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The Daubert Standard And Florida Personal Injury Cases

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The saying that you should believe half of what you see and none of what you hear predates the internet.  In an era where clickbait and hysteria are at your fingertips on multiple devices at every moment of the day and night, it is difficult even to know how to figure out what to… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Collateral Source Rule In Florida Personal Injury Lawsuits

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Personal injury lawsuits that go to trial represent only a small fraction of the total cases, and those trials that result in a ruling in favor of the plaintiff are only a fraction of those, but when plaintiffs win their personal injury cases, the amount that the court orders the defendant to pay is… Read More »

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Can You Recover Damages In A Personal Injury Lawsuit If You Were Partially At Fault?

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The courts know that no one is perfect.  In a personal injury lawsuit, the court can still rule in a plaintiff’s favor and order the defendant to pay damages, even if the plaintiff is partially at fault for the accident.  A Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages after getting injured in… Read More »

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Winning A Personal Injury Lawsuit Through Evidence

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Movies make it look like lawyers win court cases through playing on the judge or jury’s sense of human compassion and decency, but emotion should not play a role in judge or jury’s  determination of damages awards.  In a personal injury lawsuit from a car accident or a slip-and-fall injury, you must prove a… Read More »

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Personal Injury Claims For Back Injuries

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Unfortunately, you can have any of a variety of injuries to your back after a car accident because the human body and spine are simply not designed to sustain that kind of heavy impact. Even a car accident that is considered “minor” can result in a serious back injury which is why you shouldn’t… Read More »

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Avoiding Rear-End Car Accidents

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Car accidents of any kind have the potential to lead to tragic results. Rear-end collisions in particular are a common type of motor vehicle crash in the United States and can have serious implications. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published statistics indicating that of the six million car accidents that take place… Read More »

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Why It’s Important To Get Your Car Accident Settlement Right The First Time Around

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Statistics make it clear that the vast majority of accident claims are resolved through settlement instead of a trial. However, every settlement amount isn’t the same and accident victims sometimes later find themselves realizing that they have settled for too low of a settlement offer. Unfortunately for those in that situation, it is important… Read More »

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The Legal Rights Of Florida Hit-And-Run Accident Victims

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Being involved in any kind of car accident is traumatic, especially when the accident results in injuries. But for those who find themselves injured in a collision where the driver who was at fault left the scene of the accident, it can be even more stressful. In addition to having to deal with injuries,… 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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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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