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The Going and Coming Rule

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Under the legal theory of respondeat superior, employers can be held vicariously liable for the negligent or reckless actions of their employees. This issue is raised most often when an employee injures someone else while driving to or from work. Whether or not an employer can be held liable in these situations depends on… Read More »

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Florida’s Bodily Injury Liability Law Approved by House Committee

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Last week, the Florida House of Representatives Commerce Committee approved legislation that would require Florida drivers to carry bodily injury liability insurance. House Bill 19 is scheduled to go to the House floor for consideration when the 2018 legislative session starts in January. If passed, this law could have a significant impact on how… Read More »

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Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcyclists are always at a serious disadvantage when it comes to collisions with motorists who have the benefit of seat belts, airbags, and thousands of pounds of steel between them and the road. Although any type of motorcycle crash is dangerous, rear-end collisions tend to have particularly devastating consequences, so if you were involved… Read More »

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Injuries Sustained While Participating in Recreational Activities

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When someone is injured on another person’s property due to a dangerous condition, hazard, or defect, the injured party is often able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover damages. This is because property owners are required by law to take reasonable measures to make their premises safe for visitors. However, the level… Read More »

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Self-Defense Determinations in Civil Court

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Florida’s “stand your ground” law states that residents do not have the duty to retreat before using force against an attacker. This defense is often raised in criminal cases by those who use self defense to protect themselves from a violent attack. However, the Florida Supreme Court recently issued an opinion holding that while… Read More »

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When are Punitive Damages Awarded?

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In Florida, those whose personal injury claims are successful are eligible to collect a variety of damages, including compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, future loss of income, and in some cases pain and suffering. Generally, the amount and type of damages that a plaintiff can collect will depend… Read More »

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Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Child’s School

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Those who lose loved ones as a result of another person’s reckless or negligent conduct are often able to collect some form of compensation from the at-fault party to cover the decedent’s medical bills and funeral expenses. In many wrongful death cases, linking the defendant to the conduct that caused the accident and subsequent… Read More »

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Calculating Damages for Bicycle-Accident Related Injuries

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Florida’s climate allows residents to use their bicycles for the majority of the year. Although this comes with many advantages, it can also place cyclists at additional risk of being involved in an accident with other motorists. Most bicycle accidents involve negligent motorists and so have particularly dangerous consequences for cyclists who are at… Read More »

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Can Someone be Held Liable for Serving Alcohol at a Party?

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The short answer to this question is yes, but only in certain situations. This issue crops up most often when a guest at a party becomes intoxicated and then drives home, causing an accident. Social hosts can be held both criminally and civilly liable in cases where the driver was a minor, so if… Read More »

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How can Hiring an Expert Witness Help Me with My Personal Injury Claim?

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When an at-fault party disputes liability for causing an accident, retaining an expert witness can prove crucial to proving that his or her negligence was responsible for the accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have the resources and contacts to help you find a reliable and knowledgeable expert witness who can support your… Read More »

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