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Can I Sue the State of Florida?

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So, you’ve been injured by a state employee or a Florida State entity, and you want to know what your options may be for obtaining compensation? Well, the good news is that you can indeed file suit against the State of Florida. However, it is a bit more complicated. There are specific rules that… Read More »

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6 Things to Look For in a Semi-Truck Accident

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Trucking accident cases are far different from traditional automobile collisions. When you are facing a well-financed commercial carrier and their large commercial insurance company, you may not realize just how seriously they take the matter. Large insurance claims against trucking companies are among the biggest of all insurance claims, because the injuries and damages… Read More »

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Florida’s Street Racing Problem: Fatalities and Damages Available

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Call it youthful indiscretion, call it unbridled testosterone, but whatever you want to call it, drag racing (also called street racing) is a lethal and foolish pastime, and Florida has a problem. With relatively flat and typically well-maintained roadways, Florida presents the perfect place for would-be racers. These drag races often turn catastrophic and… Read More »

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Bicyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Hit-and-Run Crash in Central Florida

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Sometimes disasters bring out the best in human nature.  In life-threatening emergencies, people tend to show more courage and selflessness than they do in ordinary situations.  Someone who is ordinarily so squeamish about the sight of blood that they don’t watch violent movies, and who close their eyes when getting a blood test, might… Read More »

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Nitrous Oxide and Driving: A Deadly Combination

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Nitrous oxide is not a new drug, nor is it always illegal.  It has been used as an anesthetic during surgery since the 19th century and remained a common source of pain relief during painful dentistry procedures until a few decades ago.  Its use as a recreational drug is also not new; people have… Read More »

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5 Things Trucking Companies Do to Avoid Liability for Crashes

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Trucking collisions are far different from car accidents. Experienced Kissimmee truck accident lawyers know the scenario all too well. The trucking company delays responding to contact, then denies everything, almost pretending the crash never happened. Victims of trucking collisions are often shocked when this happens, but it can be avoided. In 2018, there were… Read More »

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What is Insurance Stacking in Florida?

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In most car accidents in Florida, minimum liability insurance will generally cover the cost of a visit to the hospital and maybe some chiropractic care. But in serious and even catastrophic cases, liability insurance is often far insufficient to cover even a reasonable share of the medical bills. In these situations, which personal injury… Read More »

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Does No-Fault Insurance Mean I Can’t Sue the Person Who Caused a Car Accident?

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No. No-fault is simply the type of insurance system we have in Florida. In a majority of states, fault plays a role in which person pays for the damages. In a tort-based or “fault-based” system, the at-fault driver pays the damages caused to passengers and other drivers on the road who they hurt. This… Read More »

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Thanksgiving Deadly Crashes in Kissimmee

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For the past two years, Kissimmee, FL has seen tragic auto collisions that caused lives. This year, amid COVID-19 concerns, gas prices are dramatically lower than usual, dropping below $2.00 in some places. And even though there are travel restrictions being imposed, people are still going to travel. It will remain to be seen… Read More »

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Some Florida Counties Seeing Higher Than Usual Traffic Death Rates in 2020

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With 2020 having a lot of us locked down at home, one would think that traffic fatalities would be reduced. And in many places, they are. However, some Florida counties are seeing higher-than usual traffic fatality rates. Consider, for instance, Lee County, Florida. At Draper Law Offices, our legal team is committed to helping… Read More »

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