Personal Injury

Negligence Per Se in Florida Overview

Although accidents happen every day in Florida, not all accidents permit recovery of monetary damages. To successfully recover damages after an accident, one must establish negligence by the at-fault party. However, the negligence per se doctrine in Florida permits recovery without proving negligence.  What Is Negligence Per Se?  Generally, a plaintiff carries the burden to…

Understanding the Florida Impact Rule

When you are seriously hurt in a motor vehicle collision or another type of injury accident, your injuries may extend beyond physical pain and damage. The experience can be traumatic both mentally and emotionally. Under Florida’s so-called impact rule, however, it can be difficult to recover compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering…

Florida Comparative Negligence Overview

Understanding Comparative Negligence in Florida The State of Florida follows the pure comparative negligence rule. Comparative negligence is frequently argued by the defendant in a personal injury case. It reduces your amount of compensation when you were partially at fault in causing your accident. Under the general rule of comparative negligence, your percentage of fault…