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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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Common Questions About Florida Birth Injury Claims

By John Piccin |

The birth of your child is the culmination of nine months of pregnancy, a seemingly endless amount of time as you anxiously await the day you’ll get to meet him or her. All along the way and heading into the delivery room, you’ve trusted your physician to provide the necessary care and solid advice…. Read More »

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What To Do After a Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident in Florida

By John Piccin |

You may be generally aware of Florida’s statute on comparative fault and how it could reduce the amount of compensation for a car accident victim if that person’s own negligence contributed to the collision. The concept also arises in the context of multi-vehicle accidents, although in a different way. The default rule on comparative… Read More »

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Fatal Florida Train Crash is a Reminder to Exercise Caution Around Tracks

By John Piccin |

A recent train accident in Central Florida serves as a grim reminder that everyone – including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycle riders, and others – should be aware of safety around the train tracks. An Orlando Sentinel article dated March 1, 2019 recounted an incident where a bicycle rider was struck and killed by a… Read More »

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Birth Injuries: Your Rights as a Parent Under Florida Law

By John Piccin |

When you’ve awaited the birth of your infant for many long months, it’s devastating to learn that your child suffered birth injuries due to a medical error. Your moment of joy turns into fear and anxiety as you wonder about the long-term implications. Florida law does provide you with rights, and an experienced Ocala… Read More »

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Checklist for Filing an Insurance Claim After a Florida Car Accident

By John Piccin |

If you were hurt in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably have a lot of questions about what to do next and how to file a claim. The process is far from easy, but it’s helpful to use a checklist for guidance, especially considering the time constraints: Florida has a four-year… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

By John Piccin |

Distracted driving continues to be a significant problem in Florida and across the US, prompting the National Safety Council (NSC) to name April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Literature, programs, signs, and other materials are available to remind motorists that safe operation of the vehicle is the only task to focus on while driving…. Read More »

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Factors to Consider When Buying a Booster Seat for Your Child

By John Piccin |

Florida law requires all children under five years old to be secured by a federally approved seat when riding in a vehicle, but compliance with the statute is a secondary reason to buckle up your child. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that proper safety restraints reduce the risk of… Read More »

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