Tag: personal injury

Families of Hit-and-Run Victims Seek to Change Florida Law

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Peter Tragos is a Florida based attorney who specializes in criminal, personal injury, and medical malpractice.

According to statistics from Florida Highway Patrol, there were 99,000 hit-and-run crashes in the state last year, compared to 92,632 the previous year.

Maryland Could Abandon 165 Years of Personal Injury Doctrine

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Back in 1847, a Maryland man was injured falling through “an opening by a cellar window.” He sued for damages. The defendant argued that the plaintiff, in his carelessness, had contributed in some way to his own accident. The argument succeeded, the plaintiff was awarded no money, and Maryland courts have been operating under the doctrine of contributory negligence ever since.

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