The Dreaded Carline and Legality

Students dodging cars to get to school.

It’s fair to say that as a society, we’re hoping to add ‘safety’ to the classic school offerings of reading, writing, and arithmetic. All this back to school hubbub leads us to wonder: What happens when accident claims are levied due to a mishap just off-campus? More specifically, how are car injury claims handled that arise when a crowded carline results in a minivan smashup? Suing for personal injury can be straightforward – or it can be incredibly nuanced. Read below as we examine possible outcomes of a school-based accident claim. 

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Enough is ENOUGH.

As personal injury attorneys, we know firsthand that words are powerful weapons. They’re what win our firm’s clients the decisions they deserve in court; they tip the scales of justice rightly. Each one of us at the Coleman Law Group feels an obligation to use our words for the greater good.  

The mass shootings at Dayton and El Paso leave us nearly speechless.  

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Texting and Driving? – Think Again.

We have all heard the message that texting and driving don’t mix. It’s common knowledge that the practice is extremely dangerous, but what are the legal ramifications if a Florida driver does choose to text while behind the wheel? You may be surprised to learn that the Sunshine State’s texting ban is considered weak compared to most of the country.

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10 Tips for Driving Safely This Holiday Season

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Welcome to the holidays – full of friends, festivities and fender benders. Driving safely is obviously a yearlong goal, but during this time of extra merriment, it makes sense to take extra care out on the roads. Want to avoid having to ask Santa for car accident assistance this Christmas?

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What Should I Bring to my Personal Injury Case Consultation?

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Before you head to that personal injury case consultation, take a deep breath. You’ve been through a great deal. Any time a person suffers an injury, it’s a jarring experience – but there is a way to lessen the stress. The number one thing you can do to keep that personal injury episode from defining you is to prepare for your personal injury case consultation. Here’s how.

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Car Accident Lawsuit – Is it Really Worth my Time?

An auto accident sets a long list of inconveniences into motion. There’s repair to the automobile, which can be a headache. Health issues from the accident can make the idea of filing a car accident lawsuit exhausting. Take a deep breath and pick up the phone anyway. Call a reputable auto accident attorney. He or she will be able to counsel you regarding whether proceeding with a car accident lawsuit is a sound idea or just a waste of time. Continue reading

10 biggest mistakes after a car accident that can affect your claim

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1 – Failing to call the police

For a person who has never been in an accident, it can be a stressful event and you may wonder, “Should I call the police?” The answer is always “yes!”  It is normal to feel a little uncomfortable about calling the police after a car accident, but it is necessary to document what happened and to make sure information is exchanged.  If, for example, the other driver gives you the wrong information or lacks insurance, you need to know right away so that the police can get involved in enforcing your rights.

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The Irma Aftermath Checklist

Irma Aftermath

 
When the last squall quieted and the final advisory ceased, Hurricane Irma left a mess in her wake – along with thousands of Floridians wondering who is liable for the cleanup. The storm is past; the damage is done. The next steps a homeowner takes can mean the difference between a speedy recovery and a painful learning experience. Find answers to common post-storm questions below. Continue reading