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Florida Laws Limit Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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Nobody wants to hear that their beloved family member has died due to someone else’s negligence. After all, the death could have been prevented. It’s a true tragedy. On the bright side, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive financial compensation, right? Well, not always. Florida’s wrongful death laws are unique in… Read More

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Workers’ Compensation

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Have you been injured on the job? You could be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits for medical expenses and/or lost wages. Florida statutes §440.02 and §440.10 require employers across all industries, excluding construction, who have four or more employees must have workers compensation coverage. For the construction industry, employers with more than one… Read More

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Teen Killed In Florida Bicycle Crash

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Many children ride bikes while hanging out with friends or to get to and from school and other places. While riding bikes is a great form of exercise, it is not without its dangers. Bicycle accidents are common because bikes are small and hard to see. Sadly, a teen from Hastings was recently killed… Read More

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Florida Man Killed In Head-On Crash

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A head-on collision is one of the worst types of car accidents imaginable. These crashes are often fatal due to the high speeds involved. Sadly, a recent head-on crash in Florida led to fatality. The fatal accident occurred in Lakeport on the morning of January 7. A man was driving a sedan on northbound… Read More

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Elderly Florida Man Killed In Pedestrian Crash

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It may seem like a great idea to get around from place to place by walking—until a crash occurs. Pedestrians are vulnerable when walking on the road near cars. With no protection, a pedestrian accident can be deadly. Sadly, an 80-year-old man in Florida was killed after getting hit by an SUV. The fatal… Read More

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Assistant State Attorney Arrested In DUI Crash

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State attorneys represent the state in court, so you would think that they would be well-versed in the law. Even if this is true, people sometimes display poor judgment. This was recently the case for an assistant state attorney in Florida, who was arrested for DUI. The 35-year-old woman was arrested on the morning… Read More

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Man Admits To DUI Crash In Starke

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When someone does something wrong, they will often deny it so they don’t get in trouble. A Florida man did the exact opposite. The man was recently involved in an accident in Starke. When Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the accident scene, the man admitted to having a few drinks beforehand and not being… Read More

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Amputation: Types And Causes

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Nobody wants to have a body part amputated. Even losing a toe or finger can be a life-altering experience. Your ability to move, interact with others, and be independent suffers greatly. An amputation can happen in a variety of ways, but diseases and accidents are the primary cases. When a third party’s negligence causes… Read More

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6 Injured In Daycare Van Crash

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Car crashes can cause injuries, especially when multiple vehicles are involved. A four-vehicle crash in Orlando has injured six people, including several children. The accident occurred on the afternoon of November 12 at South Alafaya Trail and Avalon Boulevard. A day care van from Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy was involved in the crash,… Read More

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What To Know About Fractures

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Car crashes, falls, dog bites, and other accidents can cause injuries such as broken bones. When it comes to broken bones, every situation is different. A bone can break in a variety of ways and cause different symptoms. The healing time can also vary, depending on where and how the bone broke. Bones are… Read More

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