Which of these Causes the Most Motorcycle Collisions?

What causes the most motorcycle collisions? Motorcycle accidents do not occur as frequently as other types of accidents, but motorcycle crashes are more likely to result in serious injury or death. Statistics have shown that there are 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents. Common motorcycle crashes can very often result … Read more

Can a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Help if the Person Who Hits You Doesn’t Have Insurance?

Florida Car Accident Lawyer

Everyone who drives in Florida is required to maintain auto insurance. But that doesn’t mean everyone does what they’re supposed to do. Thousands of people get behind the wheel without insurance. They may not have enough money to afford insurance. Or, they didn’t realize their insurance lapsed for non-payment. Then there are some people who … Read more

$31 MILLION AWARD IN FLORIDA DRINKING AND DRIVING CASE

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Friday, August 23, 2019, was a climactic day in the five-year-long case of a Tallahassee hit-and-run accident.  A jury awarded damages totaling $30.8 million to the victim, a pedestrian who’d survived with profound brain damage.  In addition to the amount of the award, the case and verdict are instructive with regard to dram shop liability. … Read more

FLORIDA JURY AWARDS $5 MILLION FOR WRONGFUL DEATH

WRONGFUL DEATH CASKET

In an earlier post this year we looked at the broad outlines of wrongful death claims in Florida. It’s not a pleasant topic. However, we all have to face the fact that traffic accident injuries are sometimes fatal. Those victims obviously can’t make claims for damages. The plaintiffs in wrongful death cases are, rather, the … Read more

FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL UPDATE

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In our Silver & Silver, PA blog posts we repeat the importance of getting an experienced personal injury attorney involved ASAP after an accident. Think we’re just blowing our own horn? The cold, hard fact is, Florida personal injury law practice is not like the other 49 states. The laws and the judicial system here … Read more

RETURNING TO WORK AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

returning to work with injury

You’ve been involved in a car accident in the Boca Raton area. Your injuries were significant. Even so, you kept your wits about you and acted wisely. Your knowledge of what to do and what not to do after an accident paid off. Swiftly contacting a top Boca Raton personal injury lawyer was a great … Read more

DELAYED SYMPTOMS AFTER CAR ACCIDENTS

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Pain is a survival tool. It lets us know when we’re suffering harm. Tells us we need to do something about it.  There are people with medical disorders which make them unable to feel pain. This condition, called Congenital Insensitivity to Pain (CIP) leaves victims at great risk. Many die in childhood from injuries they … Read more

DOCKLESS SCOOTERS RISING

dockless scooter accidents scooters in a line

Even if you haven’t tried or seen one yet, you’ve probably been exposed to the buzzwords. Micro-mobility. And last-mile transportation. These are personal, motorized “vehicles” of various kinds. They move one person, typically at low speeds, over short distances. Micro-mobility riders don’t own the machines. Rather, a key feature of this trend is the servitization … Read more

WALKING THE WALK

pedestrian liability distracted pedestrian

Car vs. Pedestrian.  No contest.  When the two collide – well, it’s difficult even to think of that as a “collision”. We think, rather, that the car struck the pedestrian. That the driver of the car did a terrible thing. The pedestrian, of course, is nearly always the one injured or killed. Surely the driver … Read more

NO MORE NO-FAULT?

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Florida’s so-called “no-fault” law has been on the brink of repeal again. As recently as April 2, 2019, the news media were breathlessly reporting repeal’s progress. On that date, Florida Senate bill SB-1052 was approved by the Banking and Insurance Committee on a 5-3 vote. It passed from there to the  Appropriations Committee for approval … Read more