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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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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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