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Quick Strike: Federal Agency Moves to Shut Down Dangerous Transportation Companies

In a stepped-up effort to protect the traveling public, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) is seeing strong results from a project initiated in April 2013. ...more

6/10/2014 - FMSCA Public Transit Safety Laws Surface Transportation

Legal Issues Delay Goodman Retrial

A notorious drunk driving case continues to draw attention to the legal process in Florida. Multimillionaire John Goodman was behind the wheel of his black Bentley convertible in the early morning hours of February...more

5/6/2014 - Drunk Driving

Negligence Sinks the Bounty

In its many forms, human negligence takes lives and destroys property. A recently released maritime accident report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) highlights how recklessness wreaks havoc. ...more

4/25/2014 - Maritime Transport Negligence NTSB

He Who Hesitates …

The adage “He who hesitates is lost” is particularly true in the world of civil litigation, where statutes of limitations dictate how much time you have to take legal action after an injury accident. Once that time is up, in...more

3/14/2014 - Bodily Injury Discovery Rule Workplace Injury Wrongful Death

Can I sue for Damages?

An automobile accident usually amounts to quantifiable damage, like the cost of repairs or replacement to the damaged car, medical expenses as a result of the accident, or even loss of wages in certain cases where the...more

2/13/2014 - Car Accident

Insurance Company Tactics: Know Your Rights

In a landmark case from 2012, the Florida Supreme Court held that when suing insurers for bad faith, a policyholder must first sue the insurance company for violating the terms of the insurance agreement, and only after...more

1/27/2014 - Abuse of Process Bad Faith

Florida Makes It Harder To Reduce Medicaid Liens

The advent of the new Health Insurance Marketplace will no doubt add to the approximately 100,000 million Americans who already get health coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program...more

1/20/2014

What Not to Do When You Have a Car Accident

Road rage has become more common in recent years and can turn a minor traffic accident into a deadly encounter. Arrests are still being made in the road rage incident that occurred on the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York on...more

1/9/2014 - Car Accident Road Rage Traffic Laws

It is Now Illegal in Florida to Drive Too Slow in the Fast Lane

Did you know that in Florida you can get a traffic ticket for driving too slowly? In July, Florida passed a comprehensive highway bill that included a provision to allow police to ticket certain slow drivers. Specifically, it...more

1/6/2014 - Car Accident Florida Road Rage Speed Limits Traffic Laws

A Dog Bite Can Be Deadly and Can Land the Dog’s Owner in Jail

This past August, a Florida Panhandle man was convicted of manslaughter when his two dogs viciously attacked his seven year old neighbor as the boy was riding his bike. The jury found the dog’s owner responsible for failing...more

12/23/2013 - Criminal Prosecution Dog Attacks Dogs Sentencing

Hyundai Puts the Brake on its Genesis Vehicle That Does Not Brake

Hyundai is recalling 27,500 Genesis luxury cars from the years 2009 through 2012 following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The affected models were found to have problems with...more

12/16/2013 - Automotive Industry Hyundai NHTSA Product Recalls

What Happens When You Are Injured in a Car Accident – Again!

Most people will be involved in a car accident more than once in their lifetime. In fact auto insurance industry data shows the average person files a claim relating to a traffic accident about once every 17.9 years, which...more

12/5/2013 - Car Accident

Texting and Driving Still Dangerous, Now Also Illegal in Florida

As of October 1, 2013 it became illegal to text while driving in the State of Florida. Florida’s new texting ban is in effect with a $30 fine for a first offense and $60 for a repeat offender. ...more

11/25/2013 - Distracted Driving Texting

Florida School Bus Driver Caught on Video Texting While Driving

A Hillsborough County eighth grader decided to video her bus ride, hoping to catch the bus driver cursing. Instead she captured video showing the female bus driver texting while driving and the school bus veering from its...more

11/18/2013 - Distracted Driving Texting

Pros and Cons of Settling a Personal Injury Case

Any time a personal injury claim is filed, there is the option to settle the case or take it to court. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you likely face a legal battle to get the compensation you...more

11/14/2013 - Bodily Injury Settlement

Terms to Know Before Traveling Abroad

Taking a trip to another country is often exciting, and Florida is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The key to a good trip is knowledge and planning. It is important to account for the possibility of accident...more

11/4/2013 - Travel

Florida Repeals Law Requiring International Drivers To Carry Special Permit

A Florida bill requiring international residents to carry a special permit to drive in the state was repealed recently in an effort to boost the state’s tourist-friendly image. Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 7059 after the Senate...more

10/31/2013 - Driver's Licenses Foreign Nationals Permits

Laws Aim to Protect Elder Drivers and Improve Public Safety

A married couple’s simple Florida road trip turned into chaos when they drove for 30 hours before stopping at a gas station. Angelo Virgona, 91, and Mary Virgona, 88, left Apopka for Orlando, drove back and forth on the...more

10/24/2013 - Driver's Licenses Elder Issues

What Is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. In Florida, 227,998 vehicle crashes resulted in 2,400 deaths and 181,654 injuries in 2011. That same year, 227 workplace fatalities occurred in the state. State and federal law...more

10/21/2013 - Bodily Injury Employee Benefits Lost Profits Negligence Pain and Suffering

How Can You Receive Justice for Injuries Caused by a Drunk Driver?

A woman was recently killed at World Center Drive after the car she was in was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The 20-year-old drunk driver slammed into the back of the car, killing her and critically injuring the car’s driver....more

10/10/2013 - Car Accident Damages Dram Shop Laws Drunk Driving DUI Manslaughter

Initial Report Finds Weather and Boat to Blame for Panama City Parasailing Accident

A beach vacation turned horrifying recently when two teenagers from Indiana were severely injured in a parasailing accident in Panama City Beach. The girls, both 17 years old, were left in critical condition after their...more

9/30/2013 - Boating Accidents Bodily Injury

What Happens in a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury claims can be filed for any injury caused by someone else’s recklessness, wrongdoing or lack of regard. They can arise from car accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and medical...more

9/19/2013 - Damages Discovery Insurers Medical Expenses Statute of Limitations

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Claim Against Homeowners Association

Trayvon Martin’s parents may have finally begun to find justice for the untimely and nationally publicized death of their 17-year-old son after recently settling a wrongful death claim against the homeowners association of...more

9/10/2013 - Homeowners' Association Settlement Trayvon Martin Shooting Wrongful Death

Premises Liability and Third Party Crimes

Many people are surprised to learn that if you are a victim of a crime committed by a stranger on someone else’s property, the owner of the property can be held liable for failing to provide adequate security. Anna Burgese, a...more

9/3/2013 - Criminal Prosecution Foreseeability Liability Premises Liability Third-Party

Passengers Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Statistics on Motor Vehicle Crash Data published by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that 7,980 teen passengers were injured in 2010, while 26,848 teen drivers were involved in accidents...more

8/29/2013 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Damages Liability

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