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Is a Seatbelt Required Under Florida Law?

Is a seatbelt required under Florida law?  Florida law requires a driver in front seat and passengers to wear an operational seatbelt that is available for use in a motor vehicle. The failure to wear an operational seat may serve as a defense to a claim for injuries pursued by the accident victim. The operative word is “may” because the fact you a seatbelt was not being worn does not always amount to a valid defense or argument to reduce the damages of an injury victim. In a the seatbelt defense case, the testimony of an expert witness would be … Continue reading

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What Damages Are Awardable in a Wrongful Death Case from an Automobile Accident?

When a family member dies as a result of the negligence of another person or a company, business, or government, there may be grounds to pursue a wrongful death case. What damages are award-able in a death case? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors including the following: Factors Involved In A Wrongful Death Case The Location of the Incident.   Each State has its own wrongful death laws in place.  In most instances, a wrongful death case must be pursued in the State where the incident took place and pursuant to the laws of the … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Report an Automobile Accident to My Insurance Company?

Do I need to report an automobile accident to my insurance company? When a person suffers a personal injury as a result of an automobile accident, there is often a question as to whether the accident needs to be reported to me injury victim’s automobile insurance company. The simple answer to this question is “Yes”. When a person owns or drives an automobile and takes out of an insurance policy, a contract is formed between the automobile insurance company and the insured driver or owner. Under the terms of Florida automobile insurance policies, there is a duty of cooperation. This … Continue reading

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