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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...

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...


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