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Safety Tips For Motorcycle Riders

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April showers have given way to May flowers and with them, the beginning of seemingly endless summer Florida sunshine that motorcyclists love to take advantage of this time of year. However, all the beautiful sunshine doesn’t mean that this popular recreational activity comes without risk. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and there… Read More »

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Preventing Distracted Driving Accidents

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Distracted driving is unfortunately one of the most significant issues in the nation these days and is also one of the main causes of collisions. In 2019 alone, distracted driving claimed more than 3,100 lives. Further, even when these accidents aren’t fatal, that doesn’t mean they aren’t serious. Upwards of 1,000 people are injured… Read More »

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Why Driving While “Tipsy” Isn’t A Good Idea

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While the difference between “tipsy” and “drunk” isn’t officially defined anywhere, most adults are likely aware that there is a spectrum when it comes to alcohol consumption and how much it affects the person drinking it. Exactly where this line is varies between individuals and depends on factors such as the person’s alcohol tolerance… Read More »

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How To React If You Encounter A Difficult Driver After A Car Accident

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Car accidents happen in this country more often than they should. Approximately six million car accidents occur every day. And unfortunately, statistics indicate that a sizable amount of these collisions lead to someone losing their life. For example, 38,800 people were killed in car accidents in the United States in 2019. Sadly, if you… Read More »

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Four Ways To Document Your Mental Anguish Following An Accident

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Florida law allows accident victims, in certain instances, to receive compensation for any mental distress or anguish that they suffer as a result of an accident. In many cases, mental distress damages may be extreme and entitle you to compensation. At Douglas & Douglas, we work closely with our clients to maximize compensation they… Read More »

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Evidence For A Slip & Fall Case

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If you slipped and fell on someone’s property, you unfortunately do not have an automatic right to compensation. Instead, you will need to prove that the owner or occupier failed to discharge their duty of care toward you. In practice, this means you need proof that the owner either created the hazard or knew… Read More »

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Dram Shop Liability: When the Bar That Served Alcohol to a Drunk Driver Is Legally Responsible for a DUI Crash

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You have probably seen signs posted in bars to the effect that the bartender has the right to refuse to serve alcohol to a guest who is visibly drunk.  Why would a bartender turn down an opportunity for more tips?  When bars and restaurants refuse service to noticeably drunk patrons, they are trying to… Read More »

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Beware of Holiday Season Driving Hazards, Pandemic-Related and Otherwise

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Anyone who has enjoyed Florida’s mild winters or weathered hurricane season, might easily think that the summer is the most dangerous time of year to drive in Florida.  As dangerous as afternoon thunderstorms and named tropical storm systems are, the weather is not the biggest danger to Florida drivers.  The holiday season, defined as… Read More »

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Another Wave of Catastrophic Injuries Could Be Coming; This Time from Defective Seat Belts

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According to recent reports, Takata, the same company responsible for the recall of millions of vehicles due to defective airbags that caused hundreds of injuries and deaths, could now also be responsible for another potential recall of hundreds of millions of vehicles with defective automobile seat belt parts. The report also indicates that the… Read More »

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As Some Furloughed Employees Return to the Workplace, Others File Discrimination & Whistleblower Claims

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We previously discussed the issue of furloughs (or unpaid, temporary leave) turning into layoffs here in Florida, and what options employees had in terms of discussing potential legal options with an employment lawyer. A number of furloughed employees are now returning to work, both on-site and remotely, and as they do, it is critical… Read More »

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