Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | October 5, 2022 | Personal Injury
What Is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?
Tort law and criminal law use the “reasonable person” standard for determining negligence. This standard is how the law generally measures the negligent conduct of a person. The reasonable person standard is typically applied in cases where one person owes a duty to another person. … read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | September 30, 2022 | Car Accident
What To Do With a Damaged Car After a Hurricane in Florida
Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and property – including vehicles. These extreme weather events often cause high winds, heavy rains, and flooding, creating a heightened risk of property damage. If you live in Florida or any other hurricane-prone area,… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | September 27, 2022 | Personal Injury
Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality
Well over 90% of personal injury claims settle out of court. Nevertheless, myths about personal injury claims abound. Learn the truth, so you don’t discover it the hard way after you suffer a personal injury. Myth #1: “My Insurance Will Cover My Claim.” Not necessarily,… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | September 26, 2022 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Be Disqualified from Receiving Workers’ Compensation in Florida?
Workers’ compensation in Florida covers work-related illnesses and injuries that occur within the course and scope of your employment. These benefits cover medical bills, partial lost wages, and disability payments. However, there are times when Florida law may disqualify you from receiving these benefits. Here,… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | September 20, 2022 | Car Accident
How Common Are Car Accidents Due to Eating While Driving in St. Petersburg, FL?
Distracted driving is a problem, both in the State of Florida and across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about nine people every day, or approximately 3,100 people annually, are killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. In 2019, Florida… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | September 15, 2022 | Personal Injury
How Long Does it Take to Get A Personal Injury Settlement Check in Florida?
On average, receiving a personal injury settlement check takes four to six weeks after both parties sign the settlement agreement. Sometimes it takes longer, and in rare cases, the check arrives in less than four weeks. You can rest assured that issuing a settlement check… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | September 12, 2022 | Car Accident
The 12 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Clearwater
Car accidents can have many causes. Vehicle malfunctions, weather, and road conditions all contribute to car crashes. But driver errors are, by far, the most common cause of traffic accidents. Driver errors cause over 94% of traffic accidents in the U.S. These errors include improper… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | August 31, 2022 | Personal Injury
Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?
The amount of personal injury compensation you win in court or at the settlement table is probably not the same as the amount that appears in your bank account. Various deductions apply, depending on the circumstances. Additionally, there are inherent limitations on how much compensation… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | August 23, 2022 | Personal Injury
Is It Possible to Get Out of Jury Duty in Clearwater?
Serving on a jury can be a hassle. While employers are required to excuse you from work if you are selected as a juror, some employers will not pay you for the time you miss. Additionally, as a juror, you will be sitting close to… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | August 22, 2022 | Personal Injury
The Three Elements of Standing to Sue
When someone says, “I don’t have a dog in that fight,” it means they don’t have a personally vested interest in a given situation or outcome. In the legal realm, you need to have a dog in the fight in order for a court of… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | August 11, 2022 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Sue Your Employer in St. Petersburg if You Were Exposed To COVID-19 at Work?
You almost certainly cannot file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida just because you suffered exposure to COVID-19 at work. The only way to win such a lawsuit would be if your employer intentionally infected you with COVID-19. However, you can file a workers’ compensation… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | July 27, 2022 | Car Accident
What’s Causing Neck & Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident?
Neck and back injuries are some of the worst types of injuries from car accidents. They can require extensive treatment, which, in turn, often means facing financial difficulties. The cause of neck and lower back injuries depends on the type of injury you sustain and… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | July 19, 2022 | Car Accident
Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident in St. Petersburg?
If you were involved in a minor car accident in St. Petersburg, you might wonder if it’s worth it to hire a car accident attorney. While you may think the accident is “minor,” it does not take much for you to suffer serious injuries in… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | July 6, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
What Is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?
Whether your healthcare provider had express or implied consent could impact the potential success of your medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice lawyer can review your situation and determine how this difference may affect your claim. What Is Express Consent in Florida? Express consent is… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | June 29, 2022 | Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ Comp Exemptions in Florida
Workers injured on the job are generally covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation system. Most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Failing to have worker’s comp insurance could result in fines and criminal charges. However, some businesses are exempt from workers’ compensation requirements. If… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | June 15, 2022 | Personal Injury
How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter
Most personal injury claims are not resolved through trial; most claimants would rather settle their claim at the negotiating table. Settlement is simply quicker, easier, and cheaper than going through a trial. One of the first steps in settling a case is to send a… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | June 15, 2022 | Car Accident
Rear-End Collision Injuries and How You Can Recover Compensation
Most car accidents are pretty shocking. You’re just going about your day when suddenly – WHAM. Different types of car accidents bring different types of injuries, and rear-end collisions can cause some serious damage. Here’s an overview of common rear-end collision injuries and how you… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | June 8, 2022 | Car Accident
Is the Driver Making a U-Turn Always to Blame for an Accident in Florida?
Florida is notorious for its tourism, with millions of out-of-state people visiting each year. This means there are large numbers of drivers out on the roads who may not be familiar with our state’s laws. Even Florida natives might benefit from a deeper understanding of… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | June 7, 2022 | Workers’ Compensation
Can My Boss Cut My Hours After I File For Workers Compensation?
Employees who sustain a work-related injury can file a workers’ compensation claim. Most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers are entitled to benefits, and employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file workers’ comp claims. Florida Law Prohibiting… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | June 2, 2022 | DUI
I Was Arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida for DUI While Riding My Bicycle — How Can That Be?
St. Petersburg is a beautiful area: perfect for biking, whether for exercise, a commute, or a better way to avoid driving after a night of drinking. Many people think that biking home instead of driving after drinking is a safer way to get home and… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | May 25, 2022 | Car Accident
What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?
Understanding Florida state driving laws and the rules of the road in Clearwater doesn’t just prevent you from getting a traffic ticket. Knowing what the right of way means and when to yield it can help prevent your involvement in an accident, too. In fact,… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | May 24, 2022 | Car Accident
Who Pays for the Medical Bills After a Car Accident in Florida?
One of the biggest worries that people have after an auto accident is how they are going to pay for their medical bills. After an accident, you could be facing bills from emergency treatment to any type of physical therapy or rehabilitation – even surgery. … read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | May 21, 2022 | Car Accident
Are You Suffering from PTSD After a Car Accident in Florida?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects individuals who have experienced or witnessed a frightening event. The disorder makes it difficult for them to function normally because recurring memories, nightmares, and other triggers force them to relive the original incident. Because of the violent nature of… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | May 17, 2022 | Car Accident
Pros and Cons of Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Florida
Florida requires drivers to purchase no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage. PIP coverage pays medical bills and wage benefits regardless of whether the insured caused a car accident. However, Florida does not require drivers to purchase bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance unless the driver… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers | May 13, 2022 | Workers’ Compensation
How Disability Ratings Work for Workers’ Comp Claims in Florida
Most people injured at work recover from their work injury and return to their jobs. Prompt medical care helps reduce the risk of permanent injuries. Unfortunately, some workers sustain disabilities or permanent impairments because of work injuries, even though they have excellent medical care. What… read more
email@example.com | May 5, 2022 | Car Accident
How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Clearwater
Car accidents can be incredibly jarring. After the initial fear subsides and you receive medical attention, trade insurance information with the other driver, and tell the police officer your side of the story, it is time to get compensation from the insurance companies. You can’t… read more
firstname.lastname@example.org | May 5, 2022 | Florida Law
Why You Don’t Want Points on Your Florida License
Florida uses a point system to assess the risk posed by a driver. If you commit a traffic violation, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) can add points to your driving record. When you receive too many points, the FLHSMV can… read more
email@example.com | May 5, 2022 | Personal Injury
Understanding Assumption of Risk
If you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you may face an uphill battle trying to prove liability. Most defendants (or their insurance companies) will try to shift the blame to you in an attempt to avoid paying for your injuries. There… read more
firstname.lastname@example.org | April 27, 2022 | Truck Accident
How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?
Have you ever put your arm out the window of your car and signaled a truck to blow its horn? Almost everyone has. It’s a fun way to interact with the driver of a big rig. These beastly vehicles are awe-inspiring but also a bit… read more
email@example.com | April 26, 2022 | Florida Law
Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Florida?
Mandatory motorcycle helmet laws have been enacted in many states, including Florida. You must wear a motorcycle helmet in Florida except in limited situations. What Are Florida’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws? Florida law requires riders to wear motorcycle helmets that meet the requirements for protective headgear… read more