Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

Road Rage Americans love to exercise their right to free speech, and never has this been more apparent than what is now being displayed on our city streets and highways. Road rage and aggressive driving have become all the rage and unfortunately with some surprising unintended consequences. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, road rage is defined as an “uncontrolled anger” that results in violence or threatening violence towards another motorist, passenger, or pedestrian on the road. Road rage is in fact criminal behavior, and as such, can be prosecuted under existing laws. Road rage can also be considered … Continue reading

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Mistakes To Avoid When In An Accident

There are approximately 27,000 car accidents a day that occur around the country. As with most car accidents the last thing on an individual’s mind when involved in an automobile accident is to protect their legal rights. Many injury cases are put in jeopardy because of mistakes made by the victims. Here are some common automobile accident mistakes to avoid, which will improve your chances of getting fair compensation for your injuries. 10 Automobile Accident Mistakes to Avoid Not Contacting the Police immediately:  Even the smallest automobile accident can produce neck and back injuries days later. If you’ve been involved in … Continue reading

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What Evidence To Gather After A Car Accident

Soon after a Florida automobile accident takes place, evidence can be gathered by the injury victim and others to help support the claim or case that may be pursued in the future.  Certainly, medical care and safety at the accident scene are top priorities and may take precedence over any potential opportunities to gather information.  If there is an opportunity to gather evidence and information, it can be very helpful to the successful pursuit of the car accident injury case or claim. Photographs and Video Most smart phones these days including iPhones, Droids, and similar phones have the capability to … Continue reading

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What if You are in a Florida Automobile Accident with an Uninsured Motorist?

In the State of Florida, there are millions of licensed drivers and registered motor vehicle owners.  Unfortunately, many of these drivers and vehicle owners are uninsured.  For one reason or another, there is no automobile insurance in place.  Insurance policies lapse for non-payment and other reasons.  Some automobile insurance policies are cancelled due to fraud, misrepresentation, or the failure to cooperate.   When an uninsured motorist is negligent and crashes into a vehicle owned or occupied by an otherwise innocent person, there are many questions and challenges that arise.   Uninsured Motorist As Jacksonville automobile accident attorneys, we often are told by … Continue reading

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Can a Parent be Sued or Held Liable for the Negligence of a Teen Driver?

In the State of Florida, a parent can be held liable or can be sued for the negligence of a teen driver.  In order to obtain a learner’s driver license at age of 15 in Florida, a teen must obtain permission and written consent of a parent or guardian.  Thereafter, from the age of 15 through the age of 18, a parent or guardian who provided the written consent will be held liable under Florida law for the carelessness or negligence of the teen driver if the teen driver is in an automobile accident.  Some people believe that parental liability … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Car Accident Attorney

In the State of Florida, there is no shortage of advertisements by personal injury attorneys on billboards, television, radio, bus benches, buses, sporting events, and other mass media placements.  However,  selecting the right car accident attorney should be by much more than just a repetitive ad or the number of ads in the marketplace.  When selecting a personal injury attorney, here are some factors to consider: Experience A personal injury case is not the type of case that should be handled or directed by a case manager or young associate.  There are two many pieces of the puzzle to entrust the … Continue reading

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Nine Causes of Automobile Accidents in Florida

In Florida, automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents are unfortunately something that just about every community has in common on a daily basis.  Many of these accidents or crashes cause serious personal injuries and disrupt both the short term and long term lives of the personal injury victims and their families.  While some automobile accidents or crashes are unforeseeable and frankly unavoidable, most could have been avoided with safer driving, slower speeds, and better attention to the primary act at the moment — namely the driving and operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Florida.   Here are … Continue reading

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Determining Fault In A Personal Injury Case

One important issue that is part of every personal injury case is the concept of fault. “Fault” refers generally to the liability or responsibility for the personal injuries and damages suffered / sustained by the victim. In determining the issue of fault, there are a number of factors, facts, and circumstances that are considered or reviewed by a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney.   Four elements that are part of every personal injury case 1 – Duty; 2 – Breach of Duty; 3 – Causation; and 4 – Damages All elements must be established in order to pursue, seek, and obtain … Continue reading

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Factors That Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

Personal Injury Claims There are a number of factors that affect the value of a personal injury case or claim.  Like people, each personal injury case is unique.  As such, individual attention should be given to a particular claim or case.  While each case will have its own set of facts and circumstances, here are some factors that may affect the ultimate settlement value or jury verdict on a personal injury case.  The factors are not listed in any particular order. Liability or Fault In Florida, the courts recognize comparative fault as the law of the land.  In other words, … Continue reading

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Lane Splitting is Illegal in The State of Florida

Motorcyclists who practice lane splitting or driving between two lanes of stopped or moving traffic are doing so in violation of Florida Law. Lane sharing on the other hand, where there are 2 motorcyclists sharing the same lane while cycling down the road are not in violation of Florida law.  Lane splitting is a dangerous activity that puts the motorcyclist and other drivers at risk. Many things can go wrong because of the distance shared between vehicles and the motorcyclist has limited control over their immediate situation and usually not enough time to anticipate the actions of other drivers. If an … Continue reading

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