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Is There a Statute of Limitations for Compensation After I Was Injured in a Florida Car Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

    Hi, I’m Laurie Hannan Anton, a personal injury attorney from Marc L. Shapiro’s law office. Clients often ask about the statute of limitations, a crucial factor in any case. It sets a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit after incidents like a car accident. In Florida, recent law changes (March… Read More »

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After a Truck Accident, What Can I Expect in Truck Accident Investigations in Florida?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

I’m Marc Shapiro from the Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, PA. Today, we address the key aspects of a truck accident investigation in Florida. While the highway patrol or sheriff’s office typically handles these investigations, it’s crucial not to rely solely on state efforts, especially given the complexity of trucking accidents. In such… Read More »

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How Does Distracted Driving Among Truckers Contribute to Accidents in Florida?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

As a Florida attorney, I’m frequently asked about truck accidents and how distractions affect them. Distractions, often the leading cause of crashes, occur when truck drivers are fatigued or preoccupied with cargo details, invoices, and more. These distractions contribute to severe accidents, given the size of semi-tractor trailers. Victims typically face serious or critical… Read More »

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I Was Hit By An Autonomous Vehicle In Florida, What Should I Do?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

In Florida, if you’re in an accident with an autonomous vehicle, who’s responsible? Autonomous vehicles operate without human control, as defined by Florida statutes. These laws establish that no human is considered the driver; it’s the computer system. For victims, options include pursuing the vehicle owner or holding manufacturers accountable, akin to a product… Read More »

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Can I Challenge a Low Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company After a Car Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Florida Attorney Marc L. Shapiro advises that individuals can challenge low settlement offers from insurance companies after car accidents. If dissatisfied with an offer, one can make a counteroffer, file a lawsuit, or provide additional information to the insurance company to reevaluate the case. Ultimately, the value of the case may be best determined… Read More »

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As A Car Accident Victim In Florida, How Does The No-Fault Insurance System Affect Me?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Hello, I’m Marc Shapiro from the Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro PA. Today, I’ll explain how Florida’s no-fault insurance impacts car accident victims. PIP insurance covers medical bills up to $10,000, and requires proof of a permanent injury for pain and suffering claims. Uninsured motorist coverage is vital if the at-fault party lacks… Read More »

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Florida Wrongful Death Car Crash Claims

What Is the Deadline for Florida Wrongful Death Car Crash Claims?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

With nearly 43,000 car crash fatalities reported annually, grieving families may find themselves grappling with the difficult decision of whether to pursue a wrongful death claim. When negligence on the part of another party is the cause of the accident, family members may contemplate initiating a wrongful death lawsuit to secure financial compensation. Beyond… Read More »

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How Can I Pursue Legal Action After a Hit and Run Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

How can I pursue legal action after a hit-and-run accident? A hit-and-run accident is when someone hits your car and then flees the scene of the accident. Treat this just like any other accident, and that means call the police and report it. Give a description to the police. Sometimes they can even track… Read More »

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When and Why Should I Consider Filing a Lawsuit Following a Car Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

I’m Laurie Hannan Anton and I’m a trial attorney here at the law firm of Marc L. Shapiro. We are seeing serious cases that involve all different types of accidents. One of the reasons that you might want to file a lawsuit is because your injuries could be very serious, including spinal cord injuries,… Read More »

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Burn Injury

Can I File a Lawsuit for Compensation After a Burn Injury?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Everyone learns about fire safety from a young age. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop burn injuries from happening. While all burns are devastating events, they range widely in terms of severity, liability, and opportunities for compensation.  Whether your burn injury came from an accident, a hot stove, a defective product, or an explosion, you may… Read More »

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