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Tips for safer motorcycle operation

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Help Make Melbourne Roads Less Dangerous Before hiking a leg over a motorcycle, riders should be aware of safety regulations required by the State of Florida, as well as specific paperwork that must be filed. These include: possessing a driver's license or a motorcycle license valid in Florida passing the Class E operator's driver license....

Pre-existing conditions in an injury case

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

In Florida, a no-fault state, the minimum amount of insurance required is $10,000 for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits and $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) benefits. However, the Florida Financial Responsibility Law, which is regulated by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, requires more – $10,000 minimum for bodily injury for the....

Why does it take so long to settle a car accident suit?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

In a no-fault state like Florida, a car accident that causes injuries and property damage might seem like an open-and-shut case. It's no one's fault. The insurer pays up. Both parties go their own way. However, this is not always the case. Each personal injury case is unique, and many are complex, especially when more....

Liability in a driverless car crash

Monday, December 5, 2016

On July 1st, a bill signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott paved the way for driverless vehicles to legally operate on the state's roads and highways. While the bill's proponents insist that such automobiles are safer than those driven by humans, accidents do happen, and people still get hurt. In an ideal world,....

Questions your injury lawyer will ask

Saturday, November 5, 2016

After a car accident, you might be tempted to call your insurance company to start the claims process. But if you suffered serious injuries in that accident, even such a simple task might seem daunting, especially if the insurance company gives you the runaround. The last thing you need during this trying time is hassle.....

Contingency: How does it work?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

In the aftermath of an injury, medical bills pile up quickly, and lost wages due to the inability to work may make your financial situation seem hopeless. The last thing you need at this difficult time is the hassle of paying an attorney. Many injury victims hesitate to contact a lawyer because they believe they....

Play It Safe & Be Cool This Halloween

Monday, October 31, 2016

Updated October 31, 2017 by attorney Brent Couture There is always one family in the neighborhood that goes all out for Halloween. Your kids marvel in wonder each time you pass as the lights flicker, the spooky music blares, headstones litter the lawn-turned-cemetery and apparitions peek through windows, suggesting that the home sees more than....

Who’s at fault in a wrongful death suit?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In a perfect world, death would always be preventable, and no one would be blamed or held liable for the demise of others. The unnecessary loss of loved ones upsets the natural course of life. If you believe a person, a group of people or an organization contributed to or caused the demise of a....

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