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Life-saving Tips on Avoiding Truck Accidents

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Accidents that involve large commercial trucks often cause severe injury or death when the truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle. Truck drivers travel long distances on strict schedules, which sometimes causes driver fatigue. Other causes of truck accidents include aggressive driving and distracted driving. Fortunately, Melbourne residents can significantly reduce their risk of becoming read more...

What should I look for in an injury lawyer?

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Before choosing a Florida personal injury attorney for your civil lawsuit in Melbourne or Titusville, there are a few questions that should be initially asked: How long would you estimate it'll take for this case to complete? Are you familiar with personal injury law in Florida? Have you ever worked on personal injury cases similar read more...

How is a Car Accident Case Negotiated?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The purpose of this blog is to explain the settlement process in an auto accident case that occurs in the state of Florida. While no two cases are similar, this writing should provide a general overview of what lies ahead for you and your Melbourne-based attorney in the wake of your auto accident in Brevard read more...

Statutes of Limitations for Injury Cases

Friday, February 2, 2018

A personal injury case is brought about when a Floridian suffers bodily harm due to the negligence of another person or persons. The state's statutes of limitations – state-mandated deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits – are shorter than many other states, making a timely filing critical to your chances of success. Florida's statutes of read more...

5 Things to Do After a Car Wreck

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Note: This blog is intended for those who are not seriously injured in an auto wreck. If you are, awaiting medical attention is your wisest move. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), in the United States, more than 2.3 million people are injured each year in car crashes. Fortunately, many of read more...

What Causes Truck Driver Fatigue?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What do being awake for 18 hours and being intoxicated have in common? They both impair truck drivers equally. According to numerous studies, being awake for long periods of times is comparable to having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent – the legal limit in Florida – and increases the chances of a read more...

Yes, Texting Increases Car Accident Chances

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Among the many variations of distracted driving, texting and driving remains one of the most dangerous. According to, nearly 3,200 people were killed and 431,000 were injured last year due to crashes involving distracted motorists. These statistics underscore the importance of educating Florida residents on the dangers of cell phone usage while operating a read more...

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 read more...

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 read more...

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 read 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, read more...

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. read more...

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 read more...

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 read more...

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 read more...