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Single-Vehicle Accidents

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

When you think of a major car crash, you may imagine multiple vehicles being involved. However, a major accident can occur when there is just one vehicle involved. As the name implies, single-vehicle accidents involve just one vehicle. Even though just one car or truck is involved, the results can still be deadly. In… Read More »

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Determining Fault in a Car Accident

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

You just got hit by a car. After you realize you aren’t hurt, you may notice significant vehicle damage. Your next thoughts may be: what happens next? Who will pay for this damage? Which driver is at fault? Determining fault in a Florida car accident is not always cut and dry. You may think… Read More »

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Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

When we drive, we need to fully focus on the road. Taking our eyes off the road to change the radio station, taking our hands off the wheel to text a friend and taking our minds off the act of driving to daydream about an upcoming vacation are all dangerous acts that can lead… Read More »

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Why Insurance Companies Deny Florida Accident Claims

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

You were involved in a car crash as a result of another driver’s negligence. Then why is their auto insurer denying your claim for property damage and medical expenses? Most likely, because the insurance company is disputing who was actually at fault in the accident, whether your injuries were really caused by the accident,… Read More »

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What is Distracted Driving?

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Do you ever eat while driving? Maybe you are looking in the back seat to tend to kids or pets. Perhaps you text or check your email while behind the wheel. If you do any of these behaviors, you’re engaging in a dangerous behavior called distracted driving. In 2018, 2,841 Americans were killed by… Read More »

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Understanding Rear-End Car Accidents

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

You are stopped at a red light when you are hit from behind. The impact causes you to suffer whiplash as well as back and neck pain. Rear-end accidents are common types of car crashes. They tend to occur when a vehicle stops suddenly and the vehicle behind it does not have enough time… Read More »

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It’s Not a Good Idea to Give a Statement to an Insurance Company After a Crash

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, your first priority is tending to any injuries you sustained and your physical recovery. You are traumatized and not likely not thinking about insurance matters straight away. So when a representative for your auto insurer or another driver’s insurer contacts you in the days immediately following… Read More »

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Florida’s Poor Drivers are a Reminder to Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Florida leads the nation in many respectable categories. But it also leads the nation in some areas that it’s better not to be on top. A recent study of driving habits and insurance laws has revealed that Florida drivers are among the worst in the nation. Study Shows Poor Florida Drivers Florida drivers ranked… Read More »

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The Art of Jury Selection

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

A large part of winning a personal injury trial is selecting the right jury. Poor jury selection can end up with a losing case, regardless of how good the witnesses or facts may be. Jurors are a panel of our peers, but they are human beings, and go into the jury selection process with… Read More »

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Dealing With Pre-Existing Injuries in Car Accidents

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

If you are in a car accident, a major focus of the insurance company for the other side (or the attorney for the defendant if you file a lawsuit) will not just be the scope and extent of your injuries, but also whether the car accident actually caused your injuries. You may be quick… Read More »

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