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

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

WHEN CAN YOU SUE FOR DAMAGES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING?

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Car accidents can damage more than our bank accounts. After a serious injury, people may lose the ability to spend time doing what they love. Playing with their children, for example. Or being a good companion to a spouse or life partner. Thus, the physical pain due to the accident is made so much worse … Read more

NEGLIGENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

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Car accident lawyers know that sometimes a negligent party wasn’t present at the scene of an accident their negligence caused. When Silver & Silver, PA investigates a client’s accident, all possibilities are on the table. One of the avenues that can be fruitful is the maintenance and repair histories of the vehicles involved. Sometimes, a … Read more

BRAIN INJURY CLAIMS

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About a quarter of a million Floridians live with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our emergency rooms diagnose about 120,000 cases each year. Of these, 23,000 are hospitalized. About 10,000 suffer long-term disabilities. Nearly all these brain injuries were caused by accidents of various kinds. Consequently, brain injury claims are a mainstay of personal injury law. … Read more

TRUCK ACCIDENTS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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A fully-loaded large semi-trailer is 40 tons of machine and cargo hurtling down the highway at 70 mph. Some see it as a majestic icon of industry and prosperity. Others regard large trucks as a noisy, smelly nuisance on the roads. They are terrifying to more than a few motorists. Not without reason, either.  Obviously a … Read more

UBER v. LYFT

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Uber and Lyft.  Inevitably, accidents.  It’s a brave new legal world. Where taxis of various types once ruled, Uber and Lyft now dominate. Uber alone accounts for about 85% of the US ride-hailing market. That’s 15 million rides every day. 10 billion rides since startup. Lyft is Uber’s closest rival, although way behind in traffic … Read more

Boca Raton Auto Accident Attorney

Boca Raton’s Auto Accident Lawyer When you least expect it, an auto accident can hinder your day to day routines. If you are injured due to someone else’s carelessness, it is important to contact a Boca Raton auto accident attorney to see what they can assist you with. Accidents can leave you with medical bills, … Read more

TRUCK UNDERRIDE ACCIDENTS

Truck underride accidents are the stuff of nightmares. These are collisions between a passenger car and a truck trailer. The gap between a trailer’s bottom and the road surface is enough for the car front to run under it. But not the passenger compartment. The impact then partially or completely shears off the car’s roof. … Read more

A Florida truck accident can involve more than just the driver

When someone in Florida is involved in a collision with a truck, the risk of injury or fatality is significant. A truck driver who negligently caused a truck accident can be held responsible, and the trucking company that the driver works for may also be considered accountable. This is because the employer typically bears financial … Read more