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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations (The Definitive FL Guide)

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How Long do You Have to Make an Injury Claim? Personal injury statute of limitations are laws that set time limits on bringing legal claims. These laws determine how much time you have to make an injury a claim. Each state has their own time limits and article will cover that personal injury statute of …

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What Board Certified Means

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What Board Certified Means The difference between lawyers and board certified lawyers Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law, professionalism, ethics in practice. “Board certification is a valuable credential that is becoming a significant trend in the legal profession,” said Florida Bar President Frank Angones Jr. “Specialization recognizes …

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Drunk Driving Personal Injury Cases (The Definitive Guide)

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1. Punitive Damages and How they Relate to Drunk Driving Personal Injury Cases: If you are a victim of a car accident where the at-fault driver was drunk, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Drunk driving personal injury claims are very complex. This is in addition to all your other damages, such as injuries …

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Things the Jury Never Sees

8 Things the Jury Never Sees During a Personal Injury Trial 1: Crash Reports There are many things the jury never sees during personal injury trials. Did you know in Florida there is no such thing as an “accident report?” They are actually called crash reports. The State of Florida officially re-named them crash reports …

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer (A Real One)

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This is a guide about how to choose a personal injury lawyer. Hiring a lawyer is one of the most important decisions you can make on behalf of you and your family. For some people, hiring a lawyer may be a whimsical decision, based purely on advertisements. For others, the choice of who to hire is based on the attorney’s experience, skill, reputation, and expertise in handling personal injury cases.

How Much Your Personal Injury Case is Worth (Step-by-Step)

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What Determines the Value of Your Injury Claim There are three important factors that establish how much your personal injury case is worth. My name is Matt Powell and I am a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar. I have helped car accident victims for over 35 years. I like to compare …

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What 10/20 Insurance Policy Means

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What Policy Means What insurance policy limits mean and how it’s distributed People ask me what the policy limits are and what 10/20 means. Ten/twenty means there is $10k of coverage to pay each person in an accident. There is also a combined total of $20k of coverage. The first number, 10, is the maximum …

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Gaps in Treatment

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Gaps in Treatment How gaps in treatment destroy your health and your case The most common mistake people make during their personal injury case is allowing gaps in their medical treatment. A gap in treatment is a period of time where a patient misses treatment with one of their health care providers. For example, missing …

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How Personal Injury Mediation Works (Step-by-Step)

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What is Mediation? Mediation is a process where each side of a case agrees to use a neutral third party to try to resolve the claim without going to trial. It’s important to know how personal injury mediation works. Mediation can be voluntary between two parties, but most often mediation is mandatory before a judge …

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Types of MRI Machines: Recumbent VS Upright


Types of MRI Machines The differences in a Recumbent and Upright MRI Machine Recumbent MRI Machine Not all types of MRI machines are the same. The most common MRI machine people are familiar with called the recumbent MRI machine where you down inside of it. Recumbent MRI machines range from point five to point three …

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