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Safe Driving Tips
Majority of us drive every day, so often that we can forget the risks that are taken each time we get behind the wheel. According to preliminary data provided by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Crash Dashboard roughly 261,353 motor vehicle accidents have occurred in 2021 alone. This number should encourage all of us to practice safe driving. Our actions can […]
What Does It Mean To Be An Uninsured Motorist In Florida?
Did you know that, to be considered an uninsured motorist in Florida, you must not have auto insurance or a policy that does not meet the minimum of $10,000.00 bodily injury coverage per person and $20,000.00 per accident? According to the Information Institute, Florida has the lowest auto insurance coverage requirements in the entire country. […]
Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips
Did you know that July was National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month? When it comes to vehicle thefts in the United States, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that this crime has declined for the past two years. As reflected in the most recent available data, there were 794,019 thefts in […]
What is Gross Negligence in Florida and Why Does It Matter?
Are you familiar with the concept of gross negligence? A doctor amputates the wrong limb of a patient. A drunk driver speeds through a crowd of pedestrians. A nursing home fails to provide food and water to an elderly resident causing his or her death. These are examples of “gross negligence,” and such cases often […]
Tips for Driving Again After COVID-19 Lockdowns are Lifted
Nothing lasts forever.  Just ask U.S. environmentalists, who celebrated when pollution eased during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Did you know that, once the federal and state governments began to lift travel restrictions, Americans hit the road in droves? For example, a significant increase in vehicular use in the New York metropolitan area occurred in mid-May. A […]
How Much Do You Know About Hit-and-Run Accidents?
Simply put, fleeing the scene of an auto accident is illegal. While the cause of an accident is typically a civil matter, the crime of hit-and-run occurs after the fact and often involves three basic elements:  Failing to stop at the scene,  Failure to provide identification, or  Failing to offer assistance to anyone injured as […]
What Do I Need to Know If I Am in a Car Accident?
Unfortunately, car accidents are a fact of life. While safety is always the number one concern when driving, knowing your legal rights and responsibilities is also critically important.  Did you know that it is illegal to drive away from an accident even if there is only minor damage? It is imperative that you stop, protect […]
Facts Parents Need to Know About Florida Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is one of the most pressing problems in society today. Driving is a daily activity for tens of millions of Americans, and the potency of modern distractions has never been stronger. Unfortunately, the results are often tragic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,000 people are killed in traffic […]
What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For Texting While Driving
Texting while driving is a dangerous activity that states and local governments are increasingly passing laws to combat. The reasons are sobering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates nearly half a million motorists use cell phones while on the road every day. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports hundreds of thousands […]