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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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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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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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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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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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National Railway Safety Month: Tips For Road Users

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Michael Damaso / 09-22-2021 / Car Accident

In the United States alone, someone is hit by a train every four hours. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there are about 5,800 accidents that involve cars and trains each year. Many drivers fail to recognize the danger that is involved when it comes to railway crossings. Trains weigh up to fifteen million pounds […]

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What To Do When Road Rage Results In Serious Car Accident Injuries

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Michael Damaso / 09-15-2021 / Car Accident

There are times where driving is incredibly frustrating. Road rage incidents occur more often than we think, with aggressive driving contributing to two-thirds of all auto accident fatalities. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a car accident due to road rage, an experienced car accident lawyer in Orlando may be […]

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Can I Still File An Injury Claim If I Wasn’t Wearing A Seatbelt?

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Michael Damaso / 09-08-2021 / Car Accident

Seatbelts help protect drivers and passengers in their vehicles in the event of a car accident. Your chance of sustaining an injury if you were not wearing the seatbelt is substantially higher than if you had been wearing a seatbelt. However, if you were in an accident and were not wearing a seatbelt, you can […]

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How is Liability Determined in a Florida Distracted Driving Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 09-01-2021 / Car Accident

Distractions while driving are plentiful. Whether drivers adjust the radio, talk with passengers, are on their cell phones, or the like, these are all considered different forms of distracted driving. Drivers who take part in these distractions can cause severe injuries and property damage to themselves and others on the road. If you have been […]

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5 Steps to Take if You Get Hurt in a Car Crash and Don’t Have Your License

5 Steps to Take if You Get Hurt in a Car Crash ad Don’t Have Your License

Thomas Dennis / 08-30-2021 / Car Accident

Almost 20 percent of all car accidents nationwide involve a driver without a valid license. Unlicensed drivers and drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked are significantly more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than are licensed drivers. It isn’t smart to drive without a license because you’ll face criminal charges. Should you […]

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How Can Car Accidents Affect a Driver Psychologically?

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Thomas Dennis / 08-17-2021 / Car Accident

Physical injuries are not the only consequences car crash victims can face. Many car accident survivors also struggle with psychological stress, anxiety, and mental health conditions after the crash. Studies show that crash-related mental traumas can have symptoms that can be long-lasting, which is why compensation should take into account future expenses and suffering.  Psychological […]

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Why are Car Accidents so Common in Central Florida?

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Jack Adams / 08-11-2021 / Car Accident

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles records show there were 341,320 or car crashes in 2020. Injuries from all crashes totaled 212,531. In Orange County, 23,266, or 6.8%, of state car crashes occurred in 2020. 18.321, or 8.6%, of the state’s injuries from crashes, happened in Orange County. Car Accidents are a problem in Central Florida, […]

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Determining Liability After an Accident Caused by Bad Weather in Florida

Determining Liability After an Accident Caused by Bad Weather in Florida

Michael Damaso / 08-06-2021 / Car Accident

Florida is one of the rainiest states in the nation, and we are currently in the rain and hurricane season. Florida has more thunderstorms and lightning strikes each year than anywhere else in the country. According to the U.S. DOT, over 1.2 million traffic crashes each year are weather-related. Most weather-related accidents happen on wet […]

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How Long Will it Take to Resolve My Car Accident Claim?

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Jack Adams / 07-21-2021 / Car Accident

Car accidents can uproot your daily life in an instant and inflict severe damage to your property and health. While some accidents are minor, there are many that may result from another person’s negligent actions. When you’re looking to hold the responsible party accountable and recover compensation for the damage you’ve incurred, filing a claim […]

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Why It’s Important to Contact Witnesses after a Motor Vehicle Accident in Orlando

Why It’s Important to Contact Witnesses after a Motor Vehicle Accident in Orlando

Michael Damaso / 06-21-2021 / Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are traumatic, shocking, and confusing experiences for all people involved. When a driver is in shock, it could be challenging to recall the accident details. Additionally, the other party will not want to believe they were responsible for the crash and possibly blame you. Unfortunately, these cases often come down to your word […]

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How to Safely Collect Evidence after an Orlando Car Accident 

How to Safely Collect Evidence after an Orlando Car Accident

Jack Adams / 06-14-2021 / Auto Accidents

Immediately following a car crash, you should be focusing on your injuries and moving to a safe location. However, something many accident victims do not think about is collecting evidence at the crash scene. Evidence may help prove responsibility in injury cases, which might be vital to your claim’s success. Remember, your safety is the […]

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6 Mistakes to Avoid After an Orlando Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 05-10-2021 / Car Accident

Car accidents are often confusing and shocking. You are most likely overwhelmed, but it is vital to think clearly. The actions you take and statements you make at the accident scene may impact your case in the coming weeks and months. While sustaining an injury because of a negligent driver does entitle you to pursue […]

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Orlando’s I-4 Named the Deadliest Highway in America

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Michael Damaso / 05-05-2021 / Car Accident

According to a recent study by Teletrac, Orlando’s Interstate 4 is the deadliest highway in the nation. The study says the stretch between Tampa and Daytona Beach, which is about 130 miles long, averages approximately one death per mile. The interstate had more than 150 traffic fatalities between 2016 and 2019. The study also named […]

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4 Key Differences Between Truck and Car Accident Claims 

4 Key Differences Between Truck and Car Accident Claims

Michael Damaso / 05-04-2021 / Car Accident

There are several variables when it comes to motor vehicle accidents in Florida. Most people already understand the process behind filing a car accident claim. The injured party files a claim against the negligent driver, and they may work with an injury attorney, depending on the case. While truck accident claims mainly follow the same […]

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When your car accident claim exceeds insurance policy limits

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Michael Damaso / 01-20-2021 / Car Accident

After being involved in a car accident, you expect that your injuries and damages will be compensated by your insurance policy or the at-fault driver’s insurance company. But what happens when your car accident claim exceeds insurance policy limits? In Florida, the “no fault” auto insurance law, provides certain options in the event insurance policy limits […]

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What Type of Doctor Should I See after a Car Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 11-24-2020 / Car Accident

After being involved in an car accident, even if you do not feel you have been seriously injured, it is best to be seen and evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. Many clients feel sore, fatigued, and stiff after being involved in a car crash, and while these symptoms may seem minor, some can be indicative of […]

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What are my rights as a passenger injured in an Orlando Auto Accident?

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Michael Damaso / 10-06-2020 / Auto Accidents

As a passenger involved in a car accident, you have as much right as the driver to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. It is important to understand these rights so that you are adequately compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. No Fault Insurance  Florida is one of a […]

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How a Pre-Existing Condition Can Affect Your Florida Car Accident Case

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Michael Damaso / 09-26-2020 / Car Accident

Car accidents not only result in serious injuries, they can also exacerbate pre-existing injuries or ailments the victim had prior to the crash. When pursuing a personal injury claim, it is vital to disclose any pre-existing conditions.  While an insurance company will try its best to use a pre-existing injury as a way to deny […]

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7 Hidden Injuries to Look for Following a Car Crash

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Michael Damaso / 07-09-2020 / Car Accident

Injuries resulting from a car accident do not always manifest right away. Oftentimes, your body is in such shock after being involved in an accident that you may not be aware of the injuries you sustained from the impact. These injuries can be physical ones that are internal, and psychological ones that effect a person’s […]

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6 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 07-03-2020 / Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and intimidating experience. Following the trauma of a serious car crash, a person is often in a state of emotional shock, and at the same time getting treatment for multiple injuries. Depending on how the accident occurred and how serious the damage is, it can […]

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Florida Woman Says State’s Car Accident Laws Ruined Her Life

State’s Car Accident Laws

Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Car Accident

Florida’s personal injury laws have been criticized for years due to the lack of protection they offer individuals who are injured in an auto accident. One Florida woman recently spoke out about her ordeal following a serious auto accident. A reckless driver operating a pick-up truck crushed her car and she was airlifted to a […]

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