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    How to Determine Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?

    The injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident are almost always serious. The pedestrian does not have the physical protection of a vehicle to help them avoid injuries. Many of these accidents lead to catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment. A pedestrian accident involves a vehicle and someone who is not in a vehicle. This…

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    What is Car Accident Law?

    Car accident law is the area of law that deals specifically with who is responsible in the event of a car accident and how compensation is distributed afterward. This area of law generally falls under the category of Negligence. However, some factors concerning car accident law may also concern Insurance or contract laws. Every State…

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  • Damages for Wrongful Death of a Child

    Wrongful death is described as a death that results in the negligent act of another person or entity. This act does not have to cause immediate death, but the death must be completely related to the accident or incident. Under certain circumstances, the remaining family members may have the right to seek compensation under Florida…

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    Lawsuit Funding May Enhance Recovery for Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcycle accidents are by far the most dangerous types of accidents on the road. The driver of the motorcycle does not have the same physical protections as they would in a car, and the result of that are more serious injuries. Sadly, many insurance companies try to make the motorcycle driver believe that they took…

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    Fractures of Fall and Slip Accidents

    Experienced Jacksonville accident lawyers will tell you that every fall and slip accident should be taken seriously. Injuries may not automatically become apparent at the scene of the accident, especially if the victim is suffering from any type of fractures. Common Fractures Associated With Slip and Fall Fall and slip accidents can cause a variety…

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    Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

    As the owner of a truck, or even a fleet of trucks in Jacksonville it is important that you hire a Jacksonville truck accident lawyer – trucking accidents are quite common and you want to be covered legally in case one of your trucks is involved in one. It doesn’t matter how good your drivers…

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    How Do You Know Who is at Fault Determined in Rear-End Collisions?

    Rear-end collisions are probably the most common car accidents in Jacksonville. Not only is it very easy to rear-end the car ahead of you it is equally easy for another car to do the same to you. The good news about this kind of accent is that it rarely results in injuries but nevertheless you…

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    Jacksonville Car Accident Lawyer: When is a Car Considered Totaled?

    You have been in a serious car accident and are wondering whether your car insurance company will consider your car totaled. In order to determine whether or not a car is totaled insurance companies in Jacksonville will look at the actual cash value at the time of the accident when they take into account depreciation.…

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    Jacksonville Accident Lawyer: Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

    If you are in a Jacksonville public property and you slip & fall and in the process get injured you can get compensation if you go to an accident lawyer – they will sue the owner of the property for not maintaining their property well enough. The compensation amount will be based on how much…

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  • Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents  

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released a report showing that pedestrian accidents account for over 700,000 injuries and nearly 4,500 deaths around the United States each year. Injuries associated with these accidents are often catastrophic since the pedestrian does not have the physical protection of a vehicle when they are struck. These injuries…

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  • What To Know About Slip and Fall Accidents

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of head and hip injuries in people age 50 and over and head injuries in children under 18. This type of accident is also the leading cause for spinal, rotator cuff, and wrist injuries in people age 19-49. These…

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  • How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work?

    When a person dies as the result of their injuries that occurred in an accident, their death may be considered as “wrongful.” This may also apply to deaths that occur as a result of a criminal act. This type of death can happen instantly as a result of the accident or at a later time…

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  • What Are The Causes Of Car Accidents?

    Car accidents can happen for many different reasons. In fact, every accident itself is very unique and will have its own set of circumstances. However, when all is said and done, car accidents can usually be classified into a few major categories. These categories include: • Distracted Driver • Intoxicated Driver • Failure to Obey…

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  • Mitigate the Risk of Costly Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

    There is a misconception among business owners, property managers, and even custodians that using a “Wet Floor” sign relieves them of obligation in the event of trip and fall accidents on their property. The truth is, the use of this sign is only a portion of what needs to be done to help avoid accidents…

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  • Auto Insurance Tips and Accident Law In Jacksonville

    Auto Insurance Policy Everyone understands that they need car insurance to operate a vehicle in Florida. However, not everyone understands their car insurance policy. Every insurance policy is specific to the type of policy purchased and may differ by insurance provider. The following auto insurance tips should help explain the most common parts of any…

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  • 6 Common Mistakes Victims Make In Handling Their Claims

      Auto Accident Claims Accident claims should be a very simple process. When a car accident occurs with injuries, many people assume that they should just contact their insurer and the process will be handled without issue. After all, don’t all those “feel good” commercials they play on TV state that the insurer always has…

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  • 5 Types of Damages Commonly Awarded In Wrongful Death Suits

      The heartbreak a family endures when a loved one is lost cannot easily be described. Add to this fact that the death was the result of an accident and was so unexpected, and the emotional trauma is enhanced. Sadly, many people who lose a loved one in a wrongful death also suffer great financial…

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  • What To Do Incase of Wrongful Death In Jacksonville

    The pain of losing a relative is always great. It is doubly so when the perpetrator of the death seems to have a malevolent intent, as is often true in wrongful death. Many people like to respond angrily and violently to their pain by seeking harsh legal action against those who hurt them. This, however,…

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  • Slip and Fall- Who’s to Blame?

    When a guest slips and falls in or around a store you own, you could be liable for the accident, as the guest might decide to file a suit against you and your business. The best way to avoid this issue is to make your store reasonably safe for guests. If these accidents ever occur,…

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  • Types of Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

    Pedestrian accidents are sadly common in our fast-paced and often distracted society. Cars frequently hit people walking across busy streets, and bicycle accidents are also on the increase. The injuries from a pedestrian or bicycle accident can be profound, involving terrible injury to the limbs or head. Though no one ever wants to be involved…

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  • Steps To Take After A Truck Accident in Jacksonville

    Being involved in an accident with a semi-truck will alter your life. Everything from that very moment will change. Trucking accidents are often catastrophic for the passenger vehicle involved due to the size and weight of the commercial vehicle. If you have been involved in a truck accident, there are certain steps you should take…

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  • The Howell Law Firm, Your Best Bet In Jacksonvile For Personal Injury Cases

    If you’ve been in an accident, you need representation from an experienced attorney who knows the intricacies of the law and knows who to come through for clients. The Howell Law Firm, lead by attorney Ken Howell, is a firm that brings real results for the victims of accidents. For over 20 years Ken Howell…

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  • Who Was at Fault for the Accident?

    As any Jacksonville car accident lawyer will tell you, deciding who was at fault after an accident has occurred is not always a simple task. It usually involves the police, insurance adjusters and sometimes the courts. When a car accident has been reported to the police, the officers are required to submit a report about…

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    What is Whiplash?

    According to the Mayo Clinic, there are over 200,000 cases of whiplash diagnosed in the United States every year. Sadly, we don’t even know how many other cases go undiagnosed simply because the victim has no idea that he or she has suffered this kind of injury. If you don’t know you have whiplash, then…

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    Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

    When an accident or negligent action results in the death of the victim, there are some family members that may be able to seek compensation for their loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. This type of lawsuit helps remaining family members cope with the financial losses they experience due to the loss of their family…

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  • Medical Bills: Who Will Pay?

    The most important thing that you can do for yourself after a car accident is seek medical treatment. However, insurance companies often won’t tell you to get treatment because they don’t want to pay for it. At The Howell Law Firm in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to…

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  • Soft Tissue Injuries

    YOU DO NOT NEED A MAJOR INJURY TO RECEIVE A MONEY SETTLEMENT The insurance company won’t tell you that when someone else hits you, even if all you end up with is neck or back soreness or stiffness, and even if it’s only when you overdo it that you have continuing pain or soreness, you…

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  • MRIs & Disc Injuries

    Disc injuries are frequently cause by the trauma that happens when your upper body is thrown forward and then backward during a motor vehicle crash. This violent motion can not only strain and damage muscles, but sometimes it can cause one of the discs in your back to bulge, protrude or herniate. When the disc…

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  • Neck & Back Sprains

    YOU DO NOT NEED A MAJOR INJURY TO RECEIVE A MONEY SETTLEMENT The insurance company won’t tell you that when someone else hits you, even if all you end up with is neck or back soreness or stiffness, and even if it’s only when you overdo it that you have continuing pain or soreness, you…

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  • Insurance Coverages and Limits

    THERE MAY BE MORE INSURANCE COVERAGE THAN YOU THINK An insurance company may tell you that the driver that hit you has no insurance or just a minimal amount of insurance, or that you do not have uninsured motorist’s coverage. The actual insurance records should be reviewed to determine what amount of insurance is actually…

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