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Burn Injuries and Defective Products

By John Piccin |

There are often news reports regarding the horrific injuries that victims sustain due to dangerous, defective products that make their way to Florida homes. Unfortunately, burns are among the most devastating injuries. The physical pain is agonizing, but scarring and disfigurement can be long-term or permanent. Victims often experience emotional trauma due to their… Read More »

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Not Wearing a Seatbelt Affects Your Safety and Your Rights in Florida

By John Piccin |

It is not breaking news that wearing a seatbelt is one of the top ways to protect your safety in an auto accident, and you put your life at risk if you do not buckle up. Plus, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles points out that it is against the law… Read More »

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Examples of Truck Driver Negligence in Florida Truck Accidents

By John Piccin |

Truck accidents are different from other motor vehicle accident, and involve additional laws and regulations. Fatal and injury-causing truck accidents continue to be a problem throughout Florida, and Marion County is no different. In its Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were… Read More »

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Rules of the Road for Florida Bicyclists

By John Piccin |

With its year-round mild temperatures and scenic landscapes, it’s no wonder that Florida is a top location for bicycling. Of course, an increased probability for bicycle accidents comes with a higher number of bikes on the road. On average, there are almost 7,000 bicycle accidents throughout the state every year. In Marion County, FL… Read More »

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Report Indicates Deadliest US City for Pedestrians is in Central Florida

By John Piccin |

The results of a recent study are in, and the findings may be disturbing for Floridians who like to get around by walking. Online news source ClickOrlando.com reported that the Orlando metropolitan area has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the US. Worse, all of the five deadliest US cities for walkers are… Read More »

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Protect Your Interests in Insurance Disputes: Understanding Auto Insurance Terms

By John Piccin |

Auto insurance is required by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles when you are registering any vehicle with four wheels or more.  The least expensive coverage does not provide many important coverages such a Bodily Injury Coverage which protects your assets if you are at fault or Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage which… Read More »

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Proving Pain and Suffering in a Florida Personal Injury Case

By John Piccin |

When you suffer injuries in a car accident, one of the first steps in recovering compensation is filing a claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company. There are two types of damages you can recover: Economic damages, such as medical costs, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses; and, Non-economic damages, which include pain and suffering,… Read More »

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The Importance of Lost Wages in an Ocala, FL Car Accident Claim

By John Piccin |

When you are injured in a car accident, your thoughts first turn to the physical and emotional effects on your life. However, there are financial consequences as well. Lost wages may not be an immediate concern, but they can be significant. According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida… Read More »

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Top 4 Auto Recalls of 2018

By John Piccin |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains an ongoing list of motor vehicle recalls, including details on the type of defect, number of affected units, and information on whether there were any casualties. Every January, it is always interesting to review the most unusual ones that occurred over the previous year. Auto defects are… Read More »

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Should I Hire an Attorney After a Florida Car Accident?

By John Piccin |

After you suffer injuries in an auto accident, one of the first questions that comes to mind is whether you should retain a lawyer. If you have a general understanding of how insurance claims work, you probably think you should go it alone. Attorneys cost money, but you will get to keep the entire… Read More »

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