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

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

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...

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Accident On Spring Break? Tips For Florida Visitors

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?

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

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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Passenger Personal Injury Claims After A Car Accident

Often times, you may be a passenger in a car. It could be on a bus, in a taxi, in an Uber, in a Lyft, or even in a friend’s car. But, just because you are a passenger does not mean you do not have rights when the vehicle you are the passenger in is involved in a car accident. You do have options to recover, but those options can be limited by who is at fault. It is imperative that you contact our office, so we can begin the investigation immediately as to who is at fault. We understand that...

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Most Dangerous Intersections Throughout Hillsborough County

Sadly, many accidents occur often on roads throughout Hillsborough County. Lately, if you have followed the Nicoletti Law Firm on Facebook, you have seen that we have put out a post each morning to notify you of some of the accidents that have occurred during your morning commute. Due to the amount of traffic on the roads in the morning, it is not surprising that many accidents occur during those early hours. However, accidents can still occur at any time of the day. A list of the 10 intersections in Hillsborough County that can be considered the most dangerous was recently...

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Children & Car Insurance | Is Your Family Protected?

Young or old, children are very important. We at the Nicoletti Law Firm strongly believe that children are our future and you must protect your family. Whether they are a passenger or even a young driver, your child may not be protected when riding in or driving a vehicle. Often times, we hear from clients that they have full coverage. But, that may not be the case. In Florida, full coverage is considered to ONLY include Personal Injury Protection Coverage and Liability Coverage. There is no requirement in Florida to have Bodily Injury Coverage, Uninsured/ Underinsured Coverage, or Collision Coverage. That...

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