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Guide to Understanding Florida's Good Samaritan Laws

Guide to Understanding Florida’s Good Samaritan Laws

When catastrophic accidents happen, there are several instances where rapid emergency action must take place to help victims that have been seriously injured. It is possible in certain situations that a victim may only have minutes to be cared for. Without proper attention, a badly injured individual could lose their life. This is why it is the common belief that if there are bystanders to an accident that can help those affected in some way, the bystanders should. In such [...]

Florida's Problem with Drunk Driving

Why Are There So Many Drunk Drivers On Florida’s Roadways?

Driving is a task that should be taken seriously and only done by licensed individuals that respect the rules of the road and stay alert while they are behind the wheel. This is good practice and would be a great thing if everyone behaved this way. The reality is that there are many people that do things while driving which puts themselves and others at increased risk for experiencing a crash. One of the most reckless actions a driver [...]

How Heavy are 18-Wheelers

What Happens when a Car and a Semi-Truck Collide at High Speed?

Semi-trucks are some of the largest vehicles you will see on the roads. They are a pivotal part of what makes America work because they transport approximately 70% of all the freight throughout the United States every single year. That comes out to just about $671 billion of freight traveling through the country to various destinations annually. In addition, the United States also does just under $300 billion in truck trade with its neighbors to the north, Canada, along [...]

Top 4 Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

Top 4 Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

Victims of medical malpractice may be able to file a claim against the medical provider that caused their harm when the medical provider did so because of negligence. The rules for filing and pursuing a medical malpractice claim are different in every state. But, the basic idea that medical providers can be held accountable for their actions when they make mistakes that cause illness or injuries to their patients exists across the board.  The other fact of medical malpractice claims [...]

How Much Can You Get From an 18-Wheeler Accident Claim

How Much Compensation Can You Get From an 18-Wheeler Accident Claim?

Large 18-wheeler trucks can cause significant damages to smaller vehicles when a crash takes place. Occupants of smaller vehicles that are hit by large commercial trucks often suffer catastrophic injuries and in many instances, those injuries can be deadly.  If you were injured in a truck accident in Florida, or if you lost a loved one on one of these devastating events, the Jacksonville wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates can help. You may be [...]

What are Points of Entrapment after a Crash

What Happens When a Victim is Trapped in Their Vehicle After a Crash?

In 2021, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were almost 400,000 crashes that took place across the state of Florida. These included car crashes, large trucks, motorcycles, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. Out of all the crashes that took place that year, 3,337 crashes were fatal with 3,629 lives lost. There were 251,460 people injured. No crash is easy to handle and any type of collision can be alarming and shocking. But in very severe crashes, the amount [...]

Excuses After a Car Accident

What Are the Most Common Excuses People Use After Being in a Car Accident?

No one wants to be the reason that a vehicular accident happens. But typically and with few exceptions, when one does, at least one party is to blame. In the state of Florida, the no-fault system applies. This means that there is not a determination of who caused the accident to take place. After a crash, you would connect with your own car insurance policy to file a claim for compensation. While it is your own insurance company that may [...]

Why Truck Accidents Are Increasing in Florida

Why Truck Accidents Are Increasing in Florida

Large truck accidents are often catastrophic and have devastating consequences. With an increase in demand for products and goods, the number of trucks on the roads continues to rise, and with them, so do truck accidents. In Florida, the number of truck accidents has been increasing, putting other drivers and pedestrians at heightened risk of a severe incident happening and inflicting considerable harm. If you were injured in a Florida commercial truck accident, filing a Florida personal injury claim is [...]

7 Steps to Take After a Florida Boating Accident

7 Steps to Take After a Florida Boating Accident

Boating is a popular leisurely activity in the state of Florida, and one that is taken seriously by residents and visitors alike. As the state with the most registered boats, Floridians and visitors have almost unlimited opportunities to enjoy boating activities. The number of registered vessels as of 2020 was 985,005 and that number continues to grow. The state has ample waterways that can support boating and combined with the warm and sunny tropical temperatures, it is difficult not [...]

What is Legal Malpractice

Can an Attorney Commit Malpractice?

When you go to the doctor you are trusting that the care you receive will be appropriate to protect your health and wellbeing. But if the doctor acts in a negligent way and violates their responsibility to provide you with a reasonable duty of care and their decisions or treatment harm you, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against them. Similarly, when you seek the counsel of a legal professional, you are also likely not [...]