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Personal Injury Lawsuits and the Eggshell Skull Rule

By John Piccin |

When one person negligently or carelessly injures someone else, personal injury law generally dictates that the person who caused the harm is responsible for compensating the injured party for the losses sustained. For instance, if a bike repairman negligently forgot to tighten the screws on a child’s bike, and as a result, the bike… Read More »

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Who Can Be Sued in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By John Piccin |

When an individual is injured due to a doctor’s negligence, his gut reaction may be to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who harmed him. However, it is important to realize that there may be additional parties who are at fault as well and, consequently, should also be named in a subsequent… Read More »

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Personal Injury Law & Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in FL

By John Piccin |

When an individual who was physically injured due to the negligence of another files a personal injury lawsuit to recoup his losses, it is common for him to list emotional harm damages as part of his claim. However, if the plaintiff was not physically impacted by the defendant but still wishes to sue for… Read More »

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Med Mal Claims Based on Diagnostic Errors

By John Piccin |

Medical malpractice law in the United States primarily exists in order to compensate patients who suffer harm due to a medical professional’s negligent care. Medical malpractice (or “med mal”) claims are relatively common in the United States and can be founded on a variety of different types of medical negligence, however, many med mal… Read More »

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Drunk Drivers and Car Accident Liability in Florida

By John Piccin |

Are drunk drivers always at fault when involved in a car accident? You may be surprised to learn that the answer is no. A drunk driver who is involved in a car accident is not automatically considered to be at fault simply by virtue of their being intoxicated. In fact, if you get into… Read More »

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Fraternity & Sorority Related Injuries – Who’s Liable?

By John Piccin |

Tragedy struck recently at Florida State University when a 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge was found unresponsive the morning after a fraternity-sponsored event, reports CNN. The cause of the civil engineering major’s death is not yet known but the Tallahassee Police Department has stated that their preliminary investigation suggests that alcohol may have been… Read More »

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Teen Injured After Being Thrown From Ride at North Florida Fair

By John Piccin |

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the Tallahassee Police Department is investigating an accident that occurred at the North Florida Fair last weekend when a 14-year-old girl was inexplicably thrown from a ride and broke her nose. The ride, “Music Express”, spins in a circular loop while remaining on the ground, like a high-speed carousel,… Read More »

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Damages Available in FL Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By John Piccin |

Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, Florida Statute, Chapter 768, dictates what survivors can recover after losing a loved due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity. Florida Statutes section 768.19. Under Florida law, only the personal representative of a decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim, however the lawsuit is… Read More »

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5 Key Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Personal Injury Attorney

By John Piccin |

Interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit after being injured due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful act? If so, you should seriously consider retaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. While personal injury plaintiffs in Florida are legally permitted to represent themselves in court (often referred to as a “pro se”… Read More »

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Boating Accidents and Personal Injury Liability in Florida

By John Piccin |

Earlier this week a 52-year-old charter school principal was killed and his 4-year-old daughter was seriously injured when their personal watercraft collided with a 34-foot boat in Clearwater, Florida. ABC Action News reports that the accident took place just before 5:00 pm on Saturday and that the cause of the accident is still under… Read More »

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