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.

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.