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pi-west-plam-beach-personal-injury-lawyer-300x200In order to establish a valid insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Florida, the individual must first prove that the other party was negligent in their actions.

In order to prove negligence, the individual must first show that the other party owed them a duty of care. This means that the other party had a responsibility to act in a certain way in order to avoid causing harm. Second, the individual must show that the other party breached this duty of care by failing to act as they should have. This can be done by showing that the other party acted differently than a reasonable person would have under the same circumstances. Third, the individual must show that they were actually injured as a result of this breach of duty. Finally, the individual must show that their injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence and not by anything else.

Comparative Negligence

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Accident report privilege is a law in Florida that protects drivers and passengers that are involved in a car accident from having their statements used against them in court. This means that if you are involved in an accident, the information that you provide to law enforcement can not be used against you in a civil or criminal court.

Florida Statute 316.062 provides that the driver of any vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle crash resulting in injury or death SHALL provide:

  • Name, address and registration of vehicle they were driving; and
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