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5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Why you need a car accident lawyer

5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer While there are many ways a car accident lawyer can help, this article is designed to highlight 5 reasons you need a car accident lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, your first thought may be your need for immediate medical care.  As time goes on, that focus may change from finding a doctor to finding an lawyer.  When this happens, car accident victims often wonder whether it is worth hiring a car accident lawyer.  This is a legitimate question you should...

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Florida’s Driving and Texting Ban

Florida's driving and texting law

FLORIDA'S DRIVING AND TEXTING BAN On May 17, 2019 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting drivers from texting while their car is in motion.  If this sounds familiar, its because it comes on the heels of a prior anti-texting law which made texting and driving only a secondary offense.  As a result of the new bill, texting while driving is a primary offense and you can be pulled over for texting a driving. The new bill goes into effect on July 1, 2019.  However, until January 1, 2020 only warnings will be issued.  On or after January 1, 2020, you...

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Florida Named Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

Florida Named Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

Florida Named Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians According to a 2019 report from Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, Florida carries the distinction as the most dangerous state for pedestrians.  The report, Dangerous by Design, found that of the 20 deadliest cities in the United States, 9 were in Florida. From 2008 to 2017, drivers killed over 49,000 pedestrians walking in large and small communities across the country.  During that same period, Florida accounted for over 5,400 of those deaths, second behind only California. The Central Florida area, comprising of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford areas, was ranked the most dangerous metro area...

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Car Accidents and Florida’s PIP Law

Car Accidents and Florida's PIP Law

WHY IS FLORIDA CALLED A "NO FAULT" STATE? Ever wonder why Florida as referred to as a “No Fault” state?  The answer is fairly simple.  Florida is referred to as a “No Fault” state because it requires drivers to have a specific insurance coverage to lawfully operate a vehicle on the roadway.  This insurance coverage is called Personal Injury Protection, or “PIP” for short. PIP insurance coverage is governed by Florida Statute §627.736.  It requires every driver at least $10,000.00 in benefits to help pay for medical treatment or lost wages caused by a crash.  It also includes an additional $5,000.00 in death...

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Child Injuries and Deaths Due to Unstable Furniture

Child Injuries and Deaths due to unstable furniture

Child Injuries and Deaths Due to Unstable Furniture Most parents want to keep their child safe.  However, many forget to fully secure their homes.  This exposes their children to the danger of unstable furniture.  The fix for this problem is simple.  Parents of small children should anchor potentially unstable to the wall to prevent tipping of falling.  Having represented individuals who have lost a young child due being struck by unstable furniture, the dangers here cannot be overstated. In 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) released a study which reviewed deaths and ER-treated injuries due to furniture instability and tip-over.  The study examined...

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