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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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Being injured because of another’s negligent action can be a terrifying experience, and one that generates dozens of questions. To be sure, not only may you have wonders and worries about your injuries and whether you’ll make a full recovery, but also about what your legal rights are, whether you should bring forth a… Read More »

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FAQ About Accident Cases in Florida

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If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, you probably have a lot of questions. You will want to know the law concerning how to proceed and when to report an accident. In addition, it is important to know how damages are calculated in accident cases in Florida. Let’s explore these topics… Read More »

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Dangers of Speeding Trucks in Pensacola Florida

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Large trucks are involved in hundreds of accidents every year in the sunshine state. To be sure, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s (DHSMV) Annual Report 2016 reveals that in a single year, medium to heavy trucks were involved in 25 fatal collisions, 133 incapacitating accidents, and 379 non-incapacitating crashes. What’s more, there… Read More »

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Do Children Have A Say in Custody?

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Deciding with whom a child will live, and what the visitation rights of the other parent will be, as the result of a divorce, can be the most challenging aspect of separation. Not only are parents often concerned with ensuring that they are able to preserve their relationship with the child, but there may… Read More »


What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains two types of disability programs that are designed to provide benefits for those who are unable to provide for themselves. While both programs offer benefits that are payable to those with disabilities, the programs are very different. In this blog we consider the distinctions between Social Security Disability… Read More »

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How Are Damages Calculated in a Motor Vehicle Accident

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When a motor vehicle accident happens, the severity of the accident depends on many factors, including the point of impact, the force involved in the crash, whether or not seatbelts were used, and even the victims’ own bodies and resiliency. Because car accidents can differ so greatly in severity and the amount of damages that result,… Read More »

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What To Do When You Are Injured By an Aggressive Driver

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The operation of a motor vehicle is a privilege that few take as seriously as they should. Unfortunately, most drivers neglect the fact that a car is a huge machine that weighs 4,000 pounds or more, and has the power to cause significant damage. Indeed, if individuals were able to comprehend the true risks of… Read More »

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Causes of Trucking Accidents in Florida

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Anyone who has witnessed a trucking accident in Pensacola knows the true devastation caused by these large vehicles. To be sure, while the average car weighs approximately 4,000 pounds, the weight of a semi-truck can exceed 80,000 pounds; as such, the effects of an accident can be exponentially worse, leading to massive property damage,… Read More »

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Who is At Fault in a Railroad Crossing Accident in Florida?

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As motorists, many of us are familiar with the flashing red lights and the checkered gates that descend at railroad crossings. Here, we may count the cars as they fly by, or simply stare out the window, enjoying the few moments of forced rest until the path is clear. Sadly, however, although numerous warning… Read More »

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What you need to do if you’ve been injured on the job

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Following a workplace accident in Florida, an injured worker can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. A common part of the workers’ compensation process is an independent medical examination, which is something that a worker should be expecting and ready for. If you are injured on the job and know that you will need to… Read More »