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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....


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


What Happens When Alcohol Is Involved?

December 26, 2018

Dram shop laws enacted in most states makes a business that sells alcoholic drinks or a host who serves liquor to a drinker who is obviously intoxicated (or close to it), strictly liable to anyone...


Manufacturers and Sellers Are Often a Misunderstood Source of Medical Liability

October 29, 2018

When you hear the words "medical liability", the picture that comes to mind most often is one involving a malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider. Truth be...


It Is Time to Review Your Pool Safety Practices

June 21, 2018

The heat of summer is back. Swimming pools across the Sunshine state will soon be filled with friends and family having fun. That's why WaterSmartFL.com, wants you to know that pool safety is...


 

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