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Ligaments, Whiplash, Sprains And Strains: What Are They?

By Velasquez & Associates |

The term “whiplash” or “soft tissue injury” has come to be almost derogatory in the world of personal injury. These are words used by insurance companies to minimize the injuries that someone in an accident sustains. You will often hear people say that someone was “lucky” because they “only” suffered a soft tissue injury…. Read More »

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What Is Inference Stacking?

By Velasquez & Associates |

An inference is an assumption that people make, based on the facts in front of them. Something is an inference because although it is not 100% known or observed, it is a deduction that can be made based on known or credible evidence. For example, if ice cream had spilled on the floor, and… Read More »

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Should You Sign A Confidentiality Agreement In Your Personal Injury Case?

By Velasquez & Associates |

In almost every kind of case, if you settle your case, the other side will want you to sign a confidentiality agreement. As the name implies, a confidentiality agreement is a provision in your larger settlement agreement that swears you to secrecy about the case. Whether you should agree to one is something that… Read More »

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Phantom Drivers And Your UM Insurance Coverage

By Velasquez & Associates |

There are phantoms driving among us, on our roadways. Ok, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. But before you laugh and think the phrase “phantom driver” is a knock on south Florida drivers, you should know what a phantom driver actually is, because phantom drivers do play a role in South Florida… Read More »

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Homeowner’s Insurance And Building Collapses

By Velasquez & Associates |

When the condominium in Surfside collapsed, it was a catastrophe of the highest order. The last thing on anyone’s mind is or was property insurance. But the collapse is a good reminder for all of us as to how and whether such structural collapses are covered by homeowners insurance policies. Remember that a collapse… Read More »

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A Life Care Planning Expert Can Help In Catastrophic Injury Cases

By Velasquez & Associates |

Often, it is up to the jury to determine the level, amount and extent of your injuries or damages in a personal injury case. A jury is capable of calculating lost wages and medical bills, and with the assistance of the testimony and records of your doctors, as well as your testimony, a jury… Read More »

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Suing For Injuries Caused By Dogs

By Velasquez & Associates |

Almost all of us come into contact with dogs at some point in our everyday life. And most dogs are sweet, kind creatures. But they’re still animals, and that means they can still bite. When they do, if you’re the one bitten by the dog, it’s good to know what your rights are. Florida… Read More »

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Res Ipsa Loquitur – Negligence Without The Necessity Of Proof

By Velasquez & Associates |

There are some things that happen, that you know in your gut aren’t supposed to happen unless something went wrong. You don’t know what happened or how the negligence happened. But you do know that there is no other explanation for an accident that causes someone injury, other than negligence. Res Ipsa Loquitur –… Read More »

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Understanding Differences Between Florida’s Wrongful Death And Survivor’s Statutes

By Velasquez & Associates |

When someone dies as a result of an accident, Florida allows the family and survivors to file what is known as a Wrongful Death lawsuit. But Florida also allows a survival action to be filed, which can also be filed when there is a death following an accident. What’s the difference between these two… Read More »

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Sovereign Immunity: Suing the Government for Negligence

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We all know that we have the right to sue the government. But we take for granted that this has always been the case. In fact, historically, it has not, and because of that, suing a government entity has some hurdles that injury victims should be aware of. The History of Sovereign Immunity Historically,… Read More »

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