving is one of the main reasons accidents happen, despite legislative attempts to discourage drivers from engaging in negligent actions by passing tougher laws. Texting and driving is such a serious problem that Florida enacted a new… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions After an Orlando Motorcycle Accident

By Payer Law Group |

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, having to deal with the aftermath can feel overwhelming. You are likely in a lot of pain, perhaps even still in the hospital. Your motorcycle is damaged, and you can’t work. You may feel like the world is against you, but that’s not the case. The… Read More »

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