February 8

#1 Killer of Kids – Car Accidents

CAR ACCIDENTS NUMBER ONE KILLER OF CHILDREN AGES 4 TO 14 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of vehicle child restraints during the past 20 years. However, car accidents still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America..

February 7

Florida Should Require Bodily Injury Liaiblity Insurance

THE PERSON WHO HIT YOU DOESN’T HAVE TO HAVE INSURANCE FOR YOUR INJURIES!! Did you know that Florida is one of a very small number of states that do not require drivers to carry some minimum level of bodily injury coverage? This means that the person injured in a Florida car accident may have no.

February 6

GEICO Thinks Less Educated People Should Pay More

SHOULD BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS REALLY HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR CAR INSURANCE? Is it fair to make a janitor pay $112.00 more than a lawyer to buy car insurance in Florida? GEICO and a few other insurance companies think so. The Consumer Federation of America found that nationally a 25-year-old executive with a law degree would.

February 5

Reaching MMI in Florida Work Comp

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REACH MAXIMUM MEDICAL IMPROVEMENT IN A FLORIDA WORK COMP CLAIM Eventually, whether you agree or disagree, you will be placed at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) after a Florida workers’ compensation accident. In fact, the law states that your doctor is required to place you at MMI on or before two-years after.

February 4

Be Safe During Super Bowl

FANS DON’T LET FANS DRIVE DRUNK Super Bowl Sunday is one of the year’s most dangerous days on the nation’s roadways due to impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 158 people were killed during the 2004 Super Bowl weekend due to impaired drivers with blood alcohol levels of .08% or higher..

February 3

Cracking Down on Road Rage

TRYING TO STOP AGGRESSIVE DRIVING Florida is among the top seven states with the highest number of deaths due to aggressive drivers who are generally between 18 and 25. Aggressive tactics include deliberately running red lights, exceeding speed limits, improper passing and following another car too closely. According to Tampa Bay Newspaper, the Pinellas County.

February 1

Who’s At Fault In A Rear-End Car Accident

WHO’S AT FAULT WHEN YOU ARE HIT FROM BEHIND? Many people assume if they are rear-ended in a Florida car accident, the person behind them is automatically at fault for the accident. However, that is not always true. It is true that there is a “rear-end collision” rule in Florida which was adopted in 1959..

January 31

More Profits for Allstate Insurance Company

MORE MONEY IN ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY’S POCKET AT THE COST OF THE INJURED According to Bloomberg.com, Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded home and auto insurer in the U.S., said fourth-quarter profit rose 17 percent. Net income increased to $1.21 billion–not thousands or millions, but BILLION. Allstate is not alone, Progressive Corp., the third-largest U.S..

January 29

Tips To Protect You After a Florida Work Comp Injury

TEN TIPS AFTER A FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INJURY If you have been injured at work in Florida, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law set forth what rights and responsibilities you have. It is important that you consult with a lawyer who handles Florida work comp claims. Attorney Matthew Noyes’ law firm has helped those injured at.

January 29

California Bans Handheld Cellphones While Driving, Who’s Next?

CALIFORNIA BANS DRIVING WITH HANDHELD CELLPHONES, IS FLORIDA NEXT? Soon, you will not see any California driver with a cellphone in their hand. That’s because a law banning the use of handheld cellular phones while operating a motor vehicle in California will take effect July 1, 2008. Officially known as the California Wireless Telephone Automobile.

January 28

You Have Been Told That You Have Sciatica, Now What?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCIATICA Many people involved in car accidents and work injuries in Florida are diagnosed with sciatica. However, they are not given further information about the condition. Below is additional information about sciatica. However, to get more specific information, you should consult with your doctor. Also, if your sciatica was.

January 27

U.S. Government Under-Reports Number of Work Injuries

MILLIONS OF INJURED WORKERS DO UNREPORTED A recently published study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine estimates that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) under-reports the number of injured and diseased workers by 66%, meaning that the 2003 reported total of 4.4 million workers was really 13.2 million injured workers. Researchers from.

January 26

10 Tips For Teens to Avoid Car Accidents

10 TIPS FOR PREVENTING TEEN ACCIDENTS Too many teenagers are injured in car accidents in Florida either because of their own negligence, the negligence of their friends, or the negligence of another person. If you are a teenager involved in a Florida car accidents, your parents should consult with an attorney who handles car accident.

January 25

Florida Governor Acknowledges Problem With Insurance Companies

Insurance Companies, Enough is Enough!! Last week, Florida Governor Charlie Crist said something my clients and I have been saying for years if not decades–we are tired of funding insurance companies’ record profits!! “Let me remind you where we’re coming from. This insurance industry this past year has enjoyed a $60 billion profit. $60 billion,”.

January 20

Who Pays Medical Bills After Florida Car Accident?

GETTING YOUR MEDICAL BILLS PAID AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT IN FLORIDA Under Florida law, your automobile insurance company is responsible for paying a portion of medical bills and lost wages related to a Florida car accident regardless of whether the accident was your fault. This type of insurance coverage is called Personal Injury Protection coverage.

January 20

Lost Wages in a Florida Work Comp Claim

GETTING PAID IN A FLORIDA WORK COMP CLAIM Believe it or not, when a worker is injured in a workers compensation claim in Florida, they are not guaranteed payment of wage benefits for every day they are out of work. Under Florida law, you are not paid for the first seven days of disability. However,.

January 18

Homeowners’ Insurance Isn’t the Only Problem in Florida

FLORIDA’S LEGISLATORS NEED TO PROTECT FLORIDIANS FROM RISING AUTO INSURANCE RATES AS WELL There is a lot of talk and even a special session by the Florida Legislature about the need to stop the growing cost of purchasing homeowners’ insurance in Florida. There is no dispute that something needs to be done to halt the.

January 17

Study Shows Serious Car Accident Has Long Time Affects

DRIVERS REPORT LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES AFTER CAR CRASH A recent report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine indicates that even one-and-one-half years after a serious car accident, drivers report worse health compared with before the crash, particularly if the injured person required hospitalization. The doctors studied over 200 car drivers who survived a serious car accident.

January 16

Uninsured Motorist Coverage Needed in Hit & Run

RECENT TRAGIC ACCIDENT REMINDS US OF NEED FOR UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE Last Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida, two women were hit by a car while attempting to cross Ulmerton Road. One woman suffered minor injuries while the other suffered a broken arm and had her left leg ripped off. The driver of the car drove.

January 15

Automobile Safety That May Prevent A Car Accident

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT A CAR ACCIDENT Motor vehicles are the leading cause of accidental death in the US. They account for almost 50,000 deaths and over 4 million injuries every year. Older drivers have a higher accident rate per mile driven and are more likely to be killed or injured in an.

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