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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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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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The Coronavirus Has Brought Up Serious Injury & Employment Law Questions: Are You in Harm’s Way?

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There is no question that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has very quickly changed all of our lives, including here in Florida, where, according to the latest updates, the confirmed cases are up to 15,698, with 323 deaths. As attorneys who work in both personal injury and labor and employment law in Jacksonville, Lake City, and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Alcohol Levels Below BAC Are Still Killing Too Many, Especially The Young

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A new study has turned much of what we know about car accidents caused by drunk driving on its head by revealing that approximately 15 percent of alcohol-related car crash deaths involve alcohol levels well below the legal 0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit. According to the study, 37 percent of approximately 600,000 auto… Read More »

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