August 12

Do You Know When You Have to Stop for a School Bus?

Another school year is beginning so to avoid causing injuries or getting a ticket because you did not properly stop for a school bus, let’s refresh ourselves on Florida’s law regarding when you are required to stop for a school bus. Florida law (Section 316.172) states as follows: (1) Any person using, operating, or driving a.

June 5

People Really Cover Their License Plate To Avoid Tolls?

I never thought of it and am glad I didn’t! I don’t travel enough to warrant a Sun Pass so several weeks after going through a toll, I receive an invoice from Florida DOT asking for a few bucks. There’s a picture of my car and its license tag on the invoice. Apparently, others try.

April 29

A Change in Florida’s Texting While Driving Law This Week?

There is one more week to see if the Florida law on texting while driving changes this year. Both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate have approved a bill that would change texting behind the wheel from a secondary offence to a primary offense, but the bill is not ready to be.

April 10

Self-Driving Cars – Are You Ready For Them in Florida?

Self-driving cars (also known as autonomous vehicles) may be on Florida’s roads in the near future if Florida Representative Jason Fischer’s bill gets through the Florida legislature. This week, his bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be operated in Florida without a human backup was approved by a House committee and is on its way to.

April 3

Social Security Disability Case Heard By U.S. Supreme Court

Not too many social security disability cases make it to the United States Supreme Court, but yesterday, the Court did hear a case and decided against the social security disability applicant. In Biestek v. Berryhill, the United States Supreme Court denied a proposal to establish a rule requiring vocational experts to turn over the data.

March 27

Texting While Driving Law May Change in Florida

Texting While Driving – most of all can spot it as we come up on a slower moving vehicle or one moving within the lane in front of us. This week, the Florida Legislature took steps to strengthen Florida’s ban on texting while driving. The current law on distracted driving relating to the ban on.

December 28

Hosting the New Year’s Eve Party? You Better Read This . . .

New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun! Games, celebrations, champagne and more. Sometimes, partygoers have too much more – too much to drink. If you are hosting the New Year’s Eve party and someone drinks too much at your party and then causes a car accident, are you responsible for the injuries your.

December 5

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day! What’s that, you ask? Anyone who likes a bit of Captain with their Coke or Jameson with their ginger should be celebrating. Repeal Day is celebrated annually on Dec. 5 because on this day in 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified and the Volstead Act — which placed a ban on alcohol.

November 7

When To Use A Turn Signal – Florida Law Tells Drivers

“Use your turn signal!” How many times do you say this to other drivers each day? If you are like me, many. Did you know that there is a state law as to when a driver must use his or her turn signal? Florida Statute 316.155 tells us when a turn signal is required: (1) No person.

October 9

Is There a Florida Law About Driving Slowly in the Left Lane?

Driving slowly in the left lane on a multi-lane road can cause road rage, aggravation and could cost you a ticket. Did you know that the left lane is for passing and not for driving slowly in the left lane? Florida Statute 316.081(3) states: On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes.

September 10

How Many School Zone Speeders During the First Week of School?

School has been in for a few weeks and some of the numbers of drivers speeding through a school zone are in. It is obvious that blinking warning lights is not enough in some areas. ABC Action News investigated how many speeders were cited for speeding through a school zone during the first week of.

August 28

Move Over Law – Looks Like Someone Needs a Refresher Course

Move Over! After a St. Petersburg Police Officer was recently injured after her patrol vehicle was crashed into, it may be good to refresh Florida drivers on the Move Over law. According to ABC Action News, a St. Petersburg officer had to be extricated from her patrol car after another driver hit it on Monday.

August 13

Do You Know When to Stop for a School Bus?

School buses are back on Florida roads so a refresher on when to stop for a school bus seems appropriate. Most Florida roads fall into one of three categories: (1) Two-Lane Road; (2) Multi-Lane Road; or Divided Road. Each category has its separate rule as to when to stop for a school bus. Here they.

August 2

Summer is Almost Over – Time to Think School Safety

Talking school safety is now upon us. Summer is almost over and the kids will soon be in the classrooms. According to Tampa Bay Newspaper, students and parents will see changes in school safety when they return. According to the article, Pinellas County Schools has made an extensive effort to maximize the safety and security.

February 13

Loss of Consortium Lesson – Just in Time for St. Valentine’s Day

When a spouse is injured in a car accident, slip and fall or other personal injury matter, the non-injured spouse could be entitled to loss of consortium damages. What are loss of consortium damages? Consortium generally refers to the services, comfort, society and attentions of a spouse. It does not simply mean that the injuries.

January 31

Bodily Injury Liability Changes to Florida’s Car Accident Insurance Law

If you or a loved one is involved in a Florida car accident, you can only hope that the at-fault driver carried bodily injury liability coverage to cover your unpaid medical bills, lost wages and other damages. That’s because bodily injury liability coverage is not required in Florida – yet. The Florida Legislature is on.

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.

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