Personal Injury Blog

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

There are many different opinions as to what the term “bar” means in bar exam or bar association. For example, there is a conspiracy theory that the word “bar” refers to the British Accredited Registry. The belief is that all attorneys who are members of the bar association are actually secret agents of the British… read more

The Mirena Crash: What It Is and What To Do

Manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Bayer, Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device, also known as an IUD, that is prescribed to women who have heavy periods or who are looking for a long-term form of birth control. The T-shaped device is implanted into the woman’s uterus where it secretes a synthetic hormone, levonorgestrel, that can prevent… read more

What’s the Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents?

The National Safety Council revealed that every second, someone in the US is injured from a preventable event, like a car crash, accidental poisoning, or fall. Reports of slips, trips, and falls have risen sharply over the last couple of decades and are now the leading cause of preventable injuries. With so many slip, trip,… read more

What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?

Florida, like every state, has various rules and laws related to driving. These laws are meant to keep everyone on the road—drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians—safe. Ideally, every Floridian with a driver’s license remembers their driver’s ed training and the laws they learned. However, given the high number of accidents that occur every year on… read more

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

In personal injury cases, it is common for the plaintiff to argue that he or she suffered harm due to the negligence of another party. While negligence isn’t always cut and try, typically the standard definition refers to a duty of care reasonable or ordinary people would exercise. When an individual fails to behave with… read more

Can Fault Be Determined by Car Accident Damage?

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine how a car accident occurred. Both drivers may blame each other for the cause of the car crash. The police officers may not be able to determine who the wreck occurred, and there may not be any eyewitnesses or video evidence. What can an accident victim do to… read more

Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Florida?

Driving barefoot might seem unconventional, but some states are more conducive to it than others. Florida weather is hot, and activities like a day at the beach or pool might lead people to forego footwear. Most people believe driving barefoot is illegal, but it turns out that that is somewhat of an urban legend. Driving… read more

Lane Splitting in Florida – Is it legal?

All motorists are expected to operate their vehicles in a manner that does not endanger others on the road. Examples of driving behaviors that can place others on the road in danger include distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving. Other driving behaviors can also increase the risk of an accident, such as following too closely… read more

Do I Need Florida Motorcycle Insurance?

In 49 states in the country, motorcycle insurance is regulated pretty much the same way car insurance is regulated. State laws around the country require car and motorcycle owners to have minimum insurance amounts.  About a dozen of those states are considered “no-fault” states, meaning you can get compensation to cover injuries and property damage… read more

Popcorn Lung: Why It Happens and What You Can Do If You’re Sick

Popcorn lung is a cute name for a serious condition. The condition is called bronchiolitis obliterans. It is an irreversible and progressive condition that resembles Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to some extent. The nickname comes from the fact that the condition was first noticed among workers at a microwave popcorn processing plant. Microwave popcorn… read more