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Was Drowsy Driving the Cause of Your Collision With a Truck?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Truck drivers and other commercial vehicle operators are tasked with a difficult job: moving heavy freight as economically as possible (as quickly as possible), while still doing so in a safe manner. Unfortunately, these two objectives (speed and safety) do not mesh well together. In fact, they are contrary to one another. The faster… Read More »

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Liability During Emergency Vehicle Collisions

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you were involved in a collision with an emergency vehicle, and you were not at fault, you can sue the liable party for damages, just as you could sue a private citizen. However, you will likely be going up against a government agency, and winning a personal injury claim against the government poses… Read More »

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Compensation for PTSD Following a Traffic Collision

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

One of the most overlooked damages, at least initially, after a traffic collision is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Combat soldiers are not the only people subject to this form of psychological damage; rape victims, domestic abuse victims, police officers, ER surgeons, firefighters, extreme sport athletes, and anyone who has been in a life… Read More »

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Were You in a Chain Reaction Collision?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Most crashes involve either a single vehicle, such as a drunk driver drifting off a country road at night and colliding with a tree, or two vehicles, such as one distracted texter pulling out in front of the other driver who has the right of way.  However, some traffic collisions involve three or more… Read More »

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Cheap, Dangerous AmazonBasics Products are Burning Down Houses

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

A man’s office chair caught on fire while he was sleeping in his bedroom, and the injuries he sustained required emergency medical care. The cause? An AmazonBasic USB cord that he had recently purchased, which shorted out while he was sleeping. According to the fire Marshall who investigated the cause of the fire, “The… Read More »

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The Top Five Excuses At-Fault Drivers Use

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Negligent drivers use some pretty wild, and untruthful, excuses when it comes to explaining away the cause of crashes. Many of these excuses do not hold up in court, or in out-of-court insurance negotiations. Additionally, police investigations often see through these excuses and lies, and the true cause of the crash is noted in… Read More »

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Were You Injured In A House Fire Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

By July, The U.S. Fire Administration has reported that there have already been 44 home fire fatalities across Florida in 2020. While 2018 showed 4.8 deaths per 1,000 fires in Florida, there were 42.9 injured victims per 1,000 fires. If you or a family member were injured in a house fire and believe that… Read More »

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Is Motorcycle Insurance Required in Florida?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2017 there were 89,000 motorcyclists injured and 5,172 fatalities in the United States. When crashes with motorcycles or any vehicle on the road insurance is there to help cover the costs associated with the damages, both property and personal injury. Every state in American has different regulations… Read More »

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Boat Launch Injuries

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

The National Marine Manufacturers Association estimated that there were 11 million trailer-pulled boats across the United States in 2018. Some boats sit in driveways or backyards and rarely make it out to the water while other, more experienced boaters are frequently at the boat launch. Both novice and experienced boat operators make mistakes at… Read More »

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Two Factors That Influence The Value of a Personal Injury Claim

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

One of the first questions that injured victims ask their attorneys is, “What is my claim worth?” This question is not a surprise; after all, at this point, the severity of the victim’s damages are just starting to reveal themselves. There are massive hospital bills to pay, property damage, ongoing medical care and future… Read More »

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