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Total Loss Car Accident: What To Do Next

After a car accident, most people’s primary concern besides treatment for injuries sustained is having their car repaired. However, the vehicle’s damage could be very extensive, sometimes exceeding its actual cash value (ACV). In such a case, the insurance adjuster may declare the vehicle a total loss. But what do you do when you’ve experienced a total loss car accident? Our Florida car accident attorneys will guide you through the next steps. When is a car considered a total loss after an

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How To Get A Police Report For A Car Accident

Call the police, check. Take photos, check. See a doctor, check. Your checklist for what to do after the car accident is almost complete. But not yet. You’re filing an accident claim and the insurance adjuster asks for the police report. Now, you’re scrambling to figure out how to get a copy of the police report.  Don’t worry. The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers at Fetterman & Associates, PA. can help you get a police report for your car accident. We

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What To Do After A Florida Bus Accident

 If you suffer accident injuries as a passenger on a public bus in Florida, you may be able to seek compensation from multiple parties. No matter where you live in the state of Florida, you’re well aware of the important role that Florida public transportation plays in society. In fact, you may rely on this mode of transportation to get to and from school, work, or the grocery store (and that’s just the start). If you keep an eye on the local

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Is It Legal To Ride A Bike With Headphones On in Florida?

Riding a bicycle is great fun, but your good time can turn into a disaster if you’re injured in an accident. There are many common causes of bicycle accidents, including but not limited to: Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, or eating and drinking. Drowsy driving, which is particularly common among commercial truckers. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Aggressive driving, such as excessive speeding. Failure to obey the Florida rules of the road. As

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Premises Liability: Steps To Take If Injured On Another Person’s Property

Think about all the times throughout the day when you’re on another person’s property. This holds true when you shop at the mall, visit a grocery store, step into your office building, and stop at the local coffee shop. No matter how cautious you may be, there’s always a chance that you could suffer an injury on another person’s property. For example, you could slip and fall at the grocery store as a result of a spill that wasn’t appropriately

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable in Florida?

Did you recently receive proceeds from the settlement of a personal injury lawsuit in Florida? Are you concerned about the impact of the settlement award on your taxes? Of course, you are! You don’t want to find yourself with a large tax bill that you can’t afford to pay.  The IRS is aware that taxpayers have this concern. And that’s why there’s an entire guide on its website about the taxability of personal injury settlements. Before we get into the

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Injury Claims & Additur: A Florida Judge’s Power To Increase Jury Awards

Your personal injury case has just been finaled. The jury found in your favor but only granted you $50,000 for the losses you’ve encountered in your personal injury case. All the evidence you provided clearly showed that you sustained $150,000 in damages.  You’re unhappy with the financial outcome and feel like the jury gave a senseless low ball award. Now that the award is final, you begin to think, “Did those jurors make a mistake?” Upon request, a person filing

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How to Deal with a Drunk, High, or Aggressive Driver After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is always a stressful experience, but even more so when the other driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs or appears to be aggressive and hostile.  When you encounter an impaired or belligerent driver, it can be very scary and dangerous to communicate with them. Unfortunately, situations like these are not uncommon in Florida, which is why you should learn how to deal with drunk, high, or aggressive drivers at the scene of the

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How Will My Medical Records Affect My Car Accident Claim?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you’re likely going to seek compensation for your injuries. Considering that you have physical injuries, you might be tempted to think that being in a cast or wheelchair will serve as proof for your accident-related injuries and compel the at-fault party to pay up. But that’s far from the truth.  The reality is that recovering full compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company requires extensive documentation of

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Can You Seek Compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) After a Car Accident?

A car accident is a traumatizing and stressful event that can leave behind physical injuries, psychological trauma, and emotional scars. While physical injuries are almost always immediately apparent after a car crash, the same cannot be said about psychological injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  PTSD is one of the most common mental health conditions that occur after a car accident. If another driver’s negligent actions resulted in a crash that led to your physical and psychological injuries, including PTSD,

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What Are the Different Types of Negligence?

If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Florida law allows you to seek compensation for your injuries. However, you must prove every element of negligence in order to recover compensation for your damages. What this means is you must show that:     a. The at-fault party owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident        b. There was a breach of the duty of care    

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8 Safety Tips to Avoid Car Accidents When Driving in the Rain

Florida is one of the country’s wettest states. According to the Florida Climate Center, “Florida is situated within a part of the United States where torrential rain is a common occurrence,” particularly along the coast. Torrential rain being defined as at least 3 inches in a single day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, bad weather conditions, including snow, rain, ice, and sleet, are responsible for more than 20% of all car accidents in the United States. Specifically, 70%

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What to Do if You Were Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?

If you’ve been injured  in a hit-and-run accident, you are probably feeling helpless and confused about what to do next. You’re probably wondering who will pay for your injuries and damages. If the other driver fled the scene, contact West Palm Beach car accident attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, P.A., to help you navigate this complicated legal process, strengthen your insurance claim, and get compensated for your injuries. What to do immediately after a hit-and-run? Following the crash, your priority

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What If You Were in a Car Accident Involving a Rental Car?

Florida welcomes over 125 million visitors each year. Often, out-of-state visitors prefer to get around town by car to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sunshine State. In particular, many of these visitors and vacationers opt for rental car services for their temporary transportation. Though it’s the last thing on any vacationer’s mind during a trip, getting into an accident involving a rental car (whether you or the other party was driving a rental) can raise many questions, including: Who

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My Personal Injury Lawyer Dropped My Case, Now What?

If you hired a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the insurance claims process and obtain the financial compensation you deserve, but then suddenly your attorney dropped your case, you may be wondering what to do next.  While it’s not very common for personal injury lawyers to drop their client’s case or withdraw from a case in the middle of litigation, it does happen. If it happened to you, it is essential to consult with a reputable Florida injury

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What To Do If Police Don’t Show Up After a Car Accident

Police often don’t show up after a minor car accident that involves no injuries or deaths and no significant property damage. Even though being in a car accident is always a stressful event, most drivers remember that the first thing they should do is call 911 to request police and medical assistance.  In some cases, drivers involved in a car crash wait hours for the police to come. In other cases, however, the police do not show up at all.

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Can An At-Fault Driver Purchase Insurance After A Car Accident to Cover My Damages?

Florida is home to the highest number of uninsured motorists in the nation. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), one out of every four drivers in Florida does not carry auto insurance. In other words, it means that if you get into a car accident in the Sunshine State, there is a 25% chance that the other motorist is uninsured.  But what if your crash is caused by an uninsured driver who is willing to purchase auto insurance after

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Shopping Mall Accidents in Florida: Injuries, Causes, and Liability

This 2020 holiday season, shopping malls in Florida and across the U.S. may experience less foot traffic due to the ongoing pandemic, but that doesn’t mean shopping mall accidents will disappear for those of us who decide to pop into our favorite retail stores for a quick shopping spree. A report from the National Floor Safety Institute shows that slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of non-fatal injury-related hospital admissions, specifically accounting for more than 8 million hospital emergency

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Liability in a Boating Accident in Florida

There are over 12 million registered boats in the United States, and every year more than 4,700 recreational boating accidents happen, causing the death of over 700 people. Even if these accidents are not fatal in most cases, the boat operators and passengers can suffer severe injuries ranging from bone fractures and broken limbs to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and loss of limbs. Generally, there are different causes of boating accidents. Some of these causes include malfunctioning equipment,

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Avoid Cycling Accidents on Florida’s Roads

M.D: Learn how to avoid traffic accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians in Florida. Cyclists often find themselves sharing a road with a multitude of vehicle drivers with the extra protection of their vehicles’ safety measures. Unfortunately, cyclists and pedestrians are overly-exposed to the impact of traffic accidents. This is why accidents involving vehicles and cyclists are fatal. Here are tips to help you avoid these accidents. Before you start cycling… Cyclists, no matter their age and abilities, should use a

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