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Are there even stricter punishments for different drug offenses?

Yes, there are. Every drug has its own classification and penalty associated with it in the state of Florida. Furthermore, the amount of the drug that you possess can and will affect the penalty you’re facing as well as whether or not you are charged with simple possession, the sale and possible distribution of that drug, or trafficking in that drug. Also, the location of where you are arrested … For instance, within a 1000 feet of a church or a school can greatly enhance the penalty that you’re facing.

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Are there parties other than the at-fault driver against whom I can take legal action in a Florida auto accident case?

Potentially, yes. If the at-fault driver was working and acting in the course and scope of their employment when they caused your accident, you could potentially go after the employer. Also, the owner of the vehicle. If it’s different than the driver, they would also be responsible for what is called “negligent entrustment” of the vehicle to the person that caused the accident. It’s very important that you go over these questions with your personal injury attorney during your initial consultation, so you have all avenues of recovery open to you.

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Can a passenger recover damages in Florida for accident injuries caused by a driver of the same car?

Absolutely. If you’re a passenger in a vehicle and that driver acts negligently, causes you to be injured, you are 100 percent able and entitled to make a claim against them, the owner of that vehicle, and the insurance companies that cover those individuals for your injuries.

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