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Will Florida Eliminate No-Fault Driver’s Insurance?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The state Senate has advanced a measure that would eliminate Florida’s no-fault insurance rule. Florida would become one of the majority of states that operates on a tort system for resolving car accident disputes. While the no-fault system was designed to reduce clutter in the courts, it also prevents residents from filing actions against… Read More »

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Pedestrian Blames Lyft’s App Design After Suffering Serious Injury

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Lyft is being targeted after a Lyft driver hit a pedestrian who suffered a brain injury as a result of the accident. Teresa Brookes is suing Lyft Inc., Lyft Florida Inc., Hertz Corp. (a Lyft partner), and the driver of the Lyft vehicle, Wilky Ilet. According to the police report, Ilet hit Brookes as… Read More »

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The Cycle of Abuse in Nursing Homes

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Are Florida nursing homes particularly bad? If you’ve been paying attention to the headlines recently, you might come to that conclusion. Patients are being neglected, assaulted, abused, and given substandard care from medical providers during their stay there. Some have attributed this problem to regulatory indifference while others claim that the corporatization of nursing… Read More »

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Who is Liable in a Bus Accident?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

There are regulations, statutes, and codes in Florida that establish how buses should operate. But a lot of buses are needed to transport over 16 million people in the service area of its fixed-route transit system. Though the population of riders has declined due to ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, taking the… Read More »

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The #1 Cause of Car Accidents in the U.S.

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Because we drive so often without incident, most Americans don’t give driving a second thought. However, there are considerable risks when on the road. In 2017, there were more than 34,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. There were 2,922 fatal crashes in the state of Florida during the same time. Within seconds,… Read More »

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Determining the Amount of a Wrongful Death Settlement

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A wrongful death claim is one filed against a defendant who allegedly caused the death of someone due to intentional harm or negligence. Claims of this nature permit the estate of the deceased party to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally responsible. Typically, the suit is filed on behalf of the… Read More »

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Causes of Boating Accidents Not Often Considered

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Recreational boating is supposed to be a fun, safe way to spend time outdoors with friends and family. Fishing off the coast is a very popular pastime in Florida. No one wants the possibility of a boat accident in their mind, but mishaps on the water do occur and can be very dangerous for… Read More »

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Indications of Nursing Home Abuse

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Often, members of a family don’t have the skills or financial resources essential when addressing the needs of the elderly who require special medical attention. Their only option is to entrust that responsibility to the staff of a nursing home. Elder care facilities are then in charge of the well-being of the family member… Read More »

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How a Spinal Cord Injury Affects the Body

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The importance of the spinal cord can’t be overstated. With no exaggeration, its function is to connect the brain to every other part of the body. It’s crucial for mobility and normal function. Dissimilar to most areas of the body, the spinal cord is unable to repair itself if it sustains an injury. If… Read More »

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Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Those who operate commercial vehicles are required to undergo specialized training that educates them on safety procedures and specific traffic regulations. This is done to ensure both the driver and the driver’s employer adhere to state and federal guidelines. Over 4,100 people were killed in large truck accidents in 2017. Unfortunately, drivers and their… Read More »