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Top Insurance Company Defenses In Florida Car Wreck Cases

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Insurance companies have a legal and ethical duty to quickly and favorably resolve most Port St. Lucie car crash claims. But these laws are quite flimsy, and an insurance company’s moral fiber is often even flimsier. So, many of these cases extend for months or even longer. If the insurance company has a valid… Read More »

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5 Search Warrant Exceptions In Florida

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In major drug trafficking cases, officers usually have search warrants. But in other areas, most notably drug possession and illegal weapons criminal cases, there are no warrants. The evidence that the officers seize may still be admissible in court, under certain circumstances. The Fourth Amendment, and the law that surrounds it, forbids unreasonable searches… Read More »

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Circumstantial Evidence In A Florida DUI Case

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The conviction rate in DUI test cases is usually quite high, although statistics vary. It is difficult to challenge the Breathalyzer results except in borderline BAC cases, such as a .08 or .09. Moreover, Florida has a per se DUI law. Defendants who have a BAC above the legal limit are intoxicated as a… Read More »

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Is Divorce Mediation A Good Idea In Florida?

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Immediately prior to mediation, most participants feel that the process will be a waste of time. If talking could have solved the problem, they reason, no family law case would have been filed in the first place. But in voluntary mediation cases, roughly 75 percent of these individuals resolve most or all of their… Read More »

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Investigation Bumps Highlight Evidence Issues In Port St. Lucie Car Crash Claims

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Less than two weeks after a bicyclist died in a hit-and-run crash, authorities have apparently given up the search for the driver. However, if a civil jury heard the facts that are already available, it would almost certainly hold the tortfeasor (negligent driver) liable for damages. Investigators from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office followed… Read More »

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A Deadly Day For Treasure Coast Pedestrians And Motorcyclists

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During one twenty-four hour period in March 2018, several people died in multiple car wrecks in the area. These accidents highlight many of the factual and legal issues that attorneys deal with in these cases. In one incident, two separate hit-and-run drivers hit the same 57-year-old Cocoa man near the intersection of U.S. 1… Read More »

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Five Important Property Division Factors In Florida Divorces

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Judges in the Sunshine State must divide marital property on an equitable basis. That’s not necessarily the same as an “equal” basis. Generally, the judge awards property on a 50-50 basis. But if the litigants introduce enough compelling evidence, the judge could very well order an unequal property distribution in a divorce case. This… Read More »

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DUI Checkpoints In Port St. Lucie: A Primer

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Springtime is often associated with budding flowers, seasonal allergies, blossoming romance, and an uptick in criminal cases thanks to DUI roadblocks. That’s because St. Patrick’s Day and Memorial Day, two holidays commonly associated with drinking and driving, happen during this time of year. As a general rule, Florida law enforcement agencies love roadblocks, and… Read More »

Some Key Vicarious Liability Theories In Florida

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The Sunshine State has the highest number of uninsured drivers in the country. Over a fourth of Florida’s drivers have no auto insurance at all. Moreover, Florida has one of the lowest auto insurance minimums in the country. So, an unknown number of other drivers are dangerously underinsured. As a result, many tortfeasors (negligent… Read More »

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Some Key Things To Know About Premarital Agreements In Florida

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When some people see “prenuptial agreement,” they think “rich movie star.” Indeed, a generation ago, super-rich couples were usually the only ones who worried about premarital agreements in family law matters. The laws were very inconsistent, even from county to county and certainly from state to state. But by the late 1990s, most all… Read More »

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