Florida law says that if scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact in understanding the evidence or in determining a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify about it in the form of an opinion.
Wills v. Jones Fla. 1st DCA, Case No. 1D15-2911 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 6636, 41 Fla. L. Weekly D—,—So. 3d —April 27, 2016 Summary. Based on the facts of the case before it, the First District Court of Appeal held that a trial court erred in granting an injunction for prevention of domestic violence against […]
Spoilation of evidence, also known as destruction of evidence, can be performed on evidence of all types–paper records, electronic records, hard drives, cell phones, social media platforms such as Instagram, etc. Spoliation can be negligent or intentional and can be committed by the person or persons bringing the injury claim or the […]
Spoliation of evidence is a real concern regarding personal injury claims. Sometimes key pieces of evidence go missing or are “accidentally” destroyed. This can be detrimental to a plaintiffs case. In this video Katy Neal with Carey Leisure and Neal talks about spoliation of evidence and how it can effect your claim.
What exactly are punitive damages? These are damages awarded to a plaintiff, which are intended to punish a defendant for exceptionally egregious or neglectful behavior. In this video Katy Neal with Carey Leisure & Neal breaks down the meaning and implementation of punitive damages. Drunk driving and accidents caused by texting while driving are different […]
If you were in an auto accident and your car was totaled, (also known as a “total loss”), then your car cannot be repaired or the cost to repair is more than what it’s worth. Who pays for my car’s property damage? If the auto accident was not your fault and the fault of […]
The internet allows people to find exactly what they are looking for at times most convenient for them. Scrolling through electronic pages of information appeals to most of society, which helps companies refine what information people find most relevant. The law is extraordinarily dynamic in the sense that it changes often, forcing attorneys to keep […]
Retaining an attorney for any legal matter is always a good idea. You wouldn’t attempt to fix a broken leg yourself, would you? However, finding a law firm that will not only take the time to answer your questions but to answer them correctly and efficiently will give you the edge when deciding what course […]
You may assume that dealing with your own insurance company is risk free and will jump to the conclusion that it is safe to speak with that company. Doing so before consulting an experienced personal injury attorney can prove disastrous in some cases. The very insurance company that you pay premiums to every month is […]
As of 2014, Florida is home to approximately 19,500,000 residents. A vast majority of those residents are licensed to drive. Section 316.066, Florida Statutes (2015) requires all law enforcement agencies to complete traffic accident reports and to forward all corresponding data to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Below are some of the […]