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Can I Recover Damages for Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Port Richey Car Accident Attorney

Can I Recover Damages for Whiplash After a Car Accident? If you were struck by a drunk, distracted, or otherwise reckless driver and your neck has been hurting ever since, you might have sustained whiplash in the impact. A soft tissue injury, whiplash is caused by a violent jerking of the head and neck, which frequently occurs during motor-vehicle collisions.  Characterized by damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and shoulders, whiplash can cause debilitating pain and immobilizing stiffness. Other symptoms include headaches that start at the base of the skull and numbness or tingling in the arms. Fatigue, dizziness, blurred...

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Who Might Be Liable for a Bus Accident?

Port Richey Bus Accident Lawyer

Who Might Be Liable for a Bus Accident? If you were hurt in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other associated damages. Before you can recover a payout, though, you will have to determine—and then prove—liability.  There are a number of parties that could be responsible for a bus accident, and the direction in which you take your claim will ultimately depend on the facts of the case. Generally speaking, though, you may have grounds for a claim against at least one of the following parties: The Transportation Company  If the bus...

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers

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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Why You May Need a Board Certified Trial Attorney

Nicoletti Law Firm Board Certified Trial Lawyers

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?

Port Richey Personal Injury Attorneys

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?

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

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?

Port Richey Bike Accident Lawyers

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?

Port Richey Wrongful Death Attorney

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

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys

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?

Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers

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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