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Respondeat Superior: What Does This Mean for Accident Victims?

Respondeat Superior is a doctrine which makes an employer vicariously liable for the wrongdoing of an employee if it was committed within the course and scope of employment. With this, if you were injured in an accident caused by an...
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Overloaded Trucks – Truck Accidents

  Aside from violating state and federal regulations, overloading trucks creates unsafe vehicles which pose a threat to those around them. Overloaded trucks are among the leading causes of truck accidents, as overweight cargo makes it more difficult for the...
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Dram Shop Laws

  Dram shop laws are defined by NOLO as “state statutes that impose liability on sellers of alcoholic beverages for the negligent acts of their intoxicated customers.” These laws impose liability on drinking establishments, such as bars and taverns, who serve alcohol...
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Used Cars Sold Without Airbags

As a higher percentage of cars on the road contain airbags, a growing problem is the sale of vehicles without disclosing that their airbags are missing. One study estimates that about 40,000 cars are returned to the road each year...
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Importance of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM) is available as additional insurance coverage in your auto policy. Many overlook or don’t understand the importance of this coverage. This form of coverage protects you, the occupants of your vehicle, and others who are...
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Mass Transit Accidents

  Mass transportation is defined as, “the means or systems used to transfer large groups of individuals from one place to another.” Public transportation accidents include crashes involving airplanes, buses, trains, the subway, cable cars, taxis, cruise ships and planes....
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Duty of Care in Car Accidents

The duty of reasonable care is a fundamental aspect concerning personal injury cases. Florida law requires all drivers to use reasonable care while operating any vehicle, to avoid harming anyone encountered on the road. Drivers hold duties, such as, driving...
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Punitive Damages After an Automobile Accident

Punitive damages do not award those injured in automobile accident. In fact, they are unique because of how the award for monetary compensation is handled. In the state of Florida, a punitive case is defined as,“A defendant may be held...
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Uses of the Police Report Post Accident

A police report is a detailed and accurate document in determining who’s at fault and who’s financially responsible for an auto accident. Though police reports are inadmissible as evidence at trial, most police report outlines the physical evidence occurring at...
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