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Dangerous Drugs: Blood Pressure Medication Recalled

July 24, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted health care professionals and patients of a FDA Medical Product Recall for a potentially dangerous drug used to treat high blood pressure and...

Shooter Not Arrested Under Florida Stand Your Ground Law

July 24, 2018

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is again being scrutinized nationwide after a young Clearwater father was shot to death during an argument over a handicapped parking space.  After more than...

Tips to Avoid Florida Work Zone Motor Vehicle Accidents

June 21, 2018

It is difficult to drive anywhere in Florida and not see the familiar signs of designated work zones along the roadways. Marked areas require drivers to pay close attention to safely navigate...

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, wants you to know that pool safety is...

Distracted Summer Driving Can Be Deadly for Students

May 22, 2018

According to the official U.S. government website, you should be aware of distracted drivers whenever you hit the road during the summer months. Although distracted driving can involve everything...

Who Is Liable in a Scooter Accident?

May 21, 2018

It's hard to go anywhere in the Gainesville this time of year and not see scooters on the road. After all, it is an economic way of getting around campus as well as around town. Do you know...

What Happens If There Is More Than One Person to Blame?

April 18, 2018

The fundamental difference between the legal concepts of contributory and comparative negligence is that contributory negligence is a total bar to any damage awarded to...

What Is Joint and Several Liability?

April 18, 2018

Joint and Several liability* is a legal concept that is relevant in tort or personal injury lawsuits brought against defendants in states that recognize this legal provision. The concept allows a...

Asleep at the Wheel Has the Same Dangers as Drunk Driving

March 15, 2018

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk and dangers of drowsy driving is likely underestimated and up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may have been caused by...

How Do I File an Auto Accident Claim?

March 14, 2018

Accident laws in Florida are tricky and the claims process can be a bit confusing. Since Florida is a "no-fault" state, you can only pursue a personal injury claim against an "at-fault" driver or...

Florida's Deadly Interstate Roadways

February 15, 2018

Floridians are more reliant on their vehicles that ever before. Moreover, the state's tourism adds over 110 million visitors to area roadways each year. According to Florida's Integrated Report...

How to Protect Yourself from Robocalls

February 13, 2018

Robocalls are more than annoying; they are designed to make you a victim of their fraud. As a consumer of goods and services, there are a number of federal laws designed to protect you. Founded...

How Autonomous Vehicles Could Impact Driving Laws

January 22, 2018

The speed at which technology is developing and interacting with our daily lives has been growing at an accelerated pace in recent years. Things considered science fiction only a decade ago are...

Should Florida Lawmakers Enact SeaWorld's Promise Law?

January 20, 2018

Public backlash over the 2013 documentary Blackfish had a direct impact on how Orlando-based SeaWorld conducts business. The film brought attention to the physical and psychological effect...

Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Holiday Road Rage

December 7, 2017

During the Holidays, Florida roads are more congested than normal and we are all challenged by the stress that comes from the heavier traffic patterns. Add to the mix an increase in seasonal...


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