Monthly Archives: February 2012

What are the Legal Duties and Responsibilities of a Florida Hotel, Resort, or Theme Park When There is a Personal Injury?

In the State of Florida, there are millions of hotel, resort and theme park visits every year. Florida is well known as a tourism or destination State. The hotel, resort, and theme park industry are big business in the State of Florida. It should be pointed out that a hotel, resort, or theme park under Florida law is not an absolute guarantor or insurer of a visitor’s safety. In other words, the Florida hotel, resort, or theme park is not liable for responsible for every single injury or incident that takes place on the property; however, a business (including a … Continue reading

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Should I Sign a Release Sent from My Insurance Company or the Other Driver’s Insurance Company Following a Florida Automobile Accident?

Generally, there are four types of releases / authorizations that automobile insurance companies send out to injury victims following a Florida Automobile Accident. Since the signing of a Release for an insurance company may result in the waiver of important legal rights, it is important to get advice, consultation, and / or legal representation before signing these documents for the insurance company. In pursuing benefits under or through an automobile insurance policy, there may be certain time limitations that apply. Because of this, it makes it even more important to timely consult a Florida Personal Injury Attorney regardin these matters. … Continue reading

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How Does Bodily Injury Insurance Provide Compensation for Florida Automobile Accident Injury Victims?

Under Florida law, the of a motor vehicle / automobile is required to carry two forms of insurance: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Insurance. In Florida, there is state mandated automobile insurance coverage that is required. All coverages beyond these minimal requirements are optional and require additional premium payments in the State of Florida to automobile insurance companies. If a person is hit by a vehicle that only has minimal automobile insurance coverage, the only benefit that the person would receive (insurance wise) from the insurance company for the at fault driver or at fault owner would typically … Continue reading

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What Are the Legal Rights to Compensation of Injury Victims in Florida Trucking Accidents?

In Florida, semi-tractor trailers are commonly seen and driven on most major highways and Interstate roads in the State of Florida. Because of the size of the vehicle, accidents involving a semi tractor-trailer cause serious personal injuries to occupants of motor vehicles involved in a crash with a semi tractor-trailers. Because many of these injuries are permanent in nature and require a lifetime of medical care and follow-up in the form of pain management therapy and surgery, it is important for an injury victim and a trucking accident to retain the services of a Florida Personal Injury Attorney for advice, … Continue reading

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What Sources of Compensation and Payment Are Available to an Injured Passenger in a Florida Automobile Accident?

In Florida, automobile accidents happen every day. oftentimes the passenger is injury no fault of his or her own. Passengers have rights to compensation from various persons, businesses, and insurance companies for injuries suffered in a Florida Automobile Accident. The applicable Florida laws and insurance regulations can be quite confusing and complicated. It is important for the injured automobile passenger to seek legal advice from a Florida personal injury attorney to get information is to legal rights to compensation to medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. An injured passenger in a Florida automobile accident … Continue reading

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What Is the Legal Duty of a Florida Dog Owner for a Dog Bite injury?

In the State of Florida, dogs are present in millions of homes and in virtually every community. Residents and visitors to the State of Florida enjoy dog ownership and companionship. Unfortunately, many people (including children) are victims of dog bite injuries in the State of Florida. Whether the dog is big, small, or a certain breed, the duties of the dog owner remain the same. A Florida dog owner has a duty to maintain reasonable control of the dog. If a dog owner takes safety precautions and otherwise diligent about the attempted control of the dog, a dog owner can … Continue reading

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Is There a List of Doctors Who Treat Automobile Accident Injury Victims in Florida?

Is there a list of doctors who treat automobile accident injury victims in Florida? When a person is injured in a Florida Automobile Accident case or, the injury victim will often need six follow-up care after a visit to a local emergency room. injury victims can obtain medical care and have it paid for or covered through Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Under Florida law, PIP insurance coverage is primary to that of health insurance. Because of this, it is advisable for a person to seek or obtain medical care and treatment through a doctor or medical provider who accepts PIP … Continue reading

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What are the Legal Rights to Compensation for a Bicyclist Injured in a Florida Htit and Run Accident?

What are they legal rights of any insured bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in the State of Florida? Bicyclists are the unfortunate victims of hit-and-run accidents. When a bicyclist is hit or injured by a motor vehicle, the injuries often times are very serious in nature. Some bicyclists even lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents in the State of Florida. When there is an accident involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle, the driver of the motor vehicle and others nearby should stop to render assistance for the bicyclist. Unfortunately, drivers frequently flee the scene of the … Continue reading

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Following a Florida Automobile Accident, Should I Give a Statement to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?

After a Florida automobile accident, injury victims are often faced with many challenges and issues. It is common for insurance company to contact the injury victim to obtain a statement and other information regarding injuries. This brings about the following question: Should I give a statement to the insurance company for the at fault driver? Most attorneys who handle personal injury cases in the State of Florida will advise against giving such a statement until the injury victim consults with a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer. There is no legal duty to provide a statement to the at fault driver’s insurance … Continue reading

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Is the Injury Victim Required to Go to the Emergency Room Following a Florida Automobile Accident?

In Florida, is the injury victim required to go to the emergency room following an automobile accident? Drivers and passengers are the unfortunate victims of personal injury on a daily basis. What starts out as a simple ride to work, school, or elsewhere turns into a day that is not soon forgotten. When a person is injured as a result of an automobile accident, Florida has certain laws and regulations in place. Following a Florida automobile accident, I am frequently contacted as a Florida Automobile Accident Attorney and asked questions including the following: Do I have to go to the … Continue reading

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