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What to Do After a Bicycle Accident in Florida

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Florida is known as being one of the states with the most bicycle accidents every year. While bicycle accidents make up two percent of traffic fatalities around the country, they are approximately double that in Florida. Bicycle accidents are some of the scariest on Florida’s roads. They result in very serious injuries and afterwards,… Read More »


Ten Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

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Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in Florida. When a slip and fall accident is due to the negligence of the property owner, accident victims can hold them liable for paying damages for those injuries. To protect your claim after a slip and fall, follow the ten… Read More »


TBFTL Crash in Port St. Lucie

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Emergency responders sometimes record left-turn motorcycle wrecks as Turned But Failed To Look wrecks. But whatever acronym appears in the report, the result is almost always the same. The wreck occurred on Southwest Gatlin near the Interstate 95 overpass. A 25-year-old woman was trying to turn left against traffic and get on the on… Read More »


Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida

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Truck accidents are some of the worst crashes seen on Port St. Lucie’s roads. In many cases, truck accidents seem to come out of nowhere but truthfully, there are many common causes of these collisions. It is crucial that anyone injured in a truck accident knows what the most common causes of truck accidents… Read More »


Settlements vs. Trials in Personal Injury Cases

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If you have been injured in an accident and need to file a personal injury claim, you may imagine a long and drawn out courtroom trial. Fortunately, the vast majority of personal injury cases settle before they ever get to that stage. It is important to understand the benefits and drawbacks that come with… Read More »


What is Florida’s Law on Dog Bites?

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Dogs are often touted as being man’s best friend. Unfortunately, they sometimes bite and attack, which leaves victims with severe injuries. Many people think that dog bite injuries are only minor, but that is not usually the case. Dog bite injuries are unique because dogs have so much bacteria in their mouths. When they… Read More »


What Does the Constitution Say About Filing Lawsuits?

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For many Americans, the idea of “suing” someone is offensive. Perhaps it is the belief that everyday people ought to be able to work out their differences without lawyers and courts. Perhaps it is the idea that it is morally wrong to take what belongs to someone else. However, these mistaken beliefs fail to… Read More »


What is Vicarious Liability and Why Does it Matter?

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Vicarious liability, or third-party liability, holds individuals and/or organizations responsible for car crash damages, even though someone else was actually behind the wheel. Vicarious liability matters because Florida has the highest percentage of uninsured drivers in the country. Most people are judgement-proof. So, if an uninsured driver hits a victim, that victim needs an… Read More »


What You Should Know About Pedestrian Crashes

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In the United States, a fatal pedestrian accident occurs about once every 88 minutes. Statistically, these incidents are much more fatal than car crashes because pedestrians are completely exposed to danger. Making matters worse, many pedestrian accidents occur on semi-rural roads. As a result, first responders do not reach the scene straightaway. A few… Read More »


Fatal Left-Turn Motorcycle Wreck in Port St. Lucie

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A driver making a left turn against traffic pulled directly into an oncoming motorcycle’s path, killing the rider almost instantly. According to Port St. Lucie police, this wreck occurred near the intersection of Southwest Darwin and Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevards. A southbound motorist turned into the path of a northbound motorcycle rider. The… Read More »

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