September 15

Where to Get Help After Hurricane Irma

Many families are still struggling to get power after Hurricane Irma left her mark on Florida. Those who have power may still need help after Hurricane Irma. The Tampa Bay Times provided a good article on help with insurance claims and FEMA claims. Two tips the article provides is to contact your property insurance company.

August 21

Need For Permanent Injury For Pain and Suffering Damages After Car Accident

After a Florida car accident, there can be substantial medical bills, lost wages and the general hassles and inconvenience of being involved in a crash. However, if there is no permanent injury, there can be no award for pain and suffering damages. Florida’s Law on Pain and Suffering Damages/Permanent Injuries Florida’s law on the need.

June 13

Deposition Details – What You Should Know

If you have ever been involved in a lawsuit or watch law and order television shows, you may be aware of a tool lawyers can use called a deposition. What is a deposition? What rules apply to depositions? Who can have their deposition taken? I hope this article answers these questions and more. What is.

May 9

Florida PIP and Work Comp Laws Stay the Same This Year

The Florida legislative session ended last week with no changes to the laws pertaining to Florida PIP (Personal Injury Protection) car insurance or Florida work comp law. Despite much talk about changes (see prior post about proposed changes to PIP and post about work comp battle), the Legislature was unable to agree on any law..

May 2

Mandatory Insurance for UBER Drivers Bill To Be Signed By Florida Governor

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that will set forth requirements for mandatory insurance for UBER (and other ride-sharing companies) drivers and Governor Scott states that he will sign it, according to FloridaPolitics.com. The bill (soon to be law) addresses many issues associated with UBER and other “transportation network companies” {“TNC”}. However, what is.

April 5

Fighting About Free Beer Glasses in the Florida Legislature

A law regarding what free beer glasses can be given away in bars? Really? We need our legislators to be debating about this? That’s what they are doing . . . According to NewsTalkFlorida.com, a battle over beer glasses is going on in the Florida Legislature. Last week, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee unanimously approved.

March 31

Is Florida Car Insurance Law Changing? Florida Legislature Is Talking.

Florida car insurance – it can be so confusing! With Personal Injury Protection Coverage which is also known as No-Fault coverage to not requiring bodily injury liability coverage forcing the need for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, understanding Florida car insurance can be impossible. Now the Florida legislature is discussing some major changes to Florida.

August 26

Starbucks Lawsuit Gives Plaintiffs and Lawyers a Bad Name

I am all for filing a lawsuit when the insurance company or big business forces someone to do so because of their actions or inaction. However, some lawsuits simply give lawyers and people who are forced to file lawsuits a bad name. The recently-dismissed Starbucks lawsuit is one of them. A lawsuit filed in Los.

February 12

Understanding Loss of Consortium on St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day is a day for “comfort, society and attention” . . . and love. After a car accident or other personal injury, you may hear more about “comfort, society and attention” because that is how the damages for loss of consortium is defined. As you know, from prior posts, a car accident, slip.

January 13

What Could Become Florida Law This Legislative Session?

Florida law will be the talk for the next sixty days as the Florida Legislature is back in session. Right now, there are about 1600 bills filed that could become new Florida law by March 2016. However, because it is a major election year, don’t expect anything really shocking to happen during this session. There.

January 6

Move Over, Florida!

To move over to another lane when there is a disabled vehicle on the side of the road – is it just being courteous or is it required? It’s the law, and failing to do so could result in a fine and points against your license. January is “Move Over” month in Florida. Law enforcement.

September 15

A Deposition After a Car Accident or Work Comp Accident

A deposition can happen in almost any type of lawsuit or litigation – such as a car accident, a workers’ compensation claim, a business dispute or family law issue. Although the type of litigation may vary, the rules of a deposition are typically the same. Also, a deposition can be quite frightening in any type.

August 31

Inoperable Traffic Lights – What Should a Florida Driver Do?

We have all come up on them – inoperable traffic lights due to power outages or other reasons. With Tampa Bay being in the storm season, drivers may see more of these inoperable traffic lights. What are drivers supposed to do when they approach these inoperable traffic lights? What Florida drivers are supposed to do.

August 21

School Bus Law Refresher Course

School buses will be on the road next week so all drivers should have a refresher course on when they are required for a school bus. Simply put, Florida law requires that motorists stop upon approaching any school bus which displays its flashing red lights and has its stop signs extended, but the law goes.

August 19

Red Light Cameras Lawsuit Filed In Tampa

Red light cameras are often at the center of debate. Do they prevent car accidents or do they force drivers to make sudden stops which, in turn, cause more car accidents? Well, they are now the center of a new lawsuit. According to Bay News 9, a group of 17 attorneys have filed a lawsuit.

April 27

Going to Mediation After a Car Accident or Work Comp Claim?

A mediation conference is something that many of my personal injury and workers’ compensation clients will experience in their case. Often times, a person involved in a car accident or work accident has not been involved in a mediation and is uncertain as to what will happen. This article will discuss what mediations are and.

March 5

Clients Have Brought Different Things to Me, But Never This . . .

In the 25 years that I have been doing personal injury law, clients have brought many things to my office that pertain to their cases. It may be photos from the accident scene if they were involved in a car accident, the shoes they were wearing if they had a slip and fall accident, or.

February 4

Attempted Carjacking at Countryside Mall

Countryside Mall was the scene of an attempted carjacking and/or robbery of a woman and her two small children Sunday. According to the Tampa Bay Times, about 1 p.m. Sunday, the woman had just arrived at the mall parking lot between JCPenney and Macy’s when an armed man pointed a silver or chrome handgun and.

November 13

Will Car Accidents Increase if Speed Limit is Raised to 75 mph?

Car accidents happen at any speed, but if two Florida senators get their bill passed, the car accidents could happen at speeds of 75 miles per hour on Florida roads. According to Fox 13 News, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, announced Tuesday they’re working on a bipartisan bill to.