When it comes to laws relating to alcohol, most people have a general understanding of what’s considered to be illegal — drinking if you’re under the age of 21 and driving under the influence come to mind. But what about vague notions, such as open container laws? What do they mean? When do they apply? […]
Florida is known for many things — white sand beaches, sunny days year-round, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy some downtime. With so many parties, happy hours, and beach get-togethers, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets a little bit too enthusiastic with their consumption of alcohol. What happens if one of them […]
What is Spoliation of Evidence? 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 the above video, Katy Neal with Carey Leisure & Neal talks about spoliation of evidence and how it can […]
An offer of settlement allows either party to an injury lawsuit to offer a settlement to the other party before trial. It was created to encourage the early resolution of disputes.
Living in Florida, it’s common knowledge that a large number of people in our state are uninsured. Driving in the Sunshine State, it’s also common to witness poor road etiquette. Drivers cut you off or turn without using a signal, tailgate at high speeds, run red lights… The list is long. And when the driver […]
What is Bad Faith? Bad faith is an intentional dishonest or unfair act which occurs by not fulfilling legal or contractual obligations, misleading another, entering into an agreement without the intention or means to fulfill it, or violating basic standards of honesty in dealing with others. Florida Statute 624.155 Under Florida State Statute 624.155, “bad […]
If you were not wearing your seat belt and you get into an accident that was not your fault, we can still help you.
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.
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 […]
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 […]