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Are Car Accident Reports Public Records?

The first step in making a claim for car accident injuries or property damage in Fort Lauderdale is to get a full copy of the crash report.  Most South Florida police departments will tell you the report will be available to the persons involved in the crash within 5-7 days, although that varies greatly from […]

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Lake Eloise Boat Rental Accident Highlights Need for Driver Training

Two men drowned in Lake Eloise on a rough, windy day after becoming separated from their boat.  The men had rented the boat that day on Lake Eloise and apparently took a driver education class before the rental.  Despite the class, Polk County Sheriff’s department is describing the two men as “inexperienced” boaters, and it […]

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Do I Use PIP Insurance if an Out-of-State Driver Caused the Accident?

According to the state’s official travel planning source, Florida averages well over 100 million visitors from out of state every year. The majority arrive by car, and many of those who fly will rent a car and drive in Florida. So Florida residents are more likely to be involved in a car accident with an […]

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Is Someone Liable for an Accident if They Were Under the Influence of Medical Marijuana?

The use of marijuana is legal in Florida under certain situations when the user has the proper authorization for medical use. So if someone legally using medical marijuana is involved in a car accident, can their marijuana use affect their liability for the accident? Is the situation different than when a driver is under the […]

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Who is at Fault When an Accident Involves Running a Yellow Light?

Drivers react in different ways when they see a yellow light. Some try to speed up to ensure that they get through the intersection before the signal turns red. Others slam on the brakes to stop quickly. Still, others drive on indecisively for some seconds and then often speed up or slow down with sudden […]

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The Importance of Vehicle Inspections for Car Accident Injury Cases

It is vitally important to get a thorough medical exam of your body after you’ve been in a car accident. And it can be almost just as important to get a thorough exam of cars involved as well. An inspection can reveal a lot about what happened before, during, and after a collision. Ultimately, an […]

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What You Should Expect at a Court Hearing in Fort Lauderdale

Whether you have an auto insurance claim, homeowners’ insurance claim, workers’ compensation claim or any other type of claim in Fort Lauderdale, asserting your legal rights may eventually mean going to court. While court hearings in these cases are relatively rare (most settle out of court well before trial), it will be necessary to ask […]

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What is Considered Defensive Driving in Florida?

Driving defensively is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of being seriously injured in a car accident. While you cannot control what other drivers do, you can control what you do, and if you take steps to keep yourself (and your passengers) safe, you will be significantly less likely […]

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Who Should I Call After a Car Accident?

When you get in a car accident, you should have two main priorities: Your first priority should be to take care of your health. If you were injured in the crash (or if you are concerned that you may have suffered a concussion or other internal injury), you should seek treatment right away. Your second […]

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What Third Parties Can Be Responsible for Work Injuries in Florida?

In Florida, most employees are eligible to file workers’ compensation claims when they get injured on the job. But, while collecting workers’ compensation benefits can help ease the financial stress of a work injury, in many cases these benefits are not enough. Fortunately, injured workers can also file “third-party” claims in many cases. A third-party […]

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