Not necessarily, but it probably makes your case more difficult to pursue. Most people are surprised to learn that under Florida law, traffic tickets are inadmissible as evidence in a personal injury case. Therefore, a jury in a personal injury case never learns that one or the other of the drivers involved in the case received a citation. However, the insurance companies involved in the case surely know about the traffic ticket, and therefore may take a more hardened approach toward your claim.
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