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…

Are Injury Settlements Taxable

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

If you’re facing a personal injury settlement, you likely have many questions. When will your case settle? What will the verdict be? How will the judge distribute your funds? And, finally, is the settlement taxable? The last consideration is a common one for people living in Florida, especially around tax time. Today, we’ll cover the…

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One of the Most Dangerous Driver Errors: Not Practicing Defensive Driving

There’s no way around it: driving can be dangerous. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of injury on the road by learning a few critical defensive driving tactics. While these tips won’t prevent 100% of accidents, 100% of the time. They can help you stay safer, even and especially when the people around you are…

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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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When Medicine Fails and you Suspect Malpractice

When you go to see your doctors, you expect a few things: quality care, honesty, and treatment that helps you get better. What you don’t expect, though, is to encounter medical malpractice. Unfortunately, that’s precisely what many people run into. According to the Civil Justice Resource Group, about 65,000 to 200,000 people die each year…

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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…

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The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida

Each year, thousands of personal injury lawsuits are filed throughout Florida.  While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury lawsuits filed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there are about 17,000 slip and fall accidents annually. While not every personal injury claim ends up in court, some types of…

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