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Texting While Driving Now Illegal Across Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

While most states have already enacted texting-while-driving laws, Florida has only recently placed a law on the books making texting while driving a primary offense. In other words, you can now be pulled over if a police officer catches you operating your motor vehicle while you are texting. Before this law took effect, police… Read More »

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Bizarre Traffic Death Prompts Multiple Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A San Rafael man crashed into a tractor-trailer in his Mercedes. For some reason, the man decided to flee on foot from the scene of the accident. He hopped over a median wall and fell 150 feet to his death. Now, everyone is scratching their head to try to figure out who to sue…. Read More »

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Tiger Woods Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brings Up Questions of Bar Liability

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Golf legend Tiger Woods owns a restaurant in Jupiter that is now being sued in a wrongful death action in which a former employee whose family claims he was an alcoholic drank for three hours after his shift and attempted to drive home. Florida has very clear “dram shop” laws that insulate proprietors of… Read More »

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Death of Older Special-Needs Son Tests Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A recent death highlighted the need to revisit Florida’s decades-old rule concerning wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice. Under the law, a parent may not file a wrongful death action on behalf of a child over the age of 25. This statute (768.21) only applies in cases of medical malpractice. In other words, if… Read More »

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Would You Want a Known Felon Conducting Your Cosmetic Surgery?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Miami is a hotspot tourist destination for a number of reasons. One of the reasons that have grown in popularity over the past few years is cosmetic surgery. More and more Americans are coming to Miami from other destinations around the country (and the world) for “affordable” plastic surgery. But for many, the cost… Read More »

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Accidents Involving Tractor-Trailers Increase Across Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

2018 was a tough year for trucking companies. Indeed, it was a tough year for those who were involved in truck accidents which includes both truck drivers and other drivers on the road. By 2017, fatalities involving trucks reached the highest point in 29 years according to the data compiled by the National Highway… Read More »

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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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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 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 »

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Who Is Authorized to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

No one is ever prepared for the unexpected death of a loved one, especially if their death was due to the negligence of someone else. A wrongful death lawyer in Vero Beach can’t erase the pain, but can help families receive the compensation they deserve. A victim who sustains injuries and other damages as… Read More »