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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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Orlando Bus Collision Injuries

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

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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 Social Media Can Impact Your Orlando Auto Accident Claim

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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?

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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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Worst Mistakes You Can Make After an Orlando Auto Accident

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

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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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How to Take Useful Scene Photos After Your Orlando Auto Accident

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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?

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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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Does Florida Have a Dram Shop Law?

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All states have laws in place that allow someone injured by a drunk driver to collect compensation for their injuries and physical damages. Many states go even further and allow a victim to recover financial compensation from a third party, the party who supplied the alcohol. Years ago, alcohol was sold in “drams,” a… Read More »

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What is Comparative Fault and How Does it Impact Florida Auto Accident Claims?

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The main principle of personal injury law in the United States is that whoever is negligent and causes an accident should be responsible for paying the other party’s damages, like medical bills and property damage. However, this is not entirely black and white. What if there are multiple people who were negligent? What if… Read More »

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How to Know Whether You Suffered a Concussion in a Florida Car Accident

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Auto accidents are one of the main causes where people wind up in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury. Not all traumatic brain injuries are serious enough, or noticeable enough, to cause someone to seek treatment. Many people suffer from concussions and do not lose consciousness at all. The more serious the injury… Read More »

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Determining Negligence and Liability in a Florida Car Accident

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If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Florida, you may be wondering how you can get compensation from the at-fault party. However, just because you know the other party is at fault, it doesn’t mean you are automatically entitled to recover damages. You still have to prove the other driver was at… Read More »

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Making a Florida Uninsured Motorist Claim

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For a number of years, Florida has ranked as the highest, or one of the highest, states for uninsured motorists. Part of the reason for this is that Florida is a no-fault insurance state. This means drivers are required to carry PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage and property damage liability, but there is no… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Injuries Following an Orlando Auto Accident

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Spinal cord injuries are relatively common following a serious auto accident, and can leave a victim with permanent injuries in some cases. Spinal cord injuries involve damage to any portion of the spinal cord or the nerves that sit at the end of the spinal canal. After an accident, victims can be left with… Read More »

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Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury after an Orlando Car Accident

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The brain is far more delicate than many people realize. It can be injured in a variety of ways, including from an auto accident. It doesn’t necessarily even have to be a catastrophic accident for your head to get knocked around, causing the brain to smack against the inside of the skull. Traumatic brain… Read More »

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Can I Sue the Drunk Driver Who Hit Me in Orlando?

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If you were hit by a drunk driver in Florida, you may be wondering if you have the right to sue. According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the most recent statistics indicate that drunk driving fatalities have decreased some. However, drunk driving is still the number one cause of fatal… Read More »

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Proving Liability and Damages in a Florida Auto Accident

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When you’re in an accident that you clearly know was the other person’s fault, it may seem like a slam dunk that you will be compensated for your injuries and physical damages, right? Unfortunately, auto accident claims are rarely that easy to resolve. Even in cases where liability seems clear, the other party’s insurance… Read More »

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What Does Florida PIP Coverage Mean for Florida Residents

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Each state has its own requirements for car insurance. Some allow you to carry very low liability limits, while others require you to carry higher ones. And, a handful of states require you have PIP coverage. If you aren’t familiar with PIP, it’s important to learn what it means for you and your ability… Read More »

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Do I need UM and UIM Coverage in Florida?

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UM and UIM coverage stand for uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance. These are first-party coverages designed to compensate insureds for economic losses and non-economic losses resulting from certain types of auto accidents. As the names suggest, UM coverage kicks in when the at-fault party has no insurance, and UIM kicks in when the… Read More »

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