Who Is Liable for a Beach Accident in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 11-03-2022 / Personal Injury

With the bright sun, roaring waves, and soft grating sand, the beach is a feast for the senses and an affordable way to create priceless memories. Since the beach is a popular spot for all sorts of activities, they tend to draw swarms of people and require lots of maintenance, so personal injury accidents are […]

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Legal Steps You Can Take if Your Automotive Software Causes a Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 11-03-2022 / Uncategorized

No matter how safe or experienced a driver you may be, there are many different variables out of your control that can lead to a damaging car accident. One possible cause of a severe accident is the failure of automotive software. If you have been in a car accident as a result of your automotive […]

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Can I Sue if I Was Injured on a Vespa in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 10-31-2022 / Personal Injury

Scooting along in a Vespa is a fun and easy way to navigate city streets while taking in the renowned Florida sunlight. As a result of the increased public use of these vehicles, it’s become more common for people to experience injuries while riding them. However, many riders are unsure when a Vespa injury warrants […]

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How to Know if Your Car is Totaled

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Michael Damaso / 10-27-2022 / Auto Accidents

You’ve likely witnessed processions of crushed vehicles being hauled together on trucks. You could undoubtedly identify those cars as being totaled, but it’s not always clear when a car isn’t worth repairing. After a particularly bad wreck, your heart may sink upon realizing the damage is so substantial it may not be fixable or worth […]

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When Is a Pedestrian At-Fault After a Florida Car Crash?

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Michael Damaso / 09-30-2022 / Car Accident

When pedestrians cross the street, they do not benefit from steel frames, airbags, or other safety features that come standard on cars. Despite their vulnerability, sometimes pedestrians are not immune from fault in an accident. If a pedestrian behaves negligently and causes an accident, they may bear liability for the other parties’ injuries. If you […]

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Can I Be Held Liable for a No Contact Accident in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 07-28-2022 / Auto Accidents

It is no secret that driving in Florida can be stressful and even dangerous. With a wide range of drivers on the road, from inexperienced first-time drivers to tourists who are unfamiliar with the area, car accidents can occur when least expected. While car accidents may be caused by one or more cars hitting another, […]

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Can I Lose My Home if I’m at Fault in a Florida Car Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 07-26-2022 / Auto Accidents

Whenever a person gets behind the wheel of their car, they are at risk of being involved in a car accident. All drivers hold a duty of care to act reasonably when driving in order to avoid causing an accident. However, everyone makes mistakes. If you have caused a car accident in Florida, you may […]

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Determining Who Is Liable in a Crash With a Broken-Down Car

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Michael Damaso / 07-21-2022 / Auto Accidents

Many Florida drivers are familiar with car accidents between two or more drivers where one behaved recklessly or negligently and caused a crash. While determining liability can still be challenging after a standard car accident, it can be even more so in a crash with a broken-down car. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, […]

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3 Features of the I-4 Ultimate Project Intended to Improve Safety

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Michael Damaso / 06-29-2022 / Auto Accidents

When Florida residents think of the infamous Interstate-4 or I-4, they likely associate it with stand-still traffic, constant construction, and less than safe driving conditions. In fact, I-4 has been deemed the nation’s deadliest highway due to the alarmingly high number of fatal accidents that occur along the roadway daily. While the highway has a […]

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Can You Still Retain Compensation After a “Minor” Car Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 06-21-2022 / Auto Accidents

A car accident can happen when least expected, leaving the victims with extensive injuries and losses. While not all car accidents are considered catastrophic, every car accident should be taken seriously by those involved. If you have been hurt in a minor car accident, it is crucial that you speak with a car accident lawyer […]

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Who Is Responsible After a Rental Car Accident in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 06-14-2022 / Car Accident

Whether their own vehicle is in the shop or they are on vacation and want to drive a vehicle to get them to each stop along their itinerary, renting a car is a popular alternative to using rideshare platforms or public transportation. Renting a car comes with a lot of responsibility to bring the car […]

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Can You Still File a Car Accident Claim if the Negligent Driver Dies?

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Michael Damaso / 05-17-2022 / Auto Accidents

If you have suffered injuries in an accident that resulted in the other driver’s death, you may be wondering if it is possible to recover compensation for your injuries. Many accident victims worry about the deceased driver’s family and may neglect their own need to recover their losses. However, if the deceased driver behaved negligently […]

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How Your Driving Record Can Affect Your Car Accident Claim in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 05-10-2022 / Uncategorized

All drivers hold a responsibility to act reasonably safely when they get behind the wheel of their car. Not only does this help keep them safe, but it also protects the other drivers or pedestrians that may become hurt if they act negligently. An individual’s driving record is an important piece of information that often […]

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Can a Police Report Help Prove Fault After a Florida Car Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 05-03-2022 / Auto Accidents

One of the first steps you should take following a car accident is to call the police. Even if the accident does not seem severe, having a police report could be vital if you discover injuries or property damage following the accident. Suppose the other driver behaved negligently, and you intend to pursue a claim […]

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How Can Technology Help Your Truck Accident Case?

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Michael Damaso / 04-21-2022 / Truck Accident

Technology is a vital part of just about every aspect of society, and dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident is no exception. Technology can help your truck accident case in many ways, from reconstruction to surveillance footage that may be available to determine the facts of the collision. Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis […]

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Can I Seek Punitive Damages after a Truck Accident in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 04-19-2022 / Auto Accidents

A Florida truck accident may alter your life in many ways, including injuries sustained in the collision and a vehicle that has been rendered undrivable. Understandably, your first instinct may be to find a Florida truck accident lawyer who can help you file a claim against the responsible party that results in significant compensation levels […]

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What You Should Know When a Florida Truck Accident Involves Speeding

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Michael Damaso / 04-14-2022 / Auto Accidents

Speeding is one of the most common causes of Florida truck accidents. When this is a factor in a collision, there are various elements to consider in determining accountability for the accident. Working with a skilled Florida truck accident lawyer can help you investigate the facts of the collision so that if speeding was a […]

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How to Take Truck Accident Photos to Use as Evidence in Your Claim

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Michael Damaso / 04-12-2022 / Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you may be stunned by the impact or confused about what to do in the aftermath. While your first call should be to emergency responders to ensure that the police are on the way to file a report and EMS to respond to any injuries, your next should be to a […]

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How Truck Accident Reconstruction Can Help Your Claim

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Michael Damaso / 04-05-2022 / Truck Accident

The moments immediately following a truck accident are crucial because this is when the most information is known about what happened. However, everyone involved is focused on making sure that any injuries are being addressed and getting out of the way of any oncoming traffic. When you work with an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer, […]

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Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 04-01-2022 / Auto Accidents

The aftermath of a truck accident can be chaotic, especially if multiple vehicles were involved. It can be challenging to determine responsibility in those immediate moments. Yet, doing so is necessary to ensure that the party accountable for the collision is held responsible. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, this might be the truck […]

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Five Safety Tips for Driving at Night in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 03-29-2022 / Car Accident

Driving at night can be stressful no matter where you are, but the mix of rural and urban environments in Florida can make it even more confusing. This is especially true for those who may not be familiar with certain parts of the state, especially areas with dramatic changes in topography, traffic patterns, and unexpected […]

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When Is a Rear Driver Not At-Fault After a Florida Rear-End Car Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 03-25-2022 / Car Accident

Rear-end car accidents can be highly frustrating for all involved, especially if the cause of the collision is not clear. One of the first things many people do after one of these accidents is to determine who was at fault. While the rear driver is often faulted in a rear-end collision, there are situations where […]

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Who Compensates You If the At-Fault Driver Flees the Scene?

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Michael Damaso / 03-23-2022 / Car Accident

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is challenging enough. However, a hit-and-run with the at-fault driver adds layers of stress to an already traumatic situation. While there are legal implications for a driver who leaves the scene, one of the other things you might ponder is how you may be compensated for the […]

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6 Safety Tips for Floridians Driving in the Rain

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Michael Damaso / 03-21-2022 / Car Accident

Driving in the rain is a part of living in Florida. One moment you’re enjoying the sunshine, and the next, you’re struggling to see the cars in front of you. There are many dangers that Floridians can encounter while driving in a storm, including slippery roads and the inability to see your surroundings. Storms often […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Pursuing a Car Accident Claim in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 03-16-2022 / Car Accident

After a Florida car accident, you may not be sure of the best way to handle the situation. One of the first things that many people think is that their insurance company will do the heavy lifting to get the necessary outcome to move forward after the incident. However, this is not always the case, […]

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When Is an Employer Liable in a Florida Car Accident Case?

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Michael Damaso / 03-09-2022 / Car Accident

Getting into a car accident with someone driving a car for work can make an already challenging situation more confusing. One of the tricky things about incidents involving people driving for work is establishing liability. It may not be clear who to pursue for the incident in question and what kind of pushback you might […]

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Steps to Take If Your Child Is Injured in a Florida Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 03-02-2022 / Car Accident

One of the most frightening aspects of any car accident is a child injured in the collision. In the moments after a car crash, it can be hard to think clearly if a child was involved in the collision and has been injured by the impact. Your first step is to get them medical attention, […]

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What to Do When You’re Blamed for an Accident You Didn’t Cause

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Michael Damaso / 02-21-2022 / Car Accident

You’re driving down the road, and suddenly another vehicle crashes into you unexpectedly.  Whether they ran through an intersection or turned when they weren’t supposed to, their negligence caused you to sustain injuries or property damage. Unfortunately, they decide to try and spin their story and say you are the one at fault. If you’re […]

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Can Dash Cams Impact Your Florida Car Accident Claim?

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Michael Damaso / 02-16-2022 / Car Accident

More and more drivers are investing in dashboard-mounted cameras, also known as dash cams, due to their many benefits. There are multiple types of dashboard cameras, and each offers different features. Some dash cams have motion sensors and will start recording as soon as they detect movement around your vehicle, and others may record in […]

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4 Types of Photos You Should Take after a Florida Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 02-07-2022 / Car Accident

The scene of a car accident is vital when filing a claim. There are many pieces of evidence that can help show others who weren’t at the scene what happened and who is responsible for the crash. Evidence is often moved from the area relatively quickly, primarily if the crash occurs within the roadway. When […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Apologize after a Florida Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 02-04-2022 / Car Accident

When you’re in a car accident, many thoughts run through your head. Checking to see if anyone is hurt, if your car is damaged or if you’re in a safe location are often some of the first actions you’ll take after a collision. If you’re in a frightening situation, you might subconsciously apologize, even if […]

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Do I Need a Witness in a Florida Car Accident Case?

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Michael Damaso / 02-02-2022 / Car Accident

While some car accidents can clearly show the other party’s fault, others require more evidence. If you’re in a car accident and the responsible driver claims that you were the one who caused the accident, you’ll need to show detailed evidence and documentation for your claim. Having a witness testimonial of the crash is one […]

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I Was Hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver; Now What?

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Michael Damaso / 01-25-2022 / Car Accident

According to Statistica, 36 percent of American adults use ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft. With more people using these ridesharing services, more accidents have occurred. Being involved in a ridesharing car accident is never a pleasant experience. Uber and Lyft accidents are unsurprisingly becoming more common as the apps gain more users. Suppose you […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident

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Michael Damaso / 01-18-2022 / Car Accident

Many people are injured in Uber and Lyft accidents each year. Although data is not readily available, it is believed that there were roughly 107 Uber accident-related fatalities between 2017 and 2018. In addition to this, it is believed that there were roughly 4,000 Lyft-related injuries due to assault between 2017 and 2019. If you […]

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How Much Can You Expect from an Uber or Lyft Accident Settlement?

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Michael Damaso / 01-11-2022 / Car Accident

Since no two Uber or Lyft accidents are alike, an attorney cannot give you a specific dollar amount regarding how much your settlement could be worth. However, an experienced Orlando car accident attorney can give you an estimate by looking at the circumstances surrounding your particular case. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, PA, we […]

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Who Is Liable after an Uber or Lyft Driver Causes an Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 01-04-2022 / Car Accident

As of 2020, Uber had approximately 5 million drivers worldwide, and Lyft had an estimated 1 million active drivers. With so many rideshare drivers on the road, it’s unsurprising that accidents occur. However, the question isn’t if accidents occur, but rather who is liable if an Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident. In this […]

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Sobering Facts about Drunk Driving during the Holidays in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 12-23-2021 / Car Accident

The holidays are a joyful time filled with parties and other fun events. However, this is also the time of year when people are more likely to imbibe and get on the road. Drunk driving during the holidays in Florida endangers everyone on the road and can create lifelong impacts on those involved in these […]

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The 5 Most Common Florida Personal Injuries during the Holidays

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Michael Damaso / 12-16-2021 / Car Accident

The holidays should be a joyous time, which is why suffering an injury during this period can be devastating. This is especially true if the injury in question is severe, requiring medical attention, added expenses, and the need to alter your lifestyle. As top Florida personal injury lawyers, we understand the implications of dealing with […]

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Tips for Safe Holiday Travel on Busy Roads

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Michael Damaso / 12-09-2021 / Car Accident

Many people travel by car to see family and friends, which can sometimes lead to congested roads, frustrated drivers, and sometimes accidents. However, traveling safely is imperative for avoiding injuries that can ruin the holidays for everyone. As a premier Orlando distracted driving lawyer, Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis has helped numerous clients deal with […]

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The 5 Most Dangerous Holidays to Be On the Road

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Michael Damaso / 12-02-2021 / Car Accident

Travel during the holidays is common as many head out to see family and friends during some of the most festive times of the year. The extent to which people travel depends on the holiday in question, as some emphasize time spent with loved ones more than others. However, knowing which holidays are most dangerous […]

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What to Do If You Get Into a Florida Car Accident as a Tourist

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Michael Damaso / 11-24-2021 / Car Accident

Florida’s classic sunny weather, picture-perfect beaches, and fun-filled attractions bring thousands of tourists to the state each year. Some even trek to the Sunshine State to take residence for part of the year. As such, it’s not uncommon for visitors to experience car accidents. This can be a confusing situation, especially if you are from […]

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Strategies Your Insurance Company May Use to Deny Your Car Accident Claim

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Michael Damaso / 11-17-2021 / Insurance Claim Disputes

One of the biggest reasons you maintain your auto insurance policy is that you might one day have to use it to file a car accident claim. When this happens, you might not expect your insurance company to deny your claim. This happens to people every day, many never realizing their insurance company can do […]

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What Happens If You Get Into a Car Accident with a Stolen Car?

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Michael Damaso / 11-10-2021 / Car Accident

A car accident is a stressful enough situation, but there is a new layer of complexity to consider when the incident involves a stolen vehicle. Getting into a car accident with a stolen car calls into question issues of liability and insurance. If you have been in an accident involving a stolen car, consider consulting […]

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How Is Full Coverage Insurance Different in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 11-03-2021 / Insurance Claim Disputes

The term “full coverage insurance” is somewhat of a misleading term in Florida. If you went anywhere else and asked for full coverage, it’s safe to think that you were asking for everything possible to be covered. For Florida drivers, however, full coverage is not 100% clear. Every driver in Florida should understand the terms […]

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Can I Recover Damages from a Florida Car Accident If I’m a Passenger?

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Michael Damaso / 10-27-2021 / Car Accident

Unfortunately, car accidents occur every day, and they can impact more than just the drivers involved. In Florida, a passenger injured in a car accident can file a claim for damages. If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident, you might wonder if Florida’s no-fault rules apply to your situation. While […]

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What Should I Do If My Teen Is Injured in a Florida Car Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 10-20-2021 / Car Accident

In Florida, a teenager can begin driving as soon as they are fifteen years old. Teens in Florida can drive by obtaining a Learner’s Permit or a Restricted Driver’s License. If they meet all of the learning requirements and pass the driving test, a teen can have a full Driver’s License, with no restrictions, at […]

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Why Are Construction Areas a High Risk for Florida Drivers?

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Michael Damaso / 10-13-2021 / Car Accident

In Florida, road construction is dangerous for both drivers and road crews. Between 2015-2019, there were over 50,000 accidents in road construction zones. The bulk of accidents occur in the main activity area, where drivers often rear-end fixed objects, and it is not hard to understand why. Orange barrels, barriers that create road hazards, and […]

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Four Critical Signs You May Be Suffering from PTSD after a Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 10-06-2021 / Car Accident

Automobile accidents continue to be the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States. Whether or not you are responsible for the accident, trauma from the accident can leave you with symptoms of PTSD. It may be difficult to admit that you are suffering from PTSD, but you should know that you […]

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