Monthly Archives: June 2010

Florida Rights and Responsibilities for a Florida Automobile Accident – What Are the Laws and Legal Concepts That Apply?

When an automobile accident occurs in Florida, finding out who is at fault is not always as easy as you might think. There are some instances when a person or company could be sued for negligence in an auto accident even if the person or high ranking company official was not driving or even in the car at the time of the accident. Here are the most common scenarios when you might be found at fault: Someone Else Drives With Permission of Vehicle Owner – In Florida, a car owner is responsible for damages caused by accidents involving the negligent … Continue reading

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Florida Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Lawsuit – What Are the Time Limits that Apply to My Personal Injury – Automobile Accident Case?

Each state imposes a statute of limitations on filing personal injury lawsuits and Florida is certainly one of them. What is a statute of limitations? It simply means the period of time in which a person must start legal proceedings. Here are the Florida statutes of limitation: Personal Injury – legal proceedings must be initiated within four (4) years from the date of injury. Medical Malpractice – legal actions against medical professionals must be filed within two (2) years – either of the date of the act that resulted in the injury, or within two years from the date the … Continue reading

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Florida Law – What Constitutes Dental Malpractice?

Dental phobia – the fear of going to the dentist – is a fairly well documented phenomenon in the U.S. Many people do not like to go to the dentist because of the fear of pain or helplessness. Some people just don’t like the sounds associated with a dental treatment. Simply inducing fear, however, is no grounds for a dental malpractice claim. However, when a dentist’s actions (or inaction) cause an injury – either intentionally or unintentionally – it may be considered dental malpractice. Incidents of dental malpractice can include: • Failure to diagnose an oral condition or disease • … Continue reading

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Florida Dog Bite Law – Rights of Dog Bite Victims and Legal Responsibility of Dog Owners

According to The Humane Society of the U.S., there are over 77.5 million “owned” dogs in America. In fact, almost 40 percent of American homes have at least one dog. There is no question that Americans love dogs. And they love us right back. But sometimes that love takes the form of protection and even aggression, which is why dog bite laws exist. Florida dog owners can be held liable for any damages caused by their dog – either in a public place or when the victim is on the owner’s property lawfully. Florida has a strict liability law in … Continue reading

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Florida Personal Injury Claim – What Is A Personal Injury Case Worth?

Understanding how damages are awarded in Florida personal injury cases can provide insight into what your personal injury case may be worth. These are the most common types of damages awarded in Florida personal injury cases: Compensatory Damages – these are meant to compensate an accident victim for any loss incurred because of an accident or injury. The primary types of compensatory damages include: • Medical – the cost of medical care incurred because of the accident, both current and future, including expenses associated with a permanent disability or disfigurement. • Property – reimbursement for repairs or fair market value … Continue reading

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Florida Automobile Accidents and Other Injury Cases – Legal Advice for Injury Victims – How to Document Your Accident and Personal Injuries

Accidents can be traumatic and since the human brain is actually wired to help us forget traumatic experiences, it is critical for you to document your accident as soon as possible and not rely solely on memory for the details. Many of us today own smart phones that have applications to help us remember. There are voice memo applications you can use to record the details of your accident if you find that easier than writing. You can also take photos with your cell phone of the accident scene and your injuries. Be sure you document the following: Accident – … Continue reading

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