How Much Is a Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth in Florida?

Florida motorcycle accident claim

Michael Damaso / 01-16-2023 / Motorcycle accident

Motorcycles give many individuals in Florida a rush of excitement as they take in the state’s beautiful scenery. However, some of the features that make motorcycles so thrilling can also leave bikers exposed and vulnerable in the event of an accident. Motorcycle accident victims often suffer severe injuries and may require lengthy hospital stays and […]


What Rights Do Motorcycle Passengers Have After a Crash in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 01-12-2023 / Motorcycle accident

Many Floridians enjoy the freedom and excitement of riding on the back of a motorcycle. While many consider motorcycles as single-person vehicles, many can accommodate passengers. Unfortunately, motorcycle passengers may suffer severe injuries and long-term complications when accidents occur. If you have suffered an injury as a passenger in a motorcycle accident, you may have […]


How Are Motorcycle Accidents Investigated in Florida?

Investigating a Florida Motorcycle Accident

Michael Damaso / 01-08-2023 / Motorcycle accident

Riding a motorcycle is an exciting way to get from point A to point B while taking in Florida’s fresh air and picturesque scenery. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can happen instantly and have significant lasting consequences on your daily life. If you have been involved in a motorcycle collision in Florida, it is essential to understand […]


Will Making an Uninsured Motorist Claim Raise My Insurance Rates in Florida?

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Michael Damaso / 01-04-2023 / Auto Accidents

Motor vehicles are many Floridian’s primary means of transportation. Unfortunately, whether you are driving to work, school, or a social event, an accident may drastically alter your plans. Recovering from a car accident can have significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for victims and their families. These issues may be even more challenging to contend […]


7 Mistakes to Avoid After a Florida Truck Accident

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Michael Damaso / 12-19-2022 / Truck Accident

While moments following a truck accident can be confusing and devastating, they’re also crucial when seeking compensation. There are several mistakes that truck accident victims make that can impact their claims. Knowing the mistakes to avoid can help you protect your case and get the best compensation. Our experienced Florida truck accident lawyers know the […]


How Often Are Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue?

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Michael Damaso / 12-13-2022 / Truck Accident

Impaired driving (such as fatigue) was reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to be the second most common cause of truck accidents in 2020. Like intoxicated driving, driver fatigue leads to drowsiness behind the wheel, reduced focus and attention, slowed reaction times, and impaired judgment. Therefore, drivers experiencing fatigue are less likely […]


7 Tips for Preserving Evidence in a Florida Truck Accident Claim

Preserved evidence after a truck accident in Florida

Michael Damaso / 12-09-2022 / Truck Accident

With about 77,500 truck drivers, who estimate 9 in every 1,000 jobs, Florida is the fourth-biggest trucking state in the United States after Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Although trucking is one of the most lucrative industries, having so many of these trucks on Florida highways and interstates often poses a danger to other cars on […]


Why You Should Never Give a Recorded Statement After a Florida Truck Accident

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Michael Damaso / 12-04-2022 / Truck Accident

A recorded statement is an audio or video interview detailing an auto accident, usually taken by an insurance claims adjuster. If you have been involved in an auto accident, expect to be approached by a claims adjuster with questions about the incident. Whether the adjuster is from your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance […]


Can I Request Surveillance Camera Footage After My Florida Car Crash?

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Michael Damaso / 11-24-2022 / Car Accident

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Florida, you may be wondering if you can request surveillance camera footage to help prove what happened. The short answer is yes, you can request surveillance camera footage after your car crash in Florida. However, there are a few important things you should know before you […]


What to Avoid Saying at the Scene of a Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 11-18-2022 / Car Accident

After an accident, you’re bewildered and shocked, and it can be difficult to know exactly what to say. It is important to remain calm and never admit fault or apologize for anything. These statements can be used against you by the other party’s insurance company to reduce or even deny your claim for the compensation […]


How Social Media Can Hurt Your Florida Personal Injury Case

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Michael Damaso / 11-13-2022 / Personal Injury

In this digital age, sharing our triumphs and struggles on social media has helped us stay connected with friends and family, especially during times of stress. However, if you are involved in a Florida personal injury case, your use of social media can hurt your chances for a successful outcome. Insurance companies and defense attorneys […]


5 Types of Car Crashes Most Likely to Cause a TBI

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Michael Damaso / 11-08-2022 / Car Accident

Car accidents can cause severe long-term injuries to all involved, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or broken bones. Some TBIs show immediately, while others take some time to manifest. Regardless of when they display, TBIs can be fatal or life-altering. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be severe and may result in life-long […]


Who Is Liable for a Beach Accident in Florida?


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 […]


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


How to Know if Your Car is Totaled


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 […]


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 […]


What Weather Conditions Cause the Most Car Accidents?

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Michael Damaso / 09-22-2022 / Car Accident

Hazardous weather conditions can cause devastating car accidents that drastically alter the lives of victims. While many Floridians rarely have to contend with hazards such as ice and snow, they are exposed to the most hazardous weather condition of all: rain. According to the Federal Highway Administration, rain and wet pavement cause hundreds of thousands […]


What You Should Know About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 09-17-2022 / Personal Injury

Suffering an injury in a sudden accident can be painful and overwhelming. These feelings can be especially challenging to contend with if another person’s negligence caused your accident. If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering if you have legal recourse against the party responsible for your injuries. However, it can […]


6 Tips to Stay Safe as a Pedestrian in Florida

Woman crossing street at pedestrian crossing

Michael Damaso / 09-11-2022 / Pedestrian Accident

Whether you are exercising, walking to work or school, or picking up a few items from a local shop, Orlando’s streets can be full of dangers for pedestrians. In an instant, a negligent driver can drastically alter the life of a pedestrian and cause catastrophic injuries. While it is impossible to control a driver’s actions, […]


8 Alarming Statistics About Accidents Involving Emergency Vehicles

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Michael Damaso / 09-06-2022 / Auto Accidents

When you call 911 for an emergency, you expect police officers, firefighters, or emergency medical services to arrive on the scene swiftly to provide aid. Unfortunately, not all emergency responders behave responsibly behind the wheel, and police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances are involved in thousands of accidents yearly. Accidents involving emergency vehicles typically occur […]


When Should You Start Practicing Driving With Your Teen in Florida?

Practicing driving with your teen in Florida

Michael Damaso / 08-21-2022 / Car Accident

The moment they enter high school, many teens want to start driving. After all, teens on TV get to drive on their own. Teens are excited about the sense of freedom and independence that driving gives them. As a parent, you may be a little less excited and a little more nervous. Driving can be […]


4 Safety Tips for Driving During Hurricane Season in Florida

highway green signs for international airport in Florida

Michael Damaso / 08-15-2022 / Auto Accidents

Florida’s summer months are known for being filled with lots of afternoon storms and showers. It’s already dangerous to be on the road when a sudden storm hits, windshields fog up, and roads become slippery, but most experienced drivers, especially their Florida natives, know how to navigate the occasional summer storm. Unfortunately, Florida drivers (native […]


3 Motorcycle Safety Tips

vintage motorcycle on dirt road

Michael Damaso / 08-10-2022 / Motorcycle accident

There tends to be a bias that motorcycle riders are reckless and careless because of their choice of transportation. However, most experienced and passionate riders prioritize safety. They understand that when they climb onto their bikes, they’re taking a risk, but that’s why motorcycle safety is critical. Older riders often stress to younger and inexperienced […]


3 Dangers of Summertime Driving in Florida

Miami traffic driving to Miami beach Florida

Michael Damaso / 08-05-2022 / Auto Accidents

For many, summer is the best season of the year because they get a much-needed break. Whether it’s students thrilled to be free from homework or adults grateful for a few days away from work when summer rolls around, it’s exciting. Unfortunately, statistically, summer is also known as the deadliest time of year, especially for […]


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


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, […]


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


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 […]


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


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, […]


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


Who Is Responsible After a Rental Car Accident in Florida?


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 […]


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


How Can Technology Help Your Truck Accident Case?


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 […]


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


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 […]


What You Should Know When a Florida Truck Accident Involves Speeding


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 […]


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


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 […]


How Truck Accident Reconstruction Can Help Your Claim


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, […]


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


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 […]


Five Safety Tips for Driving at Night in Florida


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 […]


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


6 Safety Tips for Floridians Driving in the Rain


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 […]


Mistakes to Avoid When Pursuing a Car Accident Claim in Florida

People checking car damages after car accident

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, […]


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

Insurance agent writing on clipboard while examining a car after accident

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 […]


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, […]


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

Man And Woman Arguing With Each Other After Car Accident

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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