EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS AND PEOPLE CHARGED WITH DUI IN ALACHUA COUNTY AND NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

This library contains articles that we at Meldon Law hope to be of help to you when dealing with accidents of all types, serious injuries, DUI arrests, and other criminal charges. This library is intended to be a resource for public information and help Florida drivers to protect themselves. Remember, every case is unique and these articles do not intend to give or represent legal advice for any particular case. Please feel free to give me a call at (352) 373-8000 if you have any questions about your case, or contact us. I also value your input and would like to hear from you about what topics YOU would like to have discussed here, you can email me at jmeldon@meldonlaw.com.

PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN A FLORIDA AUTO ACCIDENT CASE EXPLAINED BY LOCAL ATTORNEY

Do you know when an automobile accident victim may be awarded punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages? Punitive damages are often misunderstood. In this article accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, explains what they are, who pays, and when they may come into play in a car crash. What are Punitive Damages? Punitive damages may be […]

OCALA ACCIDENT ATTORNEY EXPLAINS THE LEGAL DEEP END OF RESIDENTIAL POOL LIABILITY

Failure to equip a new, residential pool with a proscribed safety device may result in a second degree misdemeanor-or worse, a drowning death or lifelong personal injury. Ocala accident attorney explains the legal “deep end” of residential pool liability. Florida is not only home to beautiful sunny summers, but also ranks first in unintentional drowning […]

GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY ADVISES – THE THIRD DEGREE FOR SUMMER DRIVING

Give your car and driving skills the third degree to drive safely in spring and summer showers. Gainesville accident attorney gives advice on driving on wet roads in order to avoid a crash. Nearly 1.2 million accidents occur annually in wet-weather conditions, killing about 5,700 people and injuring half a million (NHTSA). In Florida, about […]

THE GREAT RED-LIGHT CAMERA DEBATE – GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HELPS EXPLAIN.

The ongoing red-light debate questions whether city and county government should be allowed to operate cameras to capture red-light runners in the act. As a Gainesville accident attorney, I can say that there are persuasive arguments on both sides. Here is an attempt to simplify a complex debate: Proponents of red-light cameras argue to the […]

GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY EXPLAINS THE COST OF UNDER-INFLATED TIRES:

Under-inflation, meaning inadequate tire pressure, increases wear and tear to a car’s tires, especially in summertime heat. Here are some of the costs of riding on under-inflated tires, at any time during the year: 1. A Set of New Tires. Driving on under-inflated tires may decrease the lifetime of your tires by one whole year, […]

TIRE BLOW-OUT LITIGATION – GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HELPS UNDERSTAND

Gainesville Accident Attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, explains when a tire blow-out can lead to litigation and the recovering of damages from the tire manufacturer. If a tire explodes, causing injury, the damaged party may have a personal injury or accident case, based on the tire manufacturer’s negligence (responsibility) for the defective product. A tire defect action […]

GAINESVILLE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY REVIEWS WHY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAPS EXIST – A HISTORICAL PERERPECTIVE

Why does a medical malpractice cap exist in the first place? Why not allow a victim of med mal to collect as much as possible on non-economic damages like pain and suffering? Gainesville medical malpractice attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, explains the history behind caps. The short answer is money. The long answer involves attempting to lower […]

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE? GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY EXPLAINS.

Negligence occurs when a victim is injured because of another’s negligent action, misconduct, or failure to act. Sometimes, negligence is defined as the doing of something that a reasonably prudent person would not do under similar circumstances. A relative term: Negligence is a relative term that depends on the facts and circumstances in each specific […]

DO I HAVE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM? WHO IS ENTITLED TO MAKE A CLAIM? A GAINESVILLE AND OCALA ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HELPS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS IN FLORIDA What is wrongful death and who is entitled to make a claim? As an experienced Gainesville and Ocala accident attorney that concentrates in wrongful death cases, here is basic information that you need to know: WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH? A wrongful death occurs when […]

FIRST-TIME DUI OFFENSE AND DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION – EXPERIENCED GAINESVILLE DUI LAWYER EXPLAINS THE FACTS.

– – – – – Arrested for DUI? Worried about loosing your license? One of the top DUI lawyers in Alachua County explains your options. Understandably, first-time DUI offenders, who face a potential driver’s license suspension, have legitimate concerns about commuting to work or school. In addition to DUI fines, court costs, and increased car […]