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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Garbage Truck Accident in Florida: Causes and Liability

By The Turnbull Firm |

Garbage trucks provide a critical service to the community in Florida and all across the country. However, it does not change the fact that they are responsible for many auto accidents on our roads. If garbage trucks did not exist to pick up waste and trash across Lakeland, Winter Haven, or any other city,… Read More »

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Impaired Motorist May Not Be the Only at-Fault Party in a Florida Drunk Driving Crash

By The Turnbull Firm |

A large percentage of auto accidents are unavoidable as they occur due to unforeseen road hazards, adverse weather conditions, or vehicle defects. However, many other crashes are completely preventable. Accidents caused by a drunk driver fall into the latter category. Anyone who makes the decision to drive while intoxicated is aware of the possible… Read More »

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Florida’s Nursing Home Residents Could Be Transferred to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

By The Turnbull Firm |

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Florida’s nursing homes continues to steadily increase, the state launched new testing mandates that require virus testing for every staff member at each long-term care facility. Any facility that fails to follow the mandated testing rule could face fines or even have their license… Read More »

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Self-Incrimination Privilege in Car Accidents: Can the Police Rely on Statements Made by Other Persons?

By The Turnbull Firm |

When a car accident occurs, can the police officer rely on statements made by persons involved in the crash or those who conducted their investigation before the police arrived? This was the key question asked by the defendant in State v. Cino, 931 So. 2d 164 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006). Can Police Rely on… Read More »

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How to Determine Fault in Vehicle-into-Building Accidents in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Crashes into buildings might not be as common as collisions involving cars, yet they cause an estimated $200 million in annual costs related to personal injury and property damage claims, according to Ameriprise. Fact: Each day, there are about 60 vehicle-into-building accidents across the United States. According to the Storefront Safety Council, such crashes… Read More »

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How Florida’s ‘Impact Rule’ Precludes Recovery of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

By The Turnbull Firm |

Under Florida law, you are entitled to monetary compensation for the harm you have experienced at the hands of a negligent individual or entity. However, Florida law also has the so-called “impact rule” that could bar you from obtaining the compensation you deserve. What is Florida’s Impact Rule? In personal injury cases, the impact… Read More »

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5 Challenges of Dealing with a Car Accident During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Turnbull Firm |

While reports indicate that car accident fatalities and traffic volume decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly due to stay-at-home orders, some Floridians still get into vehicle crashes during the pandemic. Dealing with a Car Crash During the Pandemic is Challenging While getting into a car crash can feel overwhelming even in normal times, being… Read More »

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Safety Tips on Visiting Florida’s Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Turnbull Firm |

As Florida’s stay-at-home order is still in effect, most Floridians are anxious about going outside, even for an essential activity like seeking medical attention or undergoing treatment. Many are avoiding hospitals at all costs because they fear that they might become infected with COVID-19. But can you actually stop or postpone your medical treatment… Read More »

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