Am I allowed to wear headphones when I ride a bicycle?

No, you’re not. Wearing headphones while riding a bicycle is grounds for law enforcement to stop you and they could write you a ticket for it. It’s also important to be paying attention to your surroundings and everything that’s going on around you while riding your bicycle on a road way. No, you are not allowed to wear headphones while riding a bicycle. You can be stopped and it could be used as grounds for comparative negligence down the road.

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Am I subject to asset forfeiture in drug possession or drug dealing cases?

Yes you are. The federal government and state government have procedures that they follow when they seize assets in a drug or narcotics arrest. It will then be incumbent on you to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can navigate you through the process and present evidence to show that the assets that were seized were not part of the drug possession or the drug sale crime of which you are accused in order to get your property back.

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An unidentified car cut me off, and caused my motorcycle to veer off the road. Do I have a case through my uninsured motorist coverage?

Yes you do. You would be pursuing a claim through your uninsured motorist coverage for negligence as a result of a phantom vehicle or phantom driver, basically somebody that you can’t identify but caused you to become injured as a result of negligent driving. You can and should pursue a claim through your uninsured motorist coverage and make sure that you hire a personal injury attorney that has experience in handling cases dealing with phantom vehicles.

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Are expert witnesses necessary to prove fault in a Florida truck accident case?

The short answer is it depends, but, generally speaking, in a truck accident case, expert witnesses are necessary. The reason for that is that trucking accident cases tend to involve more regulations over the drivers that need to be reviewed in terms of how many hours they’ve been on the road, whether they’re suffering from driver fatigue, if they’ve gone in excess of what is allowed under federal and state law. It’s safe to assume that an expert witness is going to be required in your trucking accident case.

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Are Florida truck accident claims more difficult than car accident claims?

They certainly can be. What you’ll see in a Florida trucking accident case is that there are federal and state regulations that govern the behavior for commercial trucking companies and commercial truck drivers that often require an expert. You’ll also see that there are certain types of equipment on Florida trucks and commercial vehicles that need to be examined and investigated, such as GPS devices, devices that record how long the vehicle’s been running, how fast it was moving, that will require an expert to investigate. Typically, you won’t see issues that I just referenced in a regular car accident case in the state of Florida.

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Are punitive damages available in a Florida auto accident case?

Yes they are. If you have evidence that suggest that the adverse party, the adverse drive, the cause for your accident, and cause you injuries for instance was under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating the vehicle, that would subject that individual to punitive damages in which they could also personally be responsible and punished for their conduct.

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Are punitive damages available in Florida bicycle accident cases?

Punitive damages are available in bicycle accident cases and in most personal injury/negligence cases throughout the state of Florida. However, it’s going to require evidence of gross negligent, reckless conduct, something along the lines of: “The other driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” That would be the kind of gross negligence or recklessness that would give rise to punitive damages.

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Are there alternatives to going to court in a Florida motorcycle accident case?

Yes there are. Most cases in the state of Florida settle without going to court or having a trial at all. In a motorcycle accident case, this is not going to be any different. Many motorcycle accident cases will resolve simply by negotiating with the insurance company directly. Also, by filing a lawsuit, it doesn’t automatically mean you’ll end up in a trial or in a court of law at all. Oftentimes, arbitration or mediation will occur, where the parties sit down, discuss their differences, but decide to settle the case for the betterment of both sides.

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