Understanding Assumption of Risk

The assumption of risk is a legal doctrine used as an affirmative defense in personal injury cases. With assumption of risk, the defense tries to escape liability by shifting some or all of the blame for the injury onto the victim. However, the assumption of… read more

Car Accidents Caused by Brake Checking in Florida

Tailgating is annoying and dangerous. Rear-end collisions remain the most common type of collision, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). And many of these rear-end crashes result from following too closely, also called tailgating. Most traffic safety experts recommend allowing tailgaters to… read more

Who Is At Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident in Florida?

T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, are some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. They often occur when one vehicle runs a red light or stop sign and crashes into another vehicle traveling straight through an intersection. Knowing what to look for… read more

What Are the Rules in Florida Regarding Stopping for a School Bus?

School is in session, which means that large yellow school buses abound on Boca Raton roadways. Many drivers can easily identify a school bus, but not all drivers know what to do when they encounter one while driving. This confusion can lead to school bus… read more

When Is Passing on the Right Permitted in Florida?

According to most drivers in the state, passing on the right is a no-no in Florida. They are mostly correct. In the Sunshine State, you will get a ticket for passing on the right in most cases. And your chances of causing a wreck usually… read more

How Common Are Car Accidents Due To Eating While Driving in Fort Lauderdale?

When it comes to negligent behaviors behind the wheel, distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents.  Generally, most people associate distracted driving with cell phone use, changing the radio, or even using a navigation system. However, you may be surprised to learn that… read more

Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality 

When it comes to personal injury settlements, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Many people in West Palm Beach believe settlements are always huge sums of money, while others believe the process is always long and drawn out.  Here’s a closer look at… read more

How To File a Wrongful Death Claim in West Palm Beach

You can file a personal injury claim if you suffer an injury caused by somebody else’s misconduct. But what sort of claim is appropriate when someone dies in an accident? In West Palm Beach, Florida’s wrongful death statute governs the claim. Wrongful death claims work… read more

What Happens if No One Was At-Fault After My Car Accident in West Palm Beach?

If you’re in a car accident in West Palm Beach that wasn’t obviously your fault or another party’s fault, how do you proceed to get compensated for injuries or damages? In Florida, drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) car insurance. Specifically, $10,000… read more

What Happens When an Unlicensed Driver in Fort Lauderdale Causes a Car Accident?

When an unlicensed driver causes a car accident, the fact that the driver is unlicensed is irrelevant to the issue of fault. The reasoning that “It was the unlicensed driver’s fault because they wouldn’t have been on the road in the first place if they… read more

How Serious Does an Injury Have To Be To File a Claim in Florida?

There is no lower limit on the value of an injury claim (with a major exception being car accidents, which we will discuss in detail below). Theoretically, you could file a claim against someone for only $1.The real question is whether it is worth bothering… read more

Suing for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Florida

If you sustain injuries in a car accident or are injured due to the actions or inactions of another individual, you may be entitled to certain damages. These generally include economic and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages can include relief for pain and suffering, which includes… read more

Who Is at Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident in Boca Raton?

Impact location can play a significant role in the severity of a car crash. Although the damage may be minor when one vehicle swipes another, head-on collisions can have catastrophic effects. T-bone crashes, also called side-impact collisions, are some of Florida’s most high-risk car accidents…. read more

What Is the Average Florida Auto Accident Settlement? Recent Car Accident Settlement Examples

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in West Palm Beach, you’ll likely question how much your case is worth and how these determinations are made. In Florida, there is generally no average car accident settlement amount. The value of your case is unique… read more

Is It Possible To Get Out of Jury Duty in West Palm Beach?

Jury service is a civic duty that helps keep Florida courts in check. Every day, thousands of Sunshine State residents are summoned to serve on criminal and civil trials. While some cases may last only a few hours, complex matters have the potential to take… read more

Does My Car Need To Go to a Specific Shop for Repairs After an Accident in Fort Lauderdale?

Traffic accidents are common in Fort Lauderdale, especially during peak tourist season and rush hour traffic. Repairing damage to a vehicle can be a hassle. However, insurance may cover the cost of the repairs. Even if an insurance company pays to repair your vehicle after… read more

What Is the Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury?

Bodily injury and personal injury may sound the same. However, these terms have very different meanings when discussing damages in a personal injury claim, such as a car accident claim. Personal injury is any injury sustained because of an accident or other instance. The injury… read more

Most Common Water Park Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

Warm, sunny Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida, and part of the reason is the abundance of family-friendly water parks.  Many cities are lucky to boast just one amusement park full of towering water slides, lazy rivers, and splash… read more

What Should I Do If a Hurricane Damaged My Car

Hurricane Ian recently swept through Florida, causing catastrophic damage across the state. Homes, businesses, and motor vehicles were common casualties of the storm. It will take many weeks to assess the full damage and years to recover from it. Many people will look to insurance… read more

Are Backseat Seat Belts Required in Florida?

According to Florida law, seat belts are largely required in the state. However, this requirement varies depending upon whether a person is sitting in the front seat or backseat of the motor vehicle. The age of the passengers also dictates whether seat belt usage is… read more