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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 #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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Distracted Driver Laws in Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Modern advances in technology allow us to connect with others on an unprecedented level. At a moment’s notice, we can read about what’s happening in our city or the other side of the world. Within a minute or two, we can locate and reconnect with our best friend from elementary school- a process that… Read More »

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Thinking Of Changing Attorneys In The Middle Of Your Personal Injury Case?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

After suffering serious injuries in a car accident, you may choose to seek compensation from the driver responsible for the accident. This compensation usually comes from the driver’s insurance company, although in some situations, the driver may be personally liable for the accident. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle the case is usually… Read More »

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Rental Car Liability

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

People who use rental cars are often asked to buy insurance policies when renting the car if they do not carry their own insurance that would cover them in the event of a car accident. However, the policies the rental company offers are generally geared towards compensating the rental company for damages to the… Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injuries After A Car Accident

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Serious injuries from a car accident can change a person’s life in many different ways, from interfering with the person’s ability to work to limiting the person’s ability to perform simple everyday tasks. Perhaps few injuries affect a person’s life more than serious traumatic brain injuries. There are different levels of traumatic brain injuries,… Read More »

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Misdiagnosis Following a Car Accident

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When a person gets seriously injured in a car accident, the person who caused the car accident may be held responsible and be required to pay damages to compensate the victim. In most other cases, those who are injured in car accidents but do not suffer serious permanent injuries receive compensation from their own… Read More »

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Seeking Compensation For Psychological Injuries After A Car Accident

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Most people who suffer physical injuries after a car accident can usually receive compensation to cover the costs of medical care or loss of wages either from their insurance companies or from the driver who causes the car accident. Sometimes, the injuries from a car accident are more than the physical injuries. In some… Read More »

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Joint and Several Liability in Florida Car Accidents

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Whenever more than one person is responsible for causing injuries, the injured party may seek compensation from each of the people or entities responsible and make a case against each of them. This is applicable in a car accident case where more than one driver is responsible for causing an accident that results in… Read More »

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What is Defensive Driving?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The risk of an accident is ever present whenever a person gets in a car and gets on the road. No matter how careful a person thinks he drives, other less careful drivers on the road means that accidents can still happen. Learning how to drive defensively can help some drivers learn how to… Read More »