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What is the “Impact Rule”?

Posted May 10, 2024

The “Impact Rule” in Florida says that if you want to sue someone for causing you emotional distress, you need to have been physically hurt in some way because of their actions. However, there are exceptions to the Impact Rule, such as cases involving ingestion of contaminated food, breaches of confidentiality by psychotherapists, and certain… read more

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Tampa’s Guide to Handling Hit-and-Run Car Accidents

Posted April 30, 2024

A hit-and-run car accident is one in which at least one of the parties involved flees the scene of the accident without stopping, exchanging information and fulfilling the other responsibilities bestowed upon drivers in Tampa. Hit-and-runs can have devastating consequences, as injured victims may suffer from dangerous delays in medical treatment. It is also more… read more

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Common Injuries From Car Accidents in Florida

Posted April 15, 2024

The mechanics of a car accident mean that a victim could suffer injury to virtually any part of the body in a crash. However, certain types of injuries are more commonly reported in car accident cases than others. If you or a loved one sustained an injury of any type in a motor vehicle collision… read more

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Can an Adult Child Sue for a Parent’s Wrongful Death if They Aren’t Financially Dependent?

Posted April 12, 2024

Yes, adult children can sue for the wrongful death of a parent, even if they are not financially dependent on their parents. In many cases, adult children are entitled to recover damages for the loss of prospective net accumulations (the money their deceased parent could have saved and left for them in their will). It’s… read more

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

Posted March 29, 2024

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Florida is two years. That means you have 2 years to file a malpractice claim after the date the incident takes place or two years from the date that the negligence was discovered. However, there are some additional rules and circumstances where a different statute of limitations… read more

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Florida’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycle helmets are important pieces of safety equipment that can mean the difference between life and death in a motorcycle accident. A helmet may be all that stands between you and a severe traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle crash. Whether you are legally required to wear a motorcycle helmet in Florida depends on your… read more

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