Difference between trip and fall and slip and fall

Accidents that result in injuries on someone else's property in Florida typically fall under the legal categories of trip and fall or slip and fall. While any type of fall accident on another’s premises may result in injuries ranging from back and neck injuries to traumatic brain injuries, there are distinct differences in the circumstances, causes, and legal considerations between trip and fall and slip and fall accidents. An experienced South Florida slip and fall accident attorney can...

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Who is Liable if Flying Debris Hit My Car?

In Florida, debris on the roads is a serious hazard for motorists. Road debris can take various forms, including loose gravel and stones, tire shreds, fallen cargo, or objects inadvertently left or thrown on roadways. When these items become airborne, they pose a serious threat to other motorists, leading to accidents and injuries. An experienced car accident injury attorney can determine liability in such cases, hold the negligent parties accountable, and help you obtain the maximum possible...

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Pain and Suffering Settlement Examples in Florida

Pain and suffering is a type of non-economic damage often awarded in personal injury cases. Although it can be implied that all personal injury cases result in pain and suffering, not all such cases result in the compensation of this non-economic damage. This is because accidents result in various injuries of different degrees, and pain and suffering are subjective. One victim may be predisposed to suffer more from a traumatic event than another, reacting differently to the injuries and...

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Car Seat Laws in Florida

Car seat laws in Florida differ from other states, and these laws sometimes change, which may leave parents worrying about the safety of their children while traveling in motor vehicles. Although some of these laws might be confusing, today, we will discuss all of them in a simplified manner. If you require further legal advice, face legal consequences related to car seat laws, or need assistance navigating the insurance claims process in case of a car accident involving your child, contact...

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How long does it take to settle a car accident case in Florida?

If you want to pursue a car accident claim in Florida, you are most likely considering how long it will take and when you will receive your final settlement amount. In most instances, car accident claims can take anywhere between a couple of months to a year or more to settle, depending on various circumstances. Among the most critical factors that will influence how long it will take for you to settle your claim include the severity of your injuries, how complex is your legal case, legal...

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What Is a Fabre Defendant in Florida?

When you or someone you love gets injured in an auto accident or suffers an injury in a slip and fall or any other type of accident involving negligence, Florida law has specific provisions to determine who was at fault. Imagine an accident involving several cars: it’s not just about blaming one driver. Instead, the law looks closely at what an at-fault driver was doing. Were they speeding? Not paying attention? Were the roads slippery? All these details are necessary to establish the...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Florida?

In the aftermath of a car accident — especially in Florida, where healthcare costs are notably high — the impact on the injured victim’s life can be profound. Not even counting the physical injuries and all the pain that comes with them, a simple emergency room visit can cost thousands of dollars. If you need specialized treatment or surgery, the bills can skyrocket. The average cost of a three-day hospital stay is around $30,000. Florida is a no-fault state, which means your own insurance...

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How Much Can You Expect from a Slip and Fall Accident at Walmart?

For many people, browsing through the aisles at Walmart is a regular day in life. After all, they offer everything from groceries to gadgets under one roof. It’s easy to lose yourself in thoughts about what to cook for dinner or which brand of shampoo to try, not realizing the store staff has left a spilled or other hazard unattended. The fall happens in a split second — and it happens much more often than you might think. The aftermath, however, can change your life forever. Big box stores...

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How Long Do You Have to Report a Slip and Fall?

Walking through the palm-lined streets or busy malls in Florida, you rarely anticipate tripping over something and suddenly finding yourself on the ground. Yet, slip and fall accidents are common and often much more serious than a mere stumble. Luckily, accident victims have legal options. Florida's laws have recently changed, tightening the timeframe to act after such accidents. This new update adds another layer of urgency to an already stressful situation. If you have suffered a slip and...

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Average Florida Truck Accident Settlements

Florida's roads see an alarming number of truck accidents each year, with the aftermath often measured in more than just repair bills. The reality behind these statistics is full of complicated legal procedures, insurance claims, and settlement negotiations. On the bright side, as a crash victim, the law gives you the right to seek compensation for your injuries, not just from the truck driver involved but the trucking company and any third-party contractors responsible. On the downside, it...

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