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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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New Law Imposes Restrictions on Florida’s Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery is as much a part of the lifestyle in Florida as key lime pie and Christmastime walks on the beach.  People from all over the country, and all over the world, travel to the place where it’s always sunny and no one judges you for having a flat butt as long as… Read More »

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Fall Is a Dangerous Time to Be on the Road

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In some ways, the autumn is the perfect time for a road trip in North Florida.  Hurricane season is winding down, and those terrifying afternoon thunderstorms have given way to pleasant rain showers.  People are well aware of the hazards of driving in the winter; the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are peak season for… Read More »

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Breathalyzers Are Not Just for Traffic Stops Anymore

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Whether in a civil case or a criminal one, the strongest evidence that a person was driving drunk is a test measuring the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the collision.  This usually takes the form of a breathalyzer test administered by a police officer immediately after the suspected drunk driver… Read More »

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What Happens If No One Reports a Car Accident to the Police?

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After a minor car accident, it is understandable to want to get on with your day as quickly as possible.  Most of us are in such tight financial circumstances that a dent in the bumper of our car is the least of our worries; if the car will get us to and from work,… Read More »

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Are Head On Collisions the Most Dangerous Kind of Car Accident?

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Traveling by car is much safer than it used to be.  Since seatbelts and airbags are ubiquitous in cars, the risk of serious injury in most collisions is much less than it used to be.  Laws against drunk driving have reduced the incidence of extraordinarily dangerous driving behaviors.  Vehicles of recent model years even… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s New Tort Reform Law, HB 837

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A tort claim is a type of lawsuit in which the plaintiff suffered financial losses because of the defendant’s wrongdoing or negligence.  Therefore, tort laws apply to personal injury lawsuits.  Gov. DeSantis recently signed into law HB 837, a tort reform law which changes some of the rules that govern personal injury lawsuits.  The… Read More »

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