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Personal Injury Trials and Insurance

It has long been the general rule in Florida that no reference be made to the wealth or poverty of a party to a personal injury lawsuit.  The idea is to prevent juries from favoring the poor over the wealthy, and rendering verdicts based soley upon one side's ability to pay.  In negligence trials, the jury is not permitted to know that the defendant has insurance, or the amount of coverage available.  In many trials, the defendant who sits before the jury is represented by an attorney who has been appointed and paid for by their own insurance company.  The jury will make their own conclusions about the defendant throughout the trial, which may include incorrect impressions about their ability to pay a large verdict despite instruction from the Judge to the contrary.

Alabama 3rd most dangerous state for drivers. Mississippi is the most dangerous.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more Americans aged five to 34 are killed in motor vehicle crashes than from any other single cause. Despite this disturbing fact, a study released this week shows that states where fatalities caused by car accidents are a major issue are doing the least to prevent them. 

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