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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...

How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays

December 23, 2019

All dogs bite. Even canines that are not known to be aggressive can become frustrated by the commotion during the holidays and take a nip out of an unsuspecting adult or child. The holidays are an...

'Tis the Season for Distracted Driving on Florida Roadways

December 12, 2019

Yes, it is that time of year. Florida's roadways are filled with out-of-towners coming to shop, relatives arriving for a visit, and tourists flooding to the state's theme parks for a seasonal...

Can You Sue for Damages Due to Unsafe Road Conditions?

November 29, 2019

Across our great nation, road conditions seem to be deteriorating at a faster rate than they are being fixed. Although federal and state laws require counties, cities and towns to design, build...

Who Is Standing Up for the "Little Guy" in Court?

November 15, 2019

For decades, large corporations, big insurance companies and profit-incented pharmaceuticals have had a strong presence in America's court systems. These powerful entities have access to some of...

Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

October 28, 2019

Kids and adults alike love Halloween. It's spooky, it's fun and trick-or-treating signals the start of the holiday season. Nonetheless, from candy to costumes, trick-or-treating can pose...

Can Lending Your Car to Someone Cost You After an Accident?

October 15, 2019

A surprising area of personal injury law is how injuries caused by one person can be legally attributed to someone else. Nonetheless, Florida law is very protective of an injured party following...

How Corporate Negligence Can Quickly Escalate

September 24, 2019

After generations of baby powder ads that highlighted the soft, gentle and chafe-resistant value of Johnson & Johnson products, the multinational American corporation finds itself facing other...

Car Accidents Can Change a Victim's Life... Forever!

September 10, 2019

Is it normal to feel tired following a car accident? How many weeks does it take back pain to subside after a crash? Can a vehicular accident permanently change your personality? These are just a...

Class Action Lawsuits Increase the Efficiency of the Legal Process

August 8, 2019

In a class action, the plaintiff seeks court approval to litigate on the behalf of a group of similarly situated individuals. When more than one person needs to bring a claim against the same...

Who Is Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident?

August 5, 2019

Summer months in the Sunshine State are ideal for spending time splashing about in a swimming pool with friends and family. Whether the pool is at a private residence, a public facility or a...

Don't Be a Victim of Road Rage

July 19, 2019

Traffic in every major city is heavier than ever before, especially during peak hours for commuting. Unfortunately, that causes many a driver's anger level to steadily increase, while he or she is...

Right of Way Laws for Pedestrians in Florida

July 19, 2019

When you leave home on foot, nobody expects to be involved in an automobile accident. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents do happen and often with a devastating effect to one's life. Living in...


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