Accidents

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New Texting While Driving Laws in Effect for Florida in 2020

It’s a new year, which means new laws throughout Florida. In addition to an increasing minimum wage (it’s going from $8.46 to $8.56 this year), Florida is also introducing a new batch of texting while driving laws. Here’s what you need to know. Texting While Driving Will now Result in Tickets Beginning in late December, Florida Highway Patrol troopers started ticketing drivers…

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Accident Claim

Social media: it’s one of the most pervasive fixtures of our society. Today, social media has more than 3.484 billion users worldwide, up 9% year-over-year. That’s a massive number, and it just goes to show how ingrained in our everyday lives it’s really become. While social media can have many positive impacts, like helping us stay connected…

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What Rights do you Have if You’re a Passenger in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Nobody wants to be in a car accident. The experience can be especially traumatic, though, if you’re the passenger rather than the driver. Not only do you have no control over the circumstances of the accident, but it’s challenging to know what to do after the accident happens. Don’t worry, though; there are ways to…

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What You Need to Know About the New Distracted Driver Laws in Florida

Distracted driving: it’s a dangerous problem, and it keeps getting worse every year. According to the most recent distracted driver data from End Distracted Driving (EndDD), 10% of all fatal crashes in 2015 were the result of distracted driving. In 2017, 3,166 people died in accidents involving a distracted driver. As these numbers continue to…

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What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and why do you Need it?

Today, most Florida residents carry car insurance to cover vehicle damages or claims. Most people also carry health insurance, which covers major medical bills. After a car accident, though, many drivers discover gaps in those policies. These gaps require them to pay out-of-pocket for post-injury expenses. Fortunately, that’s where personal injury protection comes in. Personal…