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Do You Know the Leading Cause of Auto Accidents?

August 13, 2020

Distracted Driving: A Leading Cause of Accidents For most Americans, driving an automobile is a daily occurrence, so much so that it almost becomes second nature. This makes it easy to become...


Riding Your Bike to Work? You Still Need to be Careful...

August 4, 2020

Whether it’s for environmental reasons, for exercise, or just for fun, the number of Americans riding bikes to work instead of driving cars is on the rise. But, along with this rise comes an...


An Interstate Crash Can Happen So Fast...

July 23, 2020

“It all happened so fast” is often echoed as law enforcement officials investigate a multiple vehicle collision on one of Florida’s busy Interstate highways. You would think that...


Unexpected Dangers of Slip and Fall Accidents

July 6, 2020

From the earliest Vaudeville skits to modern day cartoons, slip and falls have been an amusing comedy staple with slapstick routines like slipping on a banana peel. As a comedy routine, falls...


Auto Accident Fatalities Spike During Pandemic

June 22, 2020

Surprisingly statistics released by the National Safety Council* indicate that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per mile driven increased by 14% compared with the numbers from March 2019....


How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

May 28, 2020

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, unreasonable actions or lack of action, you expect the person who was at-fault to reimburse you for your financial losses, medical...


Can I Sue China for COVID-19 Damages

May 14, 2020

In the United States, a common threat is “I will see you in court”, which is basically a reference to resolving differences in tort court as recourse for a civil wrong that caused a...


Settling a Pedestrian Accident Can Be Tricky When You Don't Own a Car

April 21, 2020

That’s right. Although you have personal injury protection as an injured pedestrian who registered a vehicle in Florida, other injured walkers who need medical attention may have to seek...


Dealing with Personal Injury During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 10, 2020

News concerning the coronavirus pandemic is rightly, and almost entirely, taking center stage as “All of Us” are forced to deal with one of the greatest threats to humanity in our...


Whose Auto Insurance Pays for a Passenger's Injuries?

April 7, 2020

You have likely heard that Florida is a "No-Fault" insurance state, which it is. But, do you understand how that impacts you as a passenger who was injured in an auto accident? Florida is one of...


How Much Do You Know About the Coronavirus?

March 18, 2020

With state and federal orders to hunker down and live "in place" until the medical community is satisfied that the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, is contained, there will likely be a...


Is Lane Splitting Legal During Daytona Bike Week?

February 25, 2020

It is almost that time of year when Florida roadways are filled with bikers heading to and from the "Mecca of Motorcycle Racing" at Daytona Beach. Regardless of where you live in north Florida,...


Is Ridesharing Safer Than Taking a Taxi?

February 11, 2020

Heavily marketed as a safer alternative to taking a taxi, rideshare apps are nothing more than a socially accepted form of hitchhiking for a nominal fee. In fact, ridesharing business models...


How Good Are You at Multitasking Behind the Wheel

January 28, 2020

If you think you are better than average at multitasking while driving, you might be in for a surprise. According to the summary research examined by the American Psychological Association,...


Tips for Avoiding Railroad Crossing Accidents

January 14, 2020

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are thousands of auto accidents each year that involve a collision with a train. This is due, in part, to the fact that from a distance...


 

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