Blaming the Victim: Does It Work?
202010.01
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Blaming the Victim: Does It Work?

One of the greatest mysteries for anyone who has ever had an experience with the civil court system, whether in Florida or elsewhere, is how juries ultimately make the decisions that they do.  Attorneys or judges who have been through hundreds of trials may think they have an idea, but no one truly knows what…

Running a Red Light in Florida
202009.24
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Running a Red Light in Florida

Many people may have been driving and were about to drive through an intersection when they suddenly find themselves embroiled in a seemingly no-win situation.  A traffic light that was green is suddenly turning from yellow into red, but a quick check into the rear-view mirror shows that the car behind them clearly was not…

Pedestrian Safety Tips for South Florida
202008.26
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Pedestrian Safety Tips for South Florida

South Florida, with life built around car ownership and use with its many freeways and roads, is not among the more pedestrian-friendly metropolitan areas in the country.  Indeed, as anyone who has ever tried to get around South Florida without a car knows, a person’s options can be very limited in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm…

Do You have a Preexisting Medical Condition?
202008.19
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Do You have a Preexisting Medical Condition?

Very few people are in 100% perfect health when they are involved in a motor vehicle accident, suffer a slip-and-fall incident in a retail establishment or some other scenario in which the person suffers injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. Given the presence of a preexisting medical condition, it is quite common, for…

Negligence: How do Juries Apportion Fault?
202008.14
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Negligence: How do Juries Apportion Fault?

An often-misunderstood concept in Florida personal injury law is what occurs when both parties to a motor vehicle accident or other scenario in which someone suffered personal injuries are guilty of negligence but to different degrees.  For example, assume that another driver rear ends you as you slowed down to make a turn. However, you…