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Watch Out for Dangerous Children’s Toys

By John Piccin |

There’s nothing more memorable about the holiday season than the joy on a child’s face after opening a treasured gift. Unfortunately, excitement can turn tragic quickly if a toy or other children’s product contains a dangerous defect. Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to keeping children safe from injuries, reports that unintentional injuries are… Read More »

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Say This, Not That: Post-Accident Chats with a Florida Car Insurance Company

By John Piccin |

When you receive a phone call from the responsible driver’s insurance company just days after being injured in an auto collision, you’re probably thrilled to answer it. After all, the sooner you talk to the claims adjuster and provide important information, the faster you’ll receive payment. The problem with this scenario is that the… Read More »

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Documents to Bring to Your First Meeting with a Florida Personal Injury Attorney

By John Piccin |

Most personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation for accident victims, which is fortunate when you’ve been hurt and are suffering the financial consequences.  It is always best to call an attorney immediately after an accident.  In that case, the attorney will gather most necessary documents for you including medical records.  However, if… Read More »

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How Long Will I Be in Pain After a Florida Car Crash?

By John Piccin |

If you’re one of the roughly 4,200 victims who are injured in Marion County, FL car accidents every year according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there’s a good chance you’re still experiencing some pain. In a minor crash, you may feel achy or stiff; however, your discomfort may be… Read More »

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How Does Bias Affect Your Rights as a Florida Motorcycle Accident Victim?

By John Piccin |

Despite the fact that most motorcycle riders strictly adhere to traffic laws and safety tips offered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they still suffer from prejudice by other motorists on Florida roadways. Bias limits their thinking and impacts their behaviors, which could affect you if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident. While… Read More »

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Do I Have Legal Rights if I Get Food Poisoning at a Florida Restaurant?

By John Piccin |

Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified more than 250 foodborne ailments, many of which are caused by various bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Though the thought may make you squeamish, these statistics indicate that there’s a good chance you may suffer from one of them after eating at… Read More »

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Vehicle Safety Features to Prevent Teen Car Accidents in Florida

By John Piccin |

There is a common assumption that teen drivers are a significant safety threat on the road and, to a certain extent, statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles support this theory. Of the 662,000 total crashes that occur every year on average, almost 63,000 involve drivers aged 15 to 19… Read More »

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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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