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Why You May Need a Board Certified Trial Attorney

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial? If you were seriously hurt because another party failed to act with reasonable care—or intentionally set out to harm you—it may be possible to obtain monetary damages by filing a personal injury claim. With so much on your plate, though, you may be concerned about having to go to trial. Thankfully, most personal injury cases are resolved without going to court. If you have strong evidence to support your case and you follow the advice of your medical providers and legal team, there’s a good chance the opposing party will be cooperative when it...

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When Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Florida Personal Injury Cases?

If you were seriously hurt through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. These include the economic and non-economic damages arising from the tort such as medical bills, lost income, property repairs, and pain and suffering. In some cases, it is also possible to collect punitive damages. In the state of Florida, punitive damages may be awarded if the defendant’s behavior constituted intentional misconduct or gross negligence. Intentional misconduct is exhibited when a person knows that their behavior exposes other people to a higher risk of injury or death but overlooks the dangers and acts anyway....

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What Can I Do to Strengthen My Personal Injury Claim?

Sustaining unanticipated injuries is enough to threaten most people’s financial security. Thankfully, those who are hurt at the hands of someone else typically have legal recourse. If you’re struggling to make ends meet following an accident, you may be able to recover monetary damages by filing a personal injury claim. To give your case the best chance of success, there are certain steps you should take from day one. They include: Seek Prompt Medical Care   If you were not transported to a medical facility directly from the scene, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Failing to seek prompt...

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Can I File a Bicycle Accident Claim If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

If you were struck by a drunk, distracted, or otherwise reckless motorist while cycling, you may be thinking about taking legal action. After all, the damages resulting from unanticipated injuries can add up fast.  If you weren’t wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, though, you’re probably wondering whether you’re even entitled to pursue compensation. Thankfully, failure to wear a helmet does not bar you from filing a personal injury claim. It could, however, influence the outcome of the proceedings. Here’s how: If You Sustained a Head Injury  If you file a third-party insurance claim, you will only be able to obtain compensation...

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida? If your loved one died due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another party, your family may be entitled to compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of financial contributions the deceased would have provided, and other damages. For your claim to be successful, you will have to prove liability, causation, and damages. You will also have to follow strict legal proceedings.    For example, you will have to identify the personal representative of the deceased’s estate before bringing the action. In Florida, wrongful death lawsuits can only be brought by the personal...

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Accident During Summer Vacation? 5 Reasons to Hire A Florida Personal Injury Attorney

It’s that time of year. School is out and it’s time for that vacation you have been waiting for with your family. Maybe you and your family are visiting one of Florida’s famous beaches. You could be heading to one of the many theme parks such as Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens or, the infamous Disney. You could be visiting relatives as well. But sadly, due to the negligence of another, an auto accident has occurred. You and the members of your party have been injured and the medical bills are starting to mount up. You may not be...

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Fourth of July Weekend: Are You Prepared To Travel?

Fourth of July Weekend is a wonderful time for family, friends, and fireworks. It is also a huge travel event. Traffic will be heavier than usual. Review these travel tips before you start on your journey this Fourth of July Weekend: 1. Inspect your vehicle. Make sure your tires and brakes are checked for any issues. Also, be sure to check that your fluids are at the proper levels as well. 2. Be alert in “stop and go” traffic.  Even though you are operating at a low speed, car accidents in “stop and go” traffic can still happen. Be sure to be...

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June 2019 Tampa Bay Area Car Shows & Meets

Check out the cars shows & meets happening around the Tampa Bay Area for the month of June 2019. We hope to see some of you there! June Motorsports Gathering Date: June 1, 2019 Time: 7am-9am Location: Motorsports by Reeves, 11333 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 33612 Facebook Page June - Cars, Coffee, and Karting Date: June 8, 2019 Time: 8am-10pm Location: 3404 Cragmont Drive, Tampa, Florida 33619 Facebook Page Big Storm Brewing Co. Car & Truck Show Date: June 8, 2019 Time: 9am-2pm Location: 2330 Success Dr, Odessa, FL 33556 Facebook Page The Exotic Brunch Date: June 9, 2019 Time: 11am-2pm Location: 3632 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Valrico, Florida 33596 Facebook Page Cars and Coffee - June Date: June 15, 2019 Time: 7am-9am Location: 3051...

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6 Tips To Consider Before Traveling This Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is here and Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. That means travel for a lot of families throughout the United States and especially to and from our home state, Florida. Studies have shown that Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year and that means, more accidents. Roads are congested and drivers are often in a rush to their destination. With the rise of traffic during this holiday weekend, we wanted to provide a few tips for you to consider before traveling. 1. Leave Early. Make sure you leave early and also plan for gas...

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Injured In Car Accident While Working? Does ONLY Worker’s Compensation Apply?

You’re a delivery driver for a flower shop. You are on your way to your last stop. You stop at a stop light and a few seconds later suddenly, you feel a large push from behind your vehicle. You have just been rear-ended. Your first few thoughts are “Am I okay?” “Is the other driver okay?” “I need to call the police.” You go to the hospital and finally come to wondering how you are going to pay for all your medical care. Do I Have To Only Go Through Worker’s Compensation Coverage? You call your employer the next day and let...

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