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What are common injuries from bicycle accidents?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Just like a motorcyclist, those that are on a bicycle when involved in an accident can suffer any injury from the top of their head, literally down through their toes. From my experience in having represented dozens of victims of bicycle accidents, I have seen head injuries. I have seen shoulder injuries, upper extremity… Read More »

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What do I need to prove to win my Florida boating accident case?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

In order to prevail in a Florida boating accident claim or case, you need to prove that someone was at fault or negligent in the operation of the vessel. In addition, you also need to prove that the negligence and the operation of the vessel or the boat was the legal cause of any… Read More »

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What if the driver who hit me in Florida was drinking?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

You can definitely bring a claim against the driver of a motor vehicle that is under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. In addition to compensatory damages, the type of damages that compensate you for your medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages and pain… Read More »

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What is Board Certification?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Board Certification is a classification provided by The Florida Bar so that consumers or victims can know what lawyers have specialized knowledge and training in a certain area of the law. For example, I am Board Certified in civil trial law, so this means that I have specialized knowledge in helping those that have… Read More »

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What is negligence?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Negligence is defined in the state of Florida as failure to use reasonable care. When we try a case on behalf of a victim of a motor vehicle crash or any other type of event, jury instructions are read to a jury at the conclusion of the case. And in those Florida standard civil… Read More »

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Can I sue for my Florida bicycle accident?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, anybody that’s involved in a bicycle accident in the state of Florida, just like someone that’s involved in a motor vehicle accident, can bring a claim against the at-fault party that caused the bicycle accident. The laws that apply to those making a recovery in a motor vehicle crash will also apply to… Read More »

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What is the first thing I should do after a Florida car accident?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

You should seek medical attention. You should also contact law enforcement so that they can come to the scene of the motor vehicle crash. Once they arrive, you should definitely treat with any emergency medical personnel that arrive at the scene. And if necessary, you should be transported to the nearest hospital to ensure… Read More »

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Can I sue the driver of the car I was riding in if I was injured in a Florida car accident?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, you can bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle you are a passenger in. If that person was negligent or failed to use reasonable care in the operation of the motor vehicle. Just like you could bring a claim against the driver of another motor vehicle that you weren’t a passenger… Read More »

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What is the statute of limitations to bring a Florida auto accident case?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

In Florida, a victim of a motor vehicle crash has four years from the date of the crash to bring a claim for their personal injuries. In a wrongful death situation, where someone has been wrongfully killed as a result of the crash, the statute of limitations reduces or is only two years. As… Read More »

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Can the driver of a boat who acts in an irresponsible, unsafe manner be held liable for causing an accident?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, any operator of a vessel or a boat can be held legally responsible for operating the vessel in a negligent, reckless, or irresponsible manner. That is the law in the state of Florida. It applies to one operating a motor vehicle and it certainly applies to one operating a boat or vessel as… Read More »

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