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What You Need to Know About Florida’s New Texting and Driving Law
Did you know that 50,000 accidents and 233 deaths were caused by distracted driving in Florida in 2016 alone? Most of us know the devastating consequences that texting and driving can have on the roads. Up until now, Florida had remained silent legislatively on this serious issue. Monday, July 1st, however, represents more than just […]
Why Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage?
By: Matthew Foster Without a doubt, purchasing uninsured motorist coverage is money well spent. I quickly realized that fact when I began handling personal injury cases 25 years ago. Numerous people came into my office in situations where some uninsured driver ran a stop sign or was driving recklessly, causing them injuries ranging from broken […]
3 Factors That Can Lead to Car Accidents
The value of automobiles in today’s world is immeasurable. Car travel provides easy access to far away cities and helps connect close friends and family members who may live some distance away. Did you know, however, that approximately 1.3 million people die in car accidents each year? This is a concerning statistic, and one that […]
Drowsy Driving Accidents Are On the Rise
Did you know that drowsy driving is now considered by many to be as dangerous as drunk driving? We’ve talked about this increasing concern in our blog before and it bears repeating. With National Drowsy Driving Awareness Day approaching this April 6, 2019, it is imperative that we talk about these concerning statistics and work […]
What to Do If You Are In a Car Accident
Being a party to a car accident is an unsettling experience that can have stressful and lasting impacts. With this stress, outside of seeking medical attention, many people are not sure what to do in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. Even after a minor fender-bender, motorists are not always clear on the appropriate […]
What to Do if You Caused a Car Accident
There is no question that being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience. If you contributed to the occurrence of the accident and are unsure how to legally protect yourself in its aftermath, however, the experience could become even worse. Let us share several ways to help protect yourself in the immediate aftermath […]
What is Contributory Negligence and Does It Apply in Florida?
Determining who’s at fault in an accident is critically important. This is especially true when someone is injured. The answer, however, is not always black and white. Often, there are a confluence of circumstances that contribute to an accident event, sometimes with different parties sharing portions of the blame. For example, if someone crosses the […]
5 Tips to Stay Safe When Riding a Motorcycle
The wind in your hair. The open road. A sense of freedom that leaves the grind of everyday life behind in the dust. This is how many enthusiasts describe the experience of riding a motorcycle. The flip-side of this beautiful picture is that motorcycles are dangerous. It’s seemingly the first thing someone says when the […]
How Older Americans Can Protect Themselves When Driving This May
As we age, it can become increasingly more difficult to drive. There are both mental and physical impairments that affect us. Unfortunately, research studies from the AARP tell us that seniors are specifically impacted by conditions including the worsening of eyesight, slower reaction times and loss of hearing.   Physical impairments like these can reduce […]
Is Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?
Driving while drowsy is extremely dangerous. While most people are aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, many people tend to overlook how serious drowsy driving can be. Even without consuming alcohol, you can become a risk to yourself and others.   This type of driving occurs more frequently than you may expect. For […]