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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

By Velasquez & Associates |

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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Trucking Laws are Supposed to Keep the Roadways Safe

By Velasquez & Associates |

Large, commercial trucks are vital to our economy. They transport the goods that we need to live. But their sheer size, and the commercial trucking industry, can often cause problems, as the typical commercial truck can dwarf a normal passenger vehicle. That’s why there are numerous laws in place, to ensure that the trucks… Read More »

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Winning Your Injury Case Isn’t The End of the Fight

By Velasquez & Associates |

Let’s assume that you are in an accident. You sue, and the jury rules in your favor, and awards you a sum of money to compensate you for your injuries. You’ve won. The check will be arriving shortly, right? Well, not so fast. In many cases, the issue of whether you can actually collect… Read More »

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Distracted Driving is More Dangerous Than You Think

By Velasquez & Associates |

Although the laws in Florida have toughened to try to discourage drivers from driving while using cell phones, distracted driving remains a serious and deadly problem. People often don’t realize just how dangerous it can be to be texting while operating a vehicle. What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is prevalent mainly because of… Read More »

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Can You Win Your Injury Case and Owe Money to the Other Side?

By Velasquez & Associates |

Here is a riddle: How can you win your personal injury case, have the jury award you money…and then you end up owing money to the Defendant—the person or business that caused you the injury? Believe it or not this strange scenario happens, all because of Florida’s Offer of Judgment (OJ) statute. Offers of… Read More »

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Privacy Laws Can Make it Hard to Get Records of Prior Accidents

By Velasquez & Associates |

Pretend for a moment that a loved one has been injured by the malpractice of a doctor, or by the carelessness or abuse of a nursing home. It is now on you to prove your case that the Defendant (the doctor, medical provider, or nursing home) did something wrong. Of course, the focus of… Read More »

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Texting While Walking is Dangerous

By Velasquez & Associates |

When you think about the dangers of texting, we certainly hope that you immediately think of the dangers of texting while behind the wheel of a car. There is ample evidence showing how “distracted driving” causes accidents, and in fact Florida law recently changed, allowing police officers to pull over drivers and ticket them… Read More »

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