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How Bad Is Florida’s Road Rage Problem?

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The good news about driving in Florida is that parking spaces are so abundant that you do not even have to demonstrate the ability to parallel park as part of the driver’s license test.  The bad news is that Florida drivers are either so angry, so oblivious, or so eager to show off their… Read More »

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Garbage Truck Accidents

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Garbage trucks are as much a part of everyday life in Florida as Publix and alligators.  You hear them snorting and thundering down your street at sunrise several times per week, a few hours before the school bus makes its rounds.  You can avoid crossing paths with the garbage truck simply by being a… Read More »

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What Kinds of Injuries Do Slip and Fall Accidents Cause?

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Unless you have been injured in an accidental fall at a place of business, you might not realize the seriousness of the injuries that can result from such an accident.  It was probably the first time that you have tripped and fallen in decades.  When you were a young child, accidental falls were a… Read More »

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Yes, It Is Possible to Injure Your Pituitary Gland in a Car Accident

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Did you hear the one about the guy who broke his leg playing checkers?  It makes for amusing anecdotes when the cause of your injuries is not what people would expect, but it is easier to have a sense of humor about it after your injuries have healed.  People think of the pituitary gland… Read More »

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Causes of Golf Cart Accidents in Florida

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Depending on your perspective, Florida is either one of the most fun places to ride a golf cart or the most dangerous.  Florida’s legal definition of a golf cart is a box-shaped vehicle that does not have headlights or seatbelts and travels at a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour.  You might have… Read More »

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Can Pedestrians Be at Fault for Traffic Accidents in Florida?

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Florida is notorious for its high rate of pedestrian fatalities.  Sidewalks are rare in many parts of Florida, and public transportation is rarer.  This means that pedestrians often have no choice but to walk near vehicular traffic and to cross the roads whenever they see the opportunity.  Common sense would say that, when a… Read More »

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Blind Spots and Florida Car Accidents

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Human beings do not have panoramic vision, but driving would be a lot easier if we did.  Learning to drive a car means learning to see many different relevant locations at the same time or nearly the same time.  This is why cars have rear view and side view mirrors.  Experienced drivers are better… Read More »

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Photographs As Evidence in Personal Injury Cases

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Photographs used to have a lot more authority and more gravitas than they do today.  Look at old pictures of your grandparents from when they were young; chances are, they are smiling.  In the 19th century, sitting for a daguerreotype took hours; it was not so different from sitting for a painted portrait, and… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Lawsuits Are Not Always a Slam Dunk for the Plaintiff

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Places of business that are open to the public have a legal responsibility to keep the areas where customers go safe from preventable hazards that could cause accidental injury.  This is the basis of premises liability law.  One of the most common scenarios from which premises liability cases arise are accidents where a customer… Read More »

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Doctors have probably asked you to rate your pain on a scale from one to ten, but how can you be sure that what you consider severe pain is the same as what someone else considers severe pain?  Even if it may be impossible to know for sure what other people are feeling, it… Read More »

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