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What does negligence mean regarding personal injury lawsuits?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Negligence in the State of Florida is defined as the failure to use reasonable care. For example, everybody that’s driving a motor vehicle in the State of Florida has to use reasonable care in the operation of their motor vehicle. If someone runs through a red light looking down at their cell phone, they… Read More »

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What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

The case then could transition into a wrongful death lawsuit, if the injuries that ultimately led to the deaths were caused by the underlying accident or event itself. Florida has several statutes that are known as Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, that deal with bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in the State of Florida. If… Read More »

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Who determines whether a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit has acted reasonably?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Ultimately, that decision in determining who was negligent in causing a crash is that of a jury. Six people on your jury would make the decision as to whether or not the defendant driver was negligent or failed to use reasonable care in the operation of their motor vehicle when involved in the crash.

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Are there alternatives to litigation in a Florida personal injury case?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, not every individual that is the victim of a car accident, of a defective product, of medical malpractice has to file a lawsuit and has to go through a jury trial. Anytime somebody is the victim of an accident, we try to get the matter or the case resolved before litigation even has… Read More »

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