Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident? Expert Advice to Protect Your Rights

Jul 08 2024

If you have ever been in a car accident, you will know just how traumatic it is in so many different ways. It’s not just the physical sensation, but what goes beyond this, like the emotional trauma and the financial burdens. When faced with the aftermath of this situation, you may wonder, “Should I get a lawyer after a car accident?” Let’s show you exactly what you need to know so you can make an informed decision. Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident? To decide whether you should or not will depend on a number of factors….

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What are Punitive Damages? Understanding the Legal Concept

Jul 08 2024

Most often when pursuing a personal injury claim in the wake of an accident, you’ll seek compensation damages that cover costs like vehicle repairs and medical expenses. In some cases, especially those where injury has resulted from an intentional act (tort cases), you may also seek what’s known as punitive damages. Intended to punish the defendant’s actions rather than simply compensate for your losses, punitive damages are awarded in 30% of cases when they’re sought, with 13% of those cases awarded with $1 million in damages or more. However, Florida courts do have strict standards about when punitive damages can…

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Recent Changes in Truck Accident Regulations and How They Affect Miami Drivers

Jun 07 2024

Research shows that roughly 170,000 accidents involving trucks occur in the United States each year. When added to the fact Florida sits third on the list of states with the highest number of fatal car accidents, it’s clear that Miami drivers should be aware of the latest regulations and how they may be affected by them, Here at the Law Office of Cary Woods II, our experienced attorneys are well versed in all aspects of law in Florida including truck accident regulations and the changes that have come into effect over the past 12 months. Having already helped hundreds of…

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Premises Liability: Your Legal Safeguards Against Hotel And Airbnb Accidents In Miami

Jun 07 2024

Beautiful beaches and plenty of culture, let’s face it, there’s plenty for all to see and do in Miami. So, it’s no big surprise that Miami, FL, is a hotspot for visitors. Over 4 million overseas visitors make their way to Miami each year. This means demand for accommodation is at a high. With so many visitors traveling to Miami from across the globe, the short-term rental market has exploded. From hotels to Airbnb’s there’s lots of choice when looking for accommodation in Miami. In fact, Miami is ranked number one in the United States for the highest number of…

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Miami’s Dog Bite Laws: Protecting Victims of Animal Attacks

May 31 2024

Dogs have a well-earned reputation for being man’s best friend. Alas, though the vast majority of interactions with canines will be positive, that’s not always the case. Dogs, while often cute and friendly, can also be aggressive from time to time, and in some situations may cause harm to an individual. There are some 4.5 million dog bites each year across the United States, and it’s a particular concern in the Miami area. Indeed, according to reports, there was an 11% increase in dog bite incidents in 2023 compared with the previous years. Many dog bites result in superficial injuries…

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How Long to Report an Accident: Find Out the Time Limit

May 31 2024

Accidents can be incredibly difficult to deal with. One minute, you’re living your life, and the next you’re having to reassess everything from your working situation to your finances in light of long-term medical care. That’s a lot to deal with, and it’s hardly surprising that reporting your accident might be at the bottom of your list of priorities. Unfortunately, delays in accident reporting may end up costing you at a time when money could be incredibly important to your recovery. Unfortunately, this is a mistake that many people make and, according to recent surveys, it’s one that means the…

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