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Legal Importance of a Police Report After a Car Accident

In Brevard Country Florida, tens of thousands of car accidents happen annually. In hundreds of those cases, people are injured. These statistics are based mostly on filed police reports. What is it about police reports that is so important? If someone is doing something illegal, it can result in their Continue Reading...

Legalities Behind Texting and Driving

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We all know that texting and driving is illegal. Melbourne, Florida is under the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving” law. It is important to understand the ever-changing world of the what is and is not legal in order to keep from committing offenses that may permanently impact your record. Continue Reading...

What Four Elements to Be Aware of in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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When it comes to a wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to note the four elements that should be expected with one. If you’re filing one with the use of a wrongful death lawyer, they can provide you with more specific information related to your case. However, to have an Continue Reading...

Why Should I Get a Personal Injury Attorney?

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If you have been injured, whether in a car accident or a boating accident or even if you tripped over a rug left in the aisle of a store, you should get a personal injury attorney. Sure, the company will offer to settle and if the injury wasn’t too bad Continue Reading...

Prevalence of Pedestrian Fatalities in Florida Continues to Rise

Pedestrian fatalities continue to be on the rise throughout Florida. With many pedestrians walking or biking to where they need to go, many cars may not see them or end up accidentally hitting them. This is becoming an ongoing problem for those that are living within the area. With many Continue Reading...

Alcohol Laws and Vehicle Accidents That Happen on the Road

Accidents happen, but it is no fault of the person that ends up being struck by someone else due to their careless abilities to drive a vehicle while intoxicated. Even though it is termed as an accident, it is usually no accident that the person has gotten into the vehicle Continue Reading...

Common Injuries Sustained During Motorcycle Accidents

The number of accidents that occur that have motorcycles involved are growing with each warm season. Many people simply do not expect to see a motorcycle on the roadway while driving, especially when driving a larger vehicle. Due to their size, and lack of protection for the rider, many motorcycle Continue Reading...

Punitive Damages in a Florida Personal Injury Case

Punitive damages fall under a Florida section of tort law, or personal injury law that allows for damages to be awarded to a personal injury victim above and beyond normal compensation.  The purpose of them is as the name suggests.  They are punitive in nature in an effort to “punish” Continue Reading...

Is There a Cap to Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Damages?

The answer is yes and no.  There is a cap to a certain type of damages awarded in any Melbourne, FL area medical malpractice lawsuit, whether a wrongful death occurred or not.  Most states have a medical malpractice cap of some sort to protect the defendant against a detrimental loss Continue Reading...

When You Are Sued

There’s a knock on your door.  You open it and are handed a summons to court by a sheriff.  You are being sued for the injury suffered to another.  Now, you may have been expecting this.  Maybe you knew of the incident that caused the injury.   You saw the mailman Continue Reading...