As a personal injury attorney, it has been odd that we have not been inside a courtroom or judge’s chambers for more than six months. Jury trials have been continued due to COVID and hearings are starting to run smoother through Zoom. However, clients may get their jury trial soon and jurors may soon again.
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.
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.
On this Mother’s Day weekend, we should take time to appreciate all the things the moms in our lives do (or have done) every day. As a personal injury attorney, I often have to fight with insurance companies about of lost wages someone has after being injured in a car accident. When a mom gets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Someone injured in a Florida car accident can choose the doctors she or he wishes – but not all of them. Their car insurance company can force them to go see one of their doctors by compelling an IME (Independent Medical Examination). It should be called a CME (Compulsory Medical Examination) because there is nothing.