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

By John Piccin |

You’ll often hear that quick action is essential after you’ve been hurt in an accident, but you may not fully understand the reason why. Time is of the essence because of Florida’s statute of limitations, a legal concept that places restrictions on how long you have to file a claim in a personal injury… Read More »

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How You Can Support Your Claim After a Florida Car Accident

By John Piccin |

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Crash Dashboard for Marion County, there were 6,112 total auto collisions in 2018, causing injuries to 5,211 victims. It’s likely that many of them retained legal counsel to handle the claims process, which is a smart move in getting fair compensation. However, your… Read More »

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Overview of Mediation in a Florida Personal Injury Case

By John Piccin |

While many personal injury claims settle out of court before litigation, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in court to recover the compensation you deserve by law. During the proceedings, the court may order you to participate in a process called mediation. Your Ocala personal injury attorney will be present to protect… Read More »

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The Best Car Seats to Protect Your Child in a Car Accident

By John Piccin |

As a parent, you may be aware of Florida’s laws on safety restraints in motor vehicles, which require: A full car seat for infants and children up to three years old; An approved booster seat for four- and five-year-olds; and, A seat belt for children aged 6 – 17 years old. However, beyond these… Read More »

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When the At-Fault Driver Won’t Use Insurance for a Florida Car Accident

By John Piccin |

Many people have been tempted to resolve a car accident matter without getting insurance companies involved, especially when the crash only resulted in property damage to a vehicle. The problem is that this approach presents grave implications for your rights, issues you may not consider when the other driver has a wallet out and… Read More »

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Civil Lawsuits for Florida Workplace Accident Injuries

By John Piccin |

If you’re an employee injured in a workplace accident, you’re probably familiar with your rights under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. Most Florida employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job. You file a claim with your employer through its workers’ comp insurer, and… Read More »

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May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: How to Stay Safe on Florida Roadways

By John Piccin |

May was National Motorcycle Awareness Month.The initiative raises awareness for other drivers to be on alert, so you should contact an Ocala motorcycle accident attorney if you were hurt by another motorist’s negligence. The campaign also provides the opportunity to remind riders of some Do’s and Don’ts to avoid a crash. DO Wear a… Read More »

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Liability Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine (DID)

By John Piccin |

The scenario is a common one: You loan a friend your car for the afternoon, not concerned about what could happen if he or she is involved in a car accident. You know the person is dependable and a safe driver – and insurance will cover any potential losses in the event of a… Read More »

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The Dangers of Unsecured Loads in Florida Truck Accidents

By John Piccin |

With busy roadways like Interstate 75 and Florida’s Turnpike running nearby, motorists in Ocala, FL are no stranger to large truck traffic. While you may think the risk of accidents is typically due to careless driving, there are other factors that contribute to truck crashes. Unsecured loads are more of a problem than you… Read More »

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Florida Has Most Fatal Bicycle Accidents in the US

By John Piccin |

With summer in full swing and kids out of school for the next few weeks, some sobering news hit the Sunshine State. According to a May 29, 2019 article published by Orlando’s Spectrum News 13, Florida is the Number One US state for bicycle fatalities. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More »

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