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Is It Illegal to Ride a Bicycle While Wearing Headphones in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Riding a bicycle with your headphones on is considered a distracting activity that increases the risk of an accident. But is it actually illegal to ride a bike while wearing headphones in Florida? Riding a bicycle is a thrilling experience whether you are 7, 37, or 77. Many people want to make cycling even… Read More »

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Who’s Liable in an Electric Scooter Accident in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

If you have been involved in an electric scooter accident in Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland, or Winter Haven, do not hesitate to speak with an attorney. At The Turnbull Firm, our auto accident attorney is committed to providing you with the best legal representation to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Personal injury… Read More »

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5 Things to Avoid Saying Immediately After a Car Accident

By The Turnbull Firm |

Being involved in a car accident is always a stressful and anxiety-inducing experience, not to mention the physical injuries that may be sustained in the crash. No one is ever prepared for a car crash. Knowing what to do after the collision is not enough to protect your rights following the crash. It is… Read More »

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What Do I Need to Prove My Car Accident Claim in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

If your car accident was the result of the other party’s negligence, you are probably interested in proving your claim to recover damages. Under Florida law, when bringing a personal injury claim against another driver, you need to prove four elements: The other party had a duty of care They breached the duty of… Read More »

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How to Prove Constructive Knowledge of a Hazard in Florida Slip and Fall Lawsuits?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Under Florida law, property owners and occupiers are legally required to maintain their premises free of hazards. If the owner cannot ensure that their property is safe for visitors and guests, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries and losses. Visitors and guests who sustain injuries in slip and fall accidents on… Read More »

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Am I Liable for the Accident if Someone Borrows My Car?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Generally speaking, when you let someone borrow your car and they get into a car accident, your auto insurance will cover the resulting damages and losses as long as you carry valid insurance in Florida. However, your liability for the crash depends on your insurance coverage as some policies do not provide coverage to… Read More »

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Can I Blame Bad Weather for My Car Accident in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Adverse weather conditions are not uncommon in Florida, even though its nickname is “the Sunshine State.” Unfortunately, bad weather is one of the most common causes of car accidents in Florida. While you cannot file a lawsuit against “bad weather” or God, many drivers wonder whether they can blame inclement weather conditions for a… Read More »

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What is the Duty to Mitigate in Personal Injury Cases?

By The Turnbull Firm |

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligent or careless conduct, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses. However, after filing a personal injury claim, your insurance company can devalue or even deny your claim by arguing that you failed to mitigate the damages. What does it even… Read More »

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Who’s Responsible for My Driveway Accident in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Many car accidents happen in residential areas when drivers are backing out of driveways. When a vehicle collides with another car or pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or truck when backing out of a driveway, it can be challenging to determine fault. For this reason, you should consult with a Lakeland auto accident lawyer at The… Read More »

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Why is My Personal Injury Case Taking So Long?

By The Turnbull Firm |

If it has been too long since you filed a personal injury claim or lawsuit and it hasn’t settled yet, you may feel frustrated and confused. The reason why your case is taking too long depends on the facts of your particular case. As a rule of thumb, you can settle a personal injury… Read More »

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