Bill Allen | January 18, 2022 | Personal Injury Questions
What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
Claims involving catastrophic injuries (which usually involve severe spine damage, neck and back damage, brain damage, or the loss of extremities) are all too common, even more so than a few decades ago. The increase in catastrophic injuries is actually due to advances in modern… read more
Bill Allen | December 26, 2021 | Florida Law
Do Backseat Passengers Have to Wear a Seatbelt in Florida?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that over 2,500 lives could be saved each year if everyone buckles their seatbelt while riding in a moving vehicle. Unfortunately, some people still believe that seatbelt laws don’t apply to backseat passengers. While there is evidence… read more
Bill Allen | December 23, 2021 | Car Accidents
Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Ocala, FL?
One of the strongest pieces of evidence after a car accident is an official police report. These reports contain a neutral, third-party account of witness and driver statements, along with an officer’s own visual impression of the accident. Why Are Car Accident Reports Important? In… read more
Bill Allen | December 22, 2021 | Negligence
What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?
Negligence is the legal basis for many personal injury lawsuits. A person is negligent when they fail to act as a reasonable person and injure another party. You’ll need to show that this reasonable person standard was violated in order to succeed in your personal… read more
Bill Allen | December 21, 2021 | Car Accidents
What Gainesville Drivers Need to Know About Parking Lot Crashes
The term “car crash” brings to mind images of speeding cars smashing into each other. However, according to the National Safety Council, tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots each year, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. Gainesville drivers should… read more
Bill Allen | December 20, 2021 | Personal Injury
What Are the 3 Elements of Standing to Sue?
You are required to prove standing to sue before you can bring a personal injury lawsuit before a court. Without standing, a court can refuse to hear your case. Standing is required by both the U.S. Constitution and state laws. The doctrine of standing is… read more
Bill Allen | December 9, 2021 | Car Accidents
The 20 Safest Cars of 2021
Being involved in a car accident can impact your life in a number of ways. If your car accident results in injury, you will likely be left with medical bills. Your injuries can also prevent you from working. This will add to your financial difficulties… read more
Bill Allen | December 7, 2021 | Motorcycle Accident
Is a Motorcycle Really Worth the Cost?
Motorcycles are a fun and adventurous way to travel. Motorcyclists have the opportunity to enjoy the open road in ways that drivers of passenger vehicles cannot. However, motorcycles do not provide riders with the standard safety features of a car or truck. Because of this,… read more
Bill Allen | December 6, 2021 | Personal Injury
How Much Does an Ocala Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
If you’ve been injured in Ocala, FL, you may be entitled to compensation. You’ll likely need the help of a personal injury lawyer. Oftentimes, the thought of paying hefty lawyer fees prevents people from even trying to pursue compensation. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be… read more
Bill Allen | November 23, 2021 | Car Accidents
What Is a DOT-Recordable Accident?
A DOT-recordable accident includes any truck accident that interstate motor carriers must report to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). U.S. regulations determine which accidents and carriers must report their accidents. The regulations also determine how the carrier must report the accident and the possible… read more