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Alan Sackrin
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Is scarring or disfigurement sufficient evidence when claiming permanent injury after a car accident?
According to Florida statutory law, someone who was injured in a car accident by the negligence of another must prove that the scarring and disfigurement were both permanent and significant in order to receive damages, other than medical expenses and lost w...

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Can a defendant be held liable for punitive damages?
Yes, according to Florida law, a defendant may be held liable for punitive damages if he or she was guilty of intentional misconduct. See:  § 768.72(2)(a), Fla. Stat. Related (From Alan's injury blog): Car
Accidents: Driver’s Duty to Passengers Top
13 Reaso...

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Am I guilty of negligence if I hit a person with my car who lost control of their bicycle and veered into the street?
No, according to Florida case law, if someone loses control of his bicycle unexpectedly and veers into the street, a driver of a vehicle that strikes the bicyclist can only be held liable if that driver was operating his vehicle carelessly and could have ot...

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Can I be found at fault if I get into an accident while entering a highway from an alley?
Yes, according to Florida law, if you are entering from an alley onto a highway, you must yield to all vehicles already on the highway. See:  § 316.125(1), Fla. Stat. Related (From Alan's injury blog): Personal
Injury Lawyers Help Victims Who Have Been Hurt...

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Can a car accident victim recover damages for emotional distress if no physical injuries occurred as a result of the accident?
No, according to Florida law, the impact rule prevents a car accident victim from being able to recover damages for emotional distress and/or mental anguish occurred, with no physical injuries involved. See:  Welker v. Southern Baptist Hosp. of Florida, Inc...

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Is it unlawful to drive while wearing a headset?
Yes, according to Florida law, it is unlawful to drive while wearing a headset. See:  § 316.304(1), Fla. Stat. Related (From Alan's injury blog): Hydroplaning
Causes Car Crashes: The Dangers of Accidents Driving in the Rain Which
Traffic Rules Are Most Ofte...

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Can I be held liable if I coast downhill and get in an accident?
Yes, according to Florida law, no person may coast when travelling downhill. See:  § 316.2024, Fla. Stat. Related (From Alan's injury blog): 4 Common Causes of Rear End Car Accidents in
South Florida How
Much Money Can You Expect From Your Florida Car Crash...

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Is it considered negligent to ride in the bed of a pickup truck?
According to Florida law, no person may ride in a part of a vehicle that was not intended for the use of a passenger. The jury determines whether riding in the bed of a pickup truck constitutes comparative negligence. See:  § 316.2015(2)(a), Fla. Stat. Rela...

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Can a car accident victim collect damages for loss of future earning capacity for permanent injuries?
Yes, according to Florida case law, if a car accident victim can prove through evidence, such as a doctor’s testimony, that the injuries he or she sustained are permanent, the injured person may be entitled to recover for loss of future earnings. See: City ...

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Is a car accident victim’s wealth or poverty relevant when determining the amount of damages to award?
No, according to Florida case law, a car accident victim’s wealth or poverty is not relevant when determining the amount of damages to award, except to the extent that a person has retained lost wages or loss of earning ability. See:  Samuels v. Torres, 29 ...
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