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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

By John Piccin |

Anyone who has been injured due to someone else’s negligence and is interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida should be warned: personal injury lawsuits in Florida can only be filed within a limited timeframe thanks to our state’s statutes of limitations. How long you have to file your claim depends on… Read More »

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How to Prove Your Florida Product Liability Negligence Claim

By John Piccin |

If you are like most Florida residents then you probably use countless products on any given day. From the alarm clock you turn off the moment that you wake up, to the coffee maker that you switch on before hopping in your car and driving to work, to the computer that you work on,… Read More »

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Florida Legislature Failed to Repeal PIP Insurance, Here’s What that Means to You

By John Piccin |

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Florida Legislature ended its 2017 session earlier this month without passing House Bill 1063 (HB 1063). HB 1063 was aimed at reforming our state’s current no-fault personal injury protection car insurance system and, if it had been passed into law, would have eliminated the requirement that Florida… Read More »

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Ignition Interlock Devices: An Overview of the Current Law in Florida

By John Piccin |

According to the Tampa Bay Times state legislators in Florida filed approximately 1,900 bills during the 2017 regular session, 234 of which were passed by both the House and the Senate. One of the many bills that failed was House Bill 949 which, if passed into law, would have required first-time DUI offenders to… Read More »

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Rear-End Accidents: Who is Liable?

By John Piccin |

A rear-end accident is a type of traffic collision in which one car crashes into the car in front of it. Rear-end accidents are extremely common, in fact The Washington Post reports that there are approximately 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the United States each year. When this happens the rear driver is usually,… Read More »

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Woman Files Personal Injury Lawsuit After Slip and Fall Accident on Cruise Ship

By John Piccin |

The Florida Record reports that a personal injury lawsuit was recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the Carnival Corporation alleging that the company’s negligence caused a woman to be seriously injured when she slipped while aboard one of their cruise ships. According to the lawsuit, the… Read More »

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Car Accidents Involving Wildlife

By John Piccin |

Unfortunately, car accidents involving wildlife are extremely common. According to the Defenders of Wildlife’s fact sheet there are approximately 725,000 to 1.5 million wildlife-vehicle collisions every year in the United States. A fair share of these accidents occur in Florida as our state is teeming with wildlife that frequently wanders onto roadways. In order… Read More »

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Lost a Loved One Due to Someone’s Negligence? Consider Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

By John Piccin |

When a person dies due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongful act, the deceased’s surviving family members are often able to file what is known as a “wrongful death lawsuit” against whomever caused their loved one’s untimely death. But who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit? What types of damages are… Read More »

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What Not to Say After an Auto Accident

By John Piccin |

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, but saying the wrong thing after the crash can make a bad situation even worse. Legally speaking, it is always advisable to be honest about what happened, but at the same time it is important not to say something that may potentially limit… Read More »

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Types of Damages Available in Personal Injury Cases

By John Piccin |

Courts in Florida award a variety of different types of damages to successful personal injury plaintiffs. “Damages”, or monetary compensation awarded to a harmed plaintiff (i.e. the injured party who files a personal injury lawsuit) typically come in two forms: compensatory damages and punitive damages. This article outlines the various types of compensatory damages… Read More »

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