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10 Reasons Why You Should Not Text While Driving

Port Richey Texting accident

Distracted driving has become a major public health risk across the United States. With the popularity of smartphones and other devices, rivers now have more temptation than ever to take their eyes off the road. In addition to the food and drink, children, pets, passengers, and other common distractors that have always been present, drivers are now distracted by smartphones, navigation programs, and in-vehicle entertainment systems. These distractors have led to a plague of distracted driving. In fact, it is such a problem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other...

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

Port Richey Workers Comp Lawyers

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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Should you speak to the other driver’s insurance company after an accident?

Nicoletti Law Firm

Should you speak to the other driver's insurance company after an accident? The short answer, no. After an accident, the first thing individuals typically want to do is report the accident to the insurance companies. It is not prudent to speak with the other driver’s insurance company without first consulting with an attorney to understand your rights. Remember - and to most individual's surprise -you have no legal obligation to speak to the other party's insurance company after an accident, and here are some reasons as to why it may not be in your best interest: You May Reveal Incorrect Medical...

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Most Common Expenses & Costs Incurred After An Accident

Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, there are likely to be expenses that you could be held responsible for. The Nicoletti Law Firm is a strong believer that you should not be solely responsible for those expenses, especially when you have been involved in an accident that is not your fault. The other party who caused the accident should be held liable. Here are some common expenses that you may incur after an accident: Medical Bills Medical bills are the most common type of expense incurred after an accident. These bills can be numerous and voluminous. You should absolutely not be obligated to pay for those...

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Accident On Spring Break? Tips For Florida Visitors

Port Richey Car Crash Lawyer

Accidents happen, sadly, even on vacation. With millions coming to Florida to enjoy the beautiful beaches and wonderful weather for Spring Break, accidents are likely to rise. In fact, a recent study stated that “[t]he weekly death toll resulting from car crashes in the 14 spring break counties was 9.1 percent higher during the spring break season compared to other weeks of the year.” It is up to Spring Breakers to make the conscious decision to be safe while traveling on Florida roads. Here are a few accident-related tips you should consider if you decide to Spring Break in Florida: 1. Be...

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Are You Entitled To A Rental Car After A Car Accident?

Port Richey Car Accident Lawyers

One of the biggest inconveniences after getting into an auto accident is having to be without your vehicle while it is getting evaluated and/or fixed. Some may have to take it to the body shop and leave it there to get repaired for an ample period of time until its completely fixed. Others may have a more severe accident where their car is determined a total loss but, the car may be at a tow yard for some time until an adjuster can properly evaluate the damage. In either situation, you are without a vehicle. However, you might be entitled...

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What To Do After A Port Richey Uber Accident

Port RIchey Car Accident Lawyers

If you are injured by either while riding in an Uber as a passenger or if you are hit by a vehicle driven by an Uber driver, you may have a claim. However, it may be your first time getting into an accident and you may not know some of the steps that you should take. Therefore, here are a few suggestions you should consider in you are involved in a Port Richey Uber Accident. 1. Take a deep breath and gather your thoughts. 2. Check to make sure that you are not severely injured. 3. Once you check yourself, check on others...

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