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December 07, 2015

The holiday season is right around the corner and as Americans prepare for festivities with family and friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to remind all drivers of the dangers of driving after drinking.

This year's Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving campaign aims to inform the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, regardless of the amount. Though you may think you are ok to drive if you are just buzzed, you aren't. The campaign will run through December 15th with the help of  local law enforcement agencies who are working with NHTSA to spread the message: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving....

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December 04, 2015

When you lose someone you love due to the negligence of another, it is a devastating and life altering event. Wrongful death occurs in negligent situations where the death could have been avoided with proper care and precautions.

The family of the deceased not only has to go through mourning, but the stress of any economic and non-economic damages that they may have incurred due to that loss. The Florida attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright and Carter have assisted numerous families through these difficult...

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November 30, 2015

Medical malpractice takes many forms and can have long-lasting, devastating impacts on the victim and their family. When it comes to the value of your Florida medical malpractice case, there are a variety of different economic and non-economic factors that we look for in determining value.

Ronald S. Gilbert of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter discusses some of the varying factors that provide value to your malpractice case:

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November 23, 2015

Medical malpractice occurs when someone has suffered an unnecessary complication or injury due to a mistake made by a doctor or health care professional. In order to have a successful medical malpractice case, there are 3 factors that need to be proved:

  • The doctor was negligent
  • The negligence was the cause of your harm
  • What the damages are

The only way to determine whether or not a doctor may have deviated below the standard of care is for us to have your records reviewed by experts.

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November 20, 2015

When a person is injured, whether it be from an auto accident or other cause, the biggest thing holding many people back from calling a lawyer is the thought of the cost associated with it. At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, we work with you on a contingency basis.

Our Orlando attorneys know that our clients have enough to worry about without the additional financial burden associated with legal representation. Our clients best interest comes first, that is why we won't charge you anything if we don't win your case.

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November 16, 2015

In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week, November 15th – 21st, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) wants you to be aware that fraud can happen to your business and provide you with some steps on how to avoid fraud.

Fraud costs companies on average $145,000. One quarter of these fraud cases can cost a business an additional $1 million to resolve. Got your attention now?

The ACFE recommends some steps to avoid fraud happening to your business. These steps include:

  • Establish and write a fraud policy
  • Take a fraud prevention check-up to identify your business...
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November 10, 2015

It is a common misconception that if you receive a ticket after an auto accident you can't sue, but this is simply not the case. If an officer was not an actual witness to the accident, it is up to a jury to determine who was actually at fault.

When involved in a car accident, the steps you take after an accident can prove to be crucial to your case. Make sure to gather as much evidence as possible, whether it be photos or witness statements, as each little piece of evidence can be...

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November 09, 2015

November 10-16 is the National Sleep Foundation's second annual Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. With the clocks falling back once again, it's important to be able to recognize the warning signs of drowsy driving:

  • Trouble focusing, keeping your eyes open, or your head up
  • Yawning or repeatedly rubbing your eyes
  • Daydreaming and/or wandering thoughts
  • Drifting from your lane, tailgating, and missing signs or exits
  • Feeling restless, irritable, or aggressive
  • Turning up the radio or rolling down the windows
  • Slower...
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November 02, 2015

When you go in to a hospital for treatment there are multiple forms that you usually have to fill out and sign. In some cases, clients come in saying that they believe they signed a waiver at the hospital and want to know if they can still sue for malpractice.

Many times people confuse waivers and release from liability forms with consent forms, however, they are not the same thing. We have seen numerous hospitals having patients sign these release from liability forms prior to receiving treatment, but that doesn't mean you can't sue for malpractice because there are ways around those forms...

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October 21, 2015

When someone is involved in a car accident they tend to wonder whether or not contacting a lawyer is really necessary, especially when they were not the one at fault. Anytime an accident occurs where injuries are sustained, it's important to contact a lawyer whether you were at fault of not.

In the state of Florida, it is also essential to report an accident to your insurance company and to seek medical care within 14 days of the accident. Failure to do so can affect your claim and can cost you valuable insurance benefits.

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