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What to Do if You’ve Been in a Car Accident in Florida

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Anyone who’s been in a car accident understands that they can be extremely frightening.  Unfortunately, car accidents are all too common in Florida. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that in 2016, there were 395,813 car accident collisions. In 2,936 cases, at least one fatality occurred because of the crash…. Read More »

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Basics of a Florida Slip and Fall Case

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

In slip and fall injuries, a person slips, falls and injures himself or herself due to the negligence of the owner of the business or property in which she slipped. Under tort law which encompasses personal injury law, the injured person can recover monetary compensation for her injuries when certain elements are met. The… Read More »

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What is “Willful and Wanton Conduct”?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

When a person files a personal injury claim, he or she has the burden of proving that the other party acted negligently and that his or her negligence caused the incident. That said, the term “negligence” conveys a degree of miss-care. When a person’s actions seem almost deliberate, the courts may decide that his… Read More »

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Who Pays for Damages in a Rental Car Accident?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Florida is one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. As such, thousands of out-of-state drivers traverse Florida roads on a monthly basis. Many of those drivers are in rental cars. If you rent a car while on vacation in Florida, the attendant will ask you if you wish to purchase insurance…. Read More »

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How Do the Courts Define “Reasonable Person”?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

The basis of any personal injury claim is negligence, which refers to actions or inactions by one person that result in harm to another person or property. The reasons the courts have a negligence standard is because they realize that nobody is perfect and that accidents do happen despite one’s best intentions to prevent… Read More »

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The Impacts of Whiplash on Your Daily Life

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Soft tissue injuries are some of the most common types of injuries victims of Miami car crashes sustain. Soft tissue injuries generally fall into one of three categories: sprains, strains, and contusions. Whiplash, otherwise known as “hyperextension” or “cervical strain/sprain,” and neck injuries, which fall into the sprain/strain categories, are some of the most… Read More »

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Your Step-by-Step Checklist for How to React After a Miami Truck Accident

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

If you are like many Floridians, you have not had the misfortune of being involved in a trucking accident. You likely also do not have a plan in place that can help you capture important information at the scene of an accident should you be involved in one in the future. You should, though,… Read More »

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Is Your Florida Business OSHA Compliant?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

When you go to work each day, do you think about your workplace safety? You should always be concerned about whether or not your workplace is OSHA compliant. When the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed, states had the chance to outline their own plans and submit them to the Secretary of Labor… Read More »

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Paying for Legal Fees When You Sustain Personal Injuries

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Nobody plans to get injured in an accident, but unfortunately, accidents do happen. Certain accidents, such as car crashes, slip and fall incidences, construction accidents, and medical malpractice accidents often result in severe and life-altering injuries. They also result in substantial medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial harms. Ideally, the negligent party’s insurance… Read More »

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Common Appliance Injuries

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Some household appliances just look dangerous at first glance, while others look innocent but pose a very real health threat. Regardless of what an appliance looks like, however, the point is: household appliances can be dangerous. Household appliance injuries are more common than you might believe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that… Read More »

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