Pedestrians are at risk whenever they head out and walk the streets in Florida.
In Sarasota and throughout Florida, it is common for motorcyclists to ride through the state and congregate for various motorcycle-related events.
Drivers in Sarasota and the surrounding areas can be involved in motor vehicle accidents without warning. These crashes can happen for many reasons, including drunk driving and distracted driving.
Recently on the blog we discussed the settlement negotiation process. Aggressively negotiating a potential resolution to your personal injury claim can be an important way not only to seek the compensation you deserve, but also to gauge the strength of your case if it has to go to trial. Oftentimes during settlement negotiations, the parties will lay out their case and why they think they can win at trial. So, even if you plan on settling your personal injury claim in Florida you should prepare for those negotiations like you plan to head to trial.
Despite what television and the movies may have you believe about the law, the truth of the matter is that most lawsuits in Florida settle before going to trial. Depending on the circumstances at hand, reaching resolution prior to trial can save you time and money. It can also provide you with the favorable outcome you need to obtain financial stability and closure. However, before accepting a settlement, you need to carefully consider the facts of your case to make sure that it is the right choice for you.
The numerous public safety initiatives and law enforcement crackdowns show the seriousness of drunk driving. Floridians know that it is a crime to drive drunk, yet they continue to do so at an unrelenting rate. This puts far too many innocent motorists in harm's way.
If you've ever found yourself surrounded by semi-trucks, then you've likely felt at least a moment's worth of anxiety. These big vehicles, after all, can cause an enormous amount of destruction in an auto accident. Those in Florida who are unlucky enough to be involved in one of these wrecks can be left with serious injuries, sometimes causing them to be inflicted with permanent disabilities.
Commuting during rush hour can be stressful. You’re late for work, you’re worried about missing your meeting—and traffic isn’t cooperating with you. When you get stuck behind a slow-moving semi-truck, it feels like steam is coming out of your ears. You wait for an opening in the adjacent lane so that you can dart around the truck and speed ahead toward the office.